How to be a Life Coach eBook
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How to be a Life Coach eBook
If you have the skills, experience and desire to help others fulfill their potential, maybe you should consider a career as a Life Coach. This eBook illustrated and explains how to use your own life and experiences to help others beat their troubles whether it be financial, career based or otherwise.
How to be a Life Coach
By John Mason
How to be a Life Coach eBook course online. Life coaching is a relatively new profession - although coaches have been around for a long time in the guise of trainers, instructors, managers and tutors for various professions and disciplines. Life coaching is not easily defined, but it is a type of mentoring which focuses on helping individuals to achieve what they would like to achieve and thereby to lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike other forms of coaching, it takes place outside of the workplace and is concerned with all aspects of a person’s life.
Life coaching can often be confused with counselling, but they are not the same thing. There is some overlap in that as a life coach you are helping a client with their , but it is not a therapy. A counsellor encourages the client to see what their problems are, and then to come to a solution that suits them - it is more problem-focused. A life coach, on the other hand, can be more directive in their approach. They may offer advice to the client and help them to set goals and targets so as to achieve what they want - it is more solution focused.
Furthermore, counsellors deal mainly with client problems which are seriously affecting their lives whereas a coach deals with things the client would like to achieve or improve. There is an assumption that life coaching clients are mentally healthy and have the intellectual capability and determination to succeed. Life coaching does not have to stop once a client has achieved a particular goal. The coach may stay with them to make sure they keep on track, and new goals may be set. Counselling usually ends once a problem or issue has been overcome.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
- Role of the life coach
- It’s not counselling
- How to become a life coach
- Nature & scope of life coaching
- Why people employ a life coach
- Who becomes a life coach?
- Pros and cons of working as a life coach
- Who do life coaches work for?
CHAPTER 2 HOW YOU CAN HELP SOMEONE TO CHANGE
- Towards change
- Change theories
- Building a relationship
- Establishing areas for change
- Life coaching methods
- Assessing success
- Ongoing support
CHAPTER 3 GETTING YOURSELF RIGHT FIRST
- What tools does a life coach need
- What guides your actions
CHAPTER 4 DETERMINING WHAT PEOPLE NEED HELP WITH
- How to decide if you can help
- Areas for coaching
CHAPTER 5 RISK MANAGEMENT
- Identifying risk factors
CHAPTER 6 THE FINAL STEP - HOW TO BECOME A LIFE COACH
- Working for someone else
- Working for yourself
- Where to start
- Develop a business plan
- The planning process
- Summary of a successful business
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