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Is Life Coaching a Good Career?

A life coach is important because they help people fulfill their life goals. If you love engaging with people and are optimistic, this career can help you convert those traits into meaningful work. If you’re wondering about reasons to study life coaching or how to complete a life coach certification program, we’ll look at some of the benefits of this career choice.

How Does Life Coaching Work?

Many people misinterpret the function of a life coach by assuming that they simply tell their clients what to do. One of the main goals of a life coach, however, is to understand your clients and what it is like to be in their shoes. During this process, you need to employ active and empathetic listening and ask important questions to assist in identifying the next steps for your clients. 

This partnership allows clients to trust in their instincts and develop intuitive solutions to their issues. A coach will be part of the growth journey of their client as they help them identify new views and challenge their behaviors and ways of thinking–a life coach is a source of empowerment and inspiration.

What Are the Advantages of Becoming a Life Coach?

Be Part of a Blossoming Industry

The life coaching industry is improving and expanding. There are various ways to engage in this career—helping entrepreneurs with their business goals, helping your peers, your team, and your organization, helping individuals achieve their career, relationship, wellness, and other personal goals, helping students achieve their academic goals, and much more.

Make a Real Change

Becoming a life coach is a choice to bring about change, and make a difference in people’s lives. Throughout the coaching process, your clients will be vulnerable, be open to improving through your guidance, and willing to step into the best version of themselves. It’s an honor to be part of someone’s personal journey in such a manner.

Promote Personal Growth

While in the journey of coaching another person, you will find that you’re also subconsciously coaching yourself. The paths to growth and self-discovery will undoubtedly be two-fold as you and your client work together in an exploratory and empathetic manner.

Be Part of a Professional Community

By training to become a life coach, you will earn more than just knowledge–you will also create connections that will be vital as you advance your career. You’ll socialize and establish relationships with other life coaches who will provide support while you grow your business. Apart from coaches, you will have a team of instructors and seasoned coaches to depend on, as well.

Should I Get Certification as a Life Coach?

Though it is not necessary, the benefits of a life coach certification are multiple. Coaching has been an unregulated industry, meaning anyone can use the title of “life coach.” Being certified will not only set you apart from the rest of the crowd, but will also give you the skills you need to succeed. This career involves a lot of responsibility towards your clients, and adequate training will offer you the skills needed while boosting your confidence in your coaching practice.

If you enjoy offering guidance to people and would like this kind of fulfilling work as a part of your daily life, you should consider becoming a life coach. At Symbiosis Coaching, we’re here to help you every step of the way, so that you can become the best life coach possible for all of your future clients.

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description:

The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description

The Certified Executive Coach program has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description:

The Certified life Coach program is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachTuesday, Feb 27th9:30am ET
2:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachMonday, Feb 26th9:30am ET
2:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachThursday, Feb 29th9:30am ET
2:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachWednesday, Feb 28th9:30am ET
2:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, May 31st10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor