What Is a Success Coach?

In today’s ever-changing business world, experts agree that a success coach–especially one who has completed executive coaching certification programs—can play an essential role when it comes to day-to-day operations. By leveraging proven methods, these coaches can help leaders and staff thrive in different aspects of their lives and help them achieve their goals.

One of the ways a success coach does this is by setting up both long-term and short-term realistic organizational objectives for leaders. They can help formulate and prepare plans that leaders can follow. They can also offer motivation, tips, and reminders throughout the process; as needed, they’ll help revisit these goals and enable you to make any necessary changes.

A success coach typically specializes in certain areas and works with leaders and staff operating in those fields. As an example, some coaches specialize in working with nurses, engineers, or college students. This is because one of their primary goals is to help people overcome personal issues like indecisiveness, stress under pressure, and social anxiety that interfere with their performance. 

Coaches don’t necessarily need a coaching certification to carry out their duties. In most cases, their reputation and effectiveness can be confirmed by customer reviews and personal references. This is a key point for anyone trying to understand why coaching is important in leadership

It is essential to highlight that when people speak about coaching, they often associate the practice exclusively with educational or academic sectors. However, this is not necessarily the case.

Defining Success Coaching

Success coaching is a process that helps individuals set and achieve realistic objectives as well as gain the confidence needed to achieve them that might not be possible to have without someone at their side. An educational aspect is involved that requires a coach to have existing knowledge, expertise, and skills related to different subject matters. Success coaching focuses on measurable and achievable objectives, whether they are financial, professional, or academic. The goals of a coaching session are something one must look at when analyzing a life coach versus an executive coach.

Some argue that a life coach and a success coach are the same. However, despite being similar, there are some differences. The major one is that life coaching covers a broader field. In contrast, success coaching is tailored to help people achieve realistic professional, financial, or educational goals. Also, when it comes to success coaching, the coach must assist clients in coming up with several strategies that will lead to a fruitful outcome in their specific field.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Success Coach

A success coach is a trained professional who can guide others toward achieving their goals; some of their responsibilities or functions include the implementation of different strategies that promote success. They can draw customized plans for anyone who requires some direction when it comes to setting and achieving objectives.

Sometimes, a success coach will be hired by a higher learning institution where they are often referred to as an academic or retention coach, depending on the situation. You can also find success coaches working in government agencies or independently. They might be working in areas such as the human resource department, psychology, or counseling; they have also become a key component in some of the most successful corporate entities.

The following are some of the roles a success coach can have:

  • Creating practical and realistic strategies to achieve goals and objectives
  • Assisting with resume building and time management skills
  • Helping identify a client’s strengths and creating a customized plan of action for the completion of a project or program
  • Motivating and inspiring clients to achieve their desired levels of success
  • Offering goal-oriented advice and guidance for success through active participation
  • Conducting performance progress assessments
  • Applying or implementing motivation techniques.
  • Encouraging clients by acknowledging certain milestones and dealing with any obstacles that might hinder progress
  • Preparing regular progress reports
  • Offering feedback and conducting follow-ups

In Summary

If your goal is to become more successful or financially secure, you cannot go wrong by hiring a success coach. They will have more impact on your life than you expect.

Of course, if you’re ready to help others by becoming a success coach yourself or learning valuable coaching skills, Symbiosis Coaching has the perfect training program for you. Reach out today and we’ll help get you started on your path toward success coaching!

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
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