Is Coaching Your Calling?
Only you can answer that, but here's some information which might help along the way.
Who becomes a coach?
Those drawn to coaching have a passion for people-an innate desire to see individuals achieve results-and a drive to help, motivate, and inspire them. And, they experience a deep sense of satisfaction when they're able to make a positive difference in people's lives and careers.
A career in coaching allows you to do exactly what you love to do and what you're naturally good at, all while making a great living. Professional coaches see coaching as the ultimate "win-win" situation... helping others achieve their goals by working in a meaningful, purposeful, and lucrative profession.
What is coaching?
Coaching focuses on where the individual is today and what they're willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow. It involves impacting peoples' vision and values as well as helping them reshape their way of thinking, feeling, and acting - in other words, their way of being. It involves challenging and supporting people to achieve higher levels of performance while allowing them to bring out the best in themselves and those around them.
How viable is a career in coaching?
Viable (adj.): having a reasonable chance of succeeding, financially stable [syn: practical, feasible, workable, executable]
Over 1.5 million searches are conducted online each month by individuals and companies looking for life, business, and executive coaches.
Many LCA students have clients-and sometimes many paying clients-BEFORE they graduate. Why? Because the LCA’s curriculum focuses a substantial portion of time on helping you build your own coaching practice through business development, branding/messaging, and marketing.
We understand that learning to coach and learning to market yourself as a coach requires two very different skill sets and processes. For the most part, those interested in becoming a coach are also attracted to the opportunity to work for themselves.
What is the method of delivery of this program?
A combination of , webinars, online interactive training, and written assessment based distance units with the option of face-to-face training weekends.
What accreditation is available with our programs?
We are the only training provider to off both National and International Accreditation
ACPT: with ICF, International Coach Federation
National Accreditation: with Department of Education
ACC & APC: with ANZI, Australia & New Zealand Institute of Coaching
What is the Coaching Mastery intensive weekend?
These are optional weekends where students can meet up with fellow students and trainers for face to face interaction. These weekends are not compulsory nor do they effect your qualifications. We generally like to keep numbers to approx 15 to 20 students we find this number works best from several points 1. Better workshop dynamic 2. More one on one training for students at coaching weekend 3. Student support services cope well with these numbers after the workshop is finished any queries from students are dealt with swiftly and any support required can be provided comprehensively and with ease.
How long is the course and how many hours do I need to devote to it?
You have 2 years to complete our Certificate and Diploma programs. Average weekly commitment is 6 to 8 hrs.
What student support do you provide?
We at the Academy provide our students with support in 5 ways
Mentor coaching, Student accreditation support line, Student services support, Business support and Students can attend the academy for one to one support at any stage in their training
What ongoing graduate support do you provide for your students?
Graduates can attend the Academy for one to one support at any stage, we also have a forum where Lca members can interact and support each other through-out their coaching careers. All our graduates can put their profiles on our web site there is no charge for this also we feed all our requests for coaching to our graduates again at no charge
What business building support do you provide?
Included in our programs are 3 business units these units provide students with the knowledge, practical tools and confidence to set up maintain promote and grow a successful coaching practice. We also have live teleclasses and webinars dedicated to helping students with the core elements required to establish a successful business. We also have a business coach available for student one on one consultation and support.
How soon can I realistically be coaching clients?
We at the academy do not advise students to start coaching until they have finished their core coach training, triads and webinars; this should take about 12 weeks. We have a duty of care to our students and their clients to ensure all coaches gain relevant practical skills and knowledge before they start coaching. Students are advised to chat with their support person before taking on paid coaching work.
What are Triads?
Triads are your practical coaching sessions. While working with in your coaching teams you will take part in practical coaching via phone or skype 36 sessions for you’re coaching requirements and 9 for your NLP requirements. These provide you with hands on practical experience of coaching and also are an excellent support network between you and your fellow students, in these sessions you will be the coach, Client & listener giving you an all round experience of coaching
What is a webinar?
An interactive Coaching session where the webinar leader covers various topics relating to Life Coaching, NLP and Business. Our webinars are broadcast live on a regular basis these are also available to download from our website should Live session times not suit you. We have about 20 to 30 students per Webinar link up.
How does the mentoring process work?
We will provide you with a mentor who is a graduate from the Academy and is a practicing ICF credentialed Life Coach. As you may know the primary role of the mentor is to assist, support, and challenge where needed. They will need to listen into at least 6 practical coaching calls (triads) and there is no extra cost to you for this.
Do I get lifetime membership and can I repeat classes?
Yes you get free lifetime membership with the Academy and you can attend repeat webinars at any time and coaching weekends for a nominal charge
What do you believe distinguishes your course from the rest?
Established in early 2001 in Australia, We are the only training facility to offer both National and International qualifications. The Life Coaching Academy responded to the needs for a representative body for coaches, a training resource, and a service for people seeking coaches. The Academy is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism in coaching whilst developing, innovating, and responding to changes in the profession. It recognizes that coach training is one of the foremost personal development procedures for coaches and their clients. Essentially, it is all about quality control and national recognition. The Academy offers a Certificate IV & Diploma in Life Coaching. The Life Coaching Academy is also accredited by: International Coach Federation (ICF). The Academy has its roots in personal development and has been at the forefront of Life Coaching training in Australia. The Life Coaching Academy has trained or is currently training over 2000 Life Coaches. We pride ourselves in the fact that out Life Coaches are sought after people! We regularly receive enquiries from prospective clients, who may be private individuals seeking personal coaching or multi-national companies looking for life coaching consultancy within their organizations. All of these leads are passed onto our coaches via our Head Office and our coaching network located across the country. Coaching is here to stay. The Life Coaching Academy is proud of its commitment to excellence and the ongoing support system that it offers its coaches. We are committed to ongoing quality control and our coaches are re-assessed annually. The Life Coaching Academy has structured their training course to be in alignment with the standards of the International Coach Federation.
The Life Coaching Academy has established the benchmarks. It will continue to be the nation's premier life coaching body at the forefront of personal development.