how to choose coach training

16th November 2018

The best clients, the ones who fit your style of coaching, as well as your personality, who engage proactively with the work, are going to be interested in exactly who you are as a coach. You can ‘sell’ yourself in all manner of ways, from adverts and word-of-mouth, to your web site, but without substance your sales approach will fall on deaf ears. A coach training brings substance to who you are as a coach.

Additionally, the very best in coaching training and education will give you the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to be a successful coach.

It’s not, therefore, just a case of how to get a coach training in the UK, but how to get he right training.

understand what you need

Coaching is, of course, an umbrella term for many different avenues and approaches. Therefore, your first stop is to understand exactly what you are looking for in a coach training.

Primarily, you will need to ensure that your coach training is of real value. This is essential for your reputation, as well as the skills you can bring to the table. The easiest way to do this is to choose a reputable training provider, such as Animas, who only offer high-quality coaching courses which are accredited by the International Confederation of Coaching (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC), and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

your main coach training

Everyone has to begin somewhere, and as an aspiring coach, you will be giving yourself an enormous gift for your future potential by choosing your coach training wisely.

When starting out, you should probably take a comprehensive, foundational course such as the Animas Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching.

This is an excellent first coaching certificate for anyone looking to work as a life coach, executive coach, or an internal coach within an organisation.

Gaining this coaching certificate will require dedication over a number of months as you complete five modules, various assignments, and coaching hours. Accredited by the ICF and the AC, this is a coaching certificate which is unparalleled, giving you the confidence to work with a range of clients and coaching styles.

growing your skills

Coaching is a person-centred profession whereby professional coaches should ensure their skills and experience always match their role. This requires a dedication to CPD, and by choosing the right options, evidence of this is also available in various coaching certificates.

Once again, for your coach training to be worthy, you need to choose training accredited by the International Confederation of Coaching (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC), or the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Whilst CPD courses won’t require the same lengthy hours of commitment as a foundational course, they should be highly skill specific, and the end qualification and certificate should reflect this.

All of the Animas CPD coaching courses focus on delivering and refining key skills for established coaches, in a practical and theoretical way. Not only this, but each one provides 12 hours of Continuing Coach Education enabling you to meet the ICF credential renewal requirements. You can choose from a Certificate in Existential Coaching, Certificate in Group Coaching, Certificate in Mindfulness Coaching, or the Certificate in Positive Psychology for Coaching.

never stop your coach training

Coaching is a dynamic profession on a holistic and personal level. You will continue to grow and develop as a coach, much as the profession itself continues to grow and develop. Therefore, your coach training shouldn’t be viewed as a one-stop-shop but as a lifelong journey. Just make sure that the ones you choose are worthwhile.

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