People who are drawn to becoming coaches often have common traits. They may be patient and empathetic, enjoy helping others, and have strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills. They also have well-developed decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
If you are not professionally equipped to help your clients as a coach, you could end up doing more harm than good in your attempts to change their lives. While your own wisdom and experiences are great assets in the process of coaching people, there are other crucial ingredients you MUST have in place before you’re able to really help them as a coach. Hence, a proper and ICF-certified coach training is a required step for anyone who wants to become a coach.
Coach training programs teach goal setting, proven coaching tools, communication techniques, and how to develop the client-coach relationship. Whether you decide to attend fast-track training workshops or to enroll in a full ICF-accredited (and lengthier) coach training program, you will receive an invaluable training and acquire new coaching skills that you can put to immediate use.