Be a Professional Life Coach | The Coaching Institute

What Is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is now the fastest growing field of personal development in the world...

Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ or confused about what you should do?

Have you ever wanted to achieve a new level of success in an area of your life that is already working for you?

Professional life coaching is about assisting a client in closing the gap between where they are and where they want to be. It’s about working with someone who wants to achieve more in their life. An effective coach will assist their client in discovering what is important to them, what is missing from their life or their business and what outcomes they are looking for. They will then ask questions, listen, and reflect back what they hear, challenging their client’s thinking in such a way that the client will consider new ways of creating the transformation they are seeking.

Through working with a professional life coach, clients achieve the outcomes they are looking for faster and more effortlessly. Coaching clients report greater levels of confidence, self esteem, passion for life, enhanced relationships and a far more focused approach to their life and to their business.


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What Would Life Coaching Give Me?

Life Coaching is about key life issues and teaches you how to:

Get clarity about your goals
Overcome procrastination
Eliminate fear and self-doubt
Get focused on what is really important in your life and business
Gain certainty about yourself and a sense of wellbeing
Ability to communicate powerfully
Tools to turn challenges around





As A Life Coach You Will Be Able To:

Life Coaching is about key life issues and teaches you how to:
Build your life on your terms
Have a flexible lifestyle
Learn what makes you “tick”
Work when and where you want
Work with motivated people
Master how to communicate with all types of people
Create your own level of income
Assist others to create the life of their dreams


Who Uses Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life have benefited from the skills of a professional life coach. Clients include women in transition, people changing careers, business people wanting to enhance their leadership skills or time management skills, individuals looking for greater meaning in their lives or relationships and business owners wanting to achieve more success. Anyone who wants to improve the results they are getting can benefit from working with a professional life coach.

How To Become A Professional Life Coach? Can I Do It?

Yes! You can become a professional, accredited life coach within six months. You will need a willingness and desire to learn and apply the craft of coaching, a passion for success and a commitment to assisting others in achieving transformation in their lives and businesses. If you enjoy communicating with others and have an interest in their personal and professional development, then you can learn the skills needed to offer professional life coaching and become an outstanding coach.

Who Becomes A Life Coach?

The person who becomes a coach wants to achieve more in their lives, and is interested in personal development. They are happy for people to experience success and are considered great listeners. There is no particular background or experience that provides an advantage. Successful life coaches are eager to learn, are committed to helping people and enjoy a lifestyle of their choosing.

How Soon Can I Be Coaching?

You can be coaching as you train at our life coaching institute - many of our students are coaching WITHIN 90 DAYS OF JOINING - this is how successful what we teach is.

What Do Your Accreditations Mean To Me?

Accreditation is one of the few ways of assessing competence in an unregulated industry. Until the government limits who can call themselves life coaches, this is the best way to ensure you have the level of training and expertise you require.

Find out more about how to become a life and business coach by Enrolling Online now.

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