Friday, April 14, 2017

Get Training From The Best Business Coaching Programs Available

By Carolyn Davis

As coaching becomes more and more popular as a source of income and a career choice for many, there are also a growing number of programs available on the market that offer training in this lucrative career field, but not all of them are equal. You must learn how to choose wisely among business coaching programs to ensure that you only receive the best training available.

Some have assumed the role of a business coach simply because they may have a degree in a business related field and feel that they can perform the services of coaching without any initial coach training. This is a huge mistake, the area of coaching is a specialty in itself and requires many hours of learning and training that you simply cannot get through business experience alone. You must also choose a program that offers certification in this field that is recognized in the industry among business leaders.

The one credential that is most accepted is the International Coach Federation credential from an Accredited Coach Training Program, and it is widely becoming the standard practice for many businesses to hire only coaches who have this specialized credential and training. It is a very important credential and lets the organization know that the coach they hire has had coach specific training in their field and has mastered the concepts and principles of good coaching practices.

If you come across a program that does not offer this type of certification then you would do well to pass on the offer. It would not be a good program to consider because you would not be recognized in the industry as having the proper credentials of a business coach. You must always make sure the program is ACTP and offers the ICF credential otherwise you could be wasting your time and money.

Some programs offer online-only courses and these can be good but a hands-on approach is better as you will get the full knowledge and expertise from professionals that you need because they will be able to critique your work and let you know of any strong or weak points that you need to work on. Either way, the cost of the program you choose is going to be expensive so make sure that you get your money's worth from any program that you may choose.

You may want to first assess if this type of training is right for you and if you have the financial resources to pay for the training as well. Make sure you have the time commitment necessary to complete the program which can take several months to a year or more depending on the specific program you are seeking.

In order to be an in-demand coach, you must first get the right kind of training that will set you apart from your competition. This training will take time and resources and your commitment to excellence. You will be coaching other business professionals while building your own coaching business. You need to have the confidence and training needed to tackle both aspects of your career.

When all is said and done the decision rests with you and what you want to achieve in your career. It is all about the type of training that you get and the credentials that you obtain that will set you apart from your competition. Make sure that you get the best that is available because it will only add to your coaching business in the long run.

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