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Quick question for Life Coaches

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For anyone doing any kind of coaching or consulting, did you have any post-secondary education or professional experience relevant to teaching, guiding, or coaching people prior to becoming a coach? What was your general path?

Is it simply the aptitude and understanding of the content you're coaching that gave you the foundation for what you have now?

Thanks in advance.


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3 hours ago, Roy said:

For anyone doing any kind of coaching or consulting, did you have any post-secondary education or professional experience relevant to teaching, guiding, or coaching people prior to becoming a coach? What was your general path?

Is it simply the aptitude and understanding of the content you're coaching that gave you the foundation for what you have now?

Thanks in advance.

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There is no life coaches.

Just life. Possibly life guides and lifeguards.

Was this too mean? @Preety_India ?

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no life coaches around these parts?


I'm not an alarmist..... but someone should break the glass. And pull that red T-lever down!

To get their attention, start lobbing the Light Grenades that burst and blind them with the truth!

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!

 

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The things you need most of to be a good life coach are listening skills and the ability to ask good questions.

It's much less about what you know and much more about your ability to facilitate exploration in your clients.

So the requisite knowledge you need includes emotional intelligence, connection to the intuition, empathy, detachment from outcome, and the ability to establish rapport.

So you don't necessarily need to have subject matter based expertise. You need to be able to help others see things from new perspectives that they haven't considered before.

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Really, the biggest thing is overcoming your own issues so that they are not a limiting factor for your clients.

Otherwise, it doesn't matter if you have a Ph.D. in Psychology, you will still not be fully effective.

(And no, being "psychoanalyzed" before beginning practice as is the case with psychotherapists is not nearly enough.)

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