How to choose The Best Life Coaching School  

Finding the best life coaching school for you can be a challenge. Here's the research you need to do before you part up with your money  to make sure it is the course you need to become a credible professional  life coach.

What Type Of Life Coaching School Do You Need?

New  life coach schools are popping up all the time. Some are very good, others not so much!

Many of these courses offering life coach certification are marketed really well with flashy brochures or impressive websites.  

So you need to dig below the surface to make sure they will deliver what you need to become a professional life coach.

You have to get clear what you want the life coaching school to offer in the way of  certification and whether the courses they offer are accredited by an independent industry body.

Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach comes highly recommended on Amazon

For instance as I allude to in my own coach training journey, the personal growth component is an important, yet often unrecognised, part of your coach education. 

This is especially true if you aim to become a life or personal growth coach and have little or no professional experience in the personal growth field.

Conversely, if you are interesting in working as an employee coach  or finding work as an  executive coach the within a large business, check out whether this facet of coaching is included in the courses being offered.

You may find you need to enrol in a separate business or corporate coaching course as an add-on if the basic training of your choice does not offer this.

If executive coaching is something you feel you have the right background for,  Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach could be a useful book to have.

The book is a compilation of the methods of five executive coaches and how each of their approaches, though different, is successful.


Why Accredited Life Coach Certification Is Important

 

Accredited life coaching courses are one way of making sure you get the training you need to become a true life coaching professional.  Here's why.... 

  • The hours studied will count towards your coach specific training requirements if and when you apply for credentialing through an independent life coaching association that is also an independent accreditation body
  • You may find it easier to get employment as a coach if you can show you trained through a course accredited by a well recognised independent association, even if you are not yet credentialed.

Bear in mind though that accreditation is given to the individual course not as a blanket recognition to a particular coaching school. Each course, be it life, business, corporate or whatever needs to be submitted individually for accreditation.

Life Coach Training Online - Take Extra Care

Life coaching schools offering  online life coach training need to be even more carefully researched than a face to face training if you are to avoid disappointment and waste your money.  Many of the larger and well known life coach training schools offer remote training to accommodate students who can't get to face to face classes.  

Unfortunately there are also a lot courses providing online life coach certification that may be worthless as a professional credential.  In particular schools that offer very brief courses.  Life coaching is not something you can become proficient at in a weekend! 

Ask for specifics about the course content.  Look for genuine testimonials and online reviews and even contact some of the previous students.   Also check out the accreditation status of the course.

10 Questions To Find Your Best LIfe Coaching Course

Click her to discover probing questions that will help you effectively research and find a life coach training that will put you on the right path to becoming a credible and successful professional life coach.

And if you are just starting our on your research be sure to read First Steps to Becoming a Life Coach