So Now You’re a Life Coach…  Congratulations – you’re on the path to making a difference in many people’s lives!  But how many?? While you may be the greatest coach in the world, you will only attract those people who genuinely understand WHO you are, WHAT it is you do, and HOW you can solve their particular problem. Are you prepared for answering these questions in-depth?  If you’re like most coaches I know, you’re not.  You simply don’t know or understand your “Coaching Niche.” Your “Niche” is simply your specialty,... (Read More ...)

For those of you who have been asking for it . . . it’s here!  Now you can get your Life Coach Certification Online . . . and for the Early Bird Special price of Only $197!  I have a small caveat, however. . . there may be a few bugs.  my assistant Amir and I have been working diligently to work out all the membership site errors, but you might still run across one or two. Notably, after creating your password you may be sent to the Home Page instead of the Content page where all 13 Modules are located.  This is not a problem since there is a link to all the content, but may appear confusing... (Read More ...)

Ever wonder if you are in the right coaching or consulting niche? If so, you are not alone! Since the average life coach earns – according to one study – less than $10K per year, it behooves us to share as many marketing and business-building tips as possible with our visitors. In this blog post, I selected one of the business-related training videos from our upcoming online course, Basic Life Coach Certification. Dr. Ron Owens and I cover the steps from A to Z on how to be an effective coach, as well as a savvy business person. In this Module, Dr. Ron Owens covers the subject of how... (Read More ...)

What do life coaches do? They help people. That’s a very simple answer, but it’s true. It’s also why becoming a life coach is so rewarding. Being able to help people transform their lives is a wonderful gift. We’ve all given and received help at some point in our lives. I know this, because without help, we would have never survived infancy, and we wouldn’t be able to function as communities. That’s how important it is to help each other. When we stop to help someone without any expectations, it can be greatly rewarding. It helps us to get out of our own mental... (Read More ...)

“If we are not willing to fail we will never accomplish anything. All creative acts involve the risk of failure.” ― Madeleine L’Engle, Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage As a child, I was the student who wanted to excel in everything – and for the most part, I did. However, as life became more complex and demanding, I quickly learned that “failure is not an option” was not a reasonable philosophy on which to base my life. In fact, by not accepting failure, I generated a colossal amount of stress and began avoiding any sort of risks. Eventually, I found myself... (Read More ...)

After attending Module 3 of the Logical Soul® Life Coach Certification this weekend, I was exhausted. We had a fantastic time reviewing the Logical Soul® process for newcomers as well as giving and receiving sessions as a group. Many of us had major breakthroughs, whether we resolved an age old issue, learned more about the Logical Soul® process, or took another strong step in the right direction. It was a lot of fun but also intense! So, my plan was to rest today. Take it easy. Catch up on e-mail and other small things. Instead, I found myself pacing from room to room, irritated beyond measure.... (Read More ...)

Illuminate your coaching. When you have a new client, the first thing you want to know is why they’re seeking your help. What is their “problem”? The answer to this question establishes the foundation for your life coaching sessions with this person. Naturally, you want to make sure you get a complete answer… and this sometimes involves reading between the lines. Often, a person will come to a life coach with a nagging external issue. This is something that is perceived to be beyond the power of the individual to control. For example, “I need to make more money,” or... (Read More ...)

Life Coach Training Course Update: Dr. Ron Owens will be continuing his 13-Module Series on Basic Life Coach Training and Certification this coming Tuesday on Dr. Craig’s Logical Soul Talk.  Dr. Owens began the series July 31st;  each Tuesday show airs from 6-7 pm ET (60 minutes). Dr.  Owens is a PhD, psychologist, life coach, and president and founder of the National Association of Life Coaches and Trainers (NALCT), based in Norcross, Georgia.  Ron’s passion is helping retired people and empty-nesters adjust to the changes in their lives and careers. In the 13-part training... (Read More ...)

Get your questions answered with life coach certification I’m going to let you in on a little secret: you don’t need life coach certification to be a life coach. You can go into business for yourself with just a business name, and a few printed cards to get the word out that you are now a life coach. In fact, you may already be a life coach who is self-taught and learned through experience how to get beyond obstacles and to help others do the same. If so, I applaud you. That’s the long road to take, but the best one. Let me give you an example. Imagine a potential client walking... (Read More ...)