Learn how to help people with the "How to be a Life Coach" ebook.
Life coaching can often be confused with counselling, but they are not the same thing. There is some overlap in that as a life coach you are helping a client with their difficulties, but it is not a therapy. A counsellor encourages the client to see what their problems are, and then to come to a solution that suits them - it is more problem-focused. A life coach, on the other hand, can be more directive in their approach. They may offer advice to the client and help them to set goals and targets so as to achieve what they want - it is more solution focused.
Furthermore, counsellors deal mainly with client problems which are seriously affecting their lives whereas a coach deals with things the client would like to achieve or improve. There is an assumption that life coaching clients are mentally healthy and have the intellectual capability and determination to succeed. Life coaching does not have to stop once a client has achieved a particular goal. The coach may stay with them to make sure they keep on track, and new goals may be set. Counselling usually ends once a problem or issue has been overcome.
Written by John Mason and Staff of ACS, this ebook is 67 pages and a great introduction to your career as a Life Coach.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Role of the life coach
It’s not counselling
How to become a life coach
Nature & scope of life coaching
Why people employ a life coach
Who becomes a life coach?
Pros and cons of working as a life coach
Who do life coaches work for?
CHAPTER 2 HOW YOU CAN HELP SOMEONE TO CHANGE
Building a relationship
Establishing areas for change
Life coaching methods
CHAPTER 3 GETTING YOURSELF RIGHT FIRST
What tools does a life coach need
What guides your actions
CHAPTER 4 DETERMINING WHAT PEOPLE NEED HELP WITH
How to decide if you can help
Areas for coaching
CHAPTER 5 RISK MANAGEMENT
Identifying risk factors
CHAPTER 6 THE FINAL STEP - HOW TO BECOME A LIFE COACH
Working for someone else
Working for yourself
Where to start
Develop a business plan
The planning process
Summary of a successful business