Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an accredited coach?
Becoming an accredited is an excellent way to boost your business brand and your profile. According to the main authoritative coaching body, the ICF – International Coach Federation, there are at least 30,000 accredited coaches world-wide. Coaching is arguably one of the fastest-growing industries and one of the most rewarding. You either have what it takes to be an accredited coach or you don’t.
So, what does the journey to accreditation look like in Australia?
Coaching accreditation why you need it.
You may have spent many years working in the corporate arena and decided to take your business management skills into the world as a coach. You don’t need to be accredited to do this, you’ve already earned your stripes with all the years of life experience, mentoring, coaching and management you have under your belt as an employee.
If you want to be working with blue-chip and Fortune 200 corporations, be taken seriously in the speaking and presenter arena, then accreditation is something that you need to seriously look at.
Those looking to hire you are going to be seeking your expertise and a coaching accreditation tells them you’re serious. It can do one of two things, either kick start your career as a coach or solidify your expertise. Either way, it’s a win-win.
Pursue an ICF coaching certification
The real-world experience is what the International Coach Federation will need in order to help you in attaining their highly sought after accreditation. You’ll need to demonstrate that you have indeed put in at least 100 hours of practice after you graduated from your ICF approved coaching course.
Establish yourself in a niche area
No one wakes up and says, “I’ll be a coach today”. You either have what it takes to build a business around your previous life and business skills or not. There are many niche areas some of which I’ve called out below.
Example coaching niche areas include:
- Health and wellness life coach
- Corporate and wealth-management coach
- Divorce and healing coach
- Relationship coach
- Life purpose coach
- Career coach
- Business development
To get more ideas about the different niches you could set up your coaching business in, talk to your coaching school or the ICF and find out what other options are available to you.
Why JMJ – EA for a Day?
We’ve been helping clients build their coaching practices for 8 years. With a long list of clients in Australia and overseas we understand the type of help that coaches need with their business. Our clients’ service Ministry, Professional Services and C Level Executives around the world. We understand confidentiality and operate only with the utmost integrity, we walk the walk and talk the talk.
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