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Do I need training or certification to become a life coach? Since the coaching industry is unregulated, can I just call myself a coach?

I am asked these questions often. 

While you don’t need a certification to become a life coach, you should invest in one if you want to be an effective coach. 

To deliver results for clients and be successful, a professional life coach certification is key. Specifically, training with a program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) will give you more authority and credibility. 

Why Life Coach Training is Important

Completing a weekend training or learning a few coaching techniques will only get you so far. 

A technique is great for working on a symptom, but it’s not a transformational process. Coaching is less about performing a technique and more about asking the right questions, being present with the client, and guiding the client to their own answers through clarity and insight into their patterns. This is where the transformation happens.

With a strong coaching foundation, you will deliver consistent results for your clients. The more skilled you are at coaching, the more referrals you’ll get and the less money you’ll have to spend on marketing. 

The Real Question You Should Ask

Here’s a better question to ask yourself: If you were going to hire a coach, would you choose a coach with no training or a credentialed coach that is confident in their theory and able to produce the results you want?

Become the coach you would hire. The first step is finding a coach training program that resonates with you to build the foundation for great success in your coaching career.

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