Life Coach Requirements of Excellent Life Coaches
The life coach requirements to become an excellent life coach are so different that most people cannot recognize a good coach. Like any profession life coaches provide different levels of excellence. The life coaching process is much different than any other human improvement process. Excellent life coaches have been found to possess very unique and special life coaching qualifications.
The most important life coach requirement is that the client must always be the center of attention. Great life coaches make the clients truly feel like the king or queen of the life coaching relationship. An superb life coach never takes the superior position like that of a consultant, teacher, trainer, mentor etc.
Other qualifications of top world class life coaches include being able to listen well, focus completely on another person, be able to understand what they are really saying and not saying, and to reflect back to the other person what is really said, all without judgement and with no agendas. First-rate life coaches do not give advice, do not sell, and do not tell clients what to do.
Coaches With the Best Life Coach Requirements Have The “Gift of Coaching”
A life coach whose clients achieve very high success rates will have the special “Gift of Coaching” – the ability to put their ego aside, easily relate and respect the uniqueness of others, to be a peer to the client, to illuminate and not give orders. This Gift is essential to success. It is rare among most humans. Most clients can feel when a life coach has the “gift of coaching” during sample sessions.
Key Indicators of Outstanding Life Coaches
There are several key indicators for determining exceptional coaches. the most important is the success rates of their clients at achieving their coachable goals. Just like one of the best ways to judge sports coaches is by the winning rates for their teams.
Another key indicator is the actual coaching experiences they have. The more experience they have with real independent coaching clients the better. We have found that life coaches begin to reach exceptional levels after coaching over 100 individual clients in at least 3 years.
Being Successful Doesn’t Make a Person a Good Life Coach
It is commonly thought that a person who has been successful in their field would be a good life coach. This simply isn’t true. As mentioned before, life coaching isn’t about telling a person what to do or to follow your example. True life coaching is about helping people understand themselves and focus on achieving their own goals. On their own terms. This requires the “gift of coaching”.
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Life Coaching by Telephone
One of the biggest advantages of this new life coaching process is that it is far more successful, more effective, more efficient and much less costly when conducted over the telephone. Life coaching by telephone works much better than face to face coaching