Life Coach Course
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Accredited Diploma in Life Coaching Course

The 21 Life Coaching Course Modules

1. THE ROLE OF THE COACH

  • What does coaching involve?
  • How did life coaching start?
  • Why be a life coach?
  • Growth of stress
  • How coaching compares with therapy
  • Coaches don’t provide answers
  • The different types of coaching
  • Telephone coaching
  • Email coaching
  • Face to Face coaching
  • Understand yourself

2. SETTING UP AS A LIFE COACH

  • How to get started
  • Using a telephone and answerphone
  • A life coach's equipment
  • Transport
  • A place to work
  • Face to face coaching – where to practice?
  • Useful reading
  • What skills do you need?
  • How to assess your strengths and weaknesses
  • Getting prepared
  • Assignment

3. YOUR CLIENTS

  • Typical client concerns
  • Concerns at different ages
  • Barriers to change
  • Understanding a client’s problem
  • Methods of tackling clients’ concerns
  • Assignment

4. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROLINGUISTIC
PROGRAMMING

  • What is NLP?
  • History of Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Definitions of NLP
  • Presuppositions of Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Ethics of NLP
  • Four principles of Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Rapport, developing it
  • Goals: POSERS or SMART
  • Filters: VAK(OG)
  • Metaprograms
  • Modelling/ Milton System
  • TOTE
  • Time Lines
  • Frames

5. CHANGING THE CLIENT’S BEHAVIOUR

  • Changing the client’s perceptions and values
  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Self belief. Changing the client’s self image
  • Negative thoughts
  • Fatalism
  • Fear of failure
  • Self deception
  • Preconceptions, Procrastination
  • Strategies for change
  • Visualisations
  • Persistence
  • Getting the client to take action
  • Gap analysis
  • SMART goals
  • Format for setting goals and identifying achievements
  • Assignment

6. COACHING THE CLIENT FOR THEIR CAREER

  • The client’s problem at work
  • Getting it down on paper
  • Questions to ask about work
  • Understanding the client’s goal
  • The clients attitude towards their present job
  • Standing up to the boss
  • Becoming independent
  • Improving the relationship with the boss
  • Time management
  • Finding success away from work
  • Assignment

7. COACHING ABOUT THE CLIENT’S FINANCES

  • Money troubles
  • Questions coaches can ask about money
  • Money troubles among couples
  • Discussing money matters
  • Overspending
  • Setting a budget
  • Setting an allowance
  • If the money won’t stretch
  • Making a contribution to others
  • Steps the client should take
  • Assignment

8. CLIENTS AND THEIR ADDICTIONS

  • The extent of the problem
  • The coach’s attitude towards drugs
  • Food addicts
  • Smoking – Smoking and the coach
  • Drinking
  • Gambling
  • Tranquillisers
  • Amphetamines
  • Cannabis
  • Dealing with the addict
  • Assignment

9. LOVE, SEXUALITY AND PARTNERSHIPS

  • Clients who aren’t in a long term relationship
  • Clients who are in a long term relationship
  • Attitudes towards the relationship
  • Problems in the relationship
  • Adultery
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Infertility
  • Sexual difficulty
  • Homosexuality
  • Assignment

10. PARENTING

  • Age 0-3
  • Toy choices
  • Dealing with fears
  • Discipline
  • Age 4-8
  • Choice of friends
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Learning disabilities
  • Communication
  • TV time and Homework
  • Teaching appropriate values
  • Age 9-13
  • Puberty and Sex education
  • Money
  • Bullying
  • Building confidence
  • House rules
  • Age 14-18
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Dating
  • Assignment

11. CLIENTS AND STRESS

  • Stress – getting the right level of stress
  • Identifying stress
  • Conquering stress
  • Tension headaches
  • Getting in control
  • Physical changes
  • Other ways the client can conquer stress
  • Depression – Symptoms of stress
  • Refuges
  • Dealing with the depressed client
  • Actions a client can take
  • Self image
  • Endogenous depression
  • Anti depressants
  • Getting more sleep
  • Assignment

12. HOW TO FIND CLIENTS

  • How will you position yourself
  • Sources of work
  • Your website
  • Making your website work
  • Your e-book
  • Networking
  • Leaflet drop
  • Seminars
  • Using PR to get business
  • Gaining referrals
  • Advertising
  • Assignment

13. HANDLING THE INITIAL ENQUIRY

  • How to respond to an enquiry
  • The cautious prospect
  • Identify the client’s area of concern
  • Listen for buying signals
  • Move towards a sale
  • Talk about payment
  • Finishing the call
  • Next steps for the unsure prospect
  • Next steps for your new client
  • Keeping track of your prospects

14. PAPER WORK FOR YOUR FIRST CLIENT

  • The ‘Welcome’ letter to the client
  • Brochure
  • Checklist
  • ‘Life Satisfaction Check’ Form
  • ‘My commitment to you’ Form
  • ‘What I need from you’ Form
  • Questionnaire
  • Your own systems and paperwork

15. YOUR FIRST MEETING

  • A quick re-cap
  • How coaching works
  • The first call
  • The first face to face meeting
  • What coaching isn’t
  • Helping the client reach a conclusion
  • A note about medical conditions
  • When coaching fails
  • Listening skills
  • Don’t use jargon
  • The presenting problem
  • Challenging the client
  • Emotional or sexual involvement
  • The right attributes for a client
  • Assignment

16. THE ADVANCED COACH

  • How much should you charge?
  • Putting up your charges
  • Discounts
  • Payment
  • Terminating the sessions
  • Competition
  • The coaching business
  • Keeping clients and the bank manager happy
  • Client files
  • Handling clients you don’t like
  • The ‘form of business’
  • Your business name
  • Keeping the books
  • Your accountant
  • Paying tax
  • Liasing with other professionals
  • Using Transactional Analysis
  • Assignment

17. WORKPLACE COACHING

  • Getting into a company
  • Watching for signs of stress
  • Helping people become more successful at work
  • The client’s body language
  • Your body language
  • Eight ways to make the right impression
  • Four ways to use body language
  • Assignment

18. SPIRITUALITY COACHING

  • What is spirituality?
  • Different types of spirituality
  • A framework for spiritual life coaching
  • First, discuss the client’s belief system with them
  • Knowing which approach to take with a client
  • Introducing spirituality into a client’s life
  • Spiritual techniques to choose from
  • Leisure activities that help in attaining spirituality
  • Understanding the effect of different cultures on the client’s spiritual life
  • How spiritual communities affect the client’s behaviour

19. SMALL BUSINESS COACHING

  • Becoming a small business coach
  • Typical coaching failings
  • Helping your client secure a loan
  • Your client’s cost control
  • Improving your client’s marketing
  • Your client’s relationship with their customers
  • How your client can keep abreast of new developments
  • Helping your client lead and delegate authority
  • How can your client improve operations
  • Recruitment
  • Motivating the team
  • Innovate or perish – generating creativity
  • Helping your client pick a suitable business structure
  • Helping your client build a strong partnership
  • Assignment

20. RETIREMENT COACHING

  • Statistics and facts to consider on retirement
  • Eight areas where retirees need coaching
  • Life purpose
  • Personal relationships
  • Parenting and grand-parenting
  • Money issues
  • Staying healthy
  • Leisure activities
  • Time management
  • Other areas to consider

21. PLATINUM COACHING

  • What is Platinum Coaching?
  • Why it's relevant to you, the coach.
  • How it works for your clients.
  • Feature of a platinum coaching programme.
  • What kinds of coaching can you offer.
  • How to attract clients to a platinum coaching programme.
  • Positioning your platinum programme
  • Examples of platinum coaching programmes.
  • Pricing. Duration. Numbers of clients.

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