WHAT DOES YOUR PROGRAM ENTAIL

by Zelda

I just want to make sure about the contents of the program. I searched on the internet and came across the Life Coaching Institute and their syllabus looks like this:.

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 coaches 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. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. PLATINUM COACHING New!
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.
Assignment.

Does your program also cover all these aspects?

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Feb 22, 2010
Programme contents
by: Bill Burridge

Hi Zelda,

Firstly, it's a pity you didn't leave an email address as I would like to have sent you some more detail about our course content as that's obviously of interest to you. Please email me separately if you wish to take this further.

Having looked at the content you referenced I would say that the New Insights programme covers a lot of what has been mentioned, although there are some topics that we cover which are not referenced in your list and there are some topics in your list which are not dealt with in any depth in our programme.

In summary, from what I have read, I would say that the New Insights programme is a lot more intensive in terms of actual life coach skills training. It also includes a full coaching programme structure with coaching session notes that you will use in coaching and gives access to simulated coaching DVDs so you can watch actual coaching sessions. Much of the information about setting up a practice, choosing a coaching niche, getting clients and expanding your practice is dealt with either through our business support manuals, our support networks and/or our online forum for customers.

I hope this helps but, as I say, you're welcome to email or call me for more detail.

Kind Regards - Bill.

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