ICF accreditation

by Essie van Zyl
(Somerset West)

Is it possible to get ICF accreditation after completion of this course? I know you are not ICF accredited, but can I go through a process to gain ICF accreditation afterwards? I am willing to pay extra for that. We are on the brink of immigration to Canada. Will I be able to practise life coaching there with this qualification?
Thank you
Essie van Zyl

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Mar 27, 2015
Life coaching in Canada
by: Bill Burridge

Hi Essie

You will most certainly be able to practice life coaching anywhere in the world with New Insights certification. We have certified coaches and trainees that are successfully practising in many countries throughout the world including Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Australia, the UAE and many other favourite desinations for South Africans.

We are aligned with the ICR internationally. This is a progressive, international coach representative body based in the Netherlands that has fully endorsed our home study based training and has granted us Agency status.

At the time of writing the US based ICF does not accredit distance learning programmes like ours, although we think they will have to change their approach in this regard as the world moves more towards remote learning.

My advice here is that if you are going to specialise in life coaching where your success in getting clients will be very much driven by word of mouth and the ability to deliver great results for your clients, then the nature of any accreditations you hold is of less relevance. It is also not a requirement as life coaching is unregulated in most countries around the world.

However, the vital thing is to choose training that will assure you of being able to deliver great results for your clients and therefore ensure you can sustain a vibrant and successful business practice.

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