Don’t Let This Happen To You! (Again)

They both wanted professional coaching credentials but were blindsided by learning that the training they took did not lead to ICF coaching credentials. About two years ago I wrote a post titled “Don’t Let This Happen To You!” I hear these sad stories periodically....

Christian Coaches: Do I Have to be Certified?

Recently, I read an article reporting shady life coaching business practices, and bringing into question the lack of regulation in the coaching industry. Posted by NBC News, the article acknowledges that “while illicit activity can happen in any industry, life...

DISCERNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2015

As I know we are all pondering opportunities for 2015 and praying through what options to choose and where to commit our time, money and energy, I’m reminded of the following. The author is my former coach trainer, mentor and friend, Judy Santos (1942-2010)....

COACHING CREDENTIALS: SORTING THE OPTIONS

You finished your coach training course and were awarded a coaching certification.  Congratulations!  Now, why would you want an additional credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) or the Christian Coaches Network (CCN)?  What is the value of a...

Christian Coaching Information: Too Much or Not Enough?

What do you need to know about coaching before you decide to pursue it?  How much information do you need before you decide what coach training program you will take and whether ICF credentials are important to you?  What needs to take place before you start your...

Don’t Let This Happen to You

Over the holidays, I talked to a new coach whose plan for 2014 included launching his new coaching business. He has spent the last few years chipping away at courses to become a certified coach through his chosen coach training program. He spent money, time and energy...