Not everyone benefits from having ICF coaching certification. Are you one of them? Let’s find out:
ICF – International Coaching Federation Coach Certification
ICF has short and long coach training programs (some courses are as short as 4 days not including online training/mentoring). These courses teach you how to ask questions and explore your client’s goals, beliefs and values. There are many ICF coach training programs in Singapore and around Asia. The benefit to ICF coaching is that it has a world-wide standard & recognition. Because of this, it is most used in Executive Coaching, Sales Coaching, or similar work-related coaching. The downside to ICF coaching is that it doesn’t provide it’s coaches with any tools to help their client’s with real-life problems like Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Overwhelm, Addictions, Divorce, Traumas, etc. ICF also doesn’t allow any type of advising or consulting during coaching which restricts the coach to use only questioning skills. Obviously, after certification, some coaches choose to use their other skill sets with their clients though this is not “ICF” coaching anymore. ICF coaching is perfect if you are really concerned about the CERTIFICATE. If your focus is on what your certificate says and who will recognise it then it’s really important to stick with one of the ICF approved coaching courses.
In short, take ICF if:
- Your primary focus is external recognition of your status as a coach
- You need to have ICF to work with your target market (certain government bodies, schools, and organisations)
- You are NOT interested in working with deeper issues that may be effecting your client
NLP Coaching Certification
Neuro Linguistic Programming has a different take on coaching certification and being a coach. NLP Coaching Certification isn’t about you the coach, it’s about the client. It’s always about the client. So, what makes NLP Coaching Certification different is that you’ll learn how to change what you do and how you do it depending on WHO YOU’RE COACHING. The same tools don’t work for everyone. NLP recognises this. NLP Coaching is about FLEXIBILITY. Not everyone is the same and so therefor as a NLP Coach you need to be good at a lot of different tools & techniques so you can work with whatever comes your way. As an NLP Coach you can be an executive coach, a life coach, a wellness coach or a performance coach depending on your area of interest. NLP gives you the tools to make your specific talents shine brighter as a coach. If you enjoy teaching yoga and nutrition then NLP will give you the skills to be a better yoga instructor, nutritionist and the ability to coach your clients to faster and lasting change. If you’re a great entrepreneur, NLP Coaching Certification will give you the techniques to coach your clients to rapid success by eliminating strategies that are inefficient, eradicating limiting beliefs, and transforming poorly designed goals. You will be better at whatever it is that you’re already good at with NLP Coaching Certification. And you’ll be able to guide people through their journeys faster, easier and with permanent results.
In short, take NLP Coaching Certification if:
- The only focus for you is helping others change their lives
- You want to work with various types of people in organisations, sports, communities – you know, basic human beings
- Your desire is to help people create massive change in their lives. You want to impart the tools & techniques you know so your clients can thrive
Are you ready to explore more about what NLP Coaching Certification? Find out more about my upcoming certification course