Become a Business Coach
Help businesses & entrepreneurs start, develop & grow.
When coaching was a new profession, 10 or 15 years ago, it was perfectly acceptable to simply call yourself a coach. But today the coaching profession is well developed across many industries and professions around the globe and the need to specialize is increasing. The opportunity for niching is limitless, and we've categorised them into 4 key streams; Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, Health and Wellness Coaching
Business coaches work with clients in a range of settings, some in face to face meetings but many via phone coaching. This means you are unlimited in your client possibilities - you can coach clients from all over the world. You can also be located anywhere in the world and take your business with you as you travel. Business coaching is an incredibly flexible, rewarding career.
As a business coach you will work with people on a range of issues but no matter what coaching niche you choose you will most likely be working with clients on some of the following issues:
* aligning business & personal goals
* developing business strategy
* managing business growth
* work/life balance issues
* prioritising and time management
Business Coaching is a broad niche with many specialities
Interview with Business Coach, Misti Patrella
Misti works with entrepreneurs to create a thriving business that is in alignment with who they really are. Being an entrepreneur can be tough! They have to figure out how to create what their ideal clients need, how to make sales, how to put correct systems in place and how to become visible. But they don't have to go through this process by themselves and that is where Misti comes in.
ICA's Integrated Coaching Model
One of the elements of our training that we are most proud of is that we teach our students to create their own coaching model. So, we ask them to answer the question - how would you like to coach? By doing this, our coaches graduate with their own coaching uniqueness and their model speaks to future clients about who they are as a coach and who they will coach.
The ICA Integrated Coaching model is a style or process of coaching that is integrated in the following ways:
1. It draws on the skills, knowledge or experience of the coach to create a unique and powerful model.
Every student who comes to ICA comes with their own unique blend of skills, knowledge and experience. Often this can come from a workplace or profession but it can also come from travel, parenting or general life experiences. The important thing is, that no matter what it is or where it came from, your coaching can benefit and even be shaped by this experience. You are not, as they say “an empty vessel” to be filled up with coaching “knowledge” Rather you are an amazing individual who has a totally unique perspective on life that has been shaped by the millions of experiences you have had in your life.
2. It draws upon and is integrated with one or more coaching related philosophies or influences
Coaching is a “hybrid’ profession and has been influenced by many other disciplines and philosophies.
Interview with Business Coach, Rebecca McFarlaine
Rebecca’s mission and purpose is to support, empower, and develop as many Do-Gooders as possible, so that together we can change the model of what it means to be a successful in the world. Listen to interview
Interview with Networking Coach, Don Talbert
Don started out as a Financial Advisor. The primary method of getting new clients was cold calling on the telephone. As it became more difficult to reach people over the phone, he began to explore alternative prospecting methods. Read more