Coach Practitioner - with a Private Practice

With Your Own Coaching Practice You Get To Choose When and Where You Work...

As a dedicated Coach Practitioner you will derive the majority of your income from your coaching services.  You will most likely work with individuals or small groups in a specific area or niche.  And, because this is your own business, you decide the hours you work, who you coach, and what fees you will charge.  You might decide to work full time, part time or causally. You also decide how you coach.  You might coach onsite in someones workplace, home, your office, or even a coffee shop. Or you can coach remotely using zoom, skype, telephone etc.

To be successful as a Professional Coach Practitioner, you must be certified (we'll get to that further down this page) and you must have with a deep understanding of the people you want to help and the issues they need help with. Example issues would be:

  • relationship issues (in the family, at work or with friends)
  • life purpose concerns (new career, re-enter workforce, change jobs, expat life, new business idea)
  • personal organisation (time management, clutter)
  • work / life balance (juggling priorities, finding time for self etc)
  • dealing with crisis (retrenchment, addiction, divorce, chronic illness)
  • personal development (weight loss, mindfullness, gratitude)
  • life transition (new job, change job, new baby, new country, retirement)

Doesn't sound like you?  Maybe Corporate Coaching or Blended Coaching would be a better suited application?

Niche Opportunities for Professional Coaches with a Private Practice

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 around the world, and the need to specialize is vital. 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.  Read More

How much can I earn as a coach?

Findings from the ICF Global Coaching Study (undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2015) estimated coach generated revenue to be approx. $2.356 billion USD (a 19% increase over the 2011 estimate).  90% of coaches had active clients and 63% expected business to increase. How much you will earn will depend on the fees you set, the hours you work and your expertise or reputation.

Can I start coaching whilst studying?

Yes, and actually, we encourage it.  As part of our peer coaching program, you will coach and be coached. This is just one of the course areas where you get to practice and refine your skills.  It's also a great opportunity to collect client testimonials that you will use to attract future clients. Then as soon as you feel confident, you can coach externally and charge for your services.

Do I need a Certification and a Credential?

Deciding which coaching certification you need if any can be bamboozling. Not all coaches need a coaching credential, but we highly recommend they complete a certification with an accredited school. Your certification is a globally recognized statement of attainment that indicates you have been assessed by an Accredited Coach Training Provider as having the industry recognized skills and expertise required to practice as a coach.

Do I need a website?

You don't necessarily need a website, but you do need an online presence.  Clients will most likely find you via a google search, via a social network, or via word of mouth. We can help you with this, or it's also something you can outsource.  Read More

Do I register my practice

Although there is no legal requirement, coaches should become certified via an accredited coach training school, and then adhere to the The International Coaching Federation code of ethics.

Coach Certification Requires Research

A question we regularly get asked by prospective students is 'What makes ICA different from other schools?' This is a totally understandable question because coach training is an investment of both time and money and it's important your decision is one that will fit your budget, learning style and plans for coaching.

We also know that there's alot of information, (and very detailed information)  you need to wade through and consider before finding a solution. So, we've pulled out what we believe are the key points of difference between ICA and other schools or training.  Download Guide

The Portfolio You Develop at ICA Will Help Create Your Unique Brand

One of the elements of our training that we are most proud of is that each coach graduates with their own portfolio, including a unique coaching model. We stay away from cookie cutter coaching models and instead, teach the frameworks and theories that have influenced coaching such as cognitive behavioral therapy, appreciative inquiry, NLP, emotional intelligence and mindfulness. We look the background, how it intersects with coaching and how it can be blended with coaching. And, then we guide and support you to create a model that is unique to you. One that will showcase who you are as a coach, who you will coach, and the problems you solve.

A Coaching Power Tool Created by ICA Coach Sofia Leone
(Life Coach, ITALY). Read More

An ICA Research Paper By Yun Ju Ruby
(Life Coach, TAIWAN) Read More

Need Help With Your Research?

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