Life Coach Training
by Diane Linsley

I offer life coach training for people who are either thinking about
becoming coaches or who are already working as coaches and
want to add more skills to their existing toolbox.

You can get an idea of what I provide by reading the articles in the
Coaching Tools section. I also recommend reading articles in the
other sections. This website is a gold mine of information and resources for coaches and clients alike.

Life coach training is based entirely on your own interests. You choose which topics to focus on and how far you want to go. Every coach is a unique individual with their own interests and talents. Because of this, I do not have a pre-planned program. We decide together how to proceed with each session. This work is intuitive and cooperative.

Examples of Personalized Coach Training

Sometimes people want to know what I've done with other coaches. Here are some examples to give you an idea of what is possible.

An intuitive coach was intrigued by the Voice Dialogue process. We held several sessions during which we worked on different voices. Because of her strong intuitive abilities, she learned the process very quickly and was able to bring Voice Dialogue into her own coaching practice.

A Law of Attraction coach was frustrated because Law of Attraction alone wasn't helping her achieve her goals. We did Inner Child work, emotional processing and Tonglen. This gave her more tools to use for personal growth and for helping clients.

A young man saw a future in life coaching. During the many months that we worked together, I taught him Law of Attraction processes, Voice Dialogue, Enneagram typing and dreamwork. We also spent lots of time discussing cognitive development and practicing energy work and meditation techniques. He is now starting his own practice and finding his niche.

A beginning coach worked with me while simultaneously completing a certification program elsewhere. He wanted to experience working one-on-one with a coach to get some perspective. I am very open and honest about both the positive and negative aspects of being a coach. I also taught him a few processes to add to his growing toolbox.

These are just a few of the coaches I have worked with over the years. Other coaches work with me for their own personal growth, which, of course, helps them become better coaches.

Do You Need Certification?

Since the needs of each coach are different, I don't offer a certification program. New coaches often ask if it's necessary to be certified. My answer is that anyone can call themselves a coach without being certified. There are no legal requirements. I have taught both certified and uncertified coaches.

I personally chose to become certified because I needed lots of training in a structured program at that time. I spent over a year in the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, and I recommend this program to people who are primarily interested in Law of Attraction coaching. However, Law of Attraction is just a small part of my own coaching practice. I learned most of the processes I use from studying and practicing with friends and family members for many years.

It may look impressive to have certification, but most clients don't seem to care. What the client wants is a skillful and compassionate coach who understands them. It's not what you know, but who you are that matters. As you work with clients, inevitably making mistakes in the learning process, you will become a better coach. Intuition, empathy and humility are good character traits to have.

Getting Started with Life Coach Training

If you are interested in life coach training, please send me an email explaining your goals and what you would like to learn. It's not necessary to know your niche if you haven't figured it out yet. We can try different processes to see what you enjoy doing.

If you are already a coach, you probably know exactly what you want to learn and how I can help you. Wherever you are in your process, I look forward to talking with you.

Since I like to end every article with a meditation, here is a guided meditation for codependency that I learned in the coaching academy. Overcoming codependency is essential for being a good coach.

Be well,
Diane Linsley

As a life coach, I use many different processes to help
people with their personal growth. Click here if you are
interested in coaching with me.

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