#9: Why You Shouldn't Get Certified as a New Coach (and What to Do Instead)
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
In this episode of the Confident Coach Club Podcast, you will learn why most coaches make the mistake to sign-up for an expensive certification program as the first step to building their coaching business and why you shouldn’t do that. Liz shares a better way to get started as a new coach so you can get initial momentum and build your business fast.
Important Disclaimer: In some countries like Germany, a certification is necessary to set up a business as a coach, however in most countries (US, UK etc.) the coaching profession is not regulated. This podcast episode is for information purposes only. Please check the legal situation in your country first.
What you will learn in this episode:
01:28 - The best way to get started as a coach
02:22 - What coaching really is
03:45 - The essential coaching skills you need to learn
06:33 - Why you need to learn coaching by doing it
07:55 - How your life certifies you to be a coach
09:37 - Why training programs are an excuse to procrastinate
12:40 - Why most certification programs don't teach you how to get clients
14:05 - Liz' recommendation for becoming a coach step-by-step
15:20 - Why you should get your own coach
17:05 - The right time to get certified
Links from this episode:
- Free 5-Day E-Mail Course: How to Start a Coaching Business
- Our Full Online Course: Confident Coach Club Online Course
- ICF (International Coach Federation)
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