Becoming a Coach

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Today my Coaching Journey took an exciting step.

I have enrolled on a course from Barefoot Coaching to become a Qualified Business and Personal Coach.

Barefoot Coaching offer a PG Cert in Business and Personal Coaching which is accredited by the University of Chester and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

The course is broken into three modules with each module last four days. The course covers a wide range of topics, far too many for me to mention here. You can read the full course content here.

What interested you in the course?

Over the past year i’ve been doing lots of Coaching. Through my daily Coaching and Self-learning i’ve learnt what a vast and deep ocean the discipline is. At times knowing where to focus my learning has been a disorientating and frustrating experience. Barefoot Coaching offer an extensive course delivered by experts such as Kim Morgan, Julie Starr and Damian Hughes. My hope is that through the carefully crafted course content and guidance of these experts my learning will be accelerated and coaching skills enhanced.

In addition, having researched the International Coaching Federation the opportunity to become a Professional Certified Coach was certainly appealing. I know in some circles Certification has a bad reputation but with the ICF focus on certification through hands-on experience my worries were alleviated. For example, before you can become a Professional Certified Coach you need to do 750 hours of coaching from at least 25 clients.

It’s going to be a busy but exciting 2017.

Interested in doing something similar?

I’d highly recommend heading along to one of the Barefoot Coaching open mornings. I went recently and it certainly helped in my decision making process. Find out here when the next one is.

 

 

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