Sunday, September 21, 2008

What is a Certified Life Coach?

As the world of Life Coaching continues to explode, many people over the years have asked me this very question...What is a Certified Life Coach, and do I need to work with someone who is certified?

First, a Certified Life Coach is someone who has taken the extra step to receive additional training in their chosen field of work, which is a very good thing.

It means that they have attended an intensive weekend workshop, or participated in a course that could have taken months to complete, that shows they have a certain degree of drive and passion for their work.

Because there are no state licensing boards that oversee certifications, anyone can create certification workshops.

As someone recently asked my why she should take my certification vs someone Else's, the answer was very simple.

1..Only take a certification workshop from an organization who has major endorsements from high profile people, or multiple people who you can contact as references.

We have endorsements from well known authors such as Wayne Dyer and Mark Victor Hansen, as well as literally hundreds of former clients.

2..Make sure the instructor has at least 5-8 years of experience as a Life Coach themselves, with an education that backs their work. I am an Adjunct Professor at Edison State College, where I teach a Life Coach Certification class.

3..And maybe as importantly, make sure you connect with the personality of the instructors.

Yes, with the world of Life Coaching now a normal fixture in our everyday lives, look for those who are Certified.

For more information on the Certification Programs we offer, please visit .

Slow down, enjoy life.

Love, Peace, David Essel

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