Personal and professional coaching, which has emerged as a powerful career in the last several years, has shifted the paradigm of how people who seek help with life transitions find a "helper" to partner with them in designing their desired future. No matter what kind of sub-specialty a coach might have, life coaching is the basic operating system: a whole-person, client-centered approach.
Here, Pat Williams, who has been a leader in the life coaching movement, has co-authored another essential book for therapists working as coaches. Becoming a Professional Life Coach draws on the wisdom of years of collective experience that have gone into designing the curriculum for the Institute for Life Coach Training. This curriculum has trained therapists and psychologists around the world to add coaching to their current businesses. This book presents the essential elements of life coach training program in a content-rich form that is equivalent to a graduate-level education in the field.
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Introduction: Life Coaching as an Operating System
Part 1: Coaching Fundamentals
1. Listening as a Coach
2. The Language of Coaching
3. Coaching As a Developmental Change Process
4. Empowering the Client
5. Stretching the Client
6. Creating Momentum with the Client
Part 2: Coaching from the Inside Out
7. Introduction to Coaching From the Inside Out
8. Design Your Life
9. What Gets In Your Way?
10. Steering Your Life by True North
11. Walk the Talk
12. Play Full Out
13. How Wealthy Are You?
14. Mindset Is Causative
15. Love Is All We Need
About the Authors:
Patrick Williams, Ed.D. is a master certified coach, one of the early pioneers of coaching, and began executive coaching in 1990. In 1998 he founded the Institute for Life Coach Training, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. He is the co-author of Therapist as Life Coach
Diane S. Menendez, Ph.D. is a master certified coach and has coached leaders, teams, and organizations for over 25 years.