How to Become a Business Coach

What is business coaching?

Business coaching is a process of bringing a huge improvement in business and to take it from where it is to where a client wants it to be. Business coaching is a future driven process which focuses on future expansion and how to overcome obstacles in order to keep growing. This unique quality of coaching makes it different from psycho therapies, consulting, counseling and mentoring. Business coach works as a guide with the client, the difference is coach never tells you where to go or shows you any path to follow like a real guide. Coach will always create inner awareness in you, you will be able to take the right decisions and stick to your plans and goals in order to achieve them quickly and effectively.

  • Future discovering – Business coaching is about discovering inner thoughts of business owner and bringing them into the reality. You may also say that it is used to help entrepreneurs finding the right paths to follow to grow their business more and setting achievable goals and align those goals in an effective manner.
  • Goal setting – Goal setting is another factor that makes business coaching much effective for entrepreneurs. Business coaching also helps business owners to prioritize and align their goals to keep their business growing effectively.
  • Improvement in relationships – Though maintaining relationship is very important in personal and professional life. Business coaches helps entrepreneurs to maintain their relationships more effectively, coaching is the only thing that can make a client realized if they are lacking in managing their relationships in personal or professional life. Personal life relationships can affect one’s professional life easily. So, it is important to realize if it is a need for any entrepreneur. As per a scientific research your Emotional intelligence (EI) matters more than your IQ and your business coach can provide some tools to manage and improve your (EI).

What are the typical clients and what are the topics of coaching?

In business coaching, entrepreneurs and start ups usually feel stuck at some points of time because of not having a boss who can monitor them. So you may get clients facing difficulties like:-

  • Working more but generating less
  • Need to expand the business but facing financial problems
  • Want to get coached but don’t have enough time
  • Have plans but can’t seem to manage time to implement
  • Want more output from the employees
  • Confused about hiring more employees
  • Struggling with clarity in business

Business coach works like a partner with their clients and help them realizing their inner voice to take decisions, making goals and stick to it.

Steps to become a certified business coach

Becoming a certified business is not as difficult as business coaching sounds for non coaches. All what you need is realizing your interest to become one and yes, of course having dedication in learning coaching is must. Here are the 3 and only requirements of the course to become a certified and professional business coach.

  • Completion of coaching training – You have to undergo 125 hours of coaching training which can be attended as live classroom training or online face to face training or both.
  • Mentoring – You have to undergo 10 hours of mentoring as per ICF requirements

Coaching experience – this is the third requirement of ICF coaching and you have to acquire 500 hours of coaching experience.

  • Coaching experience – after you meeting the above two requirements this is the only requirement left. At a professional level, you need to acquire 500 hours of coaching experience.

Once you meet all these requirements Coach Transformation Academy will conduct a final performance evaluation test for and after qualifying that test you will be awarded as Coach Transformation Academy certified professional business coach.

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    Veronica Wantenaar

    Organisational and Individual Change Facilitator, Consultant and Coach

    Making coaching to areas that were previously unable to access it, so helping to build a more equal society for the future.

    Veronica has over 35 years of experience in business consulting and changes management in the UK, Europe and across Africa, working in diverse industries such as government, financial services, retail, education, healthcare and community /NGO.

    She added coaching to the mix over 10 years ago as she could see that many individuals and organizations struggled with change and needed the additional support that coaching brings. Having run her own businesses, she could understand the many requirements and challenges that leaders face.

    Whilst maintaining her organizational consulting and coaching practice, Veronica has also been devoting time and energy over the last ten years to working with non-profit organizations and communities to enable them to engage more effectively and strategically with their work and stakeholders.

    Veronica has facilitated focus groups, community building events and training programmes for a variety of individuals and organizations that include teachers, emerging entrepreneurs, youths, health workers and professional organizations. She is committed to the transfer of skills and knowledge and sees this as a two-way process. Currently, she is working on a community project to assist in identifying the causes of social unrest and creating solutions that can bring together both business and government.

    Speaking on: February 9, 2021 (4:00 - 5:00 pm (GST))

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    Arthur Carmazzi

    Culture Professional, Bestselling Author

    Ranked in the #4 of the world’s top 30 Thought Leaders in Organizational Culture and #10 in Leadership categories by Global Gurus, Arthur F. Carmazzi has 25 years-experience specializing in psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation with an emphasis on 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 Strategies to achieve Employee Engagement and Innovative High Performance.

    He is a renowned motivational leadership keynote speaker and trainer in the Asian Region and has advanced Corporate Training with innovative techniques and tools that have been acknowledged by some of the world’s greatest organizations.

    He is the best-selling co-author of “GAME ON – Reinventing Organizational Culture with Gamification”, “The 6 Dimensions of Top Achievers”, and author of “Identity Intelligence” “The Psychology of Selecting the RIGHT Employee” and “Lessons from the Monkey King”. Arthur’s tools and methods have earned him and the Directive Communication methodology accreditation from the prestigious American Institute of Business Psychology.

    Arthur is the developer of the CBCI (Colored Brain Communication Inventory) and HDMA Emotional profiling tools used for “Psycho-Productivity” management. These tools have been implemented across a variety of HR and Leadership disciplines by numerous multinationals to generate greater efficiency of human capital. The unique “linked implementation” structure of Arthur’s tools and methods have earned him and the Directive Communication methodology accreditation from the prestigious American Institute of Business Psychology.

    Specialties:
    Psychological approaches to leadership and organizational culture change within organizations. Principle founder of the “Directive Communication” discipline with applications in developing Productivity, Leadership, Teamwork for Senior Management, and Organisational Development.

    Speaking on: March 2, 2021 (4:00 - 5:00 pm (GST))

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    Ann L. Clancy

    World-leading Executive Coach, PhD & Author

    Ann L. Clancy, Ph.D., specializes in executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational change, facilitation, and leadership and team development. She has 30 years of experience in working with organizations and companies to create positive change. She is a co-developer of Appreciative Coaching®, a positive strengths-based approach to change which she also applies to all her organizational and team change efforts.

    As a coach, she works with executives, business leaders, business owners, managers, professionals and authors with a focus on their unique strengths, talents and successes. She supports her clients in building their capacity for creativity, inspiration, innovation and excellence to achieve their potential and produce meaningful results. Her clients come from a broad range of industries including: Banking, Education, Economic Development, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Natural Resources (mining, refining), Non-profit Agencies, Professional Organizations, Publishing, Technology, Trade groups and Transportation. She is a mentor coach in Appreciative Coaching.

    Ann is co-author of Pivoting: A Coach’s Guide to Igniting Substantial Change, 2017, based on a five-year coaching research project describing a new positive science of change for facilitating transformative moments with clients. She is also co-author of Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change, 2007, based on a two-year coaching and writing research project resulting in the development of the Appreciative Coaching model.

    As a thought leader in the field of coaching, Ann is a highly experienced international presenter and trainer offering workshops and learning opportunities for coaches, executives, managers, and organizational consultants. Her experience and base of knowledge are grounded in systems, evolutionary and transformative perspectives of human and organizational change.

    Ann is an International Advisor for students in the Ph.D. OD Program at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. She has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, CA, USA; an M.A. in Organizational Development, Fielding Graduate University, CA, USA; and an M.A. in Linguistics, Oakland University, MI, USA.

    Speaking on: March 23, 2021 (7:30 - 8:30 pm (GST))

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    Marcia Reynolds

    President of Covisioning LLC and 5th Global President of the International Coach Federation

    Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection, commitment, and possibility.

    She has trained and coached leaders in 41 countries, and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School and Cornell University, as well as universities in Europe and Asia.

    Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation. Currently, she is the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina. She is also on faculty coaching schools in Russia, The Philippines, and China. Outside of the schools, she teaches Leader as Coach classes to organizations around the world and consults with them to build coaching cultures.

    She is recognized by Global Gurus as the #5 coach in the world. In addition to teaching and consulting, Marcia coaches executives globally. Many of her clients are leaders in healthcare and technical companies. She has coached executives and high potentials in energy, computer software and hardware, banking, pharmaceuticals, retail, construction, water (city and state agencies), real estate, federal agencies, and equipment manufacturers.

    Marcia has been a student and researcher of how humans learn since earning her second master’s degree in adult education. She became fascinated with emotional intelligence and designed a training program that integrates emotional choice with leadership presence, communications effectiveness, and resiliency. She has taught her programs for agencies of the National Institutes of Health and multinational corporations around the world. Marcia earned her doctoral degree in organizational psychology in 2008.

    Before launching her own business, her greatest success came from designing the employee development program for a global semiconductor company facing bankruptcy. Within three years, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in 1993.

    Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain, How to Manage Your Mind When Emotions Take the Wheel; Wander Woman: How High Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Harvard Communications Newsletter, Leadership Excellence Essential - HR.com, Fast Company, Forbes.com, CNN.com, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and she has appeared in business magazines in Europe, Asia and on ABC World News. Her latest book Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry, will be released in June 2020.

    Speaking on: March 9, 2021 (4:00 - 5:00 pm (GST))

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    Lynne Hirschman

    Coach, Physical Therapist, Owner: Partnering with Clients for Personal Development

    In my roles as coach, physical therapist, owner, and manager, I enjoy the privilege of working with individuals and groups seeking better understanding of their efficiency, communication, and motivation while providing nuanced encouragement and exploration.

    You: are surrounded by the technical and financial experts you need and are looking for clarity about what to do next. My coaching services can facilitate your achievement of that clarity and focus for confidently moving forward.

    Through education and experience with a variety of clients, I understand and can "speak the languages” of: conventional medicine, functional and molecular medicine, family systems, object relations, financial investment vehicles, interpersonal relations, meditation, three metaphysical systems, macrobiotic cooking, osteopathy and craniosacral treatment, Feng Shui, yoga, various spiritual practices, and other approaches.

    Before establishing and running my cash therapy practice for 17 years, I served as a physical therapy contractor or employee in adult and pediatric settings, from preschools, homes, and school corporations to large medical center teaching hospitals for adults and non-pediatric specialty clinics.

    In research and management roles, I've initiated and nurtured productive relationships between departments and organizations within a large private medical campus.

    Private therapy clients have included triathletes, physicians, business owners, emergency professionals, professors, domestic CEOs, educational administrators, executives, and attorneys, plus many children.

    As a health care provider at ease in multiple settings, I accept people just as they are and as a result, hear delicate spoken and unspoken concerns of clients and colleagues, and I ask the right questions for revealing solutions, developing confidence, and much more.

    Since being among the first 40 people nationwide to earn a rigorous healing certification in 2013, I’ve been invited to create and teach an undergraduate course “Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise”, completed two more full-length courses in seminary (2017 -18), earned two coaching certifications (2020), and published a collection of poetry (2020) and several blog articles.

    When you are ready to explore building a brighter future for yourself, please write to me to schedule your complimentary no-obligation consultation at Lynne@gentledominion.net.

    I frequently enjoy singing, playing piano/organ, walking, practicing yoga, and when possible, swimming and sailing.

    Speaking on: March 16, 2021 (7:30 - 8:30 pm (GST))

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