What is career coaching?
Career coaching is about partnering with your client to help them getting to their ultimate career goal. Career coaches help their client to have clarity on what they think is really good for their career, help them setting goals and align those goals in an effective way so that they can achieve those goals sooner than later.
Career coaching is far more different than counseling and psycho therapies’, coaching is not about suggesting and advising what is good or what is bad for the client’s career. It is about creating self-awareness, realizing inner potential and bringing clarity on the decisions of the client by thought provoking questioning process.
If you have something in your mind about your career or if you are not about where you want to look yourself after 10 years or may be after retirement from what you are doing now. You can go to a career coach to have a clear vision of what you actually want to do in your life at that time.
Career coach will always make you able to make realistic and achievable goals, your career coach can also help to you to discover your challenges so that you can be ready to face them and can make an action plan for your career.
What are the typical clients & topics of career coaching?
Career coaching has a vast scope of clients from age group of 12-18 to age group of 50-55. You never know what age group of client you may get as a career coach until you set an age group limitation to you career coaching business.
At a very young age when a youngster wants to decide what stream they should choose in studies to make a bright career out of it, these youngsters can be a typical client of career coaching as lot of things run in our mind at this age. At the same time, you may also get client with more than 20 year of working experience as a successful CEO or director of some big organizations in the industry and about to get retired from the job,sometimes they also struggle to decide what to do after this point of time.
You can find many, however to mention here are few topics of career coaching:-
- What field should be chosen for studies
- Struggling in current job
- Career transitioning
- Career development
Steps of becoming a certified career coach
As one of the best career coaching training institutes in the industry, Coach Transformation Academy offers career coach certification with ICF (International Coach Federation) accreditation. If you are an aspiring professional certified career coach, you would want to know the process of becoming one. It is a process of maximum of 6 months. There are few requirements that you need to meet. Here are the requirements and the procedure to become a professional career coach.
- Completion of coaching training – Every participant must undergo 125 hours coaching training in classroom training or online or partially.
- Mentoring – There is a requirement of undergoing 10 hours of mentoring and these hours will be covered as 7 hours as group mentoring sessions and 3 hours as individual one to one mentoring sessions.
- Completion of coaching experience – This is the third requirement of this career coaching course, participants have to acquire 500 hours of coaching experience, 75% of these should be paid and rest can be acquired as free.
Once you meet all these requirements you will be attempting a final performance evaluation test conducted by Coach Transformation Academy. After qualifying test you will be awarded as Coach Transformation Academy certified professional career coach.