Becoming a coach as a first step you are faced with the question whether you need to be certified or not and if yes, what kind of certifications do you need? There are some misunderstandings that are created where people say, “You don’t need a certificate to become a coach” This is one of the worst advices anyone can give to a potential coach who wants to be successful.
6 reasons to become a certified coach:
- You are likely to be more successful:
Research suggest professional coaches who obtained certification and training and likely to be more successful and less likely to drop out of the profession.
- Certification helps you stand out:
The number one pressing issue facing the coaching industry is the non-certified coaches calling themselves coaches. Certification helps you stand out from the non-coaches who are not certified or trained as coaches. Such individuals, because of lack of training can indirectly harm clients.
- Certification increases credibility:
A survey by ICF suggests 84% of coaching clients find coaching credentials as “important” or “very important” to them. Not only that but professional coaches themselves agree that they feel more competitive after certification and likely to sign up more paying clients.
- Certification may become a legal necessity:
Right now its not a necessity to have a certification to legally practice coaching but who knows it can change any day. If you are certified, you will save your back when it becomes a requirement to be certified to practice legally.
- You will become a better coach:
Due to the intensive training process along with the oral and written examinations you will learn how to become a better coach. Its not only about credentials but also the knowledge and learning that you will gain.
- You will follow best practices:
If you are interested in following and leading industry’s best practices it comes with a coach certification. You don’t need to be following just minimum standards but want to shine in the work you are doing.
If you want to get your ICF accredited coaching certification get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org