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Certificate in Life Coaching & Start your Own Business Course Guide

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Certificate in Life Coaching & Start your Own Business Course Guide

Life Coaching

This course provides an introduction to the principles of life coaching, what coaching is and what it is not. It will include but not be limited to the differences between life coaching and other similar disciplines, the traits a life coach should possess, the fundamentals of building rapport with a client and why time management is important in coaching.
This course provides an introduction to coaching skills and processes and will include but not be limited to the definition of success and how it differs from client to client, the barriers and facilitators to success and the ways a client may self-sabotage.
This course provides an introduction to Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound (SMART) goals, and will include but not be limited to how a coach can use SMART to help clients set goals and how coaches can help their clients reframe failure.
This course will provide an overview of advanced coaching techniques, including but not limited to a look at the T GROW Model and Oscar Model, how to help a client that wants to get fit and healthy develop new habits and how to develop a mind map for an area of life you want to experience progress and find solutions to.
This course will take a close look at change management including but not limited to key change management theories such as the Kubler-Ross cycle and Gestalt methods, the five stages of grief, and how socialisation can help coaches understand their clients
This course will provide an introduction to key time management and productivity principles, including but not limited to the Pareto principle, quality over quantity and how to implement productivity principles in your life and help your clients do the same.
This course will provide an overview of core coaching techniques such as vision planning and visualisation, including but not limited to how to develop a mission statement, how to write a five or ten year plan and how visualisation can help clients relax.
This course will explore how a coach can conduct the perfect coaching environment, including but not limited to how to ensure client safety and comfort, how to create a session plan and ways in which a coach can effectively manage their time.
This course will provide an introduction to the ethical boundaries that coaches must always follow, and will include but not be limited to the meaning of confidentiality and anonymity and how to protect these for clients, the term ‘safeguarding’ and the process to follow when there is a risk of harm to a client, and how to maintain professional boundaries.
This course will explore business principles and how to set up a coaching business, including but not limited to how to carry out market research and develop a business plan, researching digital media resources and social media to develop an advertising plan and how to develop a brand for yourself.

Start your own Business

This course will provide an introduction to setting up a business, including but not limited to the various types of business structures, how to define a business using a mission statement, identifying target markets, start-up costs and how to calculate a minimum charge out rate. 
This course will provide an introduction and overview of all of the tools, information and activities needed to build a business plan, including but not limited to how to get started in business, understanding markets and developing a business plan. 
This course will provide an introduction to effective business marketing and social media, including but not limited to the benefits and two main types of market research, methods for using target marketing, the importance of competitor analysis, the core elements of the marketing mix and the use of social media as a marketing tool. 
This course will take a close look at the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow management, including but not limited to the purpose of a budget and forecast, the importance and advantages of budgeting, how to prepare a budget and how to compare actual results with analyse variances as well as a look at the cash conversion cycle.  
This course will take a look how to plan for profit and will include but not be limited to the difference between the cost and price of products and services, the various cost categories and the process involved in costing products and services, as well as the importance of the break-even point.  
This course will take a look at seven employment law related Acts that relate to Payroll, and will include but not be limited to the fundamental payroll concepts including employer obligations, how to calculate leave entitlements and the employer’s role in the ACC Scheme and KiwiSaver.  
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Value Added Tax (VAT) with regard to small businesses. It will include but not be limited to the key terms and concepts used when dealing with VAT, how to complete simple VAT calculations, and the requirements for registering for VAT, invoicing, record keeping, filing and paying VAT.
This course will take a close look at financial statement analysis, including but not limited to how to analyse trends, how to calculate ratios and how to analyse the results. 
After completing the above courses/modules, you’ll receive one hour of mentoring from our experienced and knowledgeable business mentors. They’re there to answer your questions and provide insight into how you can turn the practical skills you’ve learnt into a fully-fledged business.
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email info@careeracademy.ie

This course costs €899.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 60 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Life Coach.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Our Certificate in Life Coaching & Start your Own Business course is a great first step to starting a Life Coaching business. This course includes sections on business principles and setting up a coaching business.

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