Category Archives: Coaching Basics

The Journey to Becoming a Certified Coach: Steps & Strategies

As a profession, coaching has gained increasing recognition and popularity in recent years. With its roots deeply intertwined with the fields of psychology and personal development, coaching offers individuals the opportunity to empower others, help them navigate life’s challenges, and reach their full potential. If you’re intrigued by the idea of becoming a certified coach […]

The Importance of Training for New Coaches

Can You Become a Coach Without Training? Technically, yes. There are no government regulations or prerequisites that require coaches to undergo formal training before starting their business. But this doesn’t mean that anyone can or should enter the field without proper preparation. The reasons are numerous, but the core issue is that these untrained “life […]

Start Your Journey to Becoming a Life Coach

Have you ever felt the burning desire to help others discover their potential and unlock the greatness within them? If you’re nodding your head “yes,” you’re in luck—because the field of coaching is not only expanding, but also flourishing with opportunities. As more and more individuals realize the immense benefits of having a coach, the […]

ACC Coaching Certification: Empower Others, Elevate Your Career

If you have a passion for coaching and are looking to embark on a fulfilling and successful coaching career, obtaining the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) is a great first step. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the ACC coaching certification, its value, and the steps to attain […]

Behind the Numbers: Why 85% of Coaching Clients Look for Certificates or Credentials

As the coaching industry continues to expand in 2023, clients are becoming increasingly discerning in their choice of coach, placing a high value on certification and credentials. In fact, according to the ICF’s 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study, 85% of coaching clients say it’s important or very important that their coach holds a certification or […]

The Compass as a Guiding Principle: Fundamental Qualities of a Great Coach

As professional coaches (or those training to become professional coaches) one of the most important roles we play is that of a “compass” for our clients. Coaches are guides who help others navigate through the uncertain waters of life; providing direction and support as they journey towards their goals. At the heart of coaching lies […]

9 Quick Tips for Successful Group Coaching

Group coaching brings about a unique set of challenges and rewards. For the coach, it requires balancing multiple perspectives, emotions, and goals—all while providing individualized attention to each group member. You will also have to act as the moderator of the session, ensuring that each member has a chance to speak and that the conversation […]

Beyond Limits: The Power of Coaching to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are like invisible handcuffs—keeping us confined to a smaller version of ourselves. They can hold us back from reaching our full potential and living the life we truly desire. However, with the help of a professional coach, these limiting beliefs can be challenged and overcome—allowing us to break free from self-doubt and fear. […]

Preparing for the ICF CKA (Coach Knowledge Assessment) Exam

When you enroll in an International Coaching Federation-accredited program, such as the ICF-certified training courses provided by Four Streams, the final step before receiving your new coaching credential is to complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) exam. Obtaining an ICF credential is a significant accomplishment—and a testament to your dedication to your professional development. It’s […]