Coaching Certification – It’s Not Important, But What Is?

In the coaching profession it is not necessary to get a coaching certification. In other words just about anyone can begin coaching without prior certification from any school or institution. Although there are some places that are making moves to regulate the profession, getting a coaching certification is not a requirement to be great at what you do.

What makes a great coach?

Having a coaching certification is not the basis for one to be considered an amazing coach. If you have prior experience in your field of expertise and you have the zeal and passion to support others then you may have what it takes to be a successful professional coach. You know the ins and outs of the business because you’ve been there done it. Anyone can start their own coaching business with virtually zero training or certifications.

However there is one “training” activity all successful coaches partake in consistently. They are always being coached themselves by a coach who is ahead of where they want to be. It makes sense right? If a coach wants to help their clients grow they must be growing themselves. This is where the true learning comes from. Being coached regularly is the best way to improve as a coach and a mentor.

But in case you’re wondering why there are people who want to get certified, they were indoctrinated by coaching organizations and schools. They believe it’s essential and that’s why these institutions exist to certify them.

Many people want to get certified because they want a validation that they are good coaches. But the truth is, it is highly possible to be certified even if you are not that good of a coach. In the same way that there are many great coaches that exist out there without coaching certification.

There is nothing wrong with getting a coaching certification, but then again there is no guarantee that a certified coach can deliver better results than an uncertified one. In fact, anyone with a printer can claim that they are certified coach-and I mean anyone who may not even have experience in business or in other fields. Who knows right?

If a coaching certification doesn’t matter then, what does?

Experience, ability, a great system-these are just few of the elements that matter when it comes to choosing a business coach. Clients want to invest in people who can help them; a person whom they believe in. And coaches must have a solid background in business or in other fields in order for them to gain the respect and trust of their clients.

Experience in their field can speak for itself. Bill Gates, for example, does not need to be certified in order for him to become a successful business coach. Ask yourself, does he need a certification?

What’s also important is whether or not the he or she was able to deliver desirable results for her or his previous clients. Was she or he able to improve a business, achieve goals or improve relationships? This is an effective way to measure whether or not a coach has a system that works for their clients.

The most important reasons why certain coaches succeed in their field is their irreversible passion for what they do. Coaches can make a great difference in people’s lives only when they have a heart for coaching. And having a coaching certification cannot replace passion, experience, real and raw skills.

Coach, I Just Want A Chance to be a College Coach

The first step toward getting closer to making the leap into college coaching is an easy one. By making the decision that you will take any job you can get to start out is the best way to approach it. Too often young coaches wait for the “right position” to come along instead of rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty. I teach a proven system that has helped over 80 coaches reach the collegiate level. This article is full of tips and advice on how to turn dreams into reality.

Making assumptions on the job market in college basketball is a common mistake by prospective coaches. There are about 6,000 college coaching jobs including all collegiate levels in our country. The number of job available and the type of positions that come open will depend on the level. Division I schools have up to 7 positions that make up their total staff. An NAIA school may have a head coach with multiple duties and possibly an assistant position.

Future college coaches must become students of the industry and thoroughly investigate all levels and programs. The type of jobs available today include:

1. Head Coach

2. Assistant Coach–Full time, full pay

3. Unpaid Assistant Coach–Full time coaching duties with no pay

4. Volunteer Assistant Coach–Limited duties

5. Graduate Assistant–Coach and work on your degree

6. Graduate Manager–Go to school on your own and help out the program

7. Director of Basketball Operations–A non-coaching position but a great way to break in

8. Video Coordinator–Your job is video, video, video!

9. Grab Bag–I’ve heard of all kinds of positions like recruiting coordinator, assistant recruiting coordinator, camp director, assistant video director, or “sandwich boy.”

The attitude I encourage coaches to have is one of abundance, not scarcity. Thinking that each school will have “some kind” of position available should be your thought process. Think of things in this manner: What are you really after?

A graduate assistant position or just any coaching position? . I believe that a graduate degree is nice to get along the way, but if you are truly focused on reaching your goal of coaching in college, you must eliminate the obstacle of the graduate degree. Why? When you look only at GA coaching positions you easily cut your opportunities in half! When you are just trying to get your foot in the door you need to get involved in as many jobs as possible. You want the numbers on your side, not against you. I’ve known guys that had the ability to pursue 30 jobs at the same time and manage them all. In the end, he always CHOSE the job he wanted the most. You must look at it as a numbers game. Reality and history say that those trying to enter college coaching have a very small chance to get one of them. Let’s say 10%. So if you go after 10 jobs as hard as you can, you will be very fortunate to get one.

Now, if you go after 30 jobs as hard as you can, then your chances are much greater. Even with that effort, you still may not land a job. Do you know the effort, hours, and perseverance it takes to actively pursue 10 jobs? Ask someone who has and it will explain why 90% of the young guys that “say they want to be college coaches” have no clue what it takes. Bottom line is that this 90% know what they WANT, but do not have or are not willing to commit and invest into the process it will take to go after 10 jobs! If seen it hundreds of times! The good news is that YOU may be a part of the 10% and if that is true, you have a shot at landing a job………not a guarantee by any means, but a shot. That’s all you can ask for!

Determine HOW bad you want to do this, then make a plan and go for it. My Teleseminar, “The Path to College Coaching” will greatly enhance your chances and reduce wasted effort as your pursue your dream job.

How to Sell Coaching – The Most Easiest Way to Strike It Massively Rich

What if you discovered how easy it is to sell coaching and consultation online following a step-by-step blueprint?

The purpose of this article is to get you started on the right track making solid online income quickly and easily. Make sure you read this article and get started today.

Here are 3 simple steps to get you started…

Step 1 – Consider starting a simple membership site.

Step 2 – Upgrade them to your simple email coaching program.

Step 3 – Finally upgrade them to your high ticket coaching.

Here are step by step details that you can apply quickly and easily…

Step 1 – Consider starting a simple membership site.

Membership sites are really powerful because they provide a centralized solution that allows a certain group of people to get trained using the power of reports, audios and videos.

Having a quality membership site will help you to get started with your coaching very easy and will act as a very powerful bonus to convert your subscribers into your coaching program.

You can now go about easily upgrading your clients to your e-mail coaching and make tons of easy income…

Step 2 – Upgrade them to your simple email coaching program.

It is important that you get started with your e-mail coaching program and this will get you started providing one on one coaching to your clients.

People love to have a coach whom they can ask their questions and they are accountable to receive specific solutions to their problems.

Finally upgrade your e-mail coaching clients to your high ticket program…

Step 3 – Finally upgrade them to your high ticket coaching.

The high ticket program will include several models right from e-mail coaching, training centre, one on one group coaching calls as well as a high level accountability factor.

This will help your clients to achieve success at much faster speed and get their problems solved easily.