PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COACHING

WHAT IS COACHING?

Mindful coaches start with their own self-discovery and awareness knowing that they can’t take people deeper if they haven’t gone there themselves.

Coaches help clients to first discover their purpose and goals then take action toward them. A coach accomplishes this by listening, by supporting what is working, by being enthusiastic and sincere, by helping the client identify and resolve roadblocks and by using powerful requests and accountability. The coaching relationship is confidential, safe and empowering. Clients who apply themselves to coaching have more focus, more time, more money and greater fulfillment. They learn to heighten their awareness of internal and self-imposed obstacles and to cultivate an ability to respond to events and circumstances out of choice. They receive support and acknowledgment. Their lives are more balanced and congruent with their values.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF COACHING WORK?

Coaching takes place face to face, over the phone or via the Internet. Coaches and their clients mutually agreed upon duration and frequency of coaching sessions.  Typically, weekly sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes. Initially, the client and coach establish the client’s values and goals and define the nature of the coaching relationship during a Discovery Session. The Discovery Session is 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours long and is face to face or may take place over the phone or via the Internet.

WHAT ARE TYPICAL COACHING FEES?

Typically, coaching engagements are 6 months.  Fees range from $350 to $950 per month; the fee for the discovery session is $250 to $500. Coaching fees are paid at the beginning of the month (often with incentives for payment in full for the 6-month engagement); the discovery session fee is paid at the discovery session.

How can people know if they will benefit from coaching?

Many coaches offer no fee strategy sessions. During the strategy session coaching is explained and the coach and caller generate actions that will move the caller toward a specific goal. Arrangements are made for the discovery session or other follow-up.

HOW CAN PEOPLE KNOW IF THEY WILL BENEFIT FROM COACHING?

Many coaches offer no fee strategy sessions. During the strategy session coaching is explained and the coach and caller generate actions that will move the caller toward a specific goal. Arrangements are made for the discovery session or other follow-up.

WHAT ARE THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN COACHING AND THERAPY, SPIRITUAL COUNSELING, PLANNING OR CONSULTING?

The professions listed are similar in that they are based on an ongoing, confidential, one-to-one relationship between professional and client for people seeking guidance in order to improve a situation, pattern or circumstance. Generally, a therapist works with people who are seeking self-understanding, asking why, dealing with old issues and are seeking resolution and healing from emotional pain or trauma. Typically, the therapist may assist the client in untangling unconscious conflicts and treat depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, and destructive or abusive behavior. A spiritual counselor uses prayer to affirm that a universal principle is greater than the condition the client is experiencing. Planners and consultants are experts with answers, or are people who have done what the client is doing. Coaches work with people who are seeking focus, strategies and motivation and ask “how to” questions. The primary focus of coaching is taking action and assisting the client in identifying, prioritizing and implementing choices. Coaching looks for external solutions to internal blocks.

CAN COACHING BE INTEGRATED WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES?

Coaching methods can be used by anyone who works with others to support change. Therapists can choose to integrate coaching methods in their work with therapy clients or distinguish their therapy and coaching clients. It is imperative that therapists not work alternately as a coach and a therapist with the same client in order to avoid dual relationships

WHEN IS COACHING COUNTER-INDICATED?

If a client who has presented for coaching is not moving forward, cannot follow through with commitments or lacks the knowledge, skill or ability to move to a higher level of functioning, it is appropriate for the coach to terminate the coaching relationship and/or make a referral.

HOW ARE REFERRALS MADE?

It is essential for a coach to accurately represent their qualifications, experience and expertise. Therefore, the ethical coach immediately refers individuals with psychological issues, legal concerns, medical challenges or other health concerns, or financial considerations or any other concerns outside the area of their training and expertise to a list of appropriate professionals.

IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A COACH IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

Pariticipants will be assigned a peer coach and will coach a peer during the course. Participants may also hire a coach to support their learning and process.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING?

Mindful Coaching is an exclusive training for heart-centered professionals who are willing to do their own personal work to clear obstacles, biases, blocks and barriers. Learning is accelerated and streamlined for professionals to build on skills rather than start with basics. Those eligible to attend are qualified human services professionals and leaders including health educators, social workers, fitness professionals, nutritionists. Related business managers, teachers, certified or licensed human resource providers, and spiritual counselors or ministers are also eligible. Students of these disciplines, enrolled in professional level coursework, may also choose to participate and are asked to submit proof of their status with their registration. For more information about eligibility, contact us.

WHO IS THE FOUNDER?

Billie Frances, M.A., received her counseling license in 1993 and received training in personal coaching in 1996. Since 2000, she has successfully supported other coaches and professionals seeking heart-centered coaching methods, personal and professional development, fulfillment, balance, and focus.

WHO ARE THE FACILITATORS?

Facilitators are Certified Mindful Coaches who complete a rigorous year long train-the-trainer program. Trainers facilitate with integrity, humor, and enthusiasm and are dedicated to the success of the participants.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE TRAINING?

Participants who attend this training will:

Deepen in their ability to connect with themselves and their clients

Enhance their professional skill

Be prepared to keep pace with the demand for personal and professional coaching

Employ methodologies, tools, and structures of mindful personal and professional coaching with new and existing clients

Be eligible to receive clients through Guiding Mindful Change’s nationwide corporate wellness coaching program

Participate in monthly Alumni Connection conference calls as a member of the nationwide network of Certified Mindful Coaches

Receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Students and graduates may earn Continuing Education Units as a Board Certified Coach for the Center for Credentialing and Education’s Board Certified Coach program http://www.cce-global.org/BCC

Students and graduates may earn Continuing Education Units from the National Credentialing Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC) http://www.ncchwc.org/

Students and graduates may earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) https://www.acefitness.org/professional-resources/continuing-education.aspx

WHAT IS THE TUITION for Mindful Coach Certification?

Tuition for Mindful Coach Certification can be found here. Tuition may be paid by check or Pay Pal (debit card, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover).

HOW DO I REGISTER?

First, choose your training schedule/location.

Use the secure online registration option on the training schedule page.
If you prefer to pay by check, print and complete the registration form and mail to Guiding Mindful Change, 5663 Balboa Avenue #438, San Diego, CA 92111 along with your check payable to “Guiding Mindful Change.”

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Cancellations must be made in writing postmarked at least 14 days prior to the training date for refund less $250. Refunds are issued within 30 days. Cancellations within 7 days of the training may receive credit good for 1 year

HOW DO I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?

For more information, contact us.