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Become a Featured Coach
Become A CoachIf you are considering becoming a coach, our advice is to learn all you can about the coaching industry. As long as you are here, start with the Chicago Coach Federation website. Also click here to visit The International Coach Federation (ICF) website.
There are many paths to becoming a coach. With focus, commitment, planning and support, you can build a rewarding career as a professional coach!
Read Articles and Books on Coaching
Attend a Chicago Coach Federation meeting to meet local coaches (Visit www.chicagocoachfederation.org for upcoming events) Talk one-to-one to a few coaches; learn about their practices and get the “insider’s” view Get a coach for yourself! Coaching is experiential – you can learn how the coaching process works from the client’s perspective, and your coach can help you decide if coaching is right for you. Click here to “Find a Coach” and to locate a great coach in Chicagoland.
If Coaching is Right for You, Consider These Next Steps:
1. Enroll in an ICF accredited training program (check the ICF website for a list.
Join the The Chicago Coach Federation and begin to build your professional network.
2. Hire a Coach
To truly gain full knowledge and understanding of the coach-client relationship, begin your journey as a client. This step will provide valuable insight into the coaching relationship and prepare you for a meaningful relationship with your clients. Additionally, hiring a coach can help you to determine whether coaching is the right profession for you. To hire a coach, Click here to search our membership directory. Work with your coach to develop your transition strategy. Many coaches operate their own businesses, often combining coaching with other services such as consulting, training or assessments. Some coaches work part-time, and continue with full-time jobs, while others work as internal coaches inside corporations.
3. Attend a Coach Training Program
ICF strongly recommends that you complete an ICF accredited coach training program. Formal training will prepare you for the rewards and challenges of the coaching profession. ICF accredited programs demonstrate their commitment to the highest coaching standards. For a list of ICF accredited programs, please Click here.
4. Join Your Local ICF Chapter
Your local chapter is your primary way to connect with professional coaches in your area. The Chicago Coach Federation is a vibrant and growing community of business and personal coaches who support each other in the areas of professional development, business success and personal growth. To join The Chicago Coach Federation, please click here .
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