General questions about coach training
- What are some of the reasons why people want to become coaches?
Many people take Module I of The Art & Science of Coaching simply for the benefit of their own personal development. Many companies often require their employees in managerial or human resources positions to complete a coaching program to deepen their interpersonal communication skills and further their professional development. Some wish to bring coaching into their current workplace and their goal is to become an in-house coach.
Some people want to transition from their 9-5 jobs and become professional coaches. They might choose to specialize in a specific niche and seek ICF certification (ACC, PCC and MCC level).
- What if I am dissatisfied with my training in Module I?
We offer a money back guarantee! We are certain that you will love your training experience at Erickson in The Art & Science of Coaching. If after Module I you are not satisfied with your training or your choice of school, you are eligible for a full tuition refund*.
*Full tuition refund is available only for online classes and North American on-site classes. Please note: On-Site Surcharge (Program Delivery Fee) is not eligible for refund.
- I don’t know what type of coach I want to be?
A good majority of new coaches define their niche of interest towards the end of training. During your practice coaching sessions with peers and clients, you will begin to uncover your preferred niche and how to get started.
- Will I be able to make a living as a coach?
Yes, you can make a very good living as a coach. However, you will need to be willing to put yourself out there to build a business, network and talk to people about what you do.
- Do you provide coaching clients for me?
While we don’t provide coaching clients, during your training, Erickson provides you with plenty of opportunities to practice with your peers and fellow learners to provide you with confidence and practice to start building your clientele. If you need training specific to building a coaching business, we also offer a business-building program through our Erickson Business Center.
- What is the ICF?
International Coach Federation (ICF) is a global organization whose mission is to regulate the coaching body to ensure a high standard of coach training and coaches’ core competencies of a professional caliber. The ICF is well respected and provides accountability to both clients and the coaching profession as a whole. Individual coaches and schools that pursue ICF accreditation demonstrate expertise in coaching, in both knowledge and skill, and their ongoing commitment to excellence. Erickson’s program The Art & Science of Coaching, and most of our coaching development courses, are accredited by the ICF.
- What skills will I learn?
By taking The Art & Science of Coaching you will develop a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Solution-Focused coaching. To see the outline of curriculum, please visit this page.