Guarantees- What is their refund policy?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The following is an excerpt from David’s independent report on coaching training and certification.

If you’ve done thorough research, this might not be too important to you. However, you’ll have more peace of mind joining with a company that has a generous refund/cancellation policy if you’re not satisfied with the training and/or service. Often this shows they are confident in their service, and that they have a low refund rate.

If they don’t provide refunds at all – it’s possible that it’s to support your commitment. But you need to satisfy yourself that they don’t have a list of complaints against them by disgruntled students.

In any event, it’s a good idea to view testimonials, and even contact current or former students to have a chat before signing up.

Take Advantage of Public Speaking Opportunities

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Put what you most want people on the planet to know into a 30-minute speech. Call your local Rotary, Lions and Apex Clubs – in fact any clubs in your area – and offer to speak at their regular meetings. While it can be very scary at first, get five of these under your belt, and you’ll start to worry less about how you look and more about what kind of impact you can make. Plus – it’s great for getting clients.

The Importance of First Drafts

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The following is an excerpt of a transcript with a client.

Client:  Around the newsletter, I actually started the freebie, and  I’m kind of designing that from what I felt.  It was a little tough but I did a draft.

David:  Alright, very good.  I like that you said that you did a draft.  This is really important.  I get into this too.  I’m like, I don’t want to start it because I don’t know how to really do it well.  Well, do something, do it badly.  At least you have done it.  In the next time that you do it, you’ll do it better.  This is a key point around creating your product as well which I may see more about later that if you just think, “Oh, I have to create a product that I can sell and it’s going to be amazing” then it’s putting a lot of pressure on yourself.  It’s your first one, for most of you.  So you just want to create something and maybe you don’t even anybody but you’ve done the first one then you can create the second one.

Government Assistance For Training

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The following is taken from David’s Independent Report on Coaching Training and Certification.

Will your Government subsidize the cost?

Yes – in some countries this actually happens. If you are disadvantaged in some way you may actually get the government to pay for a good portion of your training. In particular, we have heard of this in the UK and Australia.

In the UK, we believe it may be possible for people with disabilities to receive assistance for coaching training – but your training must be with a UK based/approved school.

In Australia, the Life Coaching Academy says its program qualifies for Austudy and Abstudy.

It’s Completely Possible For You!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Let me share with you my experience, not to impress you, but to show you success is ~completely~ possible for people who seek the right information, and apply themselves.

I didn’t have any background in online marketing, and I was very new to my profession of coaching. Within just four years of taking my own business online, I attracted clients in 13 countries and earned six figures, providing my services just two days a week. And a whopping 95% of these clients came from the internet.

How to Get ICF Certification

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The following is taken from David’s Independent Report on Coaching Training and Certification.

OK – suppose you’ve decided you want to be an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) or a PCC (Professional Certified Coach). How is it done?

The ICF accreditation for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) requires the following:

  1. 60 coach-specific training hours. Training must be aligned with the 11 ICF competencies, and at least 48 hours must be interactive with the trainer – either live, or via telephone.
  2. 250 coaching hours, of which 225 hours must be paid.
  3. Letters of reference from 5 clients.
  4. Two letters of reference from ICF accredited coaches who have heard you coach.
  5. Passing of an oral examination.