Robert Cornish on Training and Certification
Would you advise coaches to pursue certification?
I did as soon as I could, through I haven’t surveyed my clients to see if my certification influenced their hiring me. I think with the number of people who are calling themselves coaches with questionable experience and training that the public will eventually look for certified coaches.
I recommend certifying as soon as you can and I think the ICF has the most credible independent coach certification credential.
Are there any particular schools you would recommend?
The Coaches Training Institute is where I did my primary training, from my connections to other coaches over the years, I would also recommend (in alphabetical order) Academy for Coach Training, Coach For Life, The Newfield Network, and Success Unlimited Network.