Life Coach Certification
THE VALUE OF BEING CERTIFIED
Her name is Barbara. I met her at a business-networking event. When I told her I had my Life Coach certification, she shouted with conviction, “I need to talk to you!” Our coaching relationship began the next week. Barbara is a bright, bubbly petite blonde woman with two young children, a husband and a home-based business. She works night and day to keep all the areas of her life functioning the best she can, but nothing is enough. This intelligent, successful woman feels that no matter how hard she tries, her life keeps falling apart. “Nothing is exactly the way I want it.” she says. There was a powerful moment in our first coaching session when, as she was trying to describe the gap she felt between what she wanted and what she was living, she burst into tears, “The worst part is I don’t even know who I am anymore.” Barbara struggled to decide what she wanted, because she had lost touch with her Self. This is the great part of having a certification.
Having one’s certification allows one to help people reconnect with their deepest desires and consciously take their life into their own hands. Sometimes life moves so fast, we don’t take the time to reflect on where we are going and what is most important to us. It is so easy to get caught up in the “shoulds” in our head (a good mother should, a good wife should, a good business woman should) or the pressures from outside (media, friends, employers and others) who add more responsibilities to our already full plate. Before long, our ‘to-do’ list is so extensive we become overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin to sort through the multiple priorities. There just isn’t enough time to do it all, and for successful people – to do it all to our own satisfaction. This is Barbara’s dilemma, and the dilemma of many people, especially working Moms who must juggle multiple hats continuously every day. Having your certification is the solution.
Once you have your Life coach certification, Life coaches are skilled in creating a safe environment to ponder these important questions of life. Having a certification helps Life coaches sort through the mixed messages in your mind and reconnects you with your personal truth. Your life coach that has their certification, teaches you how to turn down the volume on the inner critic and stand in your power to choose your best direction. In addition, the best life coaches with their certification teach people the skills they need to self coach over time.
From the first session, Barbara felt more empowered. Her important issues are clearer to her. She is confident that life coaching is helping her get her life back and teaching her the skills to keep it in her own hands. On her way out the door, she said, “When I came here today, I felt hopeless. Now, I have a sense of hope.” Having your certification helps one have many powerful moments. What a privilege and joy it is to help people re-claim their lives!