Becoming a Professional Life Coach by Diane S. Menendez
Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training

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Personal and professional coaching, which has emerged as a powerfulcareer in the last several years, has shifted the paradigm of howpeople who seek help with life transitions find a "helper" to partnerwith them in designing their desired future.

No matter what kind of sub-specialty a coach might have, life coaching is the basic operating system: a whole-person, client-centered approach. Here, Pat Williams, who has been a leader in the life coaching movement, has co-authored another essential book for therapists working as coaches. Becoming a Professional Life Coach draws on the wisdom of years of collective experience that have gone into designing the curriculum for the Institute for Life Coach Training. This curriculum has trained therapists and psychologists around the world to add coaching to their current businesses. This book presents the essential elements of life coach training program in a content-rich form that is equivalent to a graduate-level education in the field.

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Diane S. Menendez, Ph.D. is a master certified coach and has coached leaders, teams, and organizations for over 25 years. Patrick Williams, Ed.D., a pioneer of the coaching profession, began executive coaching in 1990. In 1998 he founded the Institute for Life Coach Training, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. He speaks worldwide on living purposefully, coaching for global change, wellness coaching, and the coach approach in leadership. He has written dozens of articles and taken part in numerous television and radio interviews. He is also the author of Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training and Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice... and Your Life.
Published March 28, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 361 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Patrick Williams founded the Institute for Life Coach Training in 1998, and since then, both the program and the profession of life coaching itself have evolved.

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