Life coaches are those professionals who can help you achieve your goals.
Life Coach Myth #1: Life coaches are those professionals who can help you achieve your goals.
Reality: Only some Life coaches, but not all life coaches who can help you reach your goals. One of the obvious reality in the coaching industry is that anyone can call themselves as a professional coach, life coach, personal coach, wellness coach, happiness coach, etc.
Technically, anyone can hang up a banner as a Coach outside their premise as coaching is not a regulated profession yet. Many people who identify themselves as a Coach and perform 'coaching' have no idea what coaching is. Because they haven't been trained or haven't been coached by a professionally trained and credentialed coach or by an ICF approved institutes.
There are 'brief schools' that will offer a credential or a certification after three hours of the training program and think 'I have become a coach!’. As a result, the quality of coaches and the coaching itself vary dramatically.
To overcome any confusion or doubt that arises in mind ‘which Coach’ and “which Coaching’, working with someone who has been accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) would be a right ‘Coach’ for you.
The ICF certification is the benchmark for the professional Coach and a Coaching industry.