Success, high fee rates, and quality of life, has created an industry that now generates $2 billion (USD) in annual revenues. In fact, according to the National Post, “Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology.”
Toronto, Ontario -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2013 -- Everyday millions of people, both young and old, post words of wisdom and offer career, life and health advice to friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and other online communities.
Most of these social networkers publish their comments and share their knowledge with no expectation of compensation. However, an increasing number of users are branding themselves as life coaches, career coaches, health & wellness coaches and, or other modalities, and are building huge lists with future aspiration of charging consulting fees.
Why the rush to brand oneself as a life coach? Well, the answer is a simple one: “Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology,” says the National Post. Moreover, the profession has evolved, to become much more sophisticated based on knowledge from many other disciplines.”
From a purely entrepreneurial perspective there is nothing wrong with this. However, from a regulatory perspective this is a huge problem that threatens the integrity of the coaching profession.
In fact, according to a recent ICF study, when coaches were asked "what they thought would be the greatest challenge to the profession of coaching in the coming year, the number one threat was identified as 'untrained individuals who call themselves coaches', followed by 'marketplace confusion' (which is caused, in part, by untrained individuals who call themselves coaches)."
Therefore, “It should come as no surprise that the idea of regulating the coaching industry is gaining traction amongst business and life coaches”, says Barbara Wainwright, CEO, LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com
Wainwright adds, “Having trained over 5,000 coaches in my career, I am passionate about giving coaches easy to use tools to make a difference in the lives of their clients. However, I am even more committed to ensuring the integrity of an industry that has served me so well”.
For this reason, LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com has recently partnered with UrbanRejuve.com to help individuals to secure their Coaching Certification and upon completion help coaches to market themselves, generate media publicity, secure sales leads and book more clients.
For more info please visit www.LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com or call (800) 711-4346.
LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com a division of Wainwright Global, Inc. began in 2006 when Barbara Wainwright, CMC, began to provide live, online and in-person professional coach training. Today LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com is a leading player in the Life Coach Certification business, offering online courses and webinars that teach coaches how to become certified in just 16 hours. You can learn more by visiting www.LifeCoachTrainingOnline.com or calling (800) 711-4346.
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