About Professional Coach Association
For Professional Solopreneurs & Aspiring Coaches
This Professional Coach Association website is designed to help independent professionals and small business owners as well as professional coaches reach their goals by using time-proven strategies, methods and tools. Members have full access to both our Coaching Jump Start training materials and our Coffee Break Marketing program for jump-starting a successful micro business or coaching practice.
The Professional Coach Association is a member of the Small Business Federation’s Practice Power Network. By joining the Professional Coach Association, you will also gain access to the network’s Top Marketing Tools with services that include laser-focused marketing modules and a community newsletter packed with just-in-time marketing tips.
Clearly, we have no interest in leading you to believe that our program is the “gold standard” in professional coaching training. In today’s digital society, you have access to dozens of fine coach training programs but many of these require months of training and cost thousands of dollars. Some require travel and hotel costs associated with attending classes.
Ours is truly a quick start system. Our tools and our systems are proven to provide a successful foundation regardless of the coaching niche you wish to pursue.
In our program you will learn the basics of successful coaching. You may want to consider it a coaching primer. Some may want to use our program to “test the water” as your first step in deciding whether a coaching career is right to you.
Our Quick Start System
Our Quick Start program will be a valuable resource to:
New & Prospective Coaches
Managers in Organizations
Professionals Dealing Successfully with Clients or Patients
Experienced Coaches Who Need a “Brush Up”, New Tools or a Fresh Way to Ask Familiar Questions
- new and prospective coaches,
- coaches in training,
- managers in organizations,
- professionals dealing successfully with clients or patients,
- coaches in volunteer roles,
- those who coach part-time or intermittently
- experienced coaches who need a “brush up” or new tools or a fresh way to ask familiar questions
- couples or parents wishing to improve their relationship with one another or with a teenager in need of a “course correction”.
Coaches in Training
Coaches in Volunteer Roles
Those Who Coach Part-time or Intermittently
Couples or Parents Wishing to Improve Their Relationship With One Another or With a Teenager in Need of a “Course Correction”
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We will furnish almost everything you will need to successfully complete our Jump Start program and build a solid foundation for your coaching success. But you simply can’t learn to swim or ride a bike by reading about it or listening to lectures about it. You have to try it. You make mistakes. You practice and practice.
I said we will furnish almost everything you need. One thing we cannot furnish is your volunteer “coachee” (i.e., volunteer “client”). Before you start it’s important for you to ask a friend, family member or other associate to volunteer to help you play the role of their “coach”. This will require several hours of their time over the coming time period so pick your volunteer carefully. They should not “role play” an artificial role or make-believe person, rather they should simply be themselves.
The only other thing you will need is a computer with internet access.
Your volunteer client role can be split among several people. It is not necessary to limit your volunteer client to a single person.
Your training will include materials we furnish you plus links to our supplemental materials that include links to certain “third party” resources.
Assignments and Recommended Reading
Includes material that we feel is very important to your training. These should be taken seriously and definitely not overlooked
Additional Resources and Optional Material
Materials that we believe you will find helpful as you further explore the topic at hand. But it is not essential for you to retrieve and read all of the optional material.
From time to time you will receive bonus material such as “top coaching websites” and “top books and cds for continuing your coaching skill building” to “round out” your successful entry into the world of coaching.
“It is exciting to look back and reflect on how the world of coaching has changed since 1995 when we first established The Advisory Board and our initial coaching community. Back then, when I mentioned my interests in “coaching” to my friends and associates, they were usually perplexed because they knew I was about the furthest person they knew from being an “athlete” of any kind, let alone a coach.
Since then the profession of coaching has enjoyed widespread growth and recognition in nearly all parts of the world. And this rapid growth is certain to continue across nearly all professions, demographics and special interest niches. Today, it would be difficult to name an age group, culture, relationship, occupation, special need or passion that does not have a supply of coaches anxious to respond to their needs.”