If you are a coach or you are thinking about becoming one, you need to be aware of the trends in professional coaching.
There are two big coaching trends:
1. The trend toward more science-informed coaching, a.k.a. positive psychology coaching, because potential clients have heard some crazy stories about certain coaches.
2. The trend toward more credentialed coaches, especially certified coaches, for basically the same reason.
We've got you covered for both!
Read on for information on positive psychology coaching, a new IAPPC certification that is currently free, a course that can help you pass that certification, and a free downloadable scoresheet on the IAPPC Positive Psychology Coaching Tools (This is a 2-minute read)...
So what is positive psychology coaching, anyway?
Here's the International Association of Positive Psychology Coaches (IAPPC) definition:
"We must be informed by science, not constrained by it."
Coaches still use their natural curiosity and intuition and other strengths, but they have science-based tools that help coaching become more effective and limit any biases a coach may have.
"A customized conversation" means the coach does not follow a coaching formula or template, nor a set of competencies, but personalizes each coaching conversation so it best supports the client's success.
These conversations also "empower the client to grow" into whoever they need to become to reach their treasured goals of life visions.
So there you have it! How can you become a positive psychology coach?
How can you become an IAPPC Certified Positive Psychology Coach® for free?
Members of the IAPPC are helping us take a new approach to certification and we are thanking them by making certification free through this year. Join IAPPC here and get started!
Want to know more about IAPPC coaching?
Download a free simple scorecard on the IAPPC Positive Psychology Coaching Tools.