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Enjoy these Life Coaching, Enneagram Coaching, Business and Executive Coaching articles, videos and guides to help you to change lives.

 

This Life Coaching Blog is dedicated to natural coaches who want to become “go-to” Master Coaches make a real difference in the world.

If you want to empower and enlighten others, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way. 

ICF ACC PCC MCC a quick and easy guide

Helping you to understand the ICF 3 levels of coaching competencies ~ ICF ACC PCC MCC I assume that you want to be confident in your skills and credible in the world of professional coaching? TABLE OF CONTENTS: ICF Competencies ACC ICF Competency Guide PCC ICF Competency Guide MCC ICF Competency Guide I can’t imagine how terrible it would be to feel unsure about whether or not you are helping or hurting others; or how it might feel to not be...

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Certification in Life Coaching

A critical guide to Certification in Life Coaching, the Do's and Don'ts Are you looking for certification in life coaching, confused by so many choices?  Here are some valuable do's and don'ts, essential tips and insights to consider before leaping into your certification in life coaching.   #1: ICF ACTP CERTIFICATION AND SOME DO choose Life Coach Certification with ICF Accreditation. DON'T rely on ICF Core Competencies alone, add more to...

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Marketing Systems for Your Coaching Business

The marketing systems I currently recommend for coaching businesses.   If you're looking at building your online marketing system as a life coach, enneagram coach, executive coach or business coach - here are the systems my team and I currently enjoy. I do not doubt that other systems may be equally good or better; I can only speak from my experience with these systems. And no systems are perfect for sure.  What marketing systems do I use...

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Your Guide To ICF Coaching Credentials

For coaches on the ICF Coaching Credential Path Thank you for caring enough about coaching to be interested in working towards your ICF coaching credential. The ICF’s website must be your go to place to research on how to get certified as an ICF Credentialed Coach. Many of our qualified certified life coaches, business coaches and specialty coaches have walked the path of becoming ACC, PCC and then MCC credentialed. I’m going to give you my...

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What NOT to do as a Coach

There are coaching skills and processes in a certified coaches toolbox helping us know what to do. But have you ever thought about what NOT to do as a coach and why? As natural-born helpers and advice-givers, us coaches are often drawn to the profession of certified Life Coaching, Enneagram Coaching, Executive and Business Coaching because it calls to our purpose. But through training and skills development, we learn that the role of a coach is...

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Offer coaching after lockdown

In such uncertain times, where people are scared and suffering, how can we stay true to ourselves and our purpose?  There's this fine line between feeling like we're taking advatage of people in their time of need, but at the same time we need to honor ourselves and still make ends meet.  Now more than ever, people need coaching. Tough times always showcase the need for guidance.  But how do we do this?  How do we offer coaching after...

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3 Enneagram Coach Mistakes

What are three common enneagram coach mistakes? Focusing on behavior. Forgetting about counterphobic six, Relying too heavily on online tests. TABLE OF CONTENTS First Mistake. Second Mistake. Brief Distinction of Counterphobic Six. Third Mistake. What I Prefer to Online Tests. Summary. Mistake Number One. The Enneagram is not based on behavior. It is based on a hidden reason for the behavior. This is why at InnerLifeSkills, we use the three...

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3 Reasons to Coach Online – Online Coaching Benefits

Online Shift How The World Has Changed A Relatable Story How I Benefited From Online Coaching 3 Online Coaching Benefits The 1st Benefit The 2nd Benefit The 3rd Benefit Summary You might feel the same, that irrespective of the current global pandemic, the life and business coaching industry was moving away from the restrictions of location-based work towards online, freedom-based platforms. With the technological age becoming more and more...

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How to Become a Life Coach – 2 big decisions

When people ask me how I got started with life coaching, it’s usually because they’re looking to start this journey.  They want to know how to begin their path to become a life coach.  If we plan to climb a mountain, it’s wise to ask others who’ve already made the summit — how they got there. I’m happy to guide you on this becoming a life coach adventure. At the start of your journey, there are 2 big decisions you’ll be facing. These are 2...

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Learn the Enneagram

Starting your Enneagram Journey? One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to determine their type is this… ...they think that the Enneagram is based on BEHAVIOR, when it’s not. If you choose a behavior, you'll soon see that every enneagram point can display that behavior, BUT and this is a big but... the REASON for the behavior is different! But more about this critical point about the Enneagram personality system later.Here is a 6...

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Enneagram Type 9

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 9: Type Nine Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Nine ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 9 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to disturb the peace."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 8

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 8: Type Eight Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Eight ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 8 has the Primary Polarity of "trying not to be weak."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its opposites....

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Enneagram Type 7

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 7: Type Seven Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Seven~ Polarities Enneagram Type 7 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying to not to feel unhappy."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 6

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 6 and CP6 (Counter Phobic 6): Type Six Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Six and Counter Phobic Six ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 6 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to lose support."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of...

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Enneagram Type 5

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 5: Type Five Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Five ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 5 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to lack understanding."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 4

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 4: Type Four Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Four ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 4 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to be seen as ordinary."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 3

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 3: Type Three Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Three ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 3 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to be seen as a loser."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 2

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 2: Type Two Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type Two ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 2 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to be seen as selfish."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its...

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Enneagram Type 1

Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 | Type 4 | Type 5 | Type 6 | Type 7 | Type 8 | Type 9Read this Page to learn about Enneagram Type 1: Type One Polarities Personality Pearls Infographic Map for Growth Key Words & Voices Common Mistyping Enneagram Type One ~ Polarities Enneagram Type 1 has the Primary Polarity of "Trying not to be bad."  The Polarity of the Type shows a movement towards a set of qualities and a movement away from its opposites. Like...

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Life Coach Success Roadmap

Life Coach Success Road-map - learn the 12 Steps to becoming a successful Life Coach   There are proven reliable ways to become a professional life coach with life coach success, along with some common roadblocks that you will face on this path. Use the InnerLifeSkills life coach roadmap, to help you to navigate towards your success and to avoid the common roadblocks.  I’ve created a 3 phase roadmap for you. The 3 phases are: Research phase...

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How to choose a Life Coach—that’s right for you…

How to Choose a Life Coach ~ 7 Tips to help you to choose a Life Coach, read before you hire a coach.    To get the full benefit of life coaching, make sure that you understand what coaching is and isn’t. Once you know what coaching is and isn’t, note the following:  1. Choose a coach that suits your personality. When asking yourself, "How to choose a Life Coach?" it's important shop around to find a coach that is a good fit for your...

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The 10 benefits of Life Coaching

Why invest in life coaching? What are the Benefits of Life Coaching? There are many benefits to receiving life coaching, as long as you are receiving the best quality coaching. So make sure that you choose the right coach.  As long as your coach has been trained with ICF core competencies and with an ACTP qualification course, like our ILS Master Coach Course, then life coaching can offer you the following. Clarification on your most important...

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How to become an Enneagram Coach

How to Become an Enneagram Coach. The Enneagram is a powerful liberating personality typing system Out of all the personality typing systems that I’ve learned over the years, including Myers-Briggs, I love the Enneagram the most. As a professional MCC coach, as a trainer, business owner and as a mom, the Enneagram is one of the most important tools that I use.This free introduction has been created with love to help you to declutter the...

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Find Life Coaching Clients

From 0 to your first 100 clients There is a wall between you and your first paying client. But to find life coaching clients in an authentic and sustainable way is not easy. I want to help remove that wall so that you can start a professional coach journey. If you can secure 1 paying coaching client, you can secure 10. If you can secure 10 coaching clients you can secure 100.           The wall between you and your...

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What is Life Coaching?

Your complete guide to understanding what life coaching is and what it isn’t. Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt former CEO of Google have both said, “Everyone needs a coach.” If you’re even a little interested in training to become a professional coach before you invest time and money, make sure that you understand what life coaching really is—this is the first step in your journey. You know what a sports coach is right? For sure—almost everyone...

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Life Coaching Quiz to Check if you have what it takes to be a Life Coach

What are the 5 Life Coach Success Factors? Do this quick Life Coaching Quiz to see if you have what it takes to become a Life Coach. “Do I have what it takes to be a life coach?” This is an important question. How do you know that you have the personality, the temperament, the skills and everything needed to be a professional coach? Many of my students ask me this question, at the beginning of their journey. So before you invest in...

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What is a life coaching session?

A behind the curtain insider look at a master life coaching session... Okay so were going to be looking at internationally accredited life coaching — not life coaching from the guy down the road who decided to call himself a life coach. when we ask ourselves "What is a Life Coaching Session?" assuming that we're looking at what is considered to be certifed ICF professional life and business coaching, there are some basics that should always be...

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Top 20 Best Coaching Questions

My favorite Life Coaching Questions for you to use. Build your list of life coaching questions; here's my top 20 list... Because questioning skills are critical coaching skills, every life coach should work to build their coaching question vocabulary. Here are my top 20 coaching questions in order of importance. Starting with the least important working towards what I feel the most important coaching questions are. As a certified ICF MCC Coach,...

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Master Coaching vs Professional Coaching

Imagine being able to talk to someone for 10 minutes to 6 hours, and NOT GIVE THEN ANY advice, but still change their life? Imagine being able to inspire, motivate and help people to help themselves? We'd like to help you to understand what Master Coaching is, compared to a Professional Coach... and what an InnerLifeSkills Master Coach can do? Many years ago I noticed that even ICF certified coaches struggled with one common issue, they often...

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Life Coaching vs therapy, training and mentoring?

I don’t want you to make the mistake that many people make when they use the word coaching as a synonym for mentoring, therapy, training and counselling. They are not the same – not at all. Many people use the word coach interchangeably with mentoring training and counselling, but this is a mistake. On this page learn about Life Coaching vs Therapy vs Mentoring and Training. So that you understand the key differences. Although properly trained...

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Life Coaching vs Executive Coaching, what’s the difference?

You don’t need to decide at the beginning of your journey what kind of coach you want to be. Just make sure that the coaching course that you choose, gives you the flexibility to determine your specialty during your studies. And learn about the differences between life coaching, executive coaching and other forms of coaching in advance.  I recommend that you don’t sign up for a coaching course, that limits your specialty from the start. Rather...

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Life Coaching Course Checklist

Use this Life Coaching Course Checklist to find a Life Coaching Course that's right for you... To ensure you don't waste time and money on a life coaching course that's unsuitable (or worse, poor quality), feel free to use this 10 point checklist. You can download the PDF here. We recommend doing your research shop around until you find three professional coaching courses you like. Use our 10 point coaching course checklist to find your top...

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