When Coronavirus hit, coaches were already set up to continue to serve as the need for support expanded.
With the changes the world is experiencing with Coronavirus, it seems like becoming a certified coach is the way to go! Coaches work virtually with individuals, groups and/or teams making career agility easier and accessible.
Let's face it. My team and I here at the Institute for Integrative Coach Training love coaching. Like a lot! We know coaches are a part of the solution. Coaches are shaping the future for the better. We know the world is craving the level of positive reinforcement that coaching offers!
So you would think we would be cheering on anyone who wanted to go for training. Unfortunately, we are dealing with times that became quickly precarious.
Therefore, let's be completely honest. No, entering the coaching field when there is a pandemic is only great for some people and let's look at why.
If you are considering training right now, you want to feel confident that you will expand upon your professional agility and be able to expand your services virtually!
If you are completely new to running a business online, or contracting private clients then right now may not be the best time to dive in. This is because learning new skills is one thing, but learning new skills and how to launch a business online is an entire learning curve in and of itself. If you are in this category, we suggest waiting to start training when you are in a space to learn both coaching skills and online marketing skills. Expect a two-year process.
If however, you are:
· Adding coaching skills to expand a current client base
· Becoming a coach to expand your virtual reach, agility, and acuity
· Already familiar with marketing online
· Business savvy, or, have adequate access to online marketing support
Then, yes, hands down right now is an excellent time to go back to school and gain adaptability to a market that is moving online!
For example, our classes have all been moved to virtual as a result of the pandemic. (If you are already working from home, virtual classes are a great way to enhance your services or up-level your career!)
During a pandemic, people don't stop needing support so our coaching services and skillsets are very valuable. Coaching virtually opens up a lot of doors to access clients across the globe.
If you have been considering becoming a coach for some time now and right now you would benefit from expanding your reach, we would love to be on your success team. Our students deeply value being a part of the solution to a world that needs them!
Classes are already rolling and new classes start May 5th!
Learn more, or sign up: www.integrativecoachtraining.com/training.html
By Laurel Elders, PCC
IICT Founder / Senior Faculty