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What is coaching?
Forming a partnership with you to facilitate change and growth
Helping you establish where you are now, and where you want to be
Helping you identify why you want to grow
Helping you map out the course of how to get to your goals
Helping you identify your strengths
Providing you with accountability
Helping you find the answers
Helping you stay on track
Cheering you on
Helping you get back on track
Helping you gain confidence to navigate change for years to come
Asking powerful questions
What is professional coaching?
Simply put, professional coaching is having a credentialed coach use a clever way of asking questions to help clients gain insight and attain goals. Interested in our plans and pricing? Click here.
Is coaching a job or a business?
Both. Some coaches work within companies, government and non-profit organizations and provide excellent coaching to their peers and subordinates, head training and development departments, and help leaders and organizations with transitions. However, most coaches are independent contractors and run their own businesses, providing external coaching and training to individuals and organizations.
What is coaching supposed to do?
Coaching is supposed to help clients facilitate positive change.
The coach asks the right questions to elicit answers that help clients recognize their own strengths and find solutions to achieve their goals. Coaches provide support and accountability along the way.
What are some of the different types of coaching?
Mindfulness, Wellness, Career, Life, Executive, Leadership, Health, Weight Loss, Spiritual, Holistic, College Admission, Communication, Entrepreneur, Business, Ethics, Health and Wellness, Women Empowerment, Military-Civilian Transitioning, Parenting, New Mom, Personal Development, Financial Planning, Divorce, Family, Motivational, Bereavement, Parenting, Autism Awareness, Caregiver, Retirement, Sales, Peer, New Age, Empowering Men, Laughter, Nature, Online Marketing, Social Media, Public Speaking. Tell us about the type of coaching, you would like to do. Request Info here.
Do you have to be certified to practice coaching?
No, you currently do not have to be certified nor licensed to enter the coaching profession. There is no state or regulatory rule to follow, as of today (to be sure, check with your local state and country for any new or specific rules that may apply). However, there are several pioneer organizations offering certification and guidelines in the coaching and training profession, which include ICF, IAC, ASTD and more. DoYouEveInstitute.com and its coaches subscribe to the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies, however, we are an independent coaching and training body.
Should we discount coaches who are not certified?
Absolutely not. Coaching has been around since the seventies, and many coaches have been practicing, learning, teaching, and pioneering in the industry and have gained the experience and trust necessary to provide effective coaching services without pursuing certification.
What coach training is available and how much does it cost?
As coaching is becoming more and more recognized and valued as a profession, there are more and more programs and certifications available. From academic Master's programs to different certification programs and hundreds of school and individual training courses.
Type of Program
& Estimated Time to Complete
Master's Degree - 1.5-2 years
Certification by ICF, IAC and other institutions - usually 6-12 months
Other schools, institutes, and training programs- 16 hours-3 months or less
$400-$3,000 and more
Please note that time and cost are estimates and are subject to change at any time by their respective providers.
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What is so special about the Do You EVE? Institute Certified Professional Coach (DCPC) Program?
1.Our coaches learn to provide the best solution-focused, results-driven, and cutting-edge, research- and practice-proven coaching methodologies and frameworks that exist today.
2. We are a coaching community and not a "coach factory."
3. We provide business start-up and development training and help our coaches launch and learn about how to improve their businesses.
What are the main benefits of being a certified professional coach?
You gain knowledge, training and confidence to help your clients reach goals more effectively.
You gain instant notoriety and distinguish yourself.
You gain respect from your clients for having completed a rigorous certification program.
You diversify yourself and your business from other coaches, who have not completed any recent training on the latest coaching practices.
Is coaching the same as consulting?
*No, consulting is generally not the same as coaching.
EXCEPTION Sometimes the two roles overlap and the coach is also a consultant and provides the client with answers and steps to follow.
In consulting, the professional (consultant) provides the answers, as they are hired as the expert in their field.
In coaching, the client is the expert.
*In some cases, such as in career coaching, for example, a coach may also assume an expert or consultant role and provide information to help the client. Also, at times, the coach, may suggest obtaining advice from a consultant as well.
Is coaching the same as mentoring?
No, mentoring is not the same as coaching. Mentoring is guiding the person in a particular area of expertise.
For example, a senior executive in a corporation may become a mentor to a younger colleague and provide them with specific advice and guidance, as it relates to their job. Coaching is more about facilitating the growth process from the client by helping them gain insight into what they already know and can tap into rather than getting that information externally.
Is coaching therapy?
Coaching is not therapy. Coaches are not **therapists.
**Therapists who are sometimes called counselors are licensed mental health professionals, such as psychologists and psychiatrists. Although those professionals may be involved in coaching, the reverse does not apply.
Although the results of coaching are meant to help the client move towards the positive change and reach goals, coaching is not meant to be therapeutic.
However, good coaching programs empower coaches to recognize (not assess or diagnose), when the client may need to be referred to a **licensed mental health professional. At the same time, coaches are not required nor should they, under any circumstances, attempt to diagnose and/or treat a client for any medical or psychological condition.
How does the client know what to expect?
It is the coach’s responsibility to clearly state their role with the client and have a written agreement to that effect, so there is no confusion as to the coach’s and client’s responsibilities throughout the coaching process.