There are a several coach certifying organizations, but there is not one official organization in charge of the coaching industry. Anyone can become a coach at anytime, even without training. All it takes to be recognized as a coach is for you to start calling yourself a coach. And, anyone can start charging for coaching at any time.
In fact, none of the coaches I’ve hired over the last 11 years for myself have been certified (not a conscious choice, just a coincidence).
More importantly, I’ve NEVER been asked by a potential client if I was certified. They don’t look for this. They just want to feel like you can help them. If you can show how you can help them in a compelling way, you can get clients.
After you complete the Rapid Coaching Academy, you’ll know how to coach people, how to help them get great results and you’ll understand the coaching process. You’ll have more confidence and you’ll be able to provide a valuable service to others.
The certifications you get from other programs will give you a nice looking piece of paper to hang on the wall and a certain level of pride in accomplishment. But in terms of real world value, certification doesn’t really do anything to help get clients and isn’t required in any way shape or form. If you know how to coach, and find people that need and want your help, you’re good to go!
That said, we now include certification. By completing the Rapid Coaching Academy coach training, you’ll become a certified coach.
I think most coach training programs circle around and around much of what we teach in very pure, powerful ways. What you’ll learn over the course of the program will be better than what you’ll learn in many other programs after 4 years and thousands of dollars. You’ll “get” this stuff. And you can try it out for 60 days to make sure it’s for you.