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Want more coaching clients? Here is what we feel are the best practice-building resources for coaches. And the best thing is, just one new client would pay for any of the books on this page! Why not get going today?
 
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Choosing a Coaching Certification Program

Here are five key questions to ask yourself when choosing the best coaching school for you:

1. Who do I want to coach?
Figure out whether you want to do life coaching, work with executives, coach ministry leaders, do career coaching, etc. Different schools focus on different things.

2. How do I learn best?
While some schools are all tele-class based (no travel required) others use workshops or even individual instruction. Some schools put much more emphasis on forming peer relationships as well. Choose a school that fits your preferred learning style.

3. What can I afford?
Business-oriented schools tend to be considerably more expensive than ministry-oriented ones. Check out the pricing!

4. Do I need help starting a business?
Some schools spend quite a bit of time on practice-building skills, while others spend almost none. Decide what you need and research what different schools offer.

5. Is this a good fit with my values?
Even the Christian coaching schools differ considerably in their values. Look for a school with business and training practices that reflect what you believe in.

From the Book, Coaching Questions by Tony Stoltzfus.

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Get Clients Now!
A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals and Consultants
by C. J. Hayden

224 pages
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Want to get your coaching practice off the ground, or ramp up the number of clients you serve? Contained within the covers of this deceptively simple paperback book is a complete marketing and sales system for coaches, consultants, and anyone who needs to market a service business.

Get Clients Now! is packed with great client-attracting tools that will help readers inject their marketing efforts with energy and enthusiasm, design an effective plan of action, and increase their client base in just 28 days. Using the author’s reader-friendly approach, straightforward tips, and specific techniques, readers will:

• overcome "analysis paralysis" and determine exactly what they need to do first—and every step of the way
• make their voices heard and their services stand out in a crowd
• create customized, affordable, reusable, and realistic marketing plans.

If you are ready to stop sitting in your home office wondering if you'll succeed and start coaching, this book is a great place to start.

Price $19.95
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The Business and Practice of Coaching
Finding Your Niche, Making Money, and Attracting Ideal Clients
by Lynn Grodzki & Wendy Allen
300 pages, hardcover
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If you want one book to show you the ropes on how to start a coaching practice, choose this one! Lynn Grodzki and Wendy Allen are veteran business coaches who understand how to strategically approach the business and the practice of coaching as well as how to mentor new coaches entering the profession. The Business and Practice of Coaching is the first text to combine a coaching approach (step-by-step exercises, direct suggestions, insider's tips, and motivational plans) with solid business information and ideas in order to give you exactly what you need to prosper as a coach.

Price $33.95
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Mapping Your Calling Timeline | Presenter's Package
by Tony Stoltzfus
Complete Presenter's Package with PowerPoints & Promo Materials
Electronic Download

This interactive destiny workshop, built around the book The Calling Journey, is a perfect tool for coaches who want to offer life purpose courses to their church or organization. Each participant builds a personalized calling timeline that unlocks incredible insights into how God is at work in their lives and how to lean into his agenda for them.

This Presenter's Package includes:

  • Complete Presenter's Outlines with explanatory comments, keyed to the book
  • A Presenter's Guide with info on how to hold a successful workshop
  • A 50-slide PowerPoint presentation
  • A customizable, color e-flyer

The Open Source format (Electronic Download) means you can offer the course royalty free and customize it to suit your needs. Please note: this is not a self-study course, but a set of resources for offering a course to others.

Reg. Price $49.99 $19.99 On Sale!
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