About Life Coaching

Life Coaching is a growing industry that leads to extremely effective outcomes being achieved by coaching clients.

According to the 2016 Global Coaching Survey undertaken by the International Coach Federation, there are over 53,000 coaches worldwide and global revenue from coaching in 2015 was $2.356 billion USD, up 19% from 2011.

Due to the surge of interest in life coaching, Australia is now enjoying the growth rates in coaching opportunities experienced in the US, Europe and Asia. This represents a wonderful opportunity if you are planning to formalise your skills and enter the field of coaching. Life coaching is applied in a variety of contexts including with executives, business owners, leaders, workplace teams, and private clients. In fact, 75% of coaches responding to the 2016 Global Coaching Survey said they anticipate their number of coaching clients to increase over the next 12 months. Such a life coaching environment is varied and complex, and requires coaches with formal coaching skills.

The 2016 Global Coaching Survey also reflects on coaching in Australia favourably with coaches in the Oceania region (includes Australia) earning the highest yearly coaching income worldwide (in USD) at 30% above the worldwide average coaching income. It is therefore realistic to predict that based on these trends, coaching is an important and growing industry in Australia.

The 2016 Global Coaching Survey also highlighted the importance of coaches undertaking accredited and recognised coaching programs to ensure coach-specific training and quality. Coaches also said they believed they can positively influence social change through coaching with clients. Clearly, developing your skills now and qualifying with a nationally recognised life coaching qualification will position you to service this growing business and community wide trend. You’ll be able to take advantage of the high demand for coaching services and springboard your career and lifestyle to new heights of enjoyment, fulfilment and satisfaction.

So what exactly is coaching? Well it's a professional relationship between a trained coach and a client. Coaches assist and empower people, organisations or teams through a structured and professional process, to achieve a desired goal or outcome.

Coaches assist people from all walks of life, including executives, business owners, sales people and anyone else with the desire to reach for their goals and unlock their true potential.

A Coach is a client’s ultimate ally. They are singularly focused on working with their client to establish better goals, inspire them to achieve more, empower them with the practical and philosophical tools to do so, motivate them to sustain focus and steer them towards success.

Coaches assist clients to develop a plan to bridge the gap between where the client is now and where the client would like to be. Client goals can vary a great deal from personal goals such as attaining a greater level of personal fulfilment; professional goals such as achieving certain business benchmarks; sporting goals such as attaining a level of competence and achievement; and family goals which may include leading a more stress-free family life. A professionally trained Coach can empower their client to attain all this and more in their lives.

You Have The Power To Change People's Lives

As a trained Life Coach you will have the skills to bring about positive change in peoples lives. Life Coaching is a powerfully fulfilling career. You will be able to assist clients overcome seemingly impossible barriers to fulfil lifelong ambitions.

Clearly, developing your skills now and qualifying with a nationally recognised qualification will position you to service this growing business and community wide trend. You’ll be able to take advantage of this high demand for coaching services and springboard your career and lifestyle to new heights of enjoyment, fulfilment and satisfaction.

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When I decided to become a Wellness Coach, I knew that I needed to obtain a nationally recognised formal qualification. After much research I chose the Life Coaching Institute Australia. The course provided a highly effective and focused approach to help when it was time to establish my own coaching business. Now I have the knowledge and skills to help clients in reaching their goals.

Joy Whyburn
Joy of Wellness Coaching
Professional Life, Health and
Wellness Coach
I completed both the Certificate IV and the Diploma Life Coaching Courses and found them both very educational. The ease of studying self-paced from home was essential to me, while I still received support and encouragement from teachers and other students. I enjoyed the experience and use the skills learned every day in my own practice.

Tracy Combe
Executive Assistant

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Fortitude Valley QLD 4006