Study Diploma in Life & Executive Coaching in Donegal

This Autumn Kingstown College will be offering their globally accredited Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching in Donegal.

Midweek Days (Thursdays) from 4 OctoberJackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Midweek Evenings (Thursday Evenings) from 4 OctoberJackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Weekends (Saturdays) fortnightly from 6 OctoberJackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal

Who is this course for?

  • anyone planning to open a practice as a coach
  • HR Managers / Directors, Learning and Development Managers, Organisational Development Managers
  • Supervisors, Managers and Leaders at all levels of organisations who wish to use coaching skills and techniques as their leadership style
  • Coaching dialogue and tools are applicable to all organisations and sectors, from tech to finance, from sport to public service.

This is a unique opportunity to study a coaching qualification in Donegal which is accredited with the International Coach Federation, and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. The course is accredited at 160 training hours so upon graduation, students may apply at Associate or Professional Certified Coach level with ICF, or at Practioner Level with EMCC.

Course Fee: EUR 3,250
Special Introductory offer: EUR 2,250!
Up to 30% funding available through SkillNet

Join us at our FREE Introduction to Coaching Workshop to find out more!

Saturday 15th September, Ballybofey

How to become a Life Coach in Ireland

International accreditation should be the number one priority of anyone considering a career as a life coach. This ensures that you are coaching in line with international best practice within a quickly progressing profession, and provides you with a globally recognised credential which is even more important as technology allows coaches to engage clients all over the world.

The path to professional life coaching in Dublin, Ireland or anywhere in the world will look like this

  1. Study an accredited Life Coaching Course like the Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching
  2. Build up your coaching hours – even with pro-bono clients
  3. Apply for Accredited Certified Coach status with ICF, or Practitioner with EMCC
  4. Continue to learn and develop as a life coach with Continuing Professional Development opportunities such as seminars, conferences and Masterclasses (see the Kingstown College Masterclass Series)

About the Coaching Profession

The techniques of Life coaching were used by people in various disciplines from sport to business for the last century, but life coaching really only became established as a profession in the 1990s. It was during that time that the International Coach Federation was founded, which is now the gold standard for life coach accreditation with 30,000 members worldwide. Anyone considering the profession should be working and studying with the goal of progressing through the ICF credentials. International organisations, governments and individual clients view those credentials as a mark of approval and quality.

ICF also accredit Life Coaching Courses such as the Diplomas offered by Kingstown College. This is the fast track to ICF credentials with 160 recognised training hours.

Since the 1990s, coaching as a profession has evolved from a separate private practice to being a leadership style within progressive organisations. Not only does it help to achieve corporate goals and targets, it also helps retain talent within the organisation.

Life coaching courses explore intriguing subjects such as resilience, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, conflict, values and beliefs. Every client is different and every coach is different, so often life coaches are not only using the popular coaching models such as GROW, they are developing new models which help their clients resolve challenges and achieve goals.

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Do you have what it takes to be a Life Coach?

Paula King is the course director of the Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching at Kingstown College. She is the recipient of the Global Leadership Coaching Award and was recently announced as European Coach of the Year. She believes that a coach should approach a session with “the total understanding that the human being in front of them has the answer within them”.

But one of the most important skill taught on life coaching courses is to put judgement aside. And that is not easy because as coaches we could approach an issue with our own pre-determined beliefs and values –which may not be in line with those of the client.

“Put aside judgement” continued Paula, “If we walk in to a room with our clients, genuinely holding them in unconditional positive regard we cannot go wrong.”

That said, a coach also needs to recognise that clients may have cognitions that are not serving them, leading to emotions that are disabling them, leading to actions that are not assisting them to achieve their goals.

“[As coaches] We work in that space using all of our tools, our techniques and professionalism to help clients achieve their goals and their vision.”

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