Online Class: Business Coaching

This course will serve as a guide for your business coaching career and properly prepare you for what you will face in your career.

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Course Description

Choosing a career in business coaching can be a long and rewarding experience. You can start your career as a business coach using the knowledge and experience you developed on your own. In order to have a fully functioning and successful coaching career, you must seek out a few things before you get started. This course will serve as a guide for your business coaching certification and properly prepare you for what you will face in your career. A few of the topics covered in this course include:

·    Business Coaching Niches

o   Business coaching covers a wide array of professions, industries, and markets. Coaches can choose to narrow down the field and specialize in a specific business niche. This course will cover how to choose your niche and the advantages and disadvantages of specialization

·    Creating A Business Plan

o   Coaching is still a business, no matter what your focus is. Business coaches may have the experience necessary to effectively guide clients in the business world, but they have never created their own coaching business. This guide has all the steps involved in creating a business coaching service, including your licensing and certification requirements, and how to plan for growth in your career.

·    Development and Continued Education

o   You never stop learning as a business coach! Progress in your business coaching career cannot happen if you do not continue your education. This will include how you can expand your career and coaching certification on your own, and further develop your skills.

These are only a sampling of what you will learn in the course. We challenge you to take the next step and become the greatest business coach in the industry!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.9 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(479 votes)

Lesson 1: An Introduction to a Business Coaching Career

This lesson will outline information on the standard business coaching process, what business coaching is, and who uses it. Additional lesson topics: Business coaching: how to become a business coach or a life coach; What is business coaching? Is it right for you?; Business Coaching Lessons; What is business coaching like?; What is Business Coaching?; Business Coaching to Grow Your Income 51 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: The Demand and Driving Forces of Business Coaching

This lesson will cover many aspects, such as the demand for business coaching, the forces behind the service, the impact it can have on your business, and how you can use this information to your advantage. Additional lesson topics: Why executive coaching is back in vogue; Business Coaching in the US: Market Research Report; The business coaching industry is booming 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Coaching Niches

As you prepare to begin your business coaching career, it is important that you familiarize yourself with all of its aspects. Within business coaching, there are several niches that your clients may be a part of and that you can choose to specialize in. Additional lesson topics: Coaching Business Success: How to Choose Your Coaching Niche and Target Market; How to Choose The Perfect Niche For Your Coaching Business; Coaching Niches 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: The Coaching Process

This lesson will expand on the coaching process covered in the first lesson. Remember, these steps are not a firm outline that you are required to follow to a "T." Changes can be made and you should consider implementing a degree of flexibility into your own coaching process design. Additional lesson topics: The Key to Effective Coaching; The Several Stages of an Executive Coaching Intervention; Coaching Process 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: The Skills Required for Business Coaching

This lesson will cover some of the most common and prized skills in the business coaching industry. While there are additional skills that you may bring in that you acquired through experience, the following are typically the main skills you will use as a business coach. Additional lesson topics: 5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching; Several Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have; The Several Key Skills For Effective Coaching 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Your Development in Business Coaching

This lesson will cover additional aspects of your education that you might not think of when you begin. It also will discuss how you can continue your education and development as a business coach for years to come. Additional lesson topics: How to Be a Small Business Consultant – Several Step Checklist 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Getting Started

This lesson will include information on the preparations you need to do for the formation of your business coaching service, including aspects like your business plan, the structure of your service, and the logistics of what you plan on offering to your clients. Additional lesson topics: Starting your own Coaching Business; How to Create a Business Plan in Several Steps; How to Start A Coaching Business; Several Ways to Kick Start Your Coaching Business; How to Build a Sustainable Coaching Business And Double Your Rates in the Process 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Business Requirements and Necessities

This lesson will discuss the different requirements you may have to meet in order to start working with clients as a business coach. Additional lesson topics: What Is Needed to Start A Business?; Several Steps to Starting a Business; Checklist for Starting a Business; How to Start Your Business: Your Legal Requirements; Start My Small Business Resources 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Finances

This lesson will cover the financial aspects of your business coaching career, including setting your prices for your services, managing your business expenses, billing options, record keeping, and insurance information. Additional lesson topics: Planning For Your Coaching Business' Financial Success; How Business Coaches Can Become Very Wealthy; Guidance for the Self-Employed and Sole Proprietors; Several Hidden Costs Of Running A Small Business 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Human Resources

This lesson will cover some of the basics for employees, including the hiring process, training, termination, and other legalities you will need to consider for your business coaching service. Additional lesson topics: Recruitment and Selection Hiring Process; How the Hiring Process Works; A Step-By-Step Process to Hiring; The Several Best Marketing Strategies For Small Business 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Marketing Tools and Strategies

The final stage of preparing for your business coaching career is marketing. Your business coaching service and career are not going to survive and be successful if you are not able to adequately market your services. Understanding aspects of marketing like the audience and strategies needed to reach them as a business coach is vital if you wish to thrive. Additional lesson topics: Small Business Marketing 101: Creating a Marketing Plan; Five Low Cost Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses; Several Small Business Marketing Strategies; Several Keys to a Great Small Business Marketing Strategy 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Organization Memberships

For this lesson, three of the major business coaching organizations will be discussed, The International Coach Federation (ICF), The Worldwide Associate of Business Coaches (WABC), and The International Association of Coaching (IAC). The lesson also will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of joining a professional business coaching organization. Additional lesson topics: The International Association of Coaching IAC ; The International Coach Federation ICF ; The Worldwide Associate of Business Coaches WABC 550 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what it means to be a business coach and what to expect from it as a career.
  • Describe the demand and driving forces of business coaching.
  • Recognize coaching niches.
  • Define the coaching process.
  • Summarize the skills required for business coaching.
  • Summarize business requirements and necessities.
  • Summarize finances needed to start and run a business coaching practice.
  • Define marketing tools and strategies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Business Coaching
Course Number: 9770466
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (479 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Last Updated: April 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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