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

Embark on the Transformative Journey of Business Coaching Excellence

Stepping into the world of business coaching is more than just a career choice—it's a calling. It’s a unique blend of taking your seasoned expertise and wielding it to illuminate the path for aspiring business leaders. However, every mentor requires a guiding light, and this course aims to be the beacon that guides you toward your own zenith of coaching mastery.

Business coaching is an art, blending intuition with skill, experience with continuous learning, and expertise with passion. While your own business journey has equipped you with invaluable lessons, the path to becoming an influential coach demands structured guidance and deliberate preparation.

Delve deeper into the myriad nuances of the business coaching landscape:

  • Identifying Your Unique Strengths in Business Coaching Niches:

    • The vast ocean of business coaching teems with diverse niches. Are you the strategist, the leadership guru, the start-up whisperer, or the organizational culture expert? Understanding your innate strengths and aligning them with the right niche is paramount. This segment provides insights into selecting your niche, striking the balance between a broad appeal and specialized mastery.
  • Architecting Your Coaching Empire with a Robust Business Plan:

    • Even seasoned business veterans may find themselves on unfamiliar grounds when pivoting to coaching. Your coaching endeavor is a unique venture, and its success hinges on a meticulously crafted business plan. From comprehending the regulatory landscape to laying out a roadmap for scaling up, this module will be your step-by-step blueprint.
  • The Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge – Your Growth Trajectory:

    • The world of business is dynamic, and a business coach must be its reflection. Continuous personal and professional evolution is the hallmark of a great coach. Dive into avenues for advanced certifications, the latest in industry trends, and holistic self-development strategies.

But this is merely the tip of the iceberg. As you immerse yourself in this course, expect a transformative journey—one that challenges, inspires, and molds you into a beacon of inspiration for budding entrepreneurs and established business leaders alike.

We invite you to harness this golden opportunity and ascend to the pantheon of the most revered business coaches. Your legacy awaits; let's sculpt it together!

  • 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"
(510 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: What is business coaching like?; Business coaching: how to become a business coach or a life coach; Business Coaching Lessons; What is business coaching? Is it right for you?; 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: Business Coaching in the US: Market Research Report; The business coaching industry is booming; Why executive coaching is back in vogue 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 Niches; Coaching Business Success: How to Choose Your Coaching Niche and Target Market; How to Choose The Perfect Niche For Your Coaching Business 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: Coaching Process; The Key to Effective Coaching; The Several Stages of an Executive Coaching Intervention 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: The Several Key Skills For Effective Coaching; Several Essential Skills for Successful Coaching; Several Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have 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: How to Build a Sustainable Coaching Business And Double Your Rates in the Process ; Starting your own Coaching Business; How to Create a Business Plan in Several Steps; Several Ways to Kick Start Your Coaching Business 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: 10 Steps to Starting a Business; Checklist for Starting a Business; How to Start Your Business: Your Legal Requirements; Start My Small Business Resources; What Is Needed to Start A Business? 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: How Business Coaches Can Become Very Wealthy; Guidance for the Self-Employed and Sole Proprietors; Several Hidden Costs Of Running A Small Business; Planning For Your Coaching Business' Financial Success 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: How the Hiring Process Works; 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: 7 Small Business Marketing Strategies; Several Keys to a Great Small Business Marketing Strategy; Five Low Cost Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses 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 Worldwide Associate of Business Coaches WABC ; The International Coach Federation ICF ; The International Association of Coaching IAC 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.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Business Coaching
Course Number: 9770466
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (510 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
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: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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