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Life Coach Jobs

Prospective students frequently ask about the availability of jobs for life coaches. If you are interested in a job as a life coach, you must undertake suitable training. Rhodes College is approved as an institution to offer Life Coach Specific Training Hours as required by the International Coach Federation ( www.coachfederation.org). The ICF outlines 11 “core competencies” required to be demonstrated before someone is qualified to become a life coach. These include deep listening, asking powerful questions, and subscribing to a code of ethics.

A Life Coach can obtain work in the social services sector. Rhodes College graduates work in a variety of areas including work with women, youth, and disadvantaged populations. The job prospects are increasing in other areas as well. Life coaches can work within organizations to assist with staff development. Many coaches are now specializing in working with business coaching, seniors (a growing niche with the aging population), relationships, and many other specialties.
Life coaching jobs can also involve setting up a private practice. The good news is that the hourly wage for life coaches in private practice is excellent. Most coaches charge between $60 and $120 per hour. If you have your own practice, however, some of these funds must go toward your business operations – phone, web site, marketing, etc. We advise our coaches-in-training to have another source of income as building up a successful practice takes time.  
Rhodes College has been training and certifying life skills coaches and life coaches since 1996. At Rhodes College you can complete the life coach certificate program part time and on-line without quitting your day job or to improve your qualifications, you can enroll in any of our diploma programs. These include: the Life Coach DiplomaAddictions Counsellor Diploma, Wellness Counsellor Diploma and Professional Counsellor Diploma. Our full time Life Skills Coach Certificate program also provides training in lesson planning and group facilitation in addition to one-on-one coaching. This will increase your chances of employment. To review the types of skills each program provides, please see our careers and outcomes.
There are many options, and there is one for you. All you need to do is contact our admissions department for a confidential, free information session. Call us at 604-708-4416 or email us at admissions@rhodescollege.ca
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