Learn about the coaching industry and your career opportunities after completing your education through the Spencer Institute. Register for the certification courses which interest you most.
Decide which coaching programs will fill your needs and desires.
We guide and support you step-by-step.
How did the coaching industry get started?
In the past, people offered some form of coaching, but did not call themselves “coaches.”
The field as we know it today started in the early 1980s. Prior to the term “coaching,” people referred to themselves as mentors, advisers, teachers, consultants or just as a “helping hand.”
Today, coaching is a highly recognized and respected profession with a wide range of specializations. Since coaching is not family counseling, social work or psychotherapy, there are no state or regional laws or ordinances for “coaching” someone on important challenges and goals in their life.
Contrary to some claims, there is no government agency creating regulations for the coaching industry.
You have complete freedom in selecting your training, and how you will develop your business and career.
Here are just a few of your career options as a professional coach:
Personal Success Coach, Online Coach, Author, Professional Speaker, Life Makeover Specialist, YouTube Personality, Radio Show Host, Podcast Host, Personal Development Expert, or an Internet Entrepreneur focusing on personal development. This is really just the beginning. Best of all; we guide you on all of your career options and strategies.
More qualified coaches are needed now!
One of the most appealing aspects of coaching is that 70% of coaches work mostly by phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and email with a successful nationwide or global practice. In short, you can enjoy your coaching practice anywhere and in any way you like.
A letter from the Spencer Institute,
Hello and congratulations on your decision to expand your knowledge, and grow your coaching career with the Spencer Institute.
Thank you for taking the time to learn howwe will enhance your life personally and professionally.
From a personal perspective, you will learn techniques and systems that enhance your own well-being and success. In return, you will gain many skills and learn best practices to enhance the lives of others.
You will re-power yourself and then re-power the lives of others. We say “re-power” as opposed to “empower” because we all have the power. Sometimes it just needs to be awakened and given direction by a qualified coach.
The coaching industry offers you endless career options. You can become any type coach you want. There are NO LIMITS to your opportunities. Listen to your heart when it tells you, “YOU CAN DO THIS!” I personally know coaches who are making global changes and – at the same time – living the “the dream life”. They enjoy a work-at-home lifestyle, travel, a strong income, and the satisfaction of knowing they are enhancing lives. You can do the same. We will help you.
Your coaching business can take place in a one-on-one setting, on the phone, via Skype, Google Hangout, in a small group, in an online format, or any combination. Many coaches make up to (and beyond) $5,000 per day speaking at special events on their specific coaching techniques. You may decide to conduct lunch time seminars on your coaching specialty to smaller groups at corporations. The choice is always yours.
What sets the Spencer Institute apart from other coaching schools are the diverse training options, niche courses, and our special techniques we share with you for developing a successful coaching business. This provides you with the lifestyle of your dreams. Now is the time to carefully review all of our programs and determine which ones are right for you. Each of our program pages describes how you will benefit and help others create the life of their dreams.
Since the Spencer Institute was founded in 1993, it has been our personal mission to help you become a complete success in all aspects of your coaching career (and your life). Our programs are easy to follow and appropriately challenging. Each training course is developed with you in mind. We structure each course in a way which allows you to quickly understand the concepts and use the information quickly. In return, you easily help and guide others to success and fulfillment.
We want to thank you for taking the time to read this message. Please let us know how we can help you with any part of your coaching career.
The Spencer Institute Executive Team
What is the definition of coaching?
Coaching is the process of observation of existing thinking, behavioral and linguistic patterns, setting specific goals, discerning hidden saboteurs and supporting your client in making a plan of action and following it to achieve the desired results. It is creating such a deep respect and rapport, the client feels comfortable, and most of all safe, to move from their “stuck” place to success.
Spencer Institute Coaches are trained to listen to their clients’ words, observe their actions, and become aware of the way their client currently interprets the world around them. Intelligence is about having fine distinctions about a topic or field. The finer the distinctions, the more wisdom or perception is available. Our programs will teach the coach fine distinctions about human behavior. By identifying limiting strategic filters and beliefs through close observation of verbal and non-verbal patterns, the Spencer Institute Certified Coach elicits solutions and facilitates resolution of conflicts.
As a Spencer Institute Coach, you will approach your clients with the understanding that there is a positive intention behind every behavior, and that there is no such thing as failure – there is only feedback. The ability to identify and interpret this feedback is one of the many ways you will find what is blocking a person from their goal. Then, together, you and your client create a feed-forward plan of action to achieve goals and eliminate the challenges.
Believing that people already have abundant resources within themselves, You act as a detective to identify the strategies that are already successful in other contexts of a person’s life and to tease out hidden saboteurs that may be keeping your clients from achieving their goals. They then guide their client in discovering how to apply their successful strategies as a way of overcoming their identified saboteurs. By sharing communication tools and strategies for success, this method of coaching builds a relationship with the client that shapes the client’s ability to make better and finer distinctions leading to solid decisions and life choices more naturally and easily.
What is at the heart of effective coaching?
Great communication skills are at the heart of effective life coaching. A skilled coach understands the relationship between how people think and communicate. They have an awareness of the relationship between language patterns and behavior. Our coaches are trained to track the assumptions and thinking processes of the client reflected in their use of language. Being able to track the clients beliefs, behaviors and metaphors of life enable the coach to ask appropriate and pertinent questions of the client. This facilitates a deep self exploration for the client that often leads to subtle shifts in the client’s awareness that often makes all the difference in making significant progress towards desired outcomes.