Spencer Institute/NESTA: The Association for Coaches & Trainers Established in 1992
Start or expand your coaching education and career with us. You will be given everything you need to gain needed skills, earn your certification(s), gain confidence, and build a highly successful coaching practice or training business.
Imagine if you had the resources, proven coaching techniques, unstoppable confidence, and all the practical knowledge to build your ideal coaching/training career. What if you had a trusted source of quality education, a proven business (and easy-to-follow) system, and real-life advice from successful instructors to help guide the development of your professional coaching career?
Since the Spencer Institute and NESTA were launched in 1992, it has been our mission to help you become a high-level success in all aspects of your coaching/training career. Our programs are easy to follow, yet properly challenging. Each is developed with your success in mind. We provide the tools to help you build your career, regardless how you want to operate your business.
We have structured each course so you quickly learn and understand coaching concepts, and put your new knowledge and skills to use. When you finish your course(s) of choice, you will be able to confidently guide your clients towards their goals while you enjoy your success.
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The life-enhancing benefits of being a certified coach with the Spencer Institute will have a huge impact on your professional and personal life. Whether you are exploring coaching or training to further develop your ability to help others, or a quest to refine your sense of purpose, becoming a Spencer Institute certified coach will enhance your life for the better.
Coaching and Training Clients is Rewarding and Satisfying
This is your opportunity to make a difference and see the impact on other peoples’ lives. As a Spencer Institute certified coach, you will gain immense satisfaction as you help clients develop and achieve their personal, fitness, health, emotional and wellness goals. Working with people who are eager to learn and gain clarity will give you a real sense of purpose.
Coaching and Training will Accelerate Your own Personal and Professional Development
Coaching often takes place in a fast-paced environment that accelerates personal growth. If you enjoy developing yourself and understand the value of ongoing learning, you’ll enjoy being a coach because you’re in an environment that encourages continual growth.
Who do you want to become…. a trainer or a coach?
How do you define the difference?
This is our perspective:
When you train someone, you are generally instructing clients on what to do, how to do it, how often to do it, and what equipment/tools/software to use. This “advice” is based on science, research, evidence, history and observation from the trainer. Our NESTA division is focused more on this area of expertise.
When you coach someone, you are asking more questions. You are asking for feedback. You are understanding motivational strategies. You are listening far more than you are speaking. You are determining how the client understands themselves, and how they move towards – or away – from what they want or don’t want. You are a sounding board. The Spencer Institute division is focused more on this area of expertise.
NOTE: There are other definitions of training and coaching that are also valid. This is just a quick outline. And, as you can tell, there are aspects of training and coaching that overlap. This is one reason why we emphasize that trainers will want to learn coaching, and coaches should understand elements of training as well. The type of learning (certifications) is based on your goals and niche market focus.
So, the big question….. what does all this mean to you?
It’s important to know the difference, and it’s great to be able to have the skills of both. Trainers without excellent coaching skills fall short with communication. Coaches (health, wellness, lifestyle, sleep, nutrition) who don’t have training skills in fitness (as one example) can only offer coaching in a limited capacity.
Why not have an incredibly well-rounded set of skills?
Your clients will get better results, and you can generate more revenue by offering more serves and appealing to more people.
You will Flourish in an Expanded Professional Network and Community
One advantage of becoming certified with Spencer Institute is the personal and professional relationships that you will develop. Success today is largely dependent on the size and strength of your personal and professional network. The more people you get to know – and who get to know and like you – the better for your long-term financial success and professional development. As a Spencer Institute coach or NESTA trainer, you will have the tools and confidence to instantly expand your network. And you will be a part of our professional network.
Your Personal Coaching Business/Career Offers Unlimited Growth
There are an estimated 75,000 coaches practicing in 75 countries, and the coaching industry continues to grow at a rate of approximately 20% per year. These numbers indicate a huge demand for coaches of all types. It’s not over-saturated. There is still a huge lack of qualified coaches. You can now fill that need. We will assist you each step of the way.
Flexibility to Live and Work Where You Want
Because coaching or training can be facilitated over the telephone, or with the use of Zoom or FaceTime, actual geographical location is completely flexible. A coaching practice can be 100% portable, and gives freedom in travel and work options. With your Spencer Institute coaching certification(s), you can work from the comfort of your home office. If a traditional home office isn’t right for you, you will have the freedom to take your office on the road, and work and help clients from literally anywhere in the world. This free guide shows you exactly how you can live and work anywhere once you are certified.
You dream it, and we’ll help you create it!
Quick and Easy Entry to the Profession
All Spencer Institute courses are 100% online, clear, easy-to-understand, self-paced and suited to your schedule. Your training to become a certified coach can take as little as 1 month, can be done from the comfort of your home, and at a pace that works with other aspects of your life.
Many of our graduates use their coaching and training skills to start their own full-time businesses; others work part-time, and many acquire coach training to enhance their success within their current profession. You can seek out alternative opportunities as a blogger, or writer. As a subject matter expert, you could launch your own YouTube channel for subscribers and contribute as an expert for coaching professionals like yourself. Just decide, and we will guide you each step of the way. The Spencer Institute/NESTA will guide you and give you everything you need.
Here’s What You Do Right Now:
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.
Many of the certification course also have a free webclass listed on the program page. They provide you will more detailed information about the certification that interests you. More webclasses are being added now.
Enroll online in the course(s) that interest you most and help you with your specific goals. If you are unclear which certification(s) is best for you, think about what you are most passionate about, who you want to serve, and what makes you most happy. If you’d like help, you can contact us via email or phone. Here’s the contact page. Once you enroll, you will gain immediate access to your certification materials, and can begin your studies.
During Your Studies and After You Earn Your Certification:
You can call or email or chat with us for support on any topic.
You will gain access to our Facebook support group.
You will receive weekly email newsletters to help guide your career and improve your coaching skills.
You will be given periodic discounts on additional certifications and resources to help your build your career.