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Are you ready to become a Life Coach? | Coach Training School

Let’s start by looking a little deeper at the skills and qualities that us at our Coach Training School recognise as being important in making a great life coach.

Character Strengths

The first set of qualities is well-described by the VIA Institute that put together a list of 24 different character strengths that people utilize to be happy and fulfilled in their daily lives, even when times are tough. The strengths are divided into six groups, namely Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. At our Coach Training School, we talk about these a lot.

Don’t worry if you start to feel a little overwhelmed and wonder if you’ll ever possess what it takes to be a great life coach. Today, we’re going to look at the Wisdom characters!

Developing a Coaching Mindset

Many of the skills required to develop a coaching mindset are already implicit in the character strengths mentioned. However, it is useful to pinpoint five skills from a behavioral angle that are critical to guide and stimulate clients to change. These are: Listening Skills, Being Ethical, Being Empathetic, Being Motivating and Being Inspirational. 

At our Coach Training School, we recommend taking the VIA Character Strength Survey. The VIA survey only takes 20-30 minutes to complete and has been used by millions of people to date to discover the strengths that they can utilize as a foundation to grow.

Have a look at your ranking of character strengths. Do you see any surprises? Are there any lower-ranked strengths that you may need to achieve your goals? These are the ones you will focus on in your personal development journey.


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