Many aspiring executive coaches wonder how they can start an executive coaching practice while they are still working full time. In this video, Center for Executive Coaching alumni Matt Clemens explains how he has done it. Matt is the Chief Administrative Officer for a $1.7 billion financial institution, with a large number of responsibilities and a very busy schedule. Even still, he has reserved time to coach clients in his spare time, without conflict of interest. His advice at the end about having five people who keep him top of mind and refer business his way is priceless.
I did the same thing to get my coaching practice started. Like Matt, I used my spare time to start my practice up, despite a very busy full-time job. As Matt says, you have to stop making excuses and just do it. In my case, I chose a niche and got involved in an association that served my target niche. That led to the opportunity to speak and present at this association, which opened doors to clients for me. Within a year I could see that I could fill my practice. Within two years I was working on my own, making more than I every would have as an employee.
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We get many questions about how the process works for you to receive your ICF designation through our executive coach certification and training. This video will give you the information you need. You can receive the training you need for an ICF designation by coming to one of our upcoming in-person seminars plus attending some […]
Recently, the Center for Executive Coaching graduates met for our first-ever reunion. Among the events were panels in which our members shared their best practices and experiences. It was so wonderful to hear examples from so many of our coaches about how they have developed successful practices and working with leaders at well-known organizations to […]
There is a confusing array of options when it comes to executive coach certification. In this article, we lay out the different executive coach certification options we offer, how long each takes, and what each costs. We start with our own in-house certifications, move to the International Coach Federation (ICF) coach designations, and then the […]
We have trained internal coaching groups at a number of different organizations in the past year. This has given us excellent insights into the pros and cons of different coaching models. Following are some thoughts on using external coaches, managers as coaches, and a dedicated internal coaching group within Human Resources.First and foremost, and regardless […]