Relationship coaches find a passion in coming alongside others as they seek to improve their relationships. These professionals focus on how the lives of their clients intersect with others, and how to enhance those relationships. Their work is fundamental to human society, as they help people create healthier workplaces, stronger families, and a deeper sense of personal wellness.
Since 2009 CTEDU has trained thousands of coaches and helped them earn certified life coach credentials from New York to Dubai in over fifty countries. A few of the organizations that have worked with CTEDU:
There are as many different relationship coaching niches as there are types of relationships including co-dependency, recovery, marriage, pre-engagement, prosperity, dating, relationship repair, spiritual, spouse and partner, and parent and child. Basically, you can mold your training to meet the needs of any type of personal and/or professional relationship you can imagine.
Just about every coach will likely work with a client who experiences relationship struggles, despite their niche. Understanding the basics of relationship management is crucial as coaches seek to help their clients reach a state of flourishing.
“Relationship coaching is about supporting the client to create healthy, happy, communicative, authentic and honest relationships in the hope that these relationships will increase their quality of life and well being.”
Jantell Walker-Watkins/CTEDU Trainer and Relationship Coach
Coaches are required to submit three coaching recordings to their Coach Mentor for feedback and review. You must earn a score of "meets standards" or higher on one of the overviews to complete the course. You can find an Overview Guide and a Coach Overview Rubric in the Coach Portal.
Coaches must attend 14 of the 16 scheduled training sessions (which does not include the Orientation session). Guidelines for attendance are outlined in the course syllabus.
Part of your training experience will include finding and working through at least 5 coaching sessions with at least one relationship-based pair. For purposes of your training, a practice client is defined as a person(s) with whom you provide coaching services for no payment. Your practice client may not be a family member or close friend.
Read all the books, listen to all the audiobooks, read all the blogs, watch all the YouTube videos, listen to all the podcasts — whatever your preferred learning method, do it all the time! Find yourself in the world of relationships. Learn, write, and chat with friends and colleagues about what you’re learning.
The more specialized your practice, the more likely you are to attract the clients who are looking for you. Focus on the specific problem you have a passion for helping others solve. For example: I help career-minded individuals create strong romantic partnerships. I help recently divorced women re-frame relationships. I help professionals develop healthy boundaries with their boss and colleagues.
Once you’ve determined your niche (and it’s ok for that niche to change as you grow and develop as a coach), put together a business plan to lay out your business strategy. How will you primarily reach your audience? What are your strengths? How will you get the word out? How will you engage your audience?
Early on in your career, try to find as many practice clients as possible. This is an amazing and fun way to grow personally, get to know your potential paying clients, and network, network, network! Entering someone’s life as a coach is a sacred and beautiful thing, and the absolute best way to hone these skills is to create a regular practice.
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