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How To Start A Coaching Business

Step 1: Choose Your Specialty

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Building a Business by Leading with Your Most Authentic Self with iPEC Certified Professional Coach, Michael Galyon

“Niche is rooted in the practice, not the person.” —Michael Galyon

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LIFE COACHING: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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What Being Non-Judgmental Really Means and Why it Matters For Coaches

Yes, it is possible to practice being non-judgmental AND exercise critical thinking.

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF | September 7, 2021

Build a flourishing career helping others to achieve their maximum potential! 

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How Challenging Your Perspectives Allows for More Graceful Life Transitions with iPEC Certified Professional Coach, Sadaf Ghezelbash

Are you feeling stuck and frustrated? Maybe you’ve given up on creating the change you know in your gut is needed because everything seems to be working against you. Or maybe motivation feels elusive lately, especially if you’ve been putting in the work without seeing the change you’ve been hoping for. 

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Diversity and Inclusion for Coach Trainers & Educators | August 24, 2021

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How to Be a Better Leader, Not Just a Boss with iPEC Grad and Certified Professional Coach, Andrea Eisenson

What makes a leader, rather than just a boss? If you’re looking for how to bring the ideals and methods of coaching into your workplace, this is the episode for you.

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Your Desire for Impact is Greater Than Your Fear with Certified Coach, Melody Pourmoradi

“Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.”

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Culturally Conscious Conversations: Spiritual Bypassing and Awareness Gaps

iPEC-Certified Coach, Alyssa Hall, and Chief Diversity Officer, Dionne Mack, teamed up to have a Culturally Conscious Conversation around the topics of spiritual bypassing and awareness gaps!

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3 Lessons I Learned That Helped Me Start a Thriving Coaching Business

Start a coaching business with these lessons in mind.

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Workshop Your Own Definition of Success with iPEC Grad and Certified Professional Coach, Jenn Masse

When setting goals, who do you look to for examples of success? Where do you find motivation to move towards that ideal life you envision?

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF | May 11, 2021

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Discover Who You Want to Be in the World with iPEC Certified Coach, Natalia del Olmo

Have you ever felt like you’re following someone else’s path?

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3 Tools to Measure the Benefits of Coaching

Measuring the benefits of coaching is both an art and a science. “Many people think coaching can’t be measured. Yet, those of us who are coaches know this isn’t true. Of course coaching can be measured!”

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"People Say I Should Become a Life Coach... Should I?" How to Go from Dreaming to Doing

Do others tell you, “You should become a life coach!”? When your friends are feeling overwhelmed or wrestling with a big decision, do they turn to you when they need help sorting it all out?

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What Does Energy Have to Do With Leadership and Management?

People have all kinds of reactions and interpretations when they hear the word “energy.” 

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Discover Your Dream (And Be Ready for the Pivot) with iPEC Certified Coach, Pamela Mulhearn

When starting out on any new journey, it’s good to have a roadmap to get there. But what if you want to stop for photos or bathroom breaks along the way?

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Coaching as a Foundation for a Strong Sense of Self with iPEC Certified Coach, René Johnson

You know you’re meant to create an impact on the world. You feel that sense of personal greatness. But something gets in the way—a tiny voice in your head tells you that you can’t, so you don’t. How can coaching help quiet that voice and build toward that dream life you envision? 

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF | February 2021

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Special Panel Discussion: The Role of Coaching in DEI

Coaches impact the lives of millions of people and are needed now, more than ever. This is a responsibility we, as a coach training school, do not take lightly. 

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Why Giving Advice Rarely Works — And What Great Coaches Do Instead

In our experience, many of the people who become coaches (and make great ones!) have a natural gift for helping people. They’re often the person their friends and colleagues turn to for guidance and advice, and they love being able to help in a way that makes a difference in people’s lives. But what does it really mean to help someone in a lasting, sustainable way?

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Make This Your Year! How to Become a Life Coach in 2021

There are thousands of people out there today—right now, in fact!—who are experiencing a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment in their professional lives. They’re helping others become who they want to be, using their gifts at work, and creating a life they enjoy living with a sense of intention. How would that feel for you?

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone and into Your Ideal Life with iPEC Certified Coach, JJ Carolan

There are times in life when we experience that debilitating thought of, â€śI just don’t know…”  Staying in that place of indecision costs you a life of fulfillment and freedom. What if you chose to say NO to comfort and YES to the unknown?

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF | December 2020 Replay

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How Conversations Create Happier Relationships with Jeff Saperstein

Updated February 2, 2021 How might a small shift in the way you communicate in your relationships change your life? Active listening is an important tool for creating conversations and relationships to affect change (both internal and external change)! Conversations are more than just speaking, after all.

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5 Ways Fear-Based Thinking is Holding You Back

What fears hold you back from starting the coaching business that you dream of? 

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How to Find Greater Job Fulfillment by Setting This One Intention

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” —Rumi

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Being All of Me, Unapologetically: An iPEC Student's Experience of Coach Training

Aura is an iPEC student attending our virtual coach training program. She will be sharing her experiences during different points throughout the program as she progresses through it—stay tuned!

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How to cultivate courage in your meditation practice

Transition, meditation, and community—you’ve heard about these before, but have you really stopped to experience them or hear all the ways they can serve you on your humble journey to greatness? 

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How to Heal Your Money Mindset: Coach Christine Walsh Weighs In

Updated 12/17/20 When you hear the word â€śmoney,” what comes up for you? 

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Conscious Choice is a Practice: 3 Steps for Reflection and Transformation

Why do things feel so much harder these days?

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How to Make Enough Money: The Myth of More

Christine Walsh, a money mindset strategist and speaker, uses her 25+ years of experience in finance and accounting to help women business owners master their inner money game so they can step into their full financial power and potential. 

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Thinking About Attending the iPEC Coach Training? Read On For a Student's Thoughts

You might have heard the following: 

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Creating and Sustaining Community with Greg Storch

Creating and sustaining community is less complicated than we think.

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF | September 2020 Replay

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Shift What Hinders You Into What Empowers You with Raia 'Coach' Carey

What are you actually in control of? These days, and possibly always, life just seems to happen to you. 

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Unlock your life’s possibilities by learning how to raise the consciousness of the world.

Join the hundreds of thousands of coaches and clients whose lives have been transformed through the iPEC experience.

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How You Play During iPEC Training is How You Play the Game of Life: An iPEC Student's Experience

Aura is an iPEC student attending our virtual coach training program. Read on to hear about her experience attending the first days of the program: Life and Leadership Potentials Training. She will be sharing her experiences during different points throughout the program as she progresses through it—stay tuned!

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The myth of balance (and how to get what you're really after)

"What happens when all of the life balance hacks don’t yield our desired results? (You know that life balance is a total myth, right? It’s the biggest self-help sham ever.) Or when we do get what we set out to achieve but we feel kind of empty when we get it? Well, then we just criticize ourselves even more harshly.”

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Follow this Powerful 3-Step Process to Help You Decide Which Clients You Most Want to Work With

Imagine yourself on a coaching call...

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"My family thinks life coaching and the whole industry is a joke. Are they right?"

You can predict it like clockwork: When you consider taking a big step like becoming a certified coach, people will come out of the woodwork to ask questions and offer (often unsolicited) opinions.

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What does it mean to be "my own first client?"

Just the thought of becoming a coach and having your calendar filled with clients you get to serve and share your magic with fills your heart with indescribable joy. 

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness with Megan Murphy

Updated 11/24/20 In a world so focused on productivity and metrics, it’s become difficult to measure the value of compassion and kindness. The truth is, you can’t. Their impact is so much more meaningful! 

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Is professional coaching really a “thing?”

You know you want to use your talents and passion for something more than a mundane 9–5, and the idea of becoming a professional coach sounds, well, pretty amazing. It’s got the freedom and flexibility you crave, plus the envious opportunity to do meaningful and fulfilling work. 

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Finding True Alignment: Trying to Be a Ferrari When You’re Really a Jeep

Like many people, Chiara Russo had been struggling with a lack of fulfillment in her job. She’d pursued a path that was, by all accounts, responsible and successful . . . but it was falling completely flat for her. 

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To the Person Who's "Just Looking" at Life Coach Certification Programs

How do you find 100% clarity and certainty when searching for life coach certification programs?

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Feeling Stuck? Start Seeing Challenges as Opportunities: An Interview with Simone Noordegraaf

“If you’re never challenged, you can’t grow. On the other side of pain and challenges is where possibilities lie.” — Simone Noordegraaf

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Creating Certainty in Your Career and Life with Chiara Russo

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. But maybe even more impactful is the uncertainty you’re feeling within yourself. Things just aren’t quite feeling aligned or fitting like they used to. What can you do to make a change?

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Why Now: The World Needs Coaching Now More Than Ever

“Should I really become a coach now, when the world feels upside-down?” The world is changing every day. And lately, it may seem it’s changing now more than ever before. 

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF: What is the ICF and why does it matter?

Check out our webinar with a representative from the International Coaching Federation. The ICF is internationally recognized and dedicated to the coaching industry. Learn all about ICF's Individual Credential process and the benefits of being an ICF credentialed professional coach.

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Why iPEC is the Best ICF Accredited Coach Training Program

“The depth and breadth of what our students experience with experts and experiential learning is all first hand—when they’re coming out of the gate, they are NOT novice coaches.” — Joan Ryan, iPEC CEO

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Improve Employee Emotional Intelligence with This 10-Minute Assessment

Human Resource executives often tell us their job gets particularly challenging when employees want to climb the organizational ladder yet lack some of the skills necessary to achieve their goals. It can be difficult to give feedback related to personality characteristics, soft skills, and emotional intelligence. They aren’t easily measured and often giving clear, specific feedback in these areas can be difficult for the HR executive and confusing for the employee.

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Returning to Mental Balance with Harpreet Chana

Harpreet Chana is a former member of the group she calls “functionally unwell,” categorized by feeling content, but also a bit unsettled. You’ve checked all the “supposed to” boxes, feel grateful for what you have, but also feel unfulfilled.

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A 10-Minute Assessment to Help You Excel at Work (And Get the Raise You Deserve!)

Motivated professionals often ask me the secret to getting promoted. They tend to focus on data-driven results as the key to promotions. Results are important but may not be the most important factor in moving up the corporate ladder. If you and others in your organization have similar results, promotions can often be based on the candidate with the most powerful interpersonal and leadership skills. It’s pretty easy to measure data and numerical-based results but it can be challenging to measure and improve one’s “soft skills.”

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The One Thing Needed to Become the “Architect of Change” in Your Own Life

How many close friendships do you have? We’re talking the never-ever ending, always has your back, could call them in the middle of the night and they’d answer kind of friendships. Whether your deepest bond is with your sibling, a childhood friend, or a co-worker–who’s your bestie? And the harder question is, do you even have one? 

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Crush Your Goals with Amanda Kaufman and Chris Lavelle

How do you facilitate positive, lasting change in your own life? What tools or skills do you need to acquire in order to make a shift?  If you're ready to crush your goals, the only thing you need to get started is you! Discover how to get more out of life with high-performance habits, tools, and powerful conversations in our webinar with certified coaches and iPEC graduates Amanda Kaufman and Chris Lavelle. Amanda is a Certified High-Performance Coach, a Core Energy Coach, and the Creator of The CRUSH Method. Chris is a Core Energy Coach and Chief Love Officer of The CRUSH Method! Find out how to tap into the tools you already possess to level up in your personal and professional life. How do you do that? Check out this episode of the Energy Explorer Live Series to find out! You’ll also find a transcribed excerpt from their conversation below.

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The iPEC Coach Community Has Your Back

Imagine you invest the time, money, energy, and resources to attend coach training. You’re all in. And then you’re done. 

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Going PRO: Why NOW is the Time to Uplevel your Coaching Skills and Impact the World

If you’ve gone through the iPEC program, you know how life-changing the coaching mindset is. But have you considered how transformational becoming certified can be for you and your business? In celebration of #coachingweek, we gathered a panel of expert coaches who also experienced becoming a coach and building their businesses during the previous U.S. economic crisis in 2008. Joined by iPEC Director of Community, Jenny Wiley, they will be sharing their insights and learnings that can adapt to today!

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A Surprising Benefit of Coach Training, That Impacts Every Area of Your Life

One of the biggest things you’ll start to understand in coach training is that, when you understand your WHY behind anything you do, you become better equipped to make empowered decisions. At iPEC, we call that consciousness. 

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Take the Fear Out of Decision-Making in Less Than 10 Minutes

Few things cause as much fear for entrepreneurs than making big, sometimes expensive decisions. This fear can often lead business owners to a state of immobility because they don’t want to make the wrong decision. They alone are responsible for all decisions and outcomes and that can feel pretty terrifying. So how can coaches help their creative and brilliant clients to move on that decision and be confident when doing so?

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My First Coach Training Program Experience: An iPEC Student’s Reflection

What if I told you the secret to improving every aspect of your life, from your career focus to the friendships you develop, your romantic relationships, how you choose to spend your free time, and your general level of happiness, is to ask the right questions. Seems too good to be true, right? Well, you could be one perfectly-crafted question away from changing your entire life—for good. 

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The 10-Minute Insight Tool for Life Coaches and Their Clients

As a life coach, how powerful would it be to have a tool that helps your clients identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the moments prior to their biggest challenges?

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Your Path to Purpose with Jessica Rockson

Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, Jenny Wiley, Director of Community, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.

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Why I’m Now a Believer in iPEC’s Virtual, Live Coach Training!

April 28, 2020 An iPEC Graduate weighs in on iPEC’s virtual coach training program As someone who went through coach training eight years ago and has been a full-time coach for six years, I definitely have opinions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to coaching. 

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  change  |  energy  |  life coaching  |  new perspective  |  reframing

The 5 Signs of Change You're Probably Ignoring

We live in a world of change. We’re always transitioning. We’re always transforming.

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How to Transform Uncertainty into Opportunity—the Ethical Way

April 2, 2020 What an interesting time for us as coaches (or perhaps all service providers)! There seems to be this collective call to action to share our tools, insight, and even methodology, to support all those that may need it. Beautiful!

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Transforming Overwhelm Into Passion with Minou Hexspoor

Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.

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Virtual Unity Replays

Ready for more #VirtualUnity?  To celebrate International Coaching Week (May 21 - May 27), we’re bringing back an old favorite: #VirtualUnity. Learn more here. 

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Is it Insensitive to Sell Coaching During a Global Crisis?

March 26, 2020 In light of our current global state of affairs, many coaches are finding themselves wondering if now is the right time to promote and sell their coaching services. People are losing their jobs… 

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Becoming a Coach After Retirement

March 25, 2020 "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." —Seneca

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Cutting the Commute: How to Adjust to Working from Home

March 23, 2020 By now, there’s a good chance that instead of greeting your coworkers at their desks every morning, you’re adjusting to only connecting with them through your computer screen. Juggling your job responsibilities, homeschooling your children, maybe even taking a video conference call in a blazer and sweatpants (ask us how we know). We get it! It’s a weird time with a lot of adjustments. As a global company, we’ve asked our seasoned work-from-home employees to share their best tips for breaking in the home office!

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#VirtualUnity: Connection Corner with a Company of Coaches

We’ll just come out and say it...

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3 Ways to Harness the Power of Choice in Uncertain Times

Throughout history, our collective consciousness has naturally been edging its way toward greater levels of freedom:

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The Coaching Mindset: Resources for Covid-19 and Social Distancing

March 17, 2020 Your current day-to-day life and routine might be experiencing some unplanned restructuring. We are all being asked to pivot, cancel, or reschedule plans, and come together (maintaining #socialdistancing, of course) for the greater good.  We understand that it can be a bit overwhelming to have a constant stream of breaking news headlines and an influx of messages and warnings from doctors, hospitals, and politicians. That’s why we’ve created this page for you to use as a reference to minimize fear, maximize mindfulness, and leverage a coaching mindset as we navigate through the next few weeks. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever you feel you need a bit of regrounding!

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The 3-Step Plan to Your Personal Reinvention

There are nearly eight billion people on this miraculous planet of ours. They come, make imprints in your life, and move on through the hustle and bustle of this fast-paced culture. But even in all the rush and chaos that seems to be the daily norm, there’s one thing that’s very clear: our deep desire to be seen and heard.     

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Three Keys to Building High Performing Teams

If there’s one common challenge that every leader and organization faces, it’s how to build a high performing team. High functioning teams that work well amongst themselves and with others are critical to the success of any organization—and yet, cracking the code on how to achieve this sort of team dynamic can feel elusive. If you’re ready to take your team's performance to the next level, there are three critical factors you’ll want to focus on.

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New Energy Explorer Live Series

March 6, 2020 iPEC’s mission is to “raise the consciousness of the world, one person at a time.” This sounds like a large feat, and we are using every opportunity, every day, to see this intention manifest in the world. One of the ways we bring this intention into fruition is through our coach training program.  Other ways include coaching, events, writing articles to share on our Learning Center, interviewing influencers, and doing our best to provide as much value as possible to you.  Because you are the reason we strive to raise the consciousness of the world. You are the one person that can and will make a difference. Finding and living your purpose is what will ultimately change the world.  That’s why we are excited to announce our newest LIVE streaming series!  Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.  You’ll hear from graduates of our coach training program, authors, speakers, and all-around inspiring human beings. Bring your questions, curiosity, and your favorite note-taking tools because there will be lots of learning happening on these livecasts! Tune in live to ask questions and share your “ah-ha” moments with others on the livecast.  We’ll see you there!

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An ICF Accredited Coach Training Program Should Be a Top Priority When Choosing a Program For You

March 3, 2020 Here’s why and how iPEC exceeds the industry’s top standards for an ICF accredited coach training program With each article you read about becoming a coach and attending an ICF accredited coach training program, excitement about the path and the potential can build up quickly: Maybe you find yourself imagining waking up each day looking forward to creating meaningful change in the lives of others, being in control of your schedule and destiny, and having the opportunity to change the world—it's a wonderful vision to hold for yourself. 

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How to Navigate Burnout: 6 Lessons Learned After Getting to the Other Side

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | May 30, 2019

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Encore Entrepreneurship: The New Wave of Small Businesses

"Being able to use all of my cumulative wisdom to help people achieve their dreams is fantastic."  Wendy Braitman, a graduate of iPEC, was recently featured on The Today Show! She shared about her journey to becoming a career transition coach after her long-time career in the entertainment industry was cut short.  

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4 Key Steps for a Reinvigorated and Empowered New Year

UPDATED December 2020 This time last year, many of us had visions of stepping into a new decade with grand plans, big ambitions, and a thrilling sense of possibility for what a new year—and a new decade!—might have in store for us.  Little did we know . . . 2020 had other plans.

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Lose the Weight of Self-Judgment and Gain So Much More

Written by Julie Beckerman Previously published on One Idea Away | December 4, 2019

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Professional Coach Roundtable: How Did You Land Your First Client?

Two powerful words: fear and doubt. For prospective coaching students, it’s often the fear of starting something new and unfamiliar, as well as the doubt in one’s own ability to be successful. These two overwhelming emotions can hold you back from taking the necessary steps to live out your purpose as a professional coach.  Fortunately, there’s a remedy for fear and doubt, and that is knowledge.

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What is Coaching, and What Makes it Such a Transformational Modality?

Ask a hundred different coaches to explain, “What is coaching?”, and you just might get a hundred different answers. Of course, you can find a literal definition in a dictionary, or you can check out the official industry explanation from the International Coaching Federation. Still, these descriptions may not necessarily bring the concept of coaching to life for you in a tangible way.

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Workplaces are Changing and We Need More Inspiring Leaders—Here's One Way to Help

Major changes in the workplace are completely reshaping the way we work, what we want out of our jobs, and how we need our inspiring leaders to manage. Many of these changes are exciting:  more opportunities for remote work increasingly flexible schedules to build work-life balance an increase in unlimited vacation days. 

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The Wisdom of Your Body: Living Your Best Life with Chronic Illness

Written by Karen Baltimore Previously published on One Idea Away | November 6, 2019

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What Do the Numbers Say About Global Consumer Awareness of Professional Coaching?

Racking your brain with issues like whether there’s enough opportunity in the professional coaching market and whether you actually stand a chance? Yes, there’s a plethora of coaches out there for every category of personal and professional challenges, and it’s certainly true that pretty much anyone can say they’re a coach. But it’s also true that coaching is a growing, changing industry with opportunity everywhere. 

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How to Know Whether You’re Choosing the Best ICF Accredited Coach Training Program

Is iPEC the best ICF accredited coach training program? Picture this: You’re feeling fulfilled in your work and making meaningful connections with people you actually like every day. You’ve got the freedom to choose your own schedule, the resources to design your own path, and the opportunity to earn an income that supports your ideal lifestyle.  Maybe that sounds like a pipe dream.  Or maybe it’s your future as a certified professional coach.

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Professional Coach?

Before you become a certified coach, you might be wondering what the time investment of a coach training program entails. The famous and brilliant Albert Einstein once said, “Time is an illusion.” For most of us, however, time is a precious commodity. And when you’re stuck in a job that doesn’t bring you fulfillment or joy, it can feel like you're tossing your time out the window—a high price to pay.

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The 3 W’s of Choosing a Professional Coaching Specialty

Close your eyes and picture your ideal coaching client. Is it a new mom looking to return to work after maternity leave? A young tech executive that wants to reach the next level in their organization? A couple looking for ways to heal their relationship? Someone struggling to adjust after an illness or reach specific health goals? An up-and-coming manager or team leader striving to improve corporate culture? Or is it simply a blank in your mind?

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Money Mistakes: 3 Financial Mistakes I Made and How You Can Learn From Them

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | July 26, 2019

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3 Ways Leadership Coaching Certification Can Change Your Life

Each day you face thousands of choices… and each one holds the potential to unlock an infinite chain of possibilities in your future.  Researching Leadership Coaching Certification and Executive Coaching Certification while you’re on the clock are certainly choices that set you up for a new and exciting future.  Sometimes, the smallest step, intentional or not, creates the most significant results in your life.  Take Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Sliding Doors, as an example.

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You’re Not Too Old (or Too Young) to Establish a Coaching Career

Does your age really matter when it comes to coaching others? I talk to many potential students who are afraid they are “too young” to be taken seriously as coaches. On the other end of the spectrum, I hear from older people who are nervous about being seen as irrelevant and out of touch with current society. Conquering age-related fear is often one of the many self-imposed hurdles students face when they are weighing the decision to become a life coach. But truthfully, age is one of the least important factors when deciding whether to enroll in coach training—for a number of reasons.

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A Purpose Driven Life: The Courage to Take the Leap

Written by Wendy Quan Previously published on One Idea Away | June 19, 2019

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Why I Meditate: Benefits from a Consistent Meditation Practice

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | June 12, 2019

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How do I get my first coaching client, anyway?

Feeling the itch to change your career? You're not alone! A recent study from LinkedIn claims that the average person changes jobs 3-4 times in the first ten years after college graduation. An ordinary job switch probably isn’t that scary, but a full-on career change can fire off a serenade of internal “DANGER DANGER” warning bells. Conventional wisdom says it takes time (and plenty of savings) to get the training and education required to jump the established career path in favor of starting a business.

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Coaching Certification

Coaching feels like a new buzz word. You can't take a step left or right without coming across some sort of life or business coach—and for good reason. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of coaching, especially in the workplace. It’s a powerful tool that knocks down barriers, empowers employees to take action, and improves office morale.

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Coaching and Coach Training  |  Training Programs  |  iPEC Coaching

3 Types of Coaching Certifications (Definitions & Differences)

Coaching has become a fast-growing field over the past decade—there's a lot of information out there about coach training and certification, and it can be a bit confusing. So what is the difference between accreditation and certification? What's a certificate? In this blog, we'll break down the various options that are out there so you'll have greater insight into which choices might serve you best.

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What to Look for When Evaluating Executive Coaching Training Courses

Not All Courses are Created Equal. Here’s How to Know You’re Getting the Best Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you thrive in the corporate world? Are you an expert at making home and work life balance look nearly effortless? If so, you may have what it takes to become an executive coach. All too often, executives focus so intently on success in their line of work, that they often get bogged down in the details and fail to see how much better they could be—both in work and in life.

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3 Ways Coaching Skills Can Help Leaders Create and Sustain a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Here’s what leaders need to know to cultivate an inclusive workplace.

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4 Mic-Drop Responses to Critics of Professional Coaching

You want to use your talents and passion for something more than a mundane 9–5, and the idea of becoming a professional coach sounds, well, pretty amazing. It’s got the freedom and flexibility we all crave, plus the envious opportunity to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Yet, you can’t seem to shrug off that little voice inside your head echoing a common doubt: Is professional coaching really a “thing?” You know you have what it takes to be successful as a coach; you can just feel it in your bones.  But that inner critic (perhaps goaded by the peanut gallery in your everyday life) still questions whether this is a legitimate profession. OK then, it’s time to silence all this conjecture with cold, hard facts and stats. Let’s drop the mic on critics of professional coaching (even the one in your own head!) with these five serious truth bombs.

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10 Financial Habits That'll Change Your Life

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | March 12, 2019

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Loving Kindness in Its Many Forms

Written by Lisa Kaplin Previously published on One Idea Away | February 26, 2019

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How to Become an Executive Coach: Expert Tips for Securing a Paycheck

As company leaders wake up to the value of investing in the all-around development of their top executives, the opportunities for coaching engagements are flourishing. This is great news for you if you’ve decided to take the journey toward becoming an Executive Coach. Even so, you may be struggling with some concerns about how you’ll build a successful business and develop a strong base of paying clients. This is, after all, a career. So it needs to support your financial goals. If you’ve chosen the right coach training school, the curriculum will include either a strong business development program to get you familiarized with key business principles and comfortable talking with potential clients about your services, or specific training on how to utilize your Executive Coaching skills within an organization. To get you thinking about this phase of the journey in a more tangible way, here are some valuable tips and insights for landing paying clients, an Executive Coaching position, or corporate coaching contracts.

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How to Become an Executive Coach: The Why and How of Professional Certification

You’ve done the work of looking deep inside yourself and asking the hard questions to decide whether a future in Executive Coaching is right for you. Now it’s time to think about the critical element of certification. To both serve clients in a meaningful way AND lay a strong foundation for supporting your own long-term success, you’ll want to equip yourself with the most powerful skills, tools and techniques through industry certification.

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How to Become an Executive Coach: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

It’s an exciting move. Everyone’s telling you that you’d be an amazing coach, and you’ve always wanted to run your own business. But, slow down. Take a breath, take a beat and take some time to think about whether you’re ready to jump into the world of Executive Coaching.

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The 5 Faces Of Fear That Keep Us Stuck In Life

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | April 4, 2017

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New Evidence Links Working with a Coach to Financial Gain

iPEC’s coaching model linked to increased income, job promotions, and higher levels of financial satisfaction. A new study from iPEC provides preliminary and promising evidence that iPEC’s Core Energy Coaching™ model can help people increase their income and move into leadership roles in their career. The same data also shows that people who work with a Core Energy Coach report feeling more satisfied with their financial situation.

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How Intimacy With Your Core Values Can Inspire Your Business Success

Written by Zette Harbour Previously published on One Idea Away | April 8, 2019

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Commitment in the New Year: Providence Moves Too

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | December 11, 2019

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Gratitude Practice Elements: When Gratitude Falls Short

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | November 15, 2019

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Finding Your Purpose and Keeping the Faith During Chaotic Times

Written by Aaron Rose Previously published on One Idea Away | September 25, 2019

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The Advantage of the Disadvantage: How to Use the Power of Reframing

Written by Ramona Harvey Previously published on One Idea Away | November 15, 2019

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