When you enroll in iPEC’s ICF-accredited certified coach training program, you’re supported by these priceless business development resources:
When you start a new business, it’s important to have others with whom you can share your ups and downs, and to whom you can turn when you need advice. During the very first live module weekend, you’ll get to connect with a class of peers who are in a similar place in their coaching journey. You’re also invited to tap into iPEC’s virtual community of thousands of students and graduates who are happy to answer your questions and cheer you on along the way. Have a question on how to handle a particular client? Wondering what’s the best way to take notes during a coaching session? Running out of ideas for finding new clients? Just ask.
This coaching community is an open and generous one, and you’ll be able to lean into this group of people who have worked through similar challenges and opportunities and are willing to share their experience with you. With our blend of in-person and virtual experiences, iPEC students forge friendships and camaraderie with each other that lasts for years beyond graduation, giving coaches a leg up when it comes time to getting their business afloat.
Business Development Training
Learning how to operate and market a business is an essential part of running any successful solo venture. And getting a solid foundation in business skills, strategies, and best practices will help put your mind at ease when it comes time to officially launch your coaching practice. At iPEC, you’ll learn business fundamentals like defining your ideal client, creating your unique branding and messaging, and marketing your services effectively. You’ll also get lifetime access to iPEC’s business resources like done-for-you templates for scripts, programs, contracts, worksheets, and more. This support is essential to getting your business up and running with minimal fuss (plus the added confidence that you’re doing it right.)
Templates are great for the technical and the how-to, but sometimes you need that extra one-on-one support. As a student in the iPEC program, you’ll receive three sessions with your own Success Coach (an iPEC graduate), who will help you gain clarity in your goals, coach you to take action, and guide you in turning your vision into reality. Think of it as a way to create a tangible roadmap to get you from where you are to where you want to be, so you can achieve your professional goals while feeling confident and in control.
The first step toward finding professional coaching clients is defining who is your ideal client is, which is a fundamental component of the iPEC program. During that process, you’ll also identify the places where they hang out and the different ways you can put yourself out there so they can discover you. Our graduates show up in different ways depending on their niche, personality, and style.
iPEC also offers the chance to publish content on our One Idea Away multimedia platform. One Idea Away is a community of like-minded people with the mission to turn dreams into reality. It’s a dedicated space to uncover, share, and discuss the ideas that make a meaningful difference in our lives, relationships, and work. It’s the perfect place to spark the big ideas and conversations that often come along with finding clients.
Research-Backed Assessment Tools
iPEC’s proprietary Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment puts a numerical value to the types of energy a person experiences and expresses. It can be given at the start of a coaching relationship and again after coaching a client for six months to a year as a follow-up to provide tangible, research-backed ROI data for any coaching engagement. The ability to report on how people are showing up in their day-to-day lives or under stress gives you a major boost in credibility and will set you apart from other coaches.
Based on the ELI, iPEC’s SCOPETM mobile assessment app enables you to see a profile of the energy you have available for use right now with respect to the specific task you’re rating. SCOPE shows you which factors are influencing your current energy state and gives you suggestions for how you can shift to more anabolic (powerful, constructive) energy. In other words, while the ELI measures overall energy, SCOPE allows you to measure your energy in any given moment.