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How to Become a Business Coach

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As well as providing business coaching and executive coaching to those who require the services of an experienced and external business coach, at the BCF Group we also offer a number of business coaching courses and qualifications which will enable managers to effectively coach those in their team to improve their performance and help them to maximise their potential.

Providing effective coaching for your team will help to build commitment amongst them and not only achieve high levels of performance, but will likely lead to a raising of overall morale and a subsequent reduction in staff turnover as workers stay with your company and do not seek alternative career opportunities at other companies, some of whom may be competitors who would welcome the inside information these former employees could furnish them with!

How Do I Become a Business Coach?

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There are many elements and components of being a successful business coach, some of which the individual concerned may already be good at, and others which will require a significant amount of time, dedication and practice in order to develop.

These skills include becoming an effective motivator, giving constructive feedback, setting performance plans, delegating, empowering others and many more.

In fact, the best coaches and managers in the world never stop learning, refining and even acquiring new skills in order to be the best that they can possibly be.

For managers, business coaching is often combined with management training courses to develop their talents and make them more effective managers who can complete projects and overcome challenges as they present themselves.

Courses and Programmes

The courses below will give you the skills required to start or develop your journey as a business coach. They include accredited business coaching qualifications by the Institute of Leadership and Management, known as ILM for short, along with our own courses which can be tailored to your specific requirements.

ILM Coaching & Mentoring Courses

The BCF Group is an ILM accredited centre

Business coaching, management training and leadership development programmes accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). For those desiring an accredited business coaching qualification, an ILM Diploma or Certificate course is the ideal option.

We currently offer the following ILM accredited coaching courses. Please click on a qualification title to find out more about each one including scheduled open course dates and booking information.

Our Own Coaching & Mentoring Courses

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We also offer the above courses without the ILM accreditation (and the additional time and cost that this would entail).

Comprised of the same syllabus as the ILM qualifications, these courses are an ideal option for those delegates who do not require an ILM accredited coaching qualification. The course syllabus can also be modified to make it more specific to your company.

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Train The Trainer Course

BCF Group Trainer Training Course

Being able to teach and convey information or a message to others is an essential skill in coaching, and goes hand-in-hand with being an effective workplace trainer.

Our 2-day Train The Trainer course provides the essential skills for people that are new to training, or simply wishing to refresh their skills.

This course is available with or without an ILM Development Certificate.

Own Your Own Coaching Business

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Many people who decide that they want to become a business coach will take an accredited qualification... but then what? Obtaining an accredited business coaching qualification is just the first step, and many prospective business coaches, who would have gone on to have successful careers, fall down at this next hurdle.

It can be a lonely and daunting place to start your new career as a business coach without any support or guidance.

This 'what happens next?' was a question which came up a lot as more and more people took an accredited course such as the ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications, with the intention of then making a living out of being a professional business coach to others. As a consequence, we have created a unique package of products which you won’t find anywhere else, that serve to kick start your new career as a business coach, and provide you with a much firmer foundation upon which to build your new business.

Introducing "The Power of 4 Journey"

At the BCF Group, we offer a truly unique package which helps you on your journey of becoming an accredited business coach to new clients. It includes:

  • An ILM accredited course to certify you as an accredited coach
  • 6 months coaching and mentoring support for you during those sometimes overwhelming initial first phases
  • 50 psychometric reports to use on your new clients, in order to understand them in much more detail and therefore provide a far more valuable coaching service
  • A 21st century digital business card, which represents all your products in an easy to use and one click of a button registration to your website and product offering

To find out more information about our "Power of 4 Journey" coaching package, please click on the button below.

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Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors Qualifications

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications for Senior Level Coaches and Mentors are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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