I love learning, but I’ve always been a bit skeptical about online learning courses. When Coach Training Accelerator gave me the opportunity to complete their Certified Coach online training, I couldn’t turn it down–I had to try online learning for myself!
Confession: I was wrong about online learning.
This was amazing.
I was so surprised by how much I learned through the series of 20 lessons. The content is a supplement for the CTA Certified Coach Program and is delivered through audio and transcribed lectures that covers content ranging from interpersonal skills to financial decision making. As a psychology major, I thought I had a fairly good knowledge base on how to motivate and change behavior, but I learned so much more during this 20 class graduate-level online course series.
I have never thought about the idea of self-employment, or taking on coaching as a part time job, but I am deeply interested (and qualified!) after taking this course. Coaching is not just weight loss or career focused; coaching can extend to a variety of unique domains. This course explained that you can become a coach for whatever you see yourself as an expert in; for example, I feel very connected to college aged women seeking holistic wellbeing. My knowledge and skills align with this population and I can relate well to them, which would make me a more helpful coach that I might be for a busy mom looking to lose weight.
Beyond the basics, the course really goes step by step through what it takes to get your business started. These lessons were some of the most technically helpful and the weekly timeline is perfect. Every lesson has direct, clear goal-focused “homework” to help you get your business started and avoid the endless “I’ll do it later” excuses. I would recommend sticking to a routine when taking the course; putting the weekly lesson in your calendar and sticking to it is so helpful. Some days I honestly struggled to stop at just one lesson!
When I missed a week in the midst of finals and my college graduation, I received an encouraging email from the program checking in on my progress and making sure I didn’t have any questions. I think this is one of the most unique aspects of the program; there is a clear line of communication to a support system within the program for questions, mentorship, and advice. Plus, this connection is not just while you are taking the course, it is a life-long connection.
I learned strategies that will be immensely useful both in coaching, and in my everyday relationships and business endeavors on the whole. This course is unique in that it goes beyond basic coaching content–it includes so much about the business side of coaching and the importance of professional development. I’ve gained so much unexpected knowledge and I love knowing that I’ll always have access to the resources of CTA. Please let me know if you have any questions about my experience or any specific aspects of the program!
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12 thoughts on “Coach Training Accelerator: A Review”
I must admit I would be a little sceptical but it sounds like you had a good experience, maybe I should consider it!
I was definitely skeptical at first too–but I learned so much (especially about business)
My husband loves online classes since we live so far from any colleges or universities. Technology does wonders for advancing learning while catering to convenience!!
I agree! Between online courses like this and podcasts/i-tunes U we are all set 🙂
What a great post. Really inspirational for people looking in to this. Thanks for offering the course.
Thank you! It was an awesome experience–let me know if you try it out!
I earned my masters degree online and it was the hardest thing ever – I like face to face interaction and obviously there was none of that! Ha! But I am glad I did it!!!
Wow that’s really interesting! I never thought about coaching!
Sounds great! As a business owner of not one but 2 businesses I can tell you no course can truly prepare you for running your own business but learning as much as possible before hand helps. Real life exsperiense is where you really learn.
Wow! I couldn’t agree more–so much of learning is trying (then failing) over and over again haha!
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Coaching is very important because he has to do a lot of work and be able to find an approach to each person who addressed him.