It’s so easy
Are you ready for it?
Here’s how to become a Relationship Coach…
Call yourself one!
There are no restrictions or regulations in place for the Relationship Coaching profession. Anyone can become a Relationship Coach by calling themselves as such.
The Relationship Coaching profession isn’t alone as this is also the case for other professions such as Nutrition Coaches, Life Coaches, and Health Coaches—and any other type of coach for that matter.
A Better Question Might Be—How Do I Become a Relationship Coach That Can Transform Lives?
Since anyone, aged 2 yrs+ can call themselves a Relationship Coach, how to become one probably isn’t the best question to be asking.
Sure, anyone can become a Relationship Coach—but not everyone can transform the relationships of others in ways they couldn’t have imagined without walking the road of transforming their own relationships and then coaching others to do the same.
This takes personal dedication to the craft of coaching yourself within your own relationships. Evolution into a catalyst for deep change within your own relationships and others.
This my friend, cannot be done through a course from Udemy. You need live interaction with real-world coaches, offering you valuable coaching, feedback, and practice.
I have recommended a valuable resource toward the end of this post as a place for you to start.
On to the informal regulations of Relationship Coaching.
The International Coach Federation
There is a regulating body called the ICF (International Coach Federation) attempting to regulate the coaching industry. However, their accreditation is not recognized by any country as a legitimate licensing body.
Because of this, the Relationship Coaching industry remains unregulated. It’s not mandatory anywhere in the world to be an accredited Relationship Coach.
Is Accreditation Recommended?
There is an ongoing debate about this. In the end, there are valid points to argue on both sides.
Getting certified through an ICF accredited Relationship Coach program does generally indicate the certification quality meets a certain standard.
For example, no accreditation is given to Relationship Coach certifications that don’t include a live teaching component. I 100% agree with this.
Relationship Coaching is not something one can learn by watching hours of video and all of a sudden knowing how to coach another. It takes practice, lots and lots of practice. First, you learn to coach yourself, then you learn to coach another, through practice.
These 11 core competencies are also debated by coaches. I can understand this because different types of coaches require different approaches.
For example, I believe Holding Space should be a core competency for any coach, but it’s not.
It’s Your Choice Whether to get certified
Whether you want to learn the art of Relationship Coaching through an accredited program or not is ultimately up to you.
Would I recommend calling yourself a Relationship Coach without any high-quality training or practice? Absolutely not.
I surely wouldn’t want to be coached by someone who has no training or received their training from a low-quality certification like what you can find on Udemy.
Do Your Research and Find a reputable certification
Take some time to discover exactly what type of coaching approach you want to take. Make sure it resonates with you.
For example: Do you want to coach singles looking for a relationship? Couples looking to improve their relationship? The following program covers both and much more.
Most popular Relationship Coach certification
More info: Loveology University
Gold standard Relationship Coach certification, ICF accredited, been in business for 25 years, higher ticket program
More info: Relationship Coaching Institute
Feel free to reach out to me here.
I’d love to help you find your way.