Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions you may have about business coaching, business coach training and corporate seminars.
BUSINESS COACH TRAINING
What is the Registered Corporate Coach Program (RCC)?
The RCC was designed specifically for individuals who seek to augment their skills in the area of executive and corporate coaching and who are prepared for a compressed study program.
What does the RCC designation mean?
The RCC designation is awarded by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) and verifies that you have met professional standards for coaching within a corporate setting. In an unregulated field, the RCC sets you apart as meeting standards set by the leading professional business coaching association.
What is the difference between a “registered” designation and a “certification”?
A “registered” program is less time consuming than a typical “certification” program. The RCC offer the benefits of a professional program based on life experiences.
Who is the WABC?
WABC is the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, the only international professional association dedicated exclusively to the business coaching industry. It's also the only association of its kind with admission and renewal membership standards. For over six years, WABC has been representing and serving all external and internal coaches working with businesses, organizations and governments. These coaches include business coaches, corporate coaches, executive coaches, leadership coaches, organizational development coaches and many other types of coaches.
Who is eligible to take the RCC?
Consultants, human resource professionals, therapists, coaches, and managers all pursue the RCC. The RCC is appropriate for any individual who has had significant business or professional experience. Participants join the WABC as part of the RCC program. Those who are eligible to join the WABC are eligible to participate in the RCC. Minimum requirements are:
- Will use coaching skills in a business environment.
- Must have at least seven years of professional or business experience.
Why the RCC?
The RCC was designed to meet a specific need in the area of coaching skills training. The RCC is a:
- Compressed Advanced Course - Many coaching certification programs take up to two years to complete and are too rudimentary for those who have had significant training and experience.
- Business and Corporate Focused – Many coach training programs are overly broad or focused exclusively on personal coaching. The RCC is designed to teach skills that are directly applicable to the business and corporate environment.
To find out more about WABC go to www.wabccoaches.com.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
There is a 50% refund for cancellation 30 days prior to the program start date and no refund if you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program start date.
However, all proceeds can be applied to future classes within the same calendar year and any money paid is transferable to other individuals within the same corporation.
What is business coaching?
Business coaching is a designed alliance between a motivated individual and an experienced coach working together to create a partnership that enables the client to move towards their desired future.
Business coaching is a personal, supportive and 100% confidential relationship.
How does a business coaching relationship work?
You and your business coach set up a schedule to meet either in person or over the phone. Business coaching sessions range from 30 minutes to two hours, every one to two weeks. The coaching schedule is set to accommodate you and can fluctuate as your business coaching needs change.
What is the basic philosophy of business coaching?
Everyone can get what's wanted a lot faster and easier teaming up with a business coach partner.
Why would I work with a business coach?
One of the most common complaints that people bring to business coaching is that they are ‘stuck’. People who work with a business coach are willing to challenge themselves and identify areas of opportunities that were previously unrealized and unnoticed.
What kinds of results can I expect?
The goal of all business coaching is to gain clarity, insight and forward progress. Business coaching allows the individual to go beyond what is reasonable or expected. It requires recognizing and eliminating the habits and assumptions that have kept you stuck.
How does business coaching differ from therapy, a best friend, or self-management?
Business coaching is not therapy. Business coaching is “you” focused, and the focus is on your desired future. By the use of your business coach’s insight and use of powerful questioning you gain forward movement by identifying your goals and designing specific strategies to reach them.
A best friend is great to have and important. However, usually friends are not trained professionals whose purpose is to partner with you and work on your agenda only. Also, a friend wants to keep you as a friend and will not always tell you what you may need to hear. Your business coach will in a caring and respectful way!
Finally, blind spots can be an issue with self-management and a business coach can provide an outside, unbiased point of view. More importantly, having a business coach imparts a sense of accountability and sustains the momentum for moving forward from week to week.
What happens when you hire a business coach?
- You take yourself more seriously and gain forward momentum in your activities.
- You take more effective and focused actions - immediately.
- You stop putting up with energy drains and get results with less effort.
- You set goals that are truly impacting on where you most want to grow.
Does the business coach work on personal goals or business/professional goals?
Business Coaches believe that personal and business matters definitely influence each other. Hence, business coaches are trained to work professionally with all client aspects.
Why does business coaching work so well?
Coaching is a synergistic and powerful relationship. The power is in the relationship itself. It is partnership whereby the collaboration of the two creates much better and faster results than working individually. With business coaching the good news is that you don't have to go at it alone!
Does business coaching really work?
In the 1998 International Coach Federation Survey,
- a landslide of 98.5% of coaching clients said their investment in a coach was well worth the money.
- 70% of clients said their investment in a coach was very valuable
- 28.5% said their investment was valuable
- 1.5% said their investment had not been valuable.
Is business coaching only for people who "have problems"?
Absolutely not! Business coaching is for people who want to live life to the fullest, who want to ensure that they are fully engaged in life, who want to be truly effective leaders and want to get there more quickly with a committed ally. In business coaching, we believe that nothing is broken. We believe passionately that everyone who comes to business coaching is "whole, creative and responsible." It is living up to your full potential. Consider business coaching to be your very own, personalized leadership development.
I should be able to do this myself - why do I need to hire someone?
A business coach accelerates your journey so that it is quicker, easier and more rewarding than if you go it alone. Just as individuals sometimes find it helpful to have a personal trainer to help them get in shape, so a personal business coach can help you get "in shape in life."
Is it worth it?
Time and time again, studies have outlined the beneficial cost of coaching to organizations. Should you be interested in learning more about this, please let us know and we'll be happy to send you some of the more recent research that speaks to this issue.
How do I get started?
Contact us today with your questions and to set up your complimentary free business coaching session!