Where will an ICF Coaching Certificate take you?

ICF Accredited Coach Training is recognised internationally - it prepares you for success in a wide range of coaching fields, and an ICF Credential adds credibility to you as a Professional Coach. 

Do you want to become a Life Coach, a Leadership Coach, a Career Coach, or an Executive Coach?

Or do you want to bring the 'coach approach' to your existing skill-set and enrich your own leadership and management skills? 

As the coaching profession grows and expands, many diverse coaching fields are naturally evolving, from Health and Wellness Coaching, Family & Parenting Coaching and Retirement Coaching, to Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching and Career Coaching, amongst many more.

You may already know what type of Coaching aligns with your strengths, values and experience. Some of the more familiar Professional Coaching niches are listed below, and we know that finding your coaching passion and receiving robust professional coach training sets you on the road to becoming a coach who can make a real difference in peoples lives.Our ICF Accredited Coaching Course 'Coaching for Transformation' is designed to furnish you with the skills, knowledge and confidence - via practical face to face training - to excel as a Coach, regardless of what specialist area you feel drawn to. In fact, during the course we work on self-awareness and this may help you clarify what your Coaching calling really is!

It is important to note too, that not only Coaches benefit from learning the 'coach approach'. The insight, skills and self-knowledge that you will gain during a Coaching qualification will be immensely useful in your present career and personal life.

Top 5 Professional Coaching Fields

1. Life Coach 

Personal awareness, insight, growth and development is at the very core of all coaching, which means that whatever field of coaching you work in, the fundamentals of Life Coaching are always present. 

If you're interested in empowering people to be the best version of themselves, live in alignment with their values, enrich their relationships, and live with awareness and purpose, then Life Coaching could be the gift you bring to others.

People who engage a Life Coach are generally looking to improve their feeling of well-being and happiness in their life. A Life Coach works with clients to explore what's important to them, clarify their goals and aspirations, and create real and sustainable change in their life. Life Coaching provides the opportunity for individuals to live with more meaning and fulfilment.

2. Career Coach

If you want to work with clients who are keen to clarify their ideal career path, make a career change, or increase their professional impact Career Coaching may be for you! A Career Coach helps clients identify what really motivates them, create a vision for their future, work with their energising strengths and align their work with their values, among much more. Career Coaching is invaluable for new managers and individuals whose role requires greater personal and professional effectiveness.

A Career Coach will assist their client to build confidence, trust their decision-making abilities, increase their resilience to stress and pressure, enhance perspective, and integrate work and life responsibilities to thrive in work and life.

3. Leadership Coach

Are you motivated and energised by empowering individuals and teams to maximise their potential and excel in their professional roles? A true leader inspires others to be their best. Leadership qualities are not only important for those who hold a position as a Leader but for anyone who wishes to influence, inspire and motivate others towards the achievement of a goal or outcome.

A Leadership Coach assists their client to gain a deeper understanding of their vision of themselves as a Leader. The focus on personal development of a leader is of much greater importance to excellent leadership than the achievement of goals; when attention is given to the underlying cause, performance takes care of itself.

A Leadership Coach works with their client to acquire clarity and focus, enhance their emotional intelligence, learn how to bring the best out of others, and lead with confidence and courage. 

4.  Health & Well-Being Coach

Does lifestyle management appeal to you where an holistic approach to living is the focus? A Health & Well-Being Coach works with clients to improve their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being in order to live a high-functioning and healthy lifestyle.

Holistic well-being also includes the social support aspects of life - relationships, work, recreation, learning and development, personal experiences and beliefs, and community involvement.

A Health and Well-Being Coach will support individuals to integrate healthy patterns of sleep, nutrition, exercise, financial management, occupational enjoyment, and positive relationship dynamics to achieve optimal lifestyle choices and outcomes. 

5. Executive Coach

It can be lonely at the top! The intensity of an Executive role, coupled with the lack of peers to have confidential conversations with can create feelings of isolation which in turn can impede performance. Having a trusted, honest and supportive Professional Coach alongside is essential to an Executive's success.

An Executive Coach works closely to support the Executive to navigate the complexities and challenges of today's demanding business environment where high-performance, strategic thinking, adaptability and creativity are required.

By gaining clarity of thought, perspective, recognising personal blind spots, and self-awareness of their Leadership style and impact, the Executive develops authentic and trusting relationships with those they lead, increasing engagement, motivation and productivity in their organisation. 

More areas of Coaching

If the areas of interest you have for coaching isn't in the five short descriptions above, that's OK because you can be confident that coaching can be applied to any field that appeals to you! Here are some more specific examples:

  • Positive Psychology Coach
  • Relationship Coach
  • Work and Life Balance Coach
  • Life Skills for Teenagers Coach
  • Weight Loss Coach
  • Communication Coach
  • Cultural Awareness Coach
  • Dating Coach
  • Motivation Coach
  • Productivity Coach
  • Grief Coach
  • Happiness Coach
  • Small Business Coach
  • Business Development Coach
  • Corporate Refuge Coach
  • Team Building Coach
  • Diversity Coach
  • Spirituality Coach
  • New Immigrants Coach
  • Tertiary Study Coach

Many coaches combine coaching with another field of expertise such as Career Coaching & LinkedIn Profiling, Leadership Coaching & Team Building Facilitation, Life Coaching & Energy Healing, Relationship Coaching & Counselling, or Business Coaching & Consulting.

These types of combinations strengthen a coach's brand, profile and expertise, as well as leveraging income. 

How do you become a professional coach in your chosen field?

Our ICF Accredited Coaching courses offer small groups, personal attention and in-class practice to provide you with the confidence and skill to support people to make significant and lasting change in their life and work. Find out more about Coaching for Transformation here.

This ICF Coach Training delivers a thorough understanding of coaching concepts, coaching skills and techniques that will equip you to facilitate the outcomes your clients want for sustainable change.

If you want to know more feel free to contact Anna.