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Thinking about the Masters

Some of the most successful people in the world have great coaches.

And the world needs even more great coaches.

We all benefit if we can help high achievers make their best contributions, as well as more of the rest of us becoming high achievers.

By becoming a coach and fuelling success, you are contributing in a real way to world becoming a better place for all of us.

Like the people who you will coach, you will be a trail blazer, rather than a path follower.  If this is you, then this advanced degree could be for you.

There will be challenges along the way, but it is a rewarding Masters, and you will be joining an exiting and developing profession that welcomes people from many diverse backgrounds.

You can see this diversity is the number of professional organisations that cater for coaches. Our graduates have gone on to join and play valuable roles in contributing to the profession by joining these bodies.

Psychological Society of Ireland: Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology

British Psychological Society: Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology

International Society for Coaching Psychology

Association for Coaching

International Coaching Federation

European Mentoring & Coaching Council

 

Which one would you like to join? Could it be your career community?

Would you feel one with them?

Do you want to travel forward with them?

Which one will you join?

And there are many ways to be a coach.

It could be that you want to work privately, offering your services to individuals and organisations. Alternatively, you might prefer to work as an internal coach in a large organisation. Or you could want to develop into leadership, bringing out the best in your team by leveraging coach leadership. Or you might be in a human services profession, and you want to incorporate coaching into your professional skill set. An example of this is the developing profession of nurse coaching.  You could be the first to forge this path for your particular profession.

And if you are interested in becoming a coach – resist the temptation to make a quick decision.  Instead adopt the coaching way. Yes, there are important considerations and decisions to be made, but the coaching way would be to pause, and then fully explore all options, and then with as much information as possible, make the best decision for you, at the best time.

And if you cannot resist that urge to rush to a decision, then this could be giving you information that this may not be the path for you. You will after all be asking people to take time to explore, and if you cannot do it yourself…..then heed this message.

But if you can postpone a decision for a while as you explore, then think of completing the application form, in the spirit of just finding out more.

Practice being curious for a bit longer, and delay the rush to action for a bit

And here’s a peek at the first question.

 

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