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Palm Coast, FL, United States, 2007/07/13 - Dr. Patrick Williams, founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training, releases a new book for coaches, students and therapists worldwide.
The ambassador of coaching, Dr. Patrick Williams, co-authored the book, Becoming a Professional Life Coach, Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training. This book is a guided resource to gain knowledge and strategies of the professional coaching process as a unique set of skills to add to your toolbox or to fully transition to professional coaching.
Williams holds a doctorate in education, is a master certified coach, and the founder of The Institute of Life Coach Training. He also co-authored the highly acclaimed book, Therapist as Life Coach. Many cite William’s work as one of the top influential minds in the emerging field of coaching. Williams has trained thousands of counselor’s, psychotherapists, and other professionals in the health and wellness fields. He has given them unique life-coaching skills that have successfully improved their relationships with clients and enhanced their practices.
Coaching is an intimate, provocative relationship between a client and coach. Coaching sessions typically occur over the phone or the internet. Sessions focus on designing and achieving life goals and fulfillment for the client.
Williams states that, “many individuals turn ‘professional coach’ over night with little if any training and inadvertently tip the profession’s ‘scale of credibility’ in the wrong direction. My new book puts everyone on the same plane, offering vital principles of coaching and systematic methods to building a strong clientele and revenue stream.”
Williams crisscrosses the globe virtually and in person, committed to his passion for everyone to have the opportunity to experience professional coaching in his or her lifetime. Lessons shared in the book will inspire and instruct new coaching students as well as seasoned coaches.
Williams states his mission as to profoundly impact the lives of those he trains and teaches so that they may profoundly impact the lives of those they work with as coaches and mentors.
Lessons shared in the book include:
- Listening soulfully and strategically;
- Establishing a client’s focus;
- Giving honest feedback and observation;
- Formulating first coaching conversations;
- Asking powerful, eliciting questions;
- Understanding human developmental stages of your clients;
- Re-framing a client’s perspective;
- Partnering with clients for profound changes they desire...
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“Pat Williams has been a pioneer & innovator in wholistic life coaching. After traveling and sitting around the fire with Pat in Africa, I was inspired to re-read the book that I had already wholeheartedly endorsed. I was astonished in my second read at the wealth of new insights to be uncovered, even for a seasoned life coach like me with 33-years of experience! Becoming a true professional requires us to profess our "anthropology"- our point-of-view on the "life" side of coaching. This book is ripe with the wisdom to help us accomplish that. The evolution of our purpose, values & beliefs must continue through all seasons of our coaching lives. In addition, this book is an essential guide for the journey. I am confident it will help shape the life coaching agenda for decades.” Richard J.Leider, Founder & Chairman the Inventure Group.
“New coaching books are appearing with greater frequency but they vary significantly in quality. Many are poorly written re-statements of what has appeared in other books. Few bring fresh perspectives like Williams Book.”
Gary R. Collins, Evaluating Coaching Books Newsletter
What others saying about the Institute for Life Coach Training
“As a professor of positive psychology and coaching psychology at Harvard Medical School, I am highly aware of the quality of numerous life coach training programs... Dr. William's Institute for Life Coach Training program is of exceptional quality in terms of the various theories represented and the translation of those theories into practice. A high educational standard is consistently maintained. I'm very pleased to have graduated from this program myself, and to have personally experienced the benefits.” Carol Kauffman, PhD, ABPP PCC, Assistant Clinical Professor Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
“The three areas we focused on (coaching skills, business development, and personal development) continue to be a daily part of my coaching practice... I am a better therapist because of the coach training I received from ILCT... Finally, the personal development section (identifying your purpose, mission, core values, etc.) was worth the whole cost of the coaching course (my buddy coach felt the same way).” Jennifer D. Degler, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach
"Pat Williams' Institute for Life Coach Training course has been tremendously beneficial for us in our transitioning from psychotherapists to coaches. The instruction, class materials, and group interaction combined to provide both ample learning and encouragement. Our participation in the course allowed us to gain significant knowledge in the areas of transitioning our therapists' skills to coaching skills, developing new coaching skills, how to use ourselves as coaches, and how to market our practice." Jan and Tim Tillotson, St. Augustine, FL