Life Coaching with Couples:  The NEW Profession

Pat Williams, EdD and Mike Lillibridger, PhD

Participants will learn specific applications of Life Coaching skills to coach couples who want to move forward to create a more fulfilling relationship. Participants will also learn and become proficient in the PEOPLEMAP, an assessment tool that is powerful in understanding the challenges and opportunities in different personalities of marriage partners. Includes skills practice, demonstration and practice-building tips. $100 spouse discount.

Life Coaching has burst upon the scene and grows everyday in popularity among those who seek a partner in optimal living. People see the value of having a professional coach who can assist in designing their future – rather than getting over a past.

Life Coaching (aka personal and professional coaching) has evolved from the blending of the fields of counseling, consulting, organizational development, human potential training. It is a perfect transition profession for therapists, counselors, educators, clergy and other helping professionals who want to offer coaching as a service in their office, community, church or synagogue – or, by telephone.

A Life Coach is a partner who works with individuals, couples, families and organizations who desire to narrow the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in any and all areas of their life - personally and professionally. Relationship Coaching is a specific application for work with individuals and couples who want to live and work more purposefully and authentically.

Participants will be equipped to begin to use relationship coaching with individuals or couples. Participants will also understand how to take the steps to gain coaching certification to add credibility and competence. (Note: While certification is not yet required in the coaching profession, we'll help you understand how to add this optinal credential.)

Institute participants will receive: Two free copies of the Peoplemap assessment (one to take in class and one to take home); generous handouts; access to many coachng articles written by Dr. Patrick Williams; ongoing monthly free coaching teleclasses; and a $100 discount for additional optional training with the Institute for Life Coach Training.

Here are just two of the many rave reviews from previous Smart Marriages conferences :

"Taught what coaching is and how it differs from therapy and then provided opportunities forhands-on application and practice. Life Coach was the best training I have ever attended." -Elizabeth Amazaki, MSW

"We are excited about continuing our marriage work and incorporating coaching in it. Thank you so much for your time and expertise." -Mary and Kent Dyer, Smart Marriage Institute participants

Pat Williams, EdD, is the founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training and co-author of Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming Your Practice; Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills; Techniques to Enhance Your Practice and Your Life; and Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons From the Institute for Life Coach Training.

Mike Lillibridge, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, executive coach, and founder and president of Peoplemap Training. He is a former University professor, professional speaker, author of seven books and numerous workbooks, training manuals and audiocassette programs. The Peoplemap Company has Certified Trainers throughout the United States. Mike is director of Leadership and Executive Coaching at the Institute for Life Coach Training.

For more information  or Toll free:  888 267 1206 

This institute is part of the week-long Smart Marriages conference.

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