Over 27 million Americans will be self-employed by 2020. Many of these entrepreneurs will rely on a business coach to help them thrive. Great business coaches leverage their own experience to help others realize their potential, grow, and increase revenue. If you have previous success as an entrepreneur, coaching new business owners can be a rewarding and profitable career.
This course will teach you how to become a successful business coach. You will learn the fundamentals of coaching, including how to create winning strategies and how to address professional challenges. You will be able to serve entrepreneurs, business owners, and other professionals using time-tested coaching methods.
George Mason University
What you will learn
- How to analyze client needs to deliver meaningful results
- How to measure results and translate your value
- How to use your business experience to help others
How you will benefit
- Gain the skills needed to start a business coaching practice
- Develop an understanding of the professional role and activities of a business coach
- Establish an alternative income stream
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 100 course hours
- What Does a Business Coach Do?
- The Coaching Triangle
- The Coaching Process
- Client Needs Analysis
- Working with Clients
- Measuring Results
- Coaching Challenges
- Business Results
- Advanced Coaching Skills
- Coaching Resources
Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.
There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Any word processing application (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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