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Would you like to be part of the future of coaching?

The Coaching Academy Blog

Posted: March 2023

Coaching has come a long way since its inception in the 1980s. Initially focused on improving sports performance, coaching has evolved to encompass various personal and professional development aspects. Today, countless types of coaching are available, from life coaching to health & wellness coaching.  The rise of technology and remote working has been extremely positive for the future of coaching, making coaching increasingly accessible through video conferencing software.

The rise of coaching

As our world continues to change and evolve, so does the field of coaching - with new methodologies and approaches emerging all the time. Coaching is no longer just for athletes or executives; it's for anyone who wants to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the benefits of coaching. As people face increasingly complex challenges in their personal and professional lives, they turn to coaches for guidance and support. Coaching offers a unique opportunity to work with an experienced professional who can help you identify your strengths, clarify your goals, and develop strategies for success. 

With the rise of online coaching platforms and social media, connecting with coaches worldwide is easier than ever. As we said, more and more people recognise that coaching is not just for high-level executives or athletes - it's for anyone who wants to improve their lives and achieve their full potential. Whether you want to make a career change, improve your relationships, or enhance your physical health, a coach can help you get where you want to be.  At The Coaching Academy, we're delighted to help potential coaches find fulfilment and purpose through life coaching, as well as being actively involved in shaping the future of coaching.

Supporting coaches to realise their potential at The Coaching Academy

Established in 1999, we are one of the world's largest life coaching course providers, and one of the UK’s first to provide fully accredited life coaching qualifications. Over the past 24 years, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering high-quality coaching courses and training and we’re incredibly proud of our impact on the coaching community. 

The Coaching Academy were pioneers of coaching in the UK. At the forefront of coaching qualifications, we are chosen by more people looking to achieve their goal of becoming a professional life coach than any other UK training provider.

Our CEO, Bev James, trained with The Coaching Academy herself, through her experience as a delegate and a student of The Coaching Academy, Bev knows the importance of quality training delivery. No one is more committed to ensuring our delivery meets the highest standard!

Shaping the future of coaching 

Significant research and studies have been undertaken on the effectiveness of coaching, and we know that coaching transforms lives and helps our clients reach their goals further than if they were to go it alone. But the 'how' is still largely unexplored… until now. 

At The Coaching Academy, we're excited to partner with Tia Moin, a PhD student at the University of Reading. This large-scale study will analyse "how" coaching works and what coaching behaviours from the coach or client led to successful outcomes. This research has never been done before, so we are delighted to be part of this leading research.   

The study invites coaches and student coaches from all backgrounds and levels of experience - alongside three or more of their clients - to participate in the research.

How can you take part?

We invite you to participate in an exciting opportunity to be part of how coaching is evaluated, and coach training is created for the future. The study invites coaches and student coaches from all backgrounds and levels of experience - alongside three or more of their clients- to participate in the research.

All you need to do is register to partake using this link and have coached three clients over three sessions by August when the study finishes.   As an added incentive, Tia and the University of Reading are offering a chance to win a ticket to the British Psychological Society Coaching Psychology Conference or a selection of high-value coaching books if you register by 15th May.

You can also learn more about Tia's research and being part of the research by watching our video with Tia here:  How Does Coaching Work? Your Chance To Find Out And Shape The Future Of Coaching  

As we look to the future, it's clear that coaching will continue to play an increasingly important role in people's lives. With advances in technology and the rise of remote and virtual work, more people than ever before are seeking out coaches who can help them navigate complex challenges and achieve their goals. In addition, there is growing recognition of the importance of mental health and well-being, which has increased the demand for coaches specialising in these areas. 

As coaching becomes more mainstream and accessible, we expect to see innovations and approaches emerge to help coaches better serve their clients.   From AI-powered coaching tools to personalised virtual reality experiences, the future of coaching will surely be exciting and full of possibilities. 

We're delighted to partner with Tia and the University of Reading on this exciting study about how coaching works, and we can't wait to see the research progress and the results.   So, if you'd like to participate, find out more about Tia's research and sign up for the study today to help shape the future of coaching. 

Would you like to have a coaching business you can run from the comfort of your own home, or add coaching skills to your existing role, then do join us on our Introduction to Life Coaching webinar - choose from available dates.    

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Who we are

The Coaching Academy was established in 1999, and is now the world's largest coaching school.

In that time we have trained over 14,000 people to become life coaches.

We are accredited by the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching, and we're rated 4.8 out of 5 on Trustpilot.

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