Life coach education - is one week enough?

@Porcospino (16425)
Denmark
September 2, 2015 4:28pm CST
On a Danish discussion site I read an old discussion about a man in his early 20's who wanted to work as a life coach. The Danish life coach education was too expensive so he decided to take a course in the US instead. The course lasted one week and when the man returned to Denmark he wanted to work as a life coach. Many of the other members of the discussion site thought that he was crazy. The course only lasted one week and the other members thought that he didn't have enough knowledge and experience. I don't know much about the life coach education, but one week doesn't sound like much, and I think that more knowledge and experience would be a good thing. What do you think?
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
What is that thing called Life Coach Education. Is it related to how you live or you should live ? If so, sounds interesting. There are some already available - one well known spiritual Guru - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has his chain of "Art of Living" schools across the globe. And yes I agree, it is pricey. Personally, no one can teach anyone how to live life. Life is more complex and unpredictable than any other subject on the planet.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
3 Sep 15
I think that there are different types of life coach educations, but I know a little bit about one of the Danish educations. The students learn how to achieve their goals, how to improve their relationships and their communication, how to change their thoughts etc. The students use those things when they work with clients. I also think that it sounds interesting, but the education is very expensive and I could never afford it. I hadn't heard of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Art of living, but I just looked him up on the internet and I found a website about him. I will return later and read the rest
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Sep 15
@Porcospino That curriculum as you mention, sounds interesting. At the lowest levels, it might be done with an intention to improve living, life and also relationships. But I wonder if this outlook and approach would be any effective in personal issues, as I feel, the students would start weighing every relation and trying to make their interests a success - which might lead to more complications and problems. On another thought, I think it is only going to add more worries rather than any good - practically, The How to achieve goals, how to improve relationships and communications - seems to be more related to how to handle the Business, Negotiate or the Art of Negotiation.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
That sounds crazy because if he spent the airfare to come here to study? Because you said he returned to Denmark. I do not think it is long enough to study but I suppose if he can do it then. Lots of courses are not sufficient to learn enough experience.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
3 Sep 15
He chose to study in the US because it was cheaper for him. The course and plane ticket cost less than the Danish course. He is able to use the American diploma in Denmark, and it is similar to Danish diploma. One week doesn't sound like much. I don't think that I would work as a life coach if I only studied one week, and I would probably combine it with other courses and try to get more experience.
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• United States
3 Sep 15
@Porcospino Yes and over here the education is not up to par..just my thoughts, everything is so hurried and not guaranteed of learning..more a quick buck to make..
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