Recommendations

Over the past 16 years, ILCT has had the opportunity to work with numerous individuals and organizations and are pleased to share them with you.

Organizations

Center for Credentialing & Education

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CCE is a non-profit organization which conducts assessment for numerous professional credentials, including the Board Certified Coach credential. ILCT was the first coach training program approved to train for the BCC. CCE also develops strong ethical codes for those credentials.
 

» cce-global.org

GoodTherapy.org

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A thriving directory of psychotherapists and mental health professionals, GoodTherapy.org has built a solid foundation on the vision of quality, ethically sound therapy. Its therapist members are dedicated to keeping this mission alive and continuing to reduce stigma and pathology surrounding mental health issues and care. Mental health professionals who are members of GoodTherapy.org have a listing in the online directory and access to dozens of continuing education events every year, including archived events. As an advocate for healthy practices, GoodTherapy.org is pleased to endorse The Institute for Life Coach Training as a program for prospective life coaches!

» GoodTherapy.org

International Coach Federation

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ICF is the largest professional membership organization in the coaching profession, providing credentialing opportunities, as well as setting the standards for coach training programs. ILCT is an Accredited Coach Training Program under the ICF.
 

» www.coachfederation.org

Library of Professional Coaching

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ILCT proudly serves as a sponsor of this wonderful online organization which provides free access to a peer reviewed resources associated with the field and discipline of professional coaching.

» libraryofprofessionalcoaching.com

The Global Guild of Certified Coaches

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Begun by ILCT graduate Regina Fasold, The Global Guild of Certified Coaches is offering discounted membership to ILCT students! The Guild helps credentialed coaches gain more clients and build sustainable coaching businesses. 

The Guild is offering a limited number of discounted memberships to ILCT students.  Discounted membership includes Basic Membership for $29/month (instead of $49) or Premium Membership for $39/month (instead of $69)! PLUS, your first month is FREE!

To join simply list your Free Coach Profile in the free client referral platform  www.CertifiedCoaches.com.

» CertifiedCoaches.com

Women 4 Change Coaching Community

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ILCT is thrilled to sponsor this non-profit organization which not only provides coaching to financially challenged women who are seeking positive change in their lives, but also provides opportunities for coaches to gain coaching experience, participate in coaching workshops, and gain CCEU credits.
 

» women4changecc.org

Books By ILCT Founder

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training

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 Becoming a Professional Life Coach, by ILCT's Founder Dr. Ptrick Williams, draws on the wisdom of years that have gone into designing the ILCT curriculum and is one of the main books used in our program, as well as other coach training programs as it presents the essential elements of life coaching in a content-rich form.

» amazon.com

Getting Naked

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If today you are no longer willing to settle for mediocrity in your work, relationships, and your life, this book is for you. Within these pages is the powerful secret to unlocking your fullest potential as a career person, a parent, a friend, a mate, a lover, a human being. How? Through getting naked. Getting Naked is about living life as the fullest, most authentic version of you. It's about cutting the crap--releasing the baggage that has held you hostage for so long and embracing all of you; the good parts, the bad parts, the public parts, and the shadow parts, so you can integrate them and become an even stronger force of positivity in the universe, through the secrets of honest self-disclosure.

» amazon.com

Law and Ethics in Coaching: How to Solve and Avoid Difficult Problems in Your Practice

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The first comprehensive book covering ethical and legal guidelines for personal and executive coaches

As coaching grows into a unique and fully established profession, coaches are already discovering and dealing with the special ethical and legal dilemmas that can arise in the coaching context. Law and Ethics in Coaching presents the first comprehensive look at ethical and legal issues in coaching. From coach-client conflicts to conflicts of interest, from assessments to informed consent, the authors detail the breadth of ethical quandaries in coaching and provide highly practical advice for avoiding problems--and for solving them.

» www.amazon.com

Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals

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ILCT Founder Patrick Williams' and Deborah C. Davis' book has been a standard for therapists who wish to transition or expand their practices into life coaching. Pat Williams  have finally revised their classic practice-building book for today's therapists and future coaches. The book begins by exploring the history of the coaching movement and then explains in detail the differences and similarities between coaching and therapy, discusses the coaching relationship, and considers some of the skills therapists will need to learn and unlearn in order to reclaim their joyfulness about their work. Professional transition tools such as developing and marketing your practice and honing your coaching skills are discussed at length in Part Three. The final section moves beyond basic life coaching to introduce coaching specialties such as corporate coaching, offers self-care strategies for life coaches, and peeks into the future of life coaching. There is new material throughout, including an overview of recent coaching developments, updated liability concerns, new business opportunities, and a new section on the research about coaching.

» amazon.com

Total Life Coaching

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Total Life Coaching by Pat and Lloyd is more than just a book.

It is an interactive experience in which you will find recipes for living your life more authentically, as well as master time-honored lessons that you can bring to your coaching clients. Regardless of the personal coaching techniques or skills you may have learned, you may still not be the most effective coach you can become. This book will help you move closer to that goal.

» www.amazon.com

Books by ILCT Faculty

Birding Through Cancer: A Seasons of Change Journey

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A Note to the ILCT Community:  There will come a time in our careers when circumstances call upon us to utilize all the skills we learned in our life coach training and it becomes incumbent upon us to walk the talk. Mine came a few years back with a scary medical diagnosis.  I am well now and the silver lining is that I wrote a book about the process. Birding Through Cancer: A Seasons of Change Journey.

To celebrate its arrival, I am sharing my author's discount with you by ordering it on my website http://www.steppingoutcoaching.com/about-book/

What do you do when your world has been turned upside down by some unexpected news?

How do you cope with the enormity of not knowing how things will unfold?

This inspirational memoir takes you on one woman’s journey weathering a frightening diagnosis by immersing herself in nature. Guiding you on mindful walks, at every turn you share in the discovery of poignant metaphors, revealing that you inherently possess the necessary resources to traverse life’s challenges.

Among the many books I have read about the Cancer experience, Birding Through Cancer is completely unique. Karin Marcus walks a path through the challenges of life​-​threatening illness with the sensitive eye of an expert bird watcher and the wise perspective of a seasoned Life Coach. She has filled her book with wonderful quotes and exquisite pictures of the creatures of the sky. The outcome is a one of a kind book which is a passionate celebration of the love of life that is the foundation of all healing. It will inspire you.

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN, MD, author of
N.Y. Times Bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom

» www.SteppingOutCoaching.com

Preaching & Teaching LAUDATO SI’: On Care for Our Common Home

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ILCT faculty member Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart has released a response to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment: PREACHING & TEACHING LAUDATO SI'. Read more about it.

Join ILCT Faculty Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart for a Tele-Workshop on how to assess our impact on the environment and how to become Stewards of Creation rather than Ecological Sinners! The workshop will involve presentation  and a Q&A session; participants will receive an informational package before the workshop, including "dial in" instructions, so advance registration is required.

DATE: Thursday, September  24th, 2015

TIME:  4:30-5:30 p.m., ET

TO REGISTER:  Email  [email protected], with "Ecological Conversion" in the subject line.

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The Little Book of Ethics for Coaches: Ethics, Risk Management and Professional Issues

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Karen Colby Weiner, J.D., Ph.D., brings her expertise in ethics to coaching through this book and her Ethics course taught at ILCT. Learn how to protect yourself and your clients by knowing how to differentiate the ethical from the unethical. Prevent risks--know how to handle tough situations.

» amazon.com

Books By ILCT Students

escape

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escape is an evocative compilation of thought-provoking poems and illustratively dramatic readings. An empowering expositional journey through life, love and humanity.

» www.kfanthony.com

From Therapy to Life Mastery: Coaching as a Natural Next Step from Hypnotherapy Hypnosis

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By: David Hartman, LCSW, BCC & Diane Zimberoff

From Therapy to Life Mastery: Coaching as a Natural Next Step from Hypnotherapy Hypnosis offers a new dimension in coaching. 'Coaching hypnosis' is the deliberate use of hypnosis, NLP techniques, hypnotic strategies and principles as an adjunct to accepted coaching process. It’s not only appropriate but highly effective in assisting clients to transcend their conscious rational belief system, opening new perspectives and expanded horizons of what is possible.

» amazon.com

Gratitude Journal

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By: James Merhaut

Many lives have been transformed through the regular practice of gratitude journaling. This simple and powerful Gratitude Journal can be your key to a renewed appreciation for life and the people who fill your days. The book includes clear instructions, inspiring reflections and attractive space for journaling. 

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Habakkuk: The Cry of Crisis-The Song of Victory

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By: Lucille Anderson

An inspiring and insightful in-depth study and spiritual devotional that focuses on the book of Habakkuk and his experiences calling out to the Lord for support, strength, and guidance during his time of crisis. With pragmatic activities and close biblical readings, the author invites readers to learn more about the character of Habakkuk so that they can likewise learn something about both themselves and, most importantly, God’s way.”

» amazon.com

Hope is a Verb

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Hope is a Verb chronicles a woman's journey from hopelessness to learning to live fully with chronic depression. The foreword is written by Dr. Patrick Williams, founder of ILCT.  

“An eloquent narrative for anyone who has ever felt gripped by despair, loneliness or emptiness, whether over many years or just a stage of living.”  

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Create Space.

» amazon.com

Losing and Finding My Father: Seasons of Grief, Healing and Forgiveness

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An evocative memoir recounting the remarkable transformations that former ILCT student Kira Freed went through in the process of grieving her father’s death and healing from the effects of an abusive childhood. It’s a story of loss but ultimately a story of revelation and a testament to the power of consciously dedicating oneself to the healing journey. Includes a substantial appendix of creative self-help tools. Foreword by Richard C. Schwartz, developer of Internal Family Systems Therapy.

» www.losingandfindingmyfather.com

Moment to Moment: The Transformative Power of Everyday Life

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ILCT student Dr. Amy Sander Montanez's book explores the transformative process, a convergence of classic Christian spirituality and depth psychology, which she use daily in life and in her professional practice. Amy discusses five key areas of life through which we are transformed: Inner Work; Holy Ground; Sabbath; Family, Friends and Community; and Vocation. Written as a series of personal reflections with searching questions appended, the book can be used for personal study or for small group reading. 

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Perfectly Negative

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By: Linda Carvelli

An inspirational memoir of love, loss, and resilience. It introduces a cast of real, relatable characters who will have you crying, laughing, and ultimately rejoicing in Linda’s triumph and determination to make sense of the overwhelming heartbreak she endured. Linda's transformation validates the power of self-reflection by uncovering her life purpose. This insightful memoir reveals nuggets of wisdom to reassure you as you face your own life lemons/lessons.

» amazon.com

The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training

Filed under: Books By ILCT Students, Tools to Enhance Your Coaching Practice

Due to her commitment to Christian Coaching, former ILCT student Linda Hedberg publishes this annual guide, examining the different programs available for those who want to incorporate their faith in coaching, including ILCT, the first ICF approved coach training program.

» www.MyChristianCoachTraining.com

The Enlightened Edge for Leaders: Ignite the Power of You

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ILCT student Barbara Bouchet's book will show you how to shift from the Limited You, who is confined, guarded and constricted, to the Essential You, who is wise, expansive and centered. When you ignite the power of the Essential You, you have a hotline to a smarter and wiser you. As you liberate your leadership potential, you’ll be able to take powerful, positive action from a feeling of unshakable confidence, equipping you to both lead yourself and others so that when the heat is on, you bring out the best in yourself and the best in others. 

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Tools to Enhance Your Coaching Practice

CoachingWebsites

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CoachingWebsites specializes in creating websites designed for coaches that are professional, affordable, and effective. All you pay is a monthly hosting fee of $59/month with no long-term contracts. They deliver credit card processing, appointment requests, search engine optimization, and more - it's all included! Attracting new clients and generating more revenue is easy with CoachingWebsites! If you visit this site and provide a promo code of "ILCT", you will receive A Free Website and One Month of Hosting Service with CoachingWebsites.

» CoachingWebsites.com

ejaeDesign

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As a distance learning school, our website is our lifeblood.  ejae Design has been ILCT's web design and development service since 2013, working with us to improve all aspects of our online presence. We feel confident knowing that the most important element of our business is in ejae Designs' hands and feel equally confident recommending this company to anyone we know. 
 

» ejaeDesign

The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training

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Due to her commitment to Christian Coaching, former ILCT student Linda Hedberg publishes this annual guide, examining the different programs available for those who want to incorporate their faith in coaching, including ILCT, the first ICF approved coach training program.

» www.MyChristianCoachTraining.com

The PeopleMap System

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Many of our faculty members and students use the PeopleMap system in their coaching work to enhance communication, team building, leadership and peak performance. Dr. Michael Lillibridge, the developer of the PeopleMap Assessments provides training through ILCT in his Executive Coaching Practicum and his Becoming A Certified PeopleMap Trainer courses.

» peoplemapsystems.com

The Wellness Coach Toolbox

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Developed by Michelle Armstrong, ILCT Instructor and former student, The Wellness Coach Toolbox is a Done-For-You wellness coaching program where you can customize wellness programs for your clients, providing over 250 pages with 24 separate unique modules that include session outlines, client handouts, must have coaching resources and marketing materials to attract new clients. Best of all, it's a one time investment that you can use without any reoccurring fees!
Receive 15% off with the coupon code ILCT (note: you enter the code at the very end).

» thewellnesscoachtoolbox.com