Life coaching is more than a collection of techniques or skills. It is more than a career you pick, or something you do for others. Authentic life coaching reflects who you are and finds a connection deep within yourself, growing like a plant in fertile soil. Life coaching is your

August 07th, 2012 by Life Coach Training

Master Coach and founder of the Institute of Life Coaching, Pat Williams was never satisfied with the clinical model for psychotherapy. At a recent presentation in Australia with the International Association for Coaching Psychology, Pat told the story of his first psychology class in

August 02nd, 2012 by Life Coach Training

It's always a great time to brush up on your marketing and business skills to grow your practice. ILCT is offering lots of opportunities for you to brush up on your business and marketing skills!
Are you wondering where to get clients? Generating qualified leads for coaching is
July 16th, 2012 by Life Coach Training

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

In his introduction to the Handbook of Positive Psychology (Snyder, C.R. and Lopez, S. editors, 2002), Martin Seligman stated:

“I believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise that achieves a scientific understanding and effective

June 26th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Global Warming of the Human Kind

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

The world needs global warming- not the environmental kind, the relational kind! Throughout the news media we hear somber warnings of global warming and its potential effects on the environment. We are also beginning to see a quickening of global warming

June 22nd, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Coaching by Phone Said Coach I Am

By Dr. Patrick Williams

Pat in the Hat
(With appreciation and apologies to Dr. Seuss)

I’m a coach said Coach I am.
I’m a coach, I am! I am!
I can coach you from a beach.

I can coach you within reach.
I can coach you with bad hair.
I can coach you anywhere.

I can coach you

June 19th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Personality Styles in the Home and Workplace

By: Timothy Burns

While the Peoplemap is an insightful tool, one of the more difficult steps in the process is getting your clients to accept that these different traits are hard wired into their own and their co-workers' DNA. We tend to communicate in our own 'language' rather than in

June 15th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Uncovering your Strengths and Weaknesses

One of the things I like the most about The Peoplemap is its simplicity. Therefore, the valuable insights of the assessment are less likely to become buried under jargon and labels than when using the DISC, Meyers-Briggs or other assessments. The Peoplemap is an useful and understandable

June 07th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Using the Peoplemap in Personal and Business Coaching

By Patrick Williams, Ed.D

As a Psychologist who has fully transitioned into Life Coaching, I work with people who choose to focus on designing a future rather than getting over past events. Clients who want to live their professional and personal life more fully value a personal coach.

June 05th, 2012 by Life Coach Training
Finding the Emerald City along the Yellowbrick Road

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

This is our last post on the Language of Leadership. We began this series talking about the limitations of using new information to motivate change. We've discussed how important language is when it comes to securing your audience’s commitment to a new

May 14th, 2012 by Life Coach Training