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Common Questions About Coaching and Coach U
Common Questions About Coaching and Coach U

Master List of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Just click on the group of questions you want answered. All questions in a group are located on the same page, so once you're "there," you can scroll up or down within that group of questions.

Group A. What is coaching all about?

  • What is coaching?
  • How is coaching different from consulting? Therapy? Sports coaching? A best friend?
  • What is the basic philosophy of coaching?
  • Who hires a coach, and why?
  • What happens when you hire a coach?
  • Does the coach work on personal or business/professional goals?
  • Where does the coach focus with an average client?
  • Why does coaching work?
  • Why is coaching becoming so popular?
  • Please give me some context about coaching...
  • What about people who are already doing great in their lives? Why would they need a coach?
  • Can a dependency be created between coach and client?
  • Can coaching hurt someone?
  • Can I hire a coach just for a short-term, special project?
  • How long must I commit if I start working with a coach?
  • What does it cost to hire a coach?

Group B. About the beginnings of the coaching profession...

  • Where did coaching get started, and who started it?
  • How strong is the requirement for coaching?

Group C. About being a coach...

  • How do I know if coaching is right for me?
  • So, what's the real scoop on becoming a coach and being successful at it?
  • What qualities do I need to be a successful coach?
  • Can these qualities be taught and learned?
  • What are the benefits of becoming a coach?
  • Is it possible to coach part-time and be successful?
  • Can I really make a living doing this?
  • Where does one find their clients?
  • How do you know how much to charge when you are starting?
  • How long does it take to start a coaching practice?
  • What educational background does one need to become a coach?
  • Does a coach need to be licensed? By whom?
  • How long do clients stay with a coach?
  • What are some of the problems one faces as a coach?

Group D. About the Training Program....

  • How many people have received their training from Coach U?
  • Can you give me an idea of who is in the TeleClasses?
  • What do you work on when you're training to be a coach?
  • What coaching skills does Coach U teach?
  • How does Coach U help me learn to coach?
  • How many TeleClasses are there?
  • What if I live outside of the USA?
  • How much homework is given?
  • What happens during a typical TeleClass?
  • Can I use an internet phone service such as Skype to call into teleclasses?
  • Can you really learn via the TeleClass format?
  • How do I know that I've really grasped the material?
  • What if I can't match your TeleClass schedule with mine?
  • What if I miss a session of the TeleClass?
  • What are the backgrounds of the TeleClass Trainers?
  • What is the time frame?

Group E. More questions about becoming a coach...

  • Do I need to hire my own coach?
  • When would I start working with clients?
  • Do I have to live/work near a large city to be trained as a coach?
  • How difficult is the certifying examination?
  • I'm a manager and don't intend to be a full-time coach. Is the Coach U training for me?
  • If I start with you, what I can I expect from Coach U?
  • What would you expect of me as a Coach U student?
  • Are there some people you suggest should not train with Coach U?
  • Will I be able to get clients?
  • Do I have to become a full-time coach to work with Coach U?
  • What if I have questions, now or later?
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