FAQ

How can I ascertain  for sure if AlphsStars program – or that of another school – is genuinely  approved by the ICF?

Is is simple!look directly on the “Training Program”search on the ICF site itself.

You can verify ICF approval by visiting the ICF Training Program Search Service (TPSS), typing in “AlphaStars Academy of Excellence” (without the quotes) into the “Training Organization” field and clicking on the Search button.

BE AWARE! There could be some unapproved companies out using ambiguous terminology claiming their programs are approved by the ICF when they are not.

Which countries and origin do you expect the participants from?

Our program is a truly International program and our ICF approval is a testament to our International standing. Our students are truly global as well. We expect our students come from all corners of the globe including India, United States, UK, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Sweden, Dubai, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia to name just a few countries. We are open to have participants from all over the world.

Why is the AlphStars fee so low compared to other Coaching schools?

Typical Life Coach training programs cost anywhere between $3000.00 and $8000.00. Our prices are less than a fifth of that.

We have made it our policy to use the Internet as well as other electronic technologies as our primary vehicle for delivery of our training programs. This means that it isn’t necessary for us to charge exorbitant tuition in order to maintain a physical campus.

We do not indulge in ” irrelevant lectures and/or “seminars” that sound good on a website or in a brochure, but do not add any value either to the program or to your coaching practice. An ICF approved program is an ICF approved program! It covers the eleven Core Coaching Competencies defined by the ICF. So there is no justification for charging astronomical fees.

We also believe that charging higher tuition prices to keep students in training longer than necessary is not conducive to fair practice. We believe in providing the very best, state of the art training at a fair and reasonable price to you, the student.

With this in mind, we offer accelerated accredited coach training aimed to serve you better, faster, and for less money than any other training program of comparable quality.

Your live program is delivered face to face class ? Isn’t over the web a better option?

Interestingly, the answer to that question is – No!

When you first learn in a traditional class where the student physically interact have more value, in case of Life Coaching, it really matters a lot. And that is especially true when life coaching is just new to you.

Once you are complete with training, there are high-tech tools now available that allow us to coach clients virtually.

Also remember – once you become a Life Coach, over 95% of your coaching will be done over the phone. Thus taking training in the classroom help you to get comfortable with the virtual format before you begin your coaching practice.

Is it possible to build a career and make a good living being a coach?

There is a huge need for Life Coaches around the world and very few qualified and certified Life Coaches to fulfill that need. That means that Life Coaches are in great demand. According to recent surveys, entry-level Life Coaches earn between Rs 5000/ and Rs 25000/- an hour, whereas more experienced coaches can charge over Rs 50000/ an hour. The rates depend on many factors, including your coaching niche, whether you coach individuals or corporate clients, and whether your clients are local or international. Regardless, Life Coaching is an extremely rewarding profession – both personally and financially.

How do I know if Coaching is right for me?

Ask yourself the following questions and if the answer is YES, then Life Coaching IS right for you:

– Do you like people?
– Do you want financial independence?
– Are you a good listener?
– Do you desire to work at a job you love?
– Do you easily develop a rapport with others?
– Do you enjoy helping others?
– Do you want to make a difference in the world?
– Do you want to continue to grow spiritually and professionally?

Can I coach part time?

Absolutely. In fact, we recommend it. Set aside a few hours a week for your coaching clients, but keep your day job. Then, as you start getting more clients, you can begin to devote more time to your practice. At that point, you can opt to become a full-time coach, or you can continue coaching part time and earning that extra money.

Can I interact with other students while I am enrolled in the program?

Absolutely! Our students and alumni are in constant touch with each other through telephone, email, and our Facebook group. They constantly brainstorm, exchange ideas and even work on projects together. In short, you are an integral part of the Symbiosis student community.

What type of individuals become coaches?

People who want to contribute; people committed to personal growth; people valuing freedom and independence in their career choice. A career in Coaching is perfect for the individual man or woman who desires to make a difference in people’s lives while maintaining a high standard of personal excellence in his or her own life.

Common backgrounds of today’s Coaches: Consultants, IT Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Managers, Trainers in Development, Sales and Marketing professionals, Call center professionals, Hotel Management professionals, Human Resource Professionals, Financial Consultants and Chartered Accountants, Professional speakers, Fitness Instructors, Holistic Practitioners, Housewives and many many more.

In general, people from any walk of life and with any educational and professional background can become successful, financially independent coaches with international clients.

Is coaching considered therapy or counseling?

Coaching is NOT like therapy or counseling although Coaching does draw from a diverse range of disciplines. Coaching is more concerned with results rather than understanding or processing. Therefore, there is a strong focus on action. Coaching makes its focus on the future rather than the past.

Coaching is about working under the assumption that every individual that we are coaching already has all the answers that they require within his/herself. The primary job of the Coach is to help the client tap into the deep resource that they already own to find the appropriate answers to the areas of their life that is just not working for them. It is very important to remember that the Coaching Session is an ‘advice-free’

Are there any prerequisites to becoming a Coach?

There are no prerequisites to becoming a Coach. People from all different backgrounds – IT professionals, HR Professionals, Housewives, Sales & Marketing professionals, Doctors, Counselors, Teachers, Training Professionals and many more – become successful Life Coaches.

However, there are some minimum guidelines:

– Legal age of consent;
– Ability to attend lectures in English;
– Willingness to assist others;
– Empathy, compassion toward others.

If you have questions about your eligibility to become a coach, please contact us and we will be happy to speak with you.

How is the program delivered?

Our ICF approved Certified Life Coach program is delivered live in person, class room set up and not over the web. It is a highly interactive program that is offered in a classroom.

The program also includes real life hands-on coaching experience, an extensive library of reference material and supplementary notes, and full support through and beyond the program.

Is accreditation a must?

There are many accreditation bodies scattered throughout the world, all of which uphold somewhat the same standard of training. Our programs are accredited through the International Coach Federation and the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming (SNLP) – two of the most respected accreditation bodies in the world.

Accreditation is different from certification in that it assures you, the prospective student, that the program has been assessed and reviewed for its inclusive content of the eleven core competencies and ethical standards as recognized and adopted by most world-wide coaching organizations.

Program accreditation is not necessary for the life coach to begin and maintain a successful professional practice, however, generally speaking, an accredited program is generally considered the program of choice as the quality of the program is carefully scrutinized.

Are there any hidden program costs?

No, there are no hidden costs. Your course includes everything you need to successfully complete your coaching Certification with a guarantee of no hidden extras. Tuition includes all course materials, notes, supplemental reading and resources. Tuition fees include all taxes.

Upon graduation, there is an yearly affiliation fee to keep your certification active.

How long will it take to complete my program?

The guideline for completion of the Practitioner level Certified Life Coach program 8 days

Students undertaking the Master Practitioner Life Coach program are expected to complete their program within 8 months.

Is there one coaching model that I must adhere to?

Absolutely not. We firmly believe that the face of coaching is an ever-evolving profession.

We do not favor any particular Coaching model over another. Our program, however, will teach you the accepted ‘standard of practice’ model. We encourage our students to continue to develop his or her discipline as they so choose based on their particular background, strengths and interests.

Do coaches specialize?

Although many Coaches prefer to keep their options open, a great many coaches do choose to specialize and focus on a particular niche’ in the marketplace.

Business, Executive, Organizational, health and fitness, relationship, career, confidence, self-esteem, marriage, spiritual, and finances are just a few areas of specialty that we can mention here. The list is endless and you are only held by your imagination and your interests.

Deciding on if a specialty niche is right for you, and discovering just what that niche should be is part of your learning experience in the program.

Once I graduate, must I join a governing body?

Our Success Conversion Coaching program is accredited through the International Coach Federation and the Certified Coaches Alliance. Our graduates must join the Certified Coaches Alliance in order to become certified and to keep their coaching designation active.

How will I be graded while doing my course?

Our purpose is not so much as to ‘grade you’ as it is to provide you with the right tools and the knowledge of how to use them correctly. That said, students must complete several assignments for evaluation and a final exam.

Will I receive the support that I need when doing the course?

Yes. As our student you are never alone!

Students can contact our support team at any time should there be any questions, whatsoever. We offer complete support to all our students not just while they are enrolled in our program but also once they have graduated

Upon completion of my program do I receive a certificate?

Yes. But check our standards of accrediting.

Is there anyone I can address further questions to?

Yes! You can reach to us through email and phone call

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