Before you spend your hard-earned money on a coach training program, read this book to see if coaching is for you – and what kind of program best fits your needs!

This book is for motivated individuals who are looking to gather reliable information on the coaching profession and training programs. It answers a number of questions, namely: What exactly is coaching and what do you need to know about it? What are the first steps you should take if you want to become a coach? What do you need to know about coach training programs and how do you select the right one for you?

The book also describes the multiple opportunities and career paths open to coaches. In addition to well-researched content, the book contains worksheets, reflections, and resources to help you as you begin your coaching journey.


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Lauren B. Weinstein is passionate about coaching as a tool for change and is committed to working with organizations seeking positive social impact in the world.

Previously, Lauren spent seven years at Accenture, where she worked primarily in Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development through Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a group that employs an innovative non-for-profit business model to make Accenture services accessible to the international development sector.

Lauren has a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She has a Certification in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Lauren has completed Hudson Institute of Coaching’s LifeLaunch and Strozzi Institute’s Leadership in Action 1. Lauren is StartingBloc Fellow and Net Impact Professional Member.

Learn more about Lauren at laurenbweinstein.com.



Why Coaching, Why Now?
Coaching might feel like the word that best describes the work you’re doing or are interested in doing. But is it really coaching that you want to do? What is drawing you to coaching right now?
What Kind of Clients
Do You Want to Serve?

In the book I describe three types of coaching categories. What type of coaching and coaches do you identify with and want to serve?
Guided Questions for Selecting
a Coach Training Program

The table includes a summarized list of the topics discussed in the book, which can help you think through the questions that are most important to you.