Are you a natural helper? Do people easily open up to you about things going on in their relationship? If you’re a good listener and love to help others, have you thought about becoming a relationship coach?
In this podcast, a group of seven Relationship Coach Training (RCT) students joins me in an interesting discussion on their journeys on becoming a relationship coach.
They talk about the key takeaways from the course, the things they learned about themselves, and how the RCT course has improved their relationships and parenting.
What is a relationship coach?
In general, a relationship coach is someone who assists people in resolving conflicts in relationships and marriage.
A relationship coach’s main goal is to help clients build stronger relational bonds and improve interpersonal skills and intimacy in their relationships or marriage.
A relationship coach can work with a single patient’s inner conflicts by making them develop an awareness of their relationship shortcomings, identify their non-negotiable needs, and apply those discoveries in their current or future relationships.
A relationship coach can also work with couples to guide them through sessions where they can communicate their conflicts in a neutral setting. The relationship coach acts as a ‘mediator’ who walks them through their conflict and comes up with fair solutions that both parties agree to work on as a couple.
Does being a relationship coach sound like you? If you’re thinking about pursuing a new career as a relationship coach, our RCT program is based on my theory on present-centered relationship coaching.
What is present-centered relationship coaching?
In 2019, I created present centered relationship coaching after training relationship coaches with my methodology since 2005. Present centered relationship coaching is based on my Gestalt Therapy training and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Present centered relationship coaching (PCRC) is an approach that helps people integrate and be truthful to themselves in connection to their intimate relationships in the present time.
My present centered relationship coaching course is structured with Twelve Principles and five Core Objectives.
Here are five objectives that our relationship coaches apply “behind the scenes” when coaching clients:
Presence. Present centered relationship coaching is based on the theory that healing occurs in the present time and coaches work with clients on their current issues.
Attunement & Tracking. Clients want to be attuned with their partner, but they do not know how to do it. Our coaches step in and help them by showing clients what attunement looks like.
Client Self-Knowledge. Our relationship coaches help clients get to know themselves better and encourage self-growth and development.
Coach Self-Knowledge. Relationship coaches not only encourage self-growth in their clients, but they commit to actively learning about themselves and work through “coach entanglement” challenges so they can better help their clients.
Integration. Integration means clients learn and integrate the new knowledge into their lives, yet we also encourage them to be their own person, while being connected to someone.
How do you become a relationship coach?
Now that you know what present centered relationship coaching is all about, how do you become a relationship coach?
First off, before you become a relationship coach, along with being a good listener and have the willingness to help others, you should be committed to building relationships with your clients. Here are some interpersonal communication tips you should follow:
- Understand the client’s situation or perspective
- Truly listen and ask questions to learn more about the client
- Share your perspective on their situation
- Leverage commonalities you have with clients
- Always have an open communication policy with clients
If you want to learn even more about relationships go to http://relationshipschool.com/training.