Coaching Throughout Life

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Janet Harvey, former president and chair of the board for the International Coach Federation, talks about how coaching works - and is certified - at the professional level, from life-coaches to business mentors and more.


Janet Harvey

Comments [5]

Ellen Bell from Austin, TX

I had a leadership coach the last five years I worked full-time and it was incredibly helpful. We talked on a regular basis as I searched for that job and then as I worked the job. The coach helped me stay focused on the big picture, connect the dots between situations, and remember to celebrate success. I don't think I would have been as successful without that talented coach.

Mar. 22 2014 11:06 AM
Terrmann from East End

"Rigorous accreditation…always learning." I was skeptical -- until your guest taught me all those actionable new buzzwords!

Mar. 18 2014 11:47 AM
john from office

This sounds like such BS. Brian, is this show really an important issue of the day??

People with money and too much time on their hands.

Mar. 18 2014 11:44 AM
Beth from New Canaan, CT

I had a life coach when facing an employment transition. It was an incredible, uplifting experience. She went through an "appreciative inquiry" process with me to force me to look at my life accomplishments in a way that made me realize the positive themes and understand the reasons I made the career choices I did. As a result I am able to articulate my experience in a cohesive way which gives real foundation to my career steps. In the process you look at your whole life and not just your professional life and see themes that help you to approach future life decisions with new insights.

I am a huge advocate of life coaching. I am particularly impressed when I hear of executives at Fortune 500 companies who are taking the step of having a coach and not feeling that they just know everything already.

Mar. 18 2014 11:41 AM
Julia Allison from Chelsea

Life coach is a pyramid scheme and full of grifters, just look at a sample of their websites, And then take a class to get certified to be a life coach, it is a scam that preys on needy people, with $. But people need to make a living somehow I guess...

Mar. 18 2014 11:33 AM

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