If you are a person considering a career in Life Coaching, you may be wondering how to proceed and what niche to consider. This post is for the person who cares about those affected by their own or a loved one’s substance use disorder, but isn’t sure how that caring could translate into a viable career.
Becoming a Life Coach is a powerful, purposeful career path. It entails learning how to meet clients where they are and help them access their own inner wisdom to reach their goals. Life Coaching assumes that all clients are healthy and whole at their core, and on that basis, trained life coaches partner with their clients to move forward powerfully in the direction of the client’s goals.
The ability of a Life Coach to ask powerful questions, listen deeply, and reflect back what they are hearing to their client empowers the client to consider and move forward on a wide variety of options that may have previously been unavailable to them.
This is an action-based process that works. But what if the client is a person struggling with substances or the relative of someone on drugs or alcohol? What if the situation of the client is more complex than a career change, career goals, or relationship issues?
Enter the specially trained Family Recovery Life Coach/Recovery Life Coach.
These Life Coaches are trained in Addiction, Recovery, and Family Recovery, as well as in Life Coaching. Family Recovery Life Coaches not only understand how to create powerful coaching relationships that help clients move their lives forward. In addition, they have studied and practiced working with clients on the Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing, both of which allow them to help a loved one or family member move forward from where they are to where they want to be more powerfully than life coaching alone could do.
Different training venues may also focus on different specific methods of helping as well. At The BALM® Institute for Family Recovery Life Coach Training and Family Recovery Education, for instance, we train our coach trainees in the powerful Be A Loving Mirror Method of Family Recovery, which provides families with powerful communication tools to deeply reach and potentially influence their using loved ones to move in the direction of recovery. We also offer courses to prepare you to directly coach the family member who is struggling with the addictive disorder, thus making us a full service Recovery Life Coach Training School!
Plus, we are an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program (ICF-ACTP). This means we have undergone a rigorous process to gain the top level of accreditation through the premier accrediting organization for life coaches in the world.
The trainees at The BALM® Institute begin their studies with their pre-requisites in the BALM® method of family recovery. This foundational work gives them the knowledge and practice they need to understand substance use disorder, recovery, and family recovery. With that background, they go on to study Life Coaching and BALM® Family Recovery Coaching, the combination of which allow the coach to face the specific challenges that families bring when they are facing a loved one’s struggles, while the ICF core competencies and recovery focus provide the know how BALM® coaches need to work with anyone facing the issues of their own or someone else’s addiction recovery process.
Life Coaching is a trans-formative process, but coaches who want to help families and loved ones accelerate their recovery need to know more and to be more than a straight coaching school will allow them to be and do. Specializing in BALM® Family Recovery or BALM® Recovery deepens their ability to serve in ways a Life Coach without a specialization in Family Recovery and/or Recovery cannot.
Dubbed “The Leading Family Recovery Coach in the Nation”, Beverly Buncher, MA, PCC, CBC, CTPC, BALM® Family Recovery Life Coach and CEO/Owner of Family Recovery Resources, LLC, (FRR), trains future and experienced life coaches who want to work with families including the person with the substance use disorder or other disorder through the BALM® Institute for Family Recovery Life Coach Training, which is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.
Beverly and her growing cadre of BALM® Coaches help family members of struggling loved ones turn their chaos to sanity, through the Be A Loving Mirror (BALM®) Method of Family Recovery Life Coaching and Education. In addition to writing many articles and blogs, Bev is the author of the E-Books Reflect Reality with The Four Cornerstones of Family Recovery and Stand Strong on the Four Foundations of Family Recovery and her forthcoming book: Be A Loving Mirror: A Guide to Family Sanity and Serenity.
She is internationally recognized as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF (International Coach Federation), a Certified BALM® Family Recovery Life Coach (CBC) through The BALM® Institute, and is also a Certified True Purpose Coach (CTPC) through the True Purpose Institute.
To schedule an appointment with Bev, please email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Be A Loving Mirror!
Beverly A. Buncher, MA, PCC, MRLC, CTPC
Family Recovery Coach/CEO
Family Recovery Resources, LLC
786 859 4050