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Steven Kiges (pron. Key-jez) is the co-founder and director of The Coach Training AcademyThe Coach Training Academy is a professional, International Coach Federation accredited coach training school. Graduates have gone on to both build very successful solo coaching practices as well as taking their coaching skills to corporate positions including Microsoft, Google, and NASA, just to name a few.

Steve is a is an experienced Master coach with over 5000 coaching hours and over 10,000 hours mentoring people that want to become exceptional coaches or as he puts it “artistic agents of change”. To the coaching world, he brings both his own past struggles of growing up in a very dysfunction home, depressed, suicidal and at one point topping the scales at over 410 pounds. Professionally his first career was as a professional musician having attended The Juilliard School, playing various orchestras and as a university lecturer. After leaving music he then went on to build one of the largest Dental Software companies in North America and after selling that, followed his life’s passion of helping others. Dedicating himself to his core philosophy that “no one breezes through life…we all have our unique struggles. With the right support and environment, everyone can live life with purpose and passion often exceeding what they think is possible for themselves. His life is a testament of that philosophy.

To coaching, and coach training Steven brings a full background in neurosciences including; crisis counseling, emotional intelligence, Time Line Specialist, Master of Communication and a trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

During the first episode of the Learn To Coach series, Steve talked about:

Do people need coach training to be coaches and what is the value of coaching certification?

During our conversation, Steve talked about:

– Hww did he get into coaching?
– Do people have to have be certified to coach other people?
– The difference between coaching and helping people
– Is coach training valuable?
– What is wrong with just coaching and helping people?
– A “no nothing” state
– The difference between coaching and therapy
– When should someone think about becoming a coach
– What kind of options are there for training?
– What backgrounds are coaching candidates coming from?
– Can I get any certification or are their differences?

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