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What is life coaching anyway?

  • 18 Nov 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408
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  • Anyone who is not a member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT
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What is Life Coaching anyway?

Mark Venckeleer, LCSW


 In a world where there are many helping professions, it can be difficult for practitioners and consumers alike to differentiate among the various forms available. Life coaching is one of those helping professions, and although its industry is rapidly expanding, it continues to be one of the most misunderstood. In this presentation you will learn the distinctive aspects of life coaching and what separates it from other helping professions


 1. Participants will develop a clear understanding of what life coaching is and will be able to differentiate it from other helping modalities

2. Through a series of activities, participants will experience a sample of a coaching

3. Participants will be able to incorporate basic coaching skills into their lives


A. What is a life coach?

  • What training is needed?
  • International Coaching Federation
  • Pillars of coaching
  • Is coaching scientific?
  • Past present or future

B. Comparing Life Coaching and Therapy/counseling

  • How is coaching similar to other helping professions?
  • Stigma of therapy
  • Where do personal growth seekers go?
  • What does coaching look like?
  • Medical model and insurance companies
  • Treatment of symptom relief/pathology
  • Can you be a therapist and a Life Coach?

C. Types of coaching

  • What areas do Life Coaches address?
  • Does life coaching take place in person, phone or through other means?
  • Who is life coaching most suited for?

D. Wrap up

Not everyone needs a coach but in my opinion everyone deserves one 

Mark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work. He has worked in the areas of mental health, advocacy, support, counseling, therapy and coaching within a wide population including schools, prisons, colleges, mental health clinics and hospice. His work includes abused children, severely and chronically mentally ill patients and their families.

Mark’s formal education and training along with his personal and professional experience has guided him to his true calling –life coaching. Realizing he had been coaching others for much of his life, Mark is thrilled to expand his reach, offering his expertise professionally.

Mark creates an open and safe space for clients to expand possibilities. He supports people in living their most authentic and fulfilled life, and ultimately in creating and living a life they love!

Mark is a qualified speaker for the Inland Empire Speaker’s Bureau and is a member of Toastmasters. He has a passion for public speaking – inspiring others to new heights with contagious energy. Mark speaks on various topics including mental health, motivation and passionate living. He also offers coaching to those seeking to increase their impact as speakers.

Spirituality is a key factor in Mark’s approach when working with clients to achieve their desired goals. He understands the significance of one’s spirituality in healing and growing. Influential people in his life include Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, David Hawkins, MD., PhD., Jesus Christ and Gandhi.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

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