How do I train to be a coach?

You have a love of people and want them to achieve their true potential. At the same time you want to enhance your own personal and professional development. Maybe you want to use your coaching skills in your professional life to achieve organisational goals.

Learn more about the Purple Tree ITOL (Level 4) Accredited Performance Coaching Skills course.

Have you got what it takes to be a coach?

Train to be a coach
Train to be a coach with Purple Tree

Coaches come from all backgrounds and professions but there are essential qualities required to be a good coach.


Understanding your own motivations and desires as a coach and filtering these out during a coaching session is paramount for achieving a non-directive approach.

Listening, Effective Communication and Rapport Building

Listening is the first step to helping the individual understand motivation. Being able to reflect back and positively interpret feeling and meaning enables trust and understanding to effectively help others remove barriers and self-limiting behaviour.

Motivating and Inspiring

Becoming a coach is borne of a desire to help people achieve their true potential.

Can you evoke commitment and energy in others?

The coach helps the coachee to understand themselves better which leads to an understanding of why their actions are driven in a particular way.


Blocks to personal and professional fulfilment can very often include over-riding emotions and beliefs laid down a long time ago. These may be painful for a coachee to re-visit. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Contact us if you feel you’ve got what it takes to be a coach, or if your organisation wants to achieve its true potential with Purple Tree.

Learn more about the Purple Tree Accredited Performance Coaching Skills course.

Financial assistance may be available.