Skilled coaching can be divided into the four key pillars of evidence-based coaching (EBC). Skillful training begins with the coach's self-awareness and with a deep understanding of personal identity, strengths, values, character, ethics, weaknesses, prejudices, and personal interests. The term evidence-based coaching was introduced in 2003 to demonstrate how professional coaching is based on empirical and theoretical knowledge in the face of what others might describe as unstructured trends in popular psychology. In short, the four pillars of evidence-based coaching are fundamental to skillful training, and development in these areas requires a lifelong journey.
There's no shortage of clients who need professional coaches, and your education and commitment to evidence-based approaches will go a long way in developing your coaching career.