(San Diego, CA) Life coach trainer Mike Bundrant of the iNLP Center has achieved the International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential.
This designation requires recipients to meet a rigorous series of standards and qualifications. Bundrant has worked passionately in the life coach training sector for many years, and along with his wife Hope, founded the iNLP Center in 2011.
What Does it Take to Achieve the ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential?
There are a number of extensive parameters that must be met to attain this level of certification, the highest in the entire life coaching industry. ICF requires that MCC-level candidates have or achieve:
- 200 hours of coach-specific training
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months.
- A minimum of 2,500 hours (2,250 paid) of coaching experience.
- A superior performance evaluation (two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions).
- The Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential.
- Passing scores on the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) unless previously passed when applying for ACC or PCC.
Heralded as the original and most prestigious, accredited NLP and NLP-integrated life coach certification institute, iNLP Center boasts students in over 70 countries worldwide. Among other iNLP benefits, students also receive:
- Industry gold-standard training and instructors.
- Unlimited training access for life, including live, virtual classes.
- NLP-integrated life coach certification.
- Training in multiple languages.
- Marketing support for new coaches.
- Specialty niche coach certifications.
Regarding the accomplishment, Bundrant stated, “Needless to say, it is an honor to attain the ICF’s highest credential. It required a lot of work and dedication to get here! In some ways, I feel like I just completed a Ph.D. program. I’m very proud of this accomplishment and I look forward to continuing to help others obtain their coaching certification and ICF credentials.”
The Continued Growth of the Life Coaching Industry
Life Coaching is an industry worth more than $1 billion annually, and the industry’s growth rate doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Personal coaching is often deemed essential in today’s competitive environment, especially among those people looking to outperform their peers.
The good news is that more and more people are maximizing their potential while also actively working to help others and make the world a better place.
Anyone who is interested in making a significant and positive impact on their world can benefit from learning more about life coaching. There are an estimated 17,500 active life coaches working in the United States, and the demand is still not close to being met. As a contrast, there are an estimated 655,000 counselors of various types.
The annual industry growth rate is expected to remain at about 6.7% through 2022 when the valuation for Life Coaching will equal an impressive $1.34 billion.
Millennials and Life Coaching Careers
Interestingly, the average age of 33% of active life coaches ranges between 46 and 55. This stat shows the breadth of opportunity available for Millennials who are looking to pursue a career in Life Coaching.
It can be difficult to relate to a coach who is a lot older than yourself, and having someone guide you who is close in age can bring about positive results.
As Millennials age into life stages where they are looking to balance career and family, they will be seeking help in higher numbers. However, this shift in demographics will create more opportunities for all Life Coaches, not just Millennials.
All in all, the future of the Life Coaching industry looks very bright indeed! The upward trajectory that is forecast for the industry reflects a lot of opportunities for both Life Coaches and their clients.
Master Certified Coaches such as Mike Bundrant will be able to share their experiences and knowledge as the industry continues to grow. When the future impact of life coaching is considered along with the many crossover industries, such as seminars and motivational speakers, the growth rate becomes exponential.
Life Coaching provides practitioners with the ability to make a living while also giving back to their communities and helping others. Some may say that this career path is the perfect blend of material and emotional success. Visit the iNLP Center site today to find out more.