Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is CARE-Readiness?
CARE-Readiness is the primary strategy and mentality that both drives and anchors our mission to produce and embed professional life coaching and certified life coaches in underserved communities.
It is a more responsive approach to the world of mentoring and coaching people. Individuals are trained to exercise CARE (Compassionate Accountability with Respect and Empathy). They are equipped with the right tools to ask the right questions, in guiding someone to life's answers.
2. How is THIS training different from other life coaching and mentoring programs?
Many coaching, mentoring and community outreach programs employ what is known as a "deficit model" of working with people. That's where you focus on the problems (deficits) of a person, and then you try to "fix" them by applying a set of predetermined, cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all steps and treatments to address their issues. The deficit-based model is what many well meaning Helpers use, but it rarely works long-term, leaving Helpers wondering why their clients fail to break the cycles of addiction and recidivism.
However, CARE-Ready Life Coaching mirrors the principles found in the proven, Best Practice strategies of Strength-based, Solution-focused models. Our coaches are trained to connect with people in order to build a relationship/ partnership that empowers the participant; thus allowing people to discover the solutions that will work best for them.
Also, while many life coaching programs focus on teaching you how to target potential high-paying affluent clients, and high-paying speaking opportunities, we train, equip and empower you to become a Coach, who is willing to take on the most often overlooked people of society; those who live in underserved communities who can least afford, but benefit the most from professional guidance. This program is a faith-based approach to coaching and mentoring, however we have never denied enrollment to students due to religious beliefs, backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, orientations, or philosophies.
3. Is this an accredited program?
This Program offers a ministry certification that has universal application. The course sessions are organized and hosted by C and C Connections. However, it is administered by the STEP Forward Life Institute as an affiliated institution of the United Graduate College and Seminary International (UGCSI). It is accredited by the United Association of Christian Churches and Ministries International (UACCMI).
4. How long does it take to complete the CARE-Ready Life Coaching Program?
This 10-week virtual program involves 15-hours of instruction, homework assignments, group discussions, and a final project.
5. Will this certification carry the credentials to be accepted anywhere?
There is no guarantee that all Coaching Certificates will be recognized and accepted everywhere. Our intent is to provide a Certificate that can be presented in tandem with all of your other credentials. The CARE-Ready Life Coach Certification should be considered as part of your entire "body of work" ie. academic and honorary degrees, other certifications, awards, accomplishments and distinctions.
When you investigate the education and training of coaches, it can be confusing because there are so many coaching credentials available today. The ones that are recognized the most are the credentials issued by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The coaching industry has somewhere between 200 and 500 independent, for-profit coach training schools, and a small number of universities also offer coach training programs. Some of those certificates take years to acquire. Others can be earned during a weekend workshop.
Due to the wide range of coaching programs, a few different governing bodies have sprung up to (try to) establish a standard of education, training, and ethics among coaches. In our experience, the three most commonly referenced governing bodies are:
The International Coach Federation (ICF)
The International Association of Coaching (IAC)
The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
Many religious institutions do not submit themselves under these governing bodies. However, they choose to adopt the same or similar standards.
UGCSI's College of Divinity: Educational Department, worked with Chris and Carol Green to create an accelerated faith-based course, specifically for people working in human services and community outreach, that covers months of material in 15 hours of instruction. This is because this program is primarily promoted toward professionals who already have a people-focused background and foundation from their disciplines, academic study, and on-the-job experience. CARE-Ready Coaching is not necessarily a program for the general public.
6. Before I sign up, is there some way that I can attend an orientation and hear more details about the program?
Yes, of course! In fact, we recorded an INTRODUCTION and TESTIMONIALS, and have made them available for you to review. Most questions are answered in detail. We want you to have full assurance and confidence that you are making the right step for your future in life coaching.
7. How do I register and enroll in the CARE-Ready Coaching (Certification) program?
You have two options available:
a.) Contract Chris and Carol Green to host training within your organization.
8. What is the CARE-Ready Responder Orientation and Training?
We strongly urge students who have little or no prior experience or instruction in human service or community outreach, to enroll in our CARE-Ready Responder Training.
Also referred to as the CARE-Ready Responder Certificate of Completion, this orientation is designed to equip and empower people of Faith who have found themselves struggling to communicate with and make connections with people who have no faith tradition, or they practice their faith differently. Individuals are trained to exercise CARE (Civility, Awareness, Respect and Empathy).
These sessions introduce prospective CARE-Ready Responders to a course of inner adjustments and preparation. It also dispels the myths, fears, mystery, anxiety and apprehension often associated with one's desire to work with people outside of one's own comfort zone, background, ethnicity and culture. This course can transform an organization's staff and volunteers into confident, compassionate and creative CARE-Ready Responders!
9. How do I learn more about Becoming a CARE-Ready Responder?
This Introduction to CARE-Ready Responding can be hosted by organizations, agencies, churches, ministries, businesses and groups who invite us to their facilities personally or via Zoom Video conferencing.
Feel free to make a phone appointment to learn more at Book a Meeting
10. What are the fees for other services and training?
Our regular coaching and consulting fee is $100/hr. See more details on our webpage.
This is also the average rate for most of the courses and training that we provide.