Testimonial For Ms. Yacine Bell, Trainer for Anderson & Anderson

My name is Aaron Ferguson and I am a recent graduate of the Anderson & Anderson training program, it was inspirational. The depth of information for use in client situations was impressive. The training itself was a relaxed experience, our group was encouraging and supportive. Yacine Bell was our instructor and she is a truly amazing woman. Her ability to teach us the course curriculum was outstanding. Yacine also provided us with expert business advice on setting up our practice. George Anderson’s work books are everything I needed to confidently start my business. I have already booked my first speaking engagement for “The Investors Group” in Toronto, Canada. My confidence in the success of my business is unstoppable.
Aaron Ferguson CAMF;AAAMP
Director/Owner: Aaron and Associates Anger Management & Conflict Resolution
Member American Association of Anger Management Providers
Tel: 416.993.6077

Concerge Trainings of 6 Participants Now Available

Our April trainings in Los Angeles and Chicago were both small and very intensive. The participants gave Yacine Bell, our Oakland based Faculty person who conducted the Los Angeles training the best evaluations of any of our trainngs. According to the 6 persons in attendance, it was the intamacy and personalization of the material that resonated with all of the participants.

I provided the training in Chicago for another 6 participants and received appreciation for not cancelled the training because of the small number. Therefore, I decided in Chicago to purposely market future small training of between 6 and ten any where in the U.S,

Suggest a location and help us get 6 persons and we will be there. We will soon announce a Three Day Training for London the second weekend in August. Follow our website as well as our new Facebook Page at Facebook@andersonandanderson.

Scope of Practice expands for Anger Management Coaches who use Emotional Intelligence Curricula

Certified Anger Management Facilitators are able to legitimately claim an expansion of their ability to offer a wider range of coaching skills that are included under emotional intelligence. Anger management is not just the management of anger. Rather, anger management coaching now includes stress management, assertive communication, impulse control, self-awareness, self-perception, empathy, social awareness as well as empathy, optimism, interpersonal relationships and problem solving.

This new coaching format begins with a comprehensive Bar On EQi Emotional Intelligence Assessment along with interpretation, debriefing and the establishment of goals for coaching. The ancillary coaching material consists of the Contrasting Wheels of Behavior, the Gaining Control Of Ourselves, DVD as well as the popular Practice Of Control Client workbook.

The individual focus of the coaching sessions allows the client an opportunity to establish his or her priorities and a chance to practice the skills that are provided in the on-going coaching sessions.

Since there are no stigmas attached, coaching for emotional intelligence is rapidly becoming a popular self-development approach for trend setters interested in improving interpersonal relationships.

George Anderson

Call Now To Sign Up For The March 23, 24,25, Facilitator Certification

This is the last Los Angeles training to be conducted by George Anderson until August, 2012. This training is limited to 10 persons. We have space available now but it won’t last long.

Call this week and reserve you space in this Friday, Saturday, Sunday training.


George Anderson

What Professional Coaches Need Most Is a Reliable Assessment Instrument

Life Coaching in contrast to Executive Coaching is comprised mostly of persons who are not trained or licensed in psychotherapy, mental health or organizational development. Therefore, Life Coaches are less likely to have any type of theory, curricula or assessment instruments for use in their practices.

One of the many consequences of this lack of substantive training and coaching material is a tendency to be trapped in an average yearly income range of less than $30,000. Fortunately, many Life Coaches are basically more interested in helping others than earning additional income.

Take a look at the list of niches that are considered as areas of specializations for Life Coaches:

Personal life coaching

Relationship coach

Breakup coach

Communication coach

Sales coach

Executive coach

Lifestyle design coach

Spiritual coach

Career coach

Goal setting coach

Mental strength coach

Fitness coach

How long will it take to masters any of these areas?

Average Length of Study for Certification in Life Coaching

Depending on the program, life coaching training can take anywhere from 16 to 100 hours to complete. You will find traditional colleges that offer life coaching as part of their curriculum. However, many life coaching certification programs are offered online and provide courses, class materials and professional coaching tools over the Internet

Life coaching training programs focus a large part of their training on communication, teaching students the tools and concepts needed to help motivate clients to take action in achieving their goals. Typical course work in a life coaching certification program involves the following:

Results-driven life coaching and the life coaching process

Effective communication techniques

Goal setting and action steps

Developing professional client/coach relationships

Record keeping and confidentiality


Business topics for building a life coaching practice

A careful review of the trainings listed above clearly indicate that there are no assessments nor specific curricula included in theses trainings. This void in tools makes it extremely difficult to establish any type of credibility that can be objectively demonstrated via Pre and Post Tests.

The most useful instrument to increase the credibility and scope of practice for coaches is the Bar On EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment. Any Coach can make this assessment available to all of his or her clients via e-mail. Certified Bar On Assessment Professionals can administer and interpret this assessment for any referrals.

After your client completes the 30-minute assessment he and she can download his report. This report includes the results of 15 Emotional Intelligence scales. In addition, it contains a section on goals and actions that need to be taken to reach those goals.

The Coach receives access to the Client Report as well as the Coach Report. The coach report includes follow-up questions for the Coach to review with his client. This report also explains how to debrief the client on the meaning of each of the scales on his report. More important for Coaches is the step by step explanation of how to assist the client in accomplishing his or her goals.

In summary, what Life Coaches need to add credibility to their practice as well as increase their income is the Bar On EQi 2.0 Assessment for use with each client. Finally, The EQ Edge is excellent for use by the Coach and the Client in mastering Emotional Intelligence and the Bar On EQi 2.0 Assessment.

For a list of Certified Bar On Assessment Professionals, contact

George Anderson, BCD, CBOAP






How To Establish A Profitable Coaching Practice Based On Emotional Intelligence

The key to success in any service profession is competence. Coaches must go overboard to establish their competence as coaches. Tips for gaining competence:

  • Start by completing the Bar On EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment. Carefully, study your scores on the 15 scales. Spend time establishing action goals for yourself with a successful coach who is Certified in the Bar On EQi 2.0 instrument.
  • Purchase and read more than once, The EQ Edge. This book provides an easy to read explanation of Emotional Intelligence as well as the Bar On in particular.
  • Join some of the Emotional Intelligence Groups on linked in. Introduce yourself and take an active role in the discussions.
  • Establish a simple, well designed website along with a blog. Blog at least twice each week on topics related to your practice.
  • Have all of your clients complete the Bar On EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment on-line. If you use Anderson & Anderson to provide your assessment, you will receive a copy of the Client Report as well as the Coach Report. Together, these results will serve you well with each client.
  • Stay tuned to this blog for more TIPS.

George Anderson