The importance of ongoing training for coaches and trainers

We find ourselves at a time of social, technological and economic change. Adapting to this constant evolution is essential for coaches and trainers. To keep pace with these developments, they need to take part in ongoing training courses.

How have coaching and training evolved over the years?

Although a relatively recent discipline, coaching has already undergone a number of changes in recent years. One of the latest developments is what we might call “post-covid digitization”. The pandemic has led to an increase in digitization and the use of new technologies among the population. As explained on, professional coaches and trainers can now carry out their consultations by videoconference. Since the lifting of confinement measures, however, the use of videoconferencing as a consultation tool has declined. Over time, hybrid formulas will undoubtedly be put in place in which virtual and face-to-face environments are combined.

The importance of ongoing training for coaches and trainers

Ongoing training helps to update the skills and capabilities of professionals, leading to greater professional development, improved productivity, better management of their tasks and, consequently, greater added value for the organizations in which they work. Ongoing training is also essential for coaches and trainers. A professional in this field must continue to develop his or her coaching skills, by learning what’s new in the field (such as current challenges, the latest developments or the future of the profession).

It should also enable them to develop business skills and competencies. Ongoing training also enables coaches todeepen their knowledge of a specific market niche, making it easier for them to support their future clients. Finally, ongoing training enables coaches to better position themselves in the market, as each new skill is an added value that they can offer in their programs.

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What types of courses are available for coaches and trainers?

Coaching courses are quite diverse, as it’s a sector with many niches. However, there are courses common to all coaching sectors. As part of ongoing training, the focus is on the new dynamics of the profession, such as the new expressions to be used and management strategies. Ongoing coaching training courses can be delivered remotely or face-to-face.

How can you keep up to date with the latest coaching and training methods?

There are many ways to keep abreast of the latest innovations in coaching and training. You can use the Internet and social networks, for example. There are many groups and communities of professional coaches on these platforms. Contacting international or national coaching associations and federations is also an excellent way of keeping up to date with the latest coaching and training methods.

Paul Maillet

Paul Maillet

Paul est un journaliste belge spécialisé dans les sujets économiques. Il travaille en tant que rédacteur et reporter depuis 20 ans. Il a publié plus de 150 articles sur le thème de l'innovation et de l'esprit d'entreprise, tant en ligne que sur papier.