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  • About
    Limitbusters Coaching & Training, Inc. (LCT) works to empower the future of Life Coaches by providing them with the resources and skills to start their journeys. Our graduates have all the Coaching skills they need to provide life coaching services to their communities. We take a holistic approach to personal development and professional success. Our Heart-Based Coaches don't just address surface-level goals; they support clients in uncovering the root causes of limitations and beliefs that may hinder their progress. Our unique blend of traditional Life Coaching, mindfulness practices, habit formation, and goal setting leads to sustainable, long-term change. Thus ensuring they live their dreams and serve their local people. At Limitbusters, we believe in empowering our clients to not only reach their goals but to bust free from self-imposed limitations and live a truly fulfilled life!
  • Why
    Limitbusters Coaching & Training, Inc. (LCT) is in Pasadena, California, USA. LCT Aims to Offer: Heart-Based Coaching services to parents, educators, students, and local community stakeholders. Empowerment using Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) skills. Call all Life Coaches to collaborate and serve families and educational and local communities. Provide Heart-Based Life Coaches to schools and other Local, national, and international regional centers. Offer support to coaches through continuing professional development. With a rich history of Limitbusters Coaching & Training, Inc. It has been Busting Limits since 1997. LCT has been serving the local community in Los Angeles County, California, and other areas in the USA and internationally. Our journey includes significant milestones such as the pilot program of Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) in 2010 in Sitges Barcelona for Teachers, Parents, and Local Professionals. In 2017, LCT launched the Heart-Based Coaching Program for the Master of Arts in Education at Pepperdine University, Westlake Village, California. In 2021, LCT expanded to establish the pilot program for HBC online classes, and the first Certified Heart-Based Coaches (CHBC) graduated on July 31, 2022. In 2024, LCT launched Heart-Based Coaching (HBC)to all sectors in the Philippines, Public HBC online class in the country, the showbiz industry in Marikina, Manila, the In-Person workshop in Ivisan, Capiz that was attended by the parents, educators, college students, entrepreneurs, and local government officials. Carlyne Kohner, the co-founder of LCT taught High School students Values Education in Viusayas. In the class, she was integrating teaching and Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) skills; she was observed by the Adminsitrators and High School Teachers. She also trained Teachers at Leodegario D. Deocampo Sr. National High School (LDSNHS) Panitan, Capiz, Region V1, Panay Island on January 31, 2024.
  • When
    LCT has been empowering clients since 1997, and the online certification classes have been available since 2021. Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) graduates are called Certified Heart-Based Coaches (CHBC) in the Life Coaching Profession. The HBC program follows the tenets of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the guild of the Coaching Profession worldwide.
  • What
    LCT believes the following: a. Students at schools benefit from the services of Heart-Based Coaches who can coach students on their daily activities or obstacles in life, aspirations, dreams, life purpose, and more. b. Teachers benefit from learning Coaching skills. They can integrate these skills when teaching, interacting, empowering, communicating, and creating interpersonal relationships with their students. Science has shown that when adults hear, listen, and support their students, they are more likely to succeed academically and in life. c. Parents become well-informed and effective guardians to their children if they know how to love them through acceptance, empowerment, self-management, and other Coaching skills. d. Local Stakeholders' understanding of in-depth learning and Coaching skills can allow them to become better neighbors, parents, teachers, leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals in their neighborhoods. Each person's energy is contagious, making them active, positive, and alive community members. The role of local stakeholders is crucial in the success and growth of families, schools, and members of their area making them an integral part of the community's development.
  • Who
    LCT Facilitators are a distinguished group, each holding certifications from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as Master Certified Coaches (MCC) and Professional Certioifed Coaches (PCC) and being Credentialed Co-active Coaches. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) Program, not just as Keynote Speakers, Writers, Parents, and Educators, but also as Trainers, Mentors, and Observers in other Coaching classes. Their expertise is a testament to the quality of the HBC program. LCT Founders, Eric and Carlyne Kohner, are not just a husband and wife team, but also a living testament to the power of Heart-Based Coaching. Eric, a pioneer in the Coaching movement, and Carlyne, with education in her blood, have dedicated their lives to this cause. Their personal commitment and their daughter's success as a 2021 graduate of the HBC program are proof of its effectiveness. They are the Heart-Based Coaching family, living and breathing its principles 24/7. Carlyne firmly believes that our children are the foundation of society as the future generation. To thrive, the villagers (people in the community) must support their growth. A book by Hillary Clinton stated that it takes a village to raise a child, and according to the theory of Albert Bandura, a child learns through observing, modeling, and imitating the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of adults and others. Social learning theory considers how environmental and cognitive factors influence human learning and behavior. For Carlyne, the fusion of this theory is not just an approach, it's the Heart-Based Approach, a crucial tool for our children's development. She experienced those two concepts growing up. The child's exploration starts at home (H), at school (S), and then in the community (C). These three elements of HSC, which stands for Home, School, and Community, must be interconnected, not disconnected. This model forms the basis of the Heart-Based Coaching Program, ensuring a holistic approach to the development of the children. Carlyne's fusion of her culture, parenting, coaching, education, and community service led to a Heart-Based Coaching Program. To navigate HSC, parents, teachers, and stakeholders must empower and respect each child. It has to have an element of the following: How do we communicate with each child - empowerment words? How do we respect their characteristics, culture - personality style, morals and values? How do we treat them as human beings - a celebration of failures and successes? It will only take one person to make or break a child's heart and aspirations in life. The role of the parents, teachers, and local leaders are to facilitate, coach, and listen to them. Our notion is that these little ones will be our future leaders and members of society: the shapers and movers of the next generation and our world, planet Earth. LCT invites you to join and explore Heart-Based Coaching, a proven method that has shown to significantly improve relationships. By participating, you can discover yourself as a strong force and the possibility of building stronger relationships as family members, empowered educators, community servant-leaders, and societal stakeholders.
  • Where
    If you want to contact us, join our passionate Team, learn more, or become a Life Coach. Please reach out to us at: Mailing Address: PO Box 70172, Pasadena, California 91117 USA Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm PST Phone/Text/Whatsapp: +1 (626) 360-4075​ Email: heartbasedcoach@gmail.com Website: https://www.limitbusters.com/ or Click here: https://www.limitbusters.com/contact-us
  • How
    1. Have all current faculty received professional development in facilitating adult learning and engagement in the classroom (in-person and virtual) and using the technology? The current faculty leaders, who are ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified, credentialed Co-active Coaches, and True Colors Trainers, bring a wealth of experience in education, community service, and leadership training. Their impressive credentials include founding The Limitbustes Coaching & Training, Inc., and they have served as Faculty Leaders, Facilitators, Mentors, and Observers. ~ All the faculty have graduated with a bachelor's degree ~ All are CPCC (Certified Professional Co-active Coaches) ~ Educators, Parents, and Local Leaders ~ Certified True Colors (Myers-Briggs in color) Trainers ~ International Coaching Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coaches and Professional Certified Coaches (PCC) ~ ICF member and Grandfathers of ICF, and ICF Credentialed ~ Experienced Coaches and Trainers for decades ~ Keynote Speakers ~ Language Translators ~ Program Authors and Writers *Please see the Team's page and click the Linked In icon to check their individual information. View: https://www.limitbusters.com/copy-of-meet-the-team 2. How will all prospective faculty receive professional development in facilitating adult learning and engagement in the classroom (in-person and virtual) and using the technology? Our comprehensive professional development plan ensures that all faculty members, who are also facilitators and trainers, regularly attend and actively participate in further education workshops. This commitment to ongoing learning is a testament to our dedication to continuous improvement. Before the class, our faculty members engage in group calls every week. These calls serve as a platform for them to discuss and share insights on facilitation and technology, fostering a collaborative learning environment within the Team. Another weekly group call is held with different strategists and team players to navigate the learning journey of HBC programs. 3. Describe how the Professional Development provided to mentor coaches encompasses a coaching approach to mentor coaching and is congruent with DEIR(Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) guidelines established by the International Coaching Organization. All Mentor Coaches are Heart-Based Coaches, ICF-credentialed, and Co-active Certified. Our Mentor Coaches, who are Heart-Based Coaches, ICF-credentialed, and Co-active Certified, are mindful of ICF values and the core competencies in the HBC community. They also deeply believe in collaboration, empowerment, and the DEIRAJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Representation, Access, and Justice) statement. This ensures that the Coaching approach is congruent with the DEI guidelines established by the International Coaching Organization, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Aside from offering the HBC program to the educational communities, they also work with other non-profit organizations that regularly brief them about the DEIRAJ program. They live and breathe these principles as they develop the HBC community. 4. Describe evaluating all faculty by the participants' Trainers and the Director of Education. a. The Evaluations or Surveys are conducted online, providing a convenient platform for the class participants to share their feedback. This online feedback system allows the LCT Team to gather comprehensive and real-time insights into the effectiveness of the faculty's teaching methods. b. Carlyne Kohner is the Director of Education; LCT Founders are: Educators Credentialed Professional Certified Coaches, credentialed by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Professional Co-active Coaches Certified Trainers by True Colors (Myers-Briggs in colors) Creators of the HBC program Parents and Community Leaders
  • HBC Program
    The Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) program follows the ALIMA Model. There are seven modules in learning: Asking Powerful Questions Listening Intuition Mindfulness Acknowledgment There are three steps to follow the model. The Foundation of Coaching The Ways of Coaching The Other HBC Skills from A to Z The HBC Program is open to anyone ages 18 and above. Limitbusters Coaching & Training (LCT) dreams of training Life Coaches who will serve parents, educators, students, and members of the local communities.
  • Benefits
    Learn how to Coach clients using the ALIMA Model. Use different ways of Coaching. Practice Coaching Skills from A to Z. Apply Coaching Skills in personal and professional life. Master Heart-Based Coaching in seven weeks. Learn Leadership, Communication, and Empowerment skills. Connect with other Participants from other areas, near and far. Have fun in an experiential online class with 20 or fewer Participants. Each Class has two ICF (International Coaching Federation) credentialed Facilitators, and Assistant Facilitator or Zoom Manager. Easy schedule: Once a week and on weekends, for only 4-hours each class and a bonus of 1-hour group Mentorship after the class. Become a Certified Heart-Based Coach (CHBC) and establish your practice as a Professional Life Coach serving parents, teachers and students, and members of the local community. Receive support from the HBC community during or after training.
  • Self-Care
    Limitbusters stands out from other Life Coaching schools through its unique focus on self-care and holistic wellness. In addition to traditional coaching methods, our approach incorporates mindfulness practices, stress management techniques, and personalized self-care plans to ensure that Particpants and their clients are supported not only in reaching their goals but also in maintaining balance and well-being in their lives. We prioritize the integration of self-care into every aspect of our coaching to empower clients to not only break through personal limits but also to do so with a Strong Foundation of Self is PEMSS + HWWN = DD (Domains of Development: Physical Emotiona Mental Social Spiritual Health Wealth Wellnes Nature Our commitment to holistic self-care sets us apart and allows us to provide a comprehensive and sustainable approach to personal, professional , and transformation growth.
  • On Training
    The Online Coaching Training offered by Limitbusters consists of seven interactive modules designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful Life Coaches using the Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) program. Each module is carefully crafted to cover key aspects of coaching, including understanding client needs, effective communication, goal setting, overcoming limiting beliefs, creating action plans, and maintaining accountability. The training is interactive, engaging, and designed to provide practical tools and techniques that can be immediately implemented in an Individual Coaching Practice (ICP). Whether you are new to Coaching or seeking to enhance your skills, the Online Coaching Training at Limitbusters offers a comprehensive and immersive learning experience to support you become a confident and impactful Heart-Based Coach (HBC). The HBC Program is a 4-hour online class - interactive, experiential, and live on Zoom. The size is small, with at most 20 participants per class. It has two Trainers and one Zoom Manager. During online Training, the Participants learn and practice the skills. The HBC Program has seven modules, one for each week. The Overview of HBC Asking Powerful Questions Listening Intuition Mindfulness Acknowledgment ALIMA Model
  • ALIMA Model
    The Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) model is ALIMA, which means Asking Powerful Questions, Listening, Intuition, Mindfulness, and Acknowledgement. ALIMA is the foundation for learning heart-based coaching skills from A to Z!
  • HBC Skills Checklist
    The checklist for learning the Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) program at Limitbusters utilizes a marking system to track the progress and mastery of Coaching skills. The system uses "C" or "P" to indicate the Coach's proficiency. "C" or Check denotes that the Coach has successfully utilized the Coaching skill, while "P" or Practice signifies that the Coach needs further practice with the skill. The checklist is divided into three key steps: Step 1. The Foundation of Coaching, which lays the groundwork for understanding core coaching principles. Step 2. The Ways of Coaching, which explores various effective coaching methods and approaches. Step 3. The Other HBC Skills from A to Z, covering a comprehensive range of additional coaching skills and techniques. This checklist is a valuable tool for coaches at Limitbusters to systematically assess and develop their coaching abilities, ensuring the delivery of high-quality and effective coaching services to our clients.
  • Mentorship
    In the HBC Program, the Participants will receive two Mentorships: 1. Group Mentorship (GM)—After the online class, a one-hour (1) group mentorship will follow to debrief a particular course module. It will answer all their inquiries for that week and include more lab work to practice a specific Heart-Based Coaching skill of the day. 2. Individual Mentorship (IM)—Each Participant will have a Mentor to guide them when practicing Coaching. Each Participant will receive three times of one hour (1) of IM in the entire program. A Mentee will practice a 30-minute Coaching with their Mentor, and after that, they will debrief what works in the Coaching and what other HBC skills are necessary to hone in the Mentee's Coaching. An alternative to on-the-spot Coaching is having the Participant present a video or audio recording of their Coaching for about 20 to 30 minutes. The remaining 30 minutes will be about the Coaching Feedback. These training guidelines are designed to provide a clear and structured approach to the Participant's experiential learning in practicing HBC.
  • Off Training
    During off-Training, Participants can expect to engage in a variety of activities aimed at their personal and Coaching journey. They can practice and implement the concepts and techniques they have learned during the training, fostering real-time growth and transformation. Participants will have a chance to Practice Self-Care in a variety of Domains of Development each week. They will also be provided with a list of recommended book carefully selected to reinforce learning, deepen understanding, and cultivate a sustainable mindset for ongoing development and success. Responsible for completing their journal homework and Coaching fellow HBC members. Follow-up learning through Individual Mentorship Write gratitude declaration through I Am Affirmation and record it. Watch a video of ICF for the Professional Coaching Code of Ethics and Core Competencies. By engaging in these post-training activities, Participants can maximize the impact of their HBC learning and continue their growth and development with ongoing support from the Limitbusters community.
  • Coaching Performance Day (CPD)
    Coaching Performance Day (CPD) - is a day for Coaches to show their knowledge of Heart-based Coaching. Here are some items to consider: CPD at Limitbusters showcases a Coach's Heart-Based Coaching knowledge. Each Participant will have a one-hour CPD call, during which they will engage in a 20—to 30-minute Zoom call with an assigned Facilitator as their Coachee. They will have three (3) Coaching Sessions, each lasting 60 minutes. Before the call, participants must prepare the Heart-Based Coaching Skills Checklist (HBC-SC) form to evaluate their performance and demonstrate their commitment to heart-centered coaching. This form serves as a guide to assess the Coach's approach and the impact of their Coaching style on the client. By embracing this process, Limitbusters Participants are encouraged to deepen their understanding of Heart-Based Coaching and align their Coaching practice with the organization's ethos of compassion and empathy. After the CPD, LCT will email the CPD results within 48 hours.
  • Survey
    After the HBC Training at LCT, we highly value the opinions and experiences of our Participants. Our staff will send out an online survey to gather feedback. It allows us to understand the impact of our services, address any concerns, and continually improve the experience for all our Participants. Their feedback is precious to us as we endeavor to provide the best possible support and guidance on their journey towards breaking through personal limitations and reaching their full potential as Heart-Based Coaches (HBC). We are grateful for their participation in the survey!
  • Celebration
    Limitbusters celebrates the graduation of clients from the High-Performance Breakthrough (HBC) program with a personalized and meaningful recognition ceremony. Each graduate is honored and acknowledged for their hard work, dedication, and growth throughout the program. The celebration may include a graduation party or ceremony, where clients are presented with a certificate of completion, along with personalized words of encouragement and affirmation from their life coach. Additionally, clients are encouraged to reflect on their achievements and set new goals for their future endeavors. This celebration serves as a testament to the commitment of both the clients and Limitbusters to personal growth and development.
  • Guest Coach Call
    This call is optional every Thursday for one hour. One way to expand the knowledge of a Heart-Based Coach (HBC) is to listen to other Master Coaches from different parts of the world. The goal is to get coaching perspectives from the Guest and ask questions about their coaching profession.
  • Marketing
    The heart-Based Coaching community promotes Based Coaches and the Heart-based Coaching program. We campaign for the following: For Heart-Based Coaches - we support their coaching practice and professional development. For the Heart-Based Coaching Program - we invite parents, students, teachers, and local community professionals/stakeholders to learn or integrate the Program into their existing practice or toolkits.
  • Continuing Learning Program (CLP)
    CLP - is an essential component of the HBC community. We recommend the following for the professional growth of Heart-Based Coaches. Acquiring knowledge about how left brain activities work. Learning about services that the local area promotes. Understanding the science behind the brain and other fundamental aspects of human beings. Harnessing tools and other wisdom through professional development. Attending additional Coaching, Communication, and Leadership programs. To make this happen, we plan to offer other programs to support these domains of development.
  • HBC Support
    Limitbusters provides both on and off training support to its clients, ensuring that they have the guidance and resources they need to succeed. During the training program, clients receive personalized coaching, access to exclusive content and resources, and a supportive community of like-minded individuals. After the training, clients become part of the ALUMNI network, granting them continued access to valuable resources, ongoing support, and opportunities for further growth and development. This includes exclusive events, continued education, and networking opportunities, all designed to help clients continue their personal and professional growth journey. Limitbusters is committed to providing comprehensive support and resources to empower its clients to reach their full potential.
  • General Disability
    Limitbusters Coaching & Training, Inc. (LCT) supports individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing disabled individuals access to reasonable accommodations. In addition, LCT prohibits discrimination based on disability and ensures equal opportunity for all qualified individuals with disabilities. LCT is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in compliance with all local, California state, and federal laws. Individuals with questions about this policy or who wish to request accommodation should contact Ben Odicta at info@limitbusters.com. Able to accommodate learning disability: Our goal is to create a learning environment that meets the needs of each learner or participant. To make our program more accessible, we can accommodate a variety of learning disabilities. Please contact Ben Odicta at info@limitbusters.com before enrolling to determine if your needs can be met. Unable to accommodate learning disability: LCT is not able to accommodate learning or physical disabilities at this time. Individuals with questions about this policy should contact Ben Odicta at info@limitbusters.com.
  • DEIRAJ Statement (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Representation, Access, and Justice)
    Our Facilitators are credential holders of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), the guild of Professional Life Coaches in 140 countries. We adhere to the ICF-DEIJ or Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement. We have also added Representation and Access to this statement. ICF is a vibrant global community committed to the shared vision of making coaching an integral part of a thriving society. ICF’s mission is to lead the global advancement of coaching. To do this, we must reflect on our blind spots and be aware of opportunities for improvement. We cannot ignore the challenges many coaches and coaching clients face due to systemic community problems. At the same time, the challenges and opportunities are the gifts we/as human beings can choose as we continue our journey. Luckily, we are keen and mindful of these ideals in our coaching profession. The idea of seeing the beauty and talent of everyone lies not in the human's external factors but through their inner energies. At LCT, our foundation is heart-based values. We see and listen to one's wisdom that honors and respects challenges and champions their possibilities. Since we serve families, education, and local communities, ~ we celebrate diversity as a Team, ~ alliances with different organizations that support the needs of the people, ~ equity and inclusion by calling forth all Coaches around the world that serve their local communities, ~ provide representations through local, national, and international perspectives through our Guest Coach program from different countries, ~ access and justice by collaborating with other civic organizations that promote the well-being of the local communities. LCT’s ethos in our organization and programs is that we see one’s passion, gorgeous heart, and dedication to growing as a learner and becoming ambassadors of being Heart-based human beings in our schools, homes, and local communities. As members of the ICF community, we ascribe to the core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration, and respect. These values are founded on a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, access, and justice. We will prioritize diversity, inclusion, belonging, representation, access, and justice in every decision we make within our Association. As we continue toward our vision, we will recommit to valuing the unique talents, insights, and experiences that every coach and client brings to the world. Non-Discrimination Policy It is the policy of LCT that: • Recruitment and hiring of all personnel are conducted without discrimination against any individual about race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. • All staff and personnel will not discriminate against any employee or participant because of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. • All individuals are welcome to participate regardless of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. • All employees, learners, and other participants should be able to enjoy an environment free of discrimination and harassment. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination or harassment in race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Our organization does not and will not tolerate conduct by any employee, student, volunteer, contractor, visitor, or vendor that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s learning ability in a welcoming environment.
  • Grievance
    LCT seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to solve any grievances promptly and fairly. Participants can file a grievance regarding presentation or content, facility concerns, or instructor/faculty behavior. All grievances will be addressed to the best of our ability to prevent further problems. A process for filing grievances can be found below: Step 1. Participants should first attempt to resolve the issue directly with the educator/trainer, staff member, or participant with whom they have an issue. If participants are uncomfortable approaching the individual, they can proceed to step 2. Step 2. Suppose participants are uncomfortable approaching the individual with whom they have a grievance or need support to resolve the issue directly. In that case, they should submit a written grievance to the program manager within three (3) days. The program manager will review the issue and talk to the student within five (5) days of receiving the complaint. The program manager will work with all parties involved to resolve the issue. The program manager’s email is info@limitbusters.com. Step 3. If a participant believes that the issue was not resolved, a written request for an appeal should be sent to the Overall Coordinator for review. This appeal should include the original complaint and reason(s) the participant is unsatisfied with the resolution attempt(s). Appeals are reviewed, and a written response will be provided to the participant within seven (7) days. All appeal decisions are final.
  • Participation
    Success in our Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) program requires a total commitment by all participants. By enrolling in this course, participants agree to be fully present during all sessions and participate to the best of their ability. This includes arriving on time, abiding by the code of conduct, and engaging in course activities. Attendance You must be present at all course meetings to provide you with the minimum required training hours for certification. If you have an emergency or become ill and cannot attend a coaching session, please contact your facilitator and organization representative immediately at info@limitbusters.com. To make up for the missed session, you will be expected to complete the session materials, review the recording, and complete a coaching session outside the live session. If you must miss more than twelve (12) hours of the course, you can work with the instructor to cover the missed material at your own expense or register for another course. Suppose you miss up to three (3) hours of mentor coaching. In that case, you must arrange and pay for individual mentor coaching sessions to complete the required 10 hours of mentor coaching to satisfy the International Coaching Federation requirements. Petitions to this policy are considered case-by-case and must be submitted in writing to the instructor/facilitator or LCT. Course Engagement Our courses are designed to be interactive and engaging for our participants. Therefore, you must participate in course activities, including dialogue with the instructor and peers, mock coaching activities, and experiential learning exercises. Please inform your instructor immediately if you cannot participate in an activity. Please refer to the code of conduct for additional details. Code of Conduct Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally during all sessions. This includes, but is not limited to: • Arriving on time for all sessions. • Attending all live sessions and mentor coaching sessions. • Having your camera on for virtual live sessions. • Participating fully in all sessions and mentor coaching sessions. This includes being prepared for the session, involving yourself in discussions and activities, assuming responsibility for your learning, and contributing to the learning of others. • Engaging in discussions with integrity and honesty. • Being respectful of your fellow participants and instructors/facilitators, including silencing your cell phone, not texting, and other disruptive behaviors. • Embracing diversity and inclusion while respecting the dignity and humanity of others.
  • Partial Completion
    Will not offer credit for partial completion of a course Currently, we cannot provide credit for partial completion of a course. You must complete the entire course to receive credit. Individuals with questions about this policy are encouraged to contact Ben Odicta at info@limitbusters.com.
  • Payment/Fees
    All registrations are secured on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration in a course is dependent upon receipt of full payment. We accept payment five (5) days before the Orientation day. All payments will be in US dollar currency ($).
  • Refund
    To be eligible for a full refund, a course must be canceled at least three (3) business days before the course. Cancellations made less than two (2) days before the course are not eligible. Written notice of cancellation shall be adequate when LCT receives the withdrawal. Refunds will be made within thirty (30) days after cancellation or withdrawal requests are received. Registration Modifications Modifications to registration, including substitutions of participants or transfer of course dates, must be completed at least seven (7) days before the program date. Participants may contact LCT to modify their registration at info@limitbusters.comor contact phone # +1 (626) 463 8599. Course changes will be allowed as long as there are spots available.
  • Transfer of Credit
    Will not accept partial credit from other organizations or programs At this time, we cannot accept partial course credit from other organizations or programs. Even if you have completed a Level 1 or 2 program, you must enroll for the entirety of the HBC program. Individuals with questions about this process should contact Ben Odicta at info@limitbusters.com.
  • Illness
    You must be present at all course meetings to provide you with the minimum required training hours for certification. If you have an emergency or become ill and cannot attend a coaching session, please contact your instructor and LCT representative at info@limitbusters.com immediately. You will be expected to complete the session materials, review the recording, and complete a coaching session outside the live session to make up for the missed session. If you must miss more than twelve (12) hours of the course, you can work with the instructor/facilitator to cover the missed material at your own expense or register for another course. Suppose you miss up to three (3) hours of mentor coaching. In that case, you must arrange and pay for individual mentor coaching sessions to complete the required 10 hours of mentor coaching to satisfy the International Coaching Federation requirements. Petitions to this policy are considered case-by-case and must be submitted in writing to the instructor and LCT.
  • Statement on Ethics, Integrity, Transparency
    As an organization in the process of becoming an ICF-accredited provider, we adhere to and emphasize the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics describes the ICF core values, ethical principles, and standards of behavior for all ICF professionals. Meeting these moral/ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies. You can read more about the ICF Code of Ethics and ICF Core Competencies below: ICF Code of Ethics https://coachingfederation.org/ethics/code-of-ethics ICF Core Competencies https://coachingfederation.org/credentials-and-standards/core-competencies Additionally, LCT commits to acting with integrity and transparency. We hold ourselves and our participants to the highest level of integrity and strive to be as transparent as possible by explicitly stating measures to provide programs ethically. We do not believe in using manipulative or dishonest sales tactics and strive to provide a safe and ethical sales process. Further, we work to provide fair and equitable pricing for all HBC programs to ensure access to quality coaching education/learning.
  • 1. What is Coaching?
    The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines Coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching comes from the word "Coach," which means carriage in French and Hungarian. A carriage is a transportation system for passengers from where they start their ride to their destination. In other words, from here to there. Coaching happens when the clients identify what they want in their life, such as dreams, goals, etc. The Coach uses coaching skills to facilitate their agenda.
  • 2. What is the history of Coaching?
    In the Coaching Community, one of the fun inquiries was: Who was the first Coach? Of course, each Coach gave their favorite answer. Here are some of their responses. Aristotle: He instilled rational thinking, ethics, and others. Confucius: He wrote about personal morality and sincerity. Emerson: He wanted the people of America to have their own culture. With his idea, people change how they view themselves within society. Heraclitus: His theory was that change was the nature of the universe. A man should exercise rational thinking. Jesus Christ: He used metaphors and stories, asked powerful questions to his disciples, and was xenial and authentic throughout his life. Pluto: A father of transcendental philosophy. A proponent of finding a deeper purpose in life to be happy. Socrates: He asked questions to his students and had meaningful conversations instead of feeding them the answers. He challenged them and encouraged learning and wisdom to attain a happy life. Ancient Times: From their perspectives, the human way of nurturing or provoking people's faculties stemmed from teaching, mentoring, counseling, and preaching. Sports Coaching: In the year 1860 in England, Coaching becomes an integral part of sports. The team hires a Coach and one-on-one Coaching for some elite athletes. Also, in 1974, Thimothy Gallwey wrote, The Inner Game of Tennis. He describes the difference between Coaching and Teaching. He mentioned how a Sports Coach applies the principle of Coaching. Business Coaching: In the 1900s, some companies hired psychologists to enhance the efficacy of their workers. They were there to offer counsel. They are now called Consultants; some call themselves Coaches even though they primarily do consultation. School Coaches: In the 1930s, we heard the word COACH from the University of Oxford. The tutor or teacher is the same as a Coach, meaning, like a carriage, he takes his learner from one stage of the journey to another. Father of Coaching: In 1980, Thomas J. Leonard founded Coach U and taught personal Coaching. CTI: Karen Kimsey House, Laura Whitworth, and Henry-Kimsey House collaborated with Thomas Leonard. In the 1990s, the three founded the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) for their Co-active Coaching program. Two of the first CTI Trainers are our co-founder, Eric Kohner, and his partner at that time, Cynthia Loy-Darst. Both of them are now Senior Trainers in the organization. Coaching for Performance: This is Sir John Whitmore's book in 1992. He created the GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, What) model. It became the coaching bible for companies and managers. Coaching Organizations: Before the Coaching Federation of Thomas Leonard, another coaching institution, the Professional Coaching and Mentoring Association, existed. In 1994, Some of the Coaches in Los Angeles, California, connected the leaders of both organizations to merge so that there would be one organization for Coaching. They did, and eventually, it became ICF (International Coaching Federation). Other Organization: CHADD (Children and Adults Attention Deficit Disorder)emerged in 1987. They have had a yearly gathering. In this conference, some Coaches participated. Another milestone for the Coaching profession because some of the Coaches were working with learning disabilities. They call themselves AD/HD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Coaches. Metamorphosis of the Coaching Profession: Coaching is a distinct profession. There are many types of Coaches - Spiritual Coaches, Financial Coaches, Agile Coaches, etc. Heart-based Coaching (HBC): In 2012, Carlyne developed HBC specifically for Educators, Parents, and students. The model is ALIMA (Asking Powerful Questions, Listening, Intuition, Mindfulness, and Acknowledgment), and the way of Coaching is using the heart. She believes that the foundation of society is the children. They become leaders and professionals in local, national, and international communities. The children deserve a good foundation right in the get-go, in their homes, acquire wisdom at schools, and engage in our local communities. Loving them is imperative through listening, seeing, and supporting them in their dreams. Naturally, all of these skills are the components of HBC.
  • 3. How is Coaching different from Psychotherapy, Counseling, Mentoring, and Teacher?
    Generally speaking, a Therapist's clinical approach works from the past - going back in time and identifying the root of the "problems." By doing this, the client can move from the past to the present. In Coaching, the Coach coaches the human being, not the issue. Coaching creates new awareness and possibilities to move forward in their lives. A Counselor advises students on several issues they may face throughout their academics. Coaches don't counsel students; A Coach may use curiosity to ask open-ended questions. Often, clients ask their questions too, and a Coach is there to facilitate and use coaching skills in these inquiries; ultimately, they will answer them. A Mentor shares Mentees with all their mighty experience in life - a role model for a protegee. The beauty of Coaching lies when a coach does not know the client. The Coach's job is to allow the client to develop their perspective/s. This process is like a dance movement; the Coach holds the client's agenda and keeps them accountable for their action and commitment. ​ A Teacher teaches students based on their acquired credentials, books, and school curriculum mandate. In Coaching, everyone is part of the collaboration process. The job of a Coach is to empower, listen, see, and whole-heartedly design what is possible for the client or student!
  • 4. What is Life Coaching?
    Life Coaching is coaching in any of the Client's domains of development, called the development wheel, which has the formula of PEMSS + HEW = Self. These are physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, health, environment, and wealth which results in the question of how do they take care of themselves?
  • 5. What does the Life Coach do?
    The most important job of a Coach is to support the Client (Coachee) in expanding their vision. The Coach holds the Client's plan; we believe a human being is a Whole-Hearted Individual. In other words, Coaches conclude that the Client is perfect—meaning, organically wise, able to answer pondering inquiries and realize their potential. The Coach's job is to support the clients in unlocking their potential, developing their leadership skills, and supporting them with whatever goals or dreams they have. The Coach uses coaching tools such as active listening, asking powerful questions, visioning, mining for values, and much more!
  • B. HIRE A LIFE COACH - INDIVIDUAL COACHING (One-On-One):
    As Life Coaches, we offer support, not help. We believe that our clients are magnificent in their way. Our clients don't need help, but we believe all human beings benefit from support, collaboration, partnership, and a safe space to share and explore. We support our clients in their visions, gaining clarity of what they want and who they are, having a greater awareness of inner narratives, claiming personal strengths, deepening connections, and attaining goals.
  • 1. What is the importance of Hiring a Life Coach?
    As Life Coaches, we offer support, not help. Our clients are magnificent in their way. Our clients don't need help, but we believe all human beings benefit from support, collaboration, partnership, and a safe space to share and explore. We support our clients in their visions, gaining clarity of what they want and who they are, having a greater awareness of inner narratives, claiming personal strengths, deepening connections, and attaining goals. 
  • 2. How will I find a Life Coach?
    If you're looking for a life coach you've come to the right place. Limitbusters Coaching and Training, Inc (LCT) is offering individual coaching sessions online!
  • 3. How can you help me?
    This is one of our most commonly asked questions. As Life Coaches, we offer support, not just help. We believe that our clients are magnificent in their own way. Our clients don't need help, but we believe all human beings benefit from support, collaboration, partnership, and a safe space to share and explore. We support our clients in their visions, gaining clarity of what they want and who they are, having a greater awareness of inner narratives, claiming personal strengths, deepening connections, and attaining goals.
  • 4. How would sessions be broken down, and how often would I meet with my Life Coach?
    We design this with each client! Most clients meet with a Life Coach weekly, but some meet every other week.
  • 5. What will be different in my life as a result of Coaching?
    Most clients experience a new awareness of themselves, their environments, and the world in which they operate. With that, clients feel empowered to choose how they show up, navigate choices and decisions mindfully, and significantly impact their work or personal life.
  • 6. What about confidentiality?
    The Coach and Client vow a confidential relationship. The International Coach Federation (ICF) has standard Coaches' Code of Ethics guidelines - https://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics.
  • 7. Where would I meet my Coach?
    A Coach and Client 'meet' via zoom or a regular phone call.
  • 8. What if I want to end my coaching engagement?
    We design upfront with the client when the Coaching Agreement is complete. Throughout the Coaching, we re-design what is in the client's service. We appreciate a one-month notice before completion. It will give a chance to design what would be next for the client's journey.
  • 9. What are the benefits of hiring a Heart-Based Coach?
    All CHBC (Certified Heart-Based Coaches) are knowledgeable about the Heart-Based Coaching program. They are certified in the A.L.I.M.A. Model and trained through the A to Z model of Heart-Based Life Coaching. We honor our clients' cultures, personalities, and perspectives in life. We believe they are whole-hearted and perfect, able to become the best of themselves, show their authentic self, and let them offer their gifts and skills to the world! We hold their agenda, dreams, values, and life purposes. We listen, understand, and want to support them with our Heart-Based Coaching skills.
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