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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 skills they need to provide life coaching services to their communities.
  • Why
    Limitbusters Coaching & Training, Inc. (LCT) is in Pasadena, California, USA. Our Organization Aims to Offer: Coaching services to parents, educators, students, and local community stakeholders. Embodies empowerment using Heart-Based Coaching (HBC) skills. Call all Life Coaches to collaborate and serve 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. LCT has been Busting Limits since 1997, serving the local community in Los Angeles County, California, and other areas in the USA and internationally. In 2010, the pilot program of Heart-Based Coaching began in Sitges Barcelona for Teachers, Parents, and Professionals. In 2017, LCT launched the Heart-Based Coaching Program for the MA in Education at Pepperdine University, Westlake Village, California. In 2021, the pilot program for HBC online classes began, and the first Certified Heart-Based Coaches (CHBC) graduated on July 31, 2022. 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, and professionals in their neighborhoods. Each person's energy is contagious, making them active, positive, and alive community members.
  • When
    LCT has been empowering clients since 1997. The online certification classes have been available online since 2021. In the Life Coaching Profession, heart-Based Coaching (HBC) graduates are called Certified Heart-Based Coaches (CHBC). The HBC program follows the tenet of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). ICF is the guild of the Coaching Profession.
  • What
    LCT believes the following: a. Students at schools benefit from the services of Heart-Based Coaches. They can coach students about their daily activities or obstacles in life, aspirations, dreams, life purpose, and others. 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 showed that the students who heard, listened to, and supported are more likely to succeed academically and in life. c. Parents become well-informed and adjusted Guardians to their children if they know how to love them through acceptance, empowerment, self-management, and other coaching skills. d. Local Stakeholders' understanding and learning of coaching skills become better neighbors, parents, teachers, leaders, and professionals in the neighborhood. Each energy is contagious. Thus, becoming active, positive, and alive residents in the community.
  • Who
    LCT Facilitators are certified by International Coaching Federation (ICF), and Credentialed Co-active Coaches; Key Note Speakers, Parents, and Educators. They are also Trainers, Mentors, and Observers in other coaching classes. LCT Founders are a husband and wife team that has worked in the coaching business for decades. Eric is one of the pioneers of the coaching movement, and Carlyne has education in her blood. Her parents were former school administrators, and her brother is currently the Supervisor and Principal of Secondary Schools in Capiz, Philippines. Their daughter was one of the first graduates of the HBC program in 2021. They are the Heart-Based Coaching family 24/7. Carlyne 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. 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 the Heart-Based approach! Those two concepts she experienced growing up. The child's exploration starts at home (H), at school (S), and then in the community (C). These three elements of HSC must be interconnected, not disconnected. 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, and morals? 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. Our role is 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 and the possibility of building stronger relationships as family members, empowered educators, community servant-leaders, and Stakeholders of society.
  • 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 10:00 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 are ICF (International Coaching Federation) credentialed Co-active Coaches and True Colors Trainers with vast experience in education, community service, and leadership training. The following are the accomplishments of The Limitbustes Coaching & Training, Inc. founders, Faculty Leaders, Facilitators, Mentors, and Observers. ~ All our faculty have graduated with a minimum of 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? All Faculty are Facilitators and Trainers who must attend and participate in further education workshops. There are weekly group calls to discuss facilitation and technology among 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 DEI guidelines established by the International Coaching Organization. All Mentor Coaches are Heart-Based Coaches, ICF-credentialed, and Co-active Certified. They are mindful of ICF values and the core competencies in the HBC community. They also believe in collaboration, empowerment, and the DEIRAJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Representation, Access, and Justice) statement. 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. 1. Our Evaluations are online for the Participants who took the class. Feedback is also available online. 2. Carlyne Kohner is the Director of Education, and our Founders are: Educators Credentialed Professional Certified Coaches, credentialed by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Professional Co-active Coaches Creators of the HBC program: Parents and Community Leaders.
  • 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 HBC uses C or P for marking. C or check means the Coach has used the coaching skill. P or practice means the Coach needs to practice the skill. There are three steps to follow: The foundation of Coaching Ways of Coaching HBC Skills from A to Z
  • Mentoring Program
    Each Participant will have a Mentor who will guide them when practicing Coaching. The Mentor and the Mentee/Participant will use the HBC Skills Checklist form to prepare and discuss the Mentee's Coaching call for 60 minutes, 30 minutes of individual Coaching, and 30 minutes of Mentorship. There are two ways to prepare. The Participant coaches the Mentor for 20 minutes. The Participant may present a video or audio recording of their Coaching for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Coaching Performance Day (CPD)
    Coaching Performance Day - is a day for a Coach to show their knowledge of Heart-based Coaching. Here are some items to consider: Each Participant will have a one-hour schedule to have their CPD call. Preparation of the HBC-SC form is required. There will be four people in a 60-minute Zoom call. The Participant First Client (HBC/Facilitator) Observer (Mentor) Second Client (HBC/Facilitator) The Participant will coach each client for about 20 minutes. LCT will email the result of their CPD within 48 hours.
  • Survey
    At the end of each class, The staff will send an online survey and ask our clients/participants about their opinions and experiences.
  • Online Training
    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. HBC Program has seven modules, one for each week. Module 1: The Overview of HBC Module 2: Asking Powerful Questions Module 3: Listening Module 4: Intuition Module 5: Mindfulness Module 6: Acknowledgment Module 7: ALIMA Model
  • Between Sessions
    The Participants have six days to practice what they learned from their Training. Also, they do their journal homework, coach fellow HBC members, and read their recommended books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Benefits
    Benefits: Learn how to Coach clients using ALIMA Model. Practice Coaching Skills from A to Z. Use different ways of Coaching. 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. Easy schedule: Once a week and on weekends. Become a Certified Heart-Based Coach (CHBC) and establish your practice as a Professional Life Coach. Receive support from the HBC community on or off Training.
  • Registration, Offers, Payment, and Fees
    a. Limitbusters Coaching & Training (LCT) commitment is to serve the education communities - students, teachers, parents, and stakeholders. It is intentionally affordable compared to many coaching training schools. Other certification for Life Coaching runs from $5k to $20K. b. HBC offers the following Introduction to Coaching is a complimentary 90-minute class for anybody who wants to experience a few coaching skills. Heart-Based Coaching is for participants keen to learn Coaching in their personal and professional growth, such as communication, leadership, parenting, and teaching skills. Get a credential as a certified Heart-Based Coach (CHBC). c. Payments - We accept all major credit cards.
  • Complaints and Grievance Policy
    LCT wishes to provide a productive, legal, and ethical work environment. The organization wants you to bring any complaints or grievances about the workplace to the attention of your Team Leader (TL). In light of these concerns, we have instituted the following procedure. Suppose you feel inappropriate conduct or activity by the organization, management, employees, or any persons or entities related to the organization. In that case, we request that you bring this concern to the immediate attention of your TL. Please approach your TL at a time and place that will allow the TL to listen to your concerns appropriately. If you have previously discussed this matter with your TL and believe you still need to receive a sufficient response, we request that you present your concerns in writing to your TL. Please indicate the problem, the persons involved, and any suggested solutions you may have. If you are still waiting for a sufficient response to your written complaint within ten (10) working days of providing it to your TL, or if the TL is the problem, feel free to contact the Manager. Use your discretion to expedite the complaint process if you consider the matter an emergency, legal, ethical, or safety issue. The organization might have a conference call with you and your TL or individually. If the matter still exists after the meeting, and you believe it still merits attention, write your concerns and forward the issue to the Founders. The grievance procedure's purpose is to support maintaining a positive work environment with respect and responsibility toward each other.
  • Partial Completion
    A Participant attended the training but needed support to complete the homework, coaching hours, or other tasks. They can comply with the requirements within 30 to 60 days. If a Participant fails to comply with all the necessary course requirements, they can retake the class and pay 25% of the course fee.
  • Illness and No Show
    When a Participant is ill, please remember the following. All courses are online; Take care of yourself, and use your discretion if you can or can't attend. If not, please email your trainers in advance and state your reasons for not attending. You have one (1) excused absence for the entire program as long as you communicate it in advance to your trainers. If you have more than two (2) absences, you can retake those courses with another group or scheduled class as long as you inform your trainers. You must repeat the entire program if you miss more than five (5) classes.
  • Cancelation and Refund
    1. A Full Refund for the following: A Participant cancels the Registration Agreement five (5) days before the first day of the class program. 2. A Fifty (50) percent refund: A participant attended the first day of the class and decided to discontinue the program. 3. A Twenty-Five (25) percent refund: A participant attended the second day of the class and decided to discontinue the program. 4. A Twenty-Five (25) percent credit towards the LCT's HBC program: A participant attended the third or fourth day of the class and decided to discontinue the program. This 25% credit is a gift card that a Recipient can gift to anybody.
  • Accommodations
    LCT accommodates the following: DEIRAJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, access, and justice) Ages 18 and above from all over the world Passionate learners about coaching
  • Pandemic and its Impact
    The effect of the Pandemic in 2020 is still affecting people's health - mentally, socially, and financially. Zoom Calls: HBC offers workshops online. It makes all Participants feel safe and protected in their respective places while taking the classes. It is a beautiful opportunity not to be missed! Social and Mental Upliftment: The HBC community is a heart-based community where everyone honors the value of learning, camaraderie, friendship, growth, service, and fun. We offer a fantastic program that will propel you to be a great entrepreneur at your own pace; in your own home; as a loving family member, as an educator at schools, and as a leader in the community.
  • Certificate
    We plan to offer all class participants a digital certificate.
  • 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.
  • 2024 Calendar
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  • Direct contact
    Mailing Address: PO Box 70172, Pasadena, California 91117 USA Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm PST Phone/Text/Whatsapp: +1 (626) 360-4075​ Email: heartbasedcoach@gmail.com Website: https://www.limitbusters.com/
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