How To Become A Life Coach

by Courtney Wilson on September 3, 2013

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Imagine for a moment being able to do the things you have always wanted to do.  What experiences excite you? What places would you like to travel to? Do you want to make a difference in your life and the life of others?

Life Coaching is a thriving profession that has been growing rapidly in recent years, and will continue to do so into the forseeable future.

If you are passionate about the personal development industry and love immersing yourself in all things to do with personal empowerment and success then read on to find out how you can create the career of your dreams through training to be a coach.

The Difference Between a Coach and Therapist

It is important not to get confused between coaching and therapy, mentoring and counselling.  A coach is a lot different and not just an “optimistic therapist” as many people believe.

Traditionally, therapists have focussed on the past, trying to fix past emotional issues that are still impacting on a clients life now. Coaching however,  is forward looking and focuses on what the client needs to do from now on to get what they want out of life.

It is action oriented and is about moving forward, it doesn’t dwell on the past and is more about helping the client to identify where they are right now and then help them determine where they would like to be.

As a coach you are not “telling your client”, you are supporting them, you are not teaching them, you are encouraging them.

You ask powerful questions to help the client find the answers for themselves that enable them to discover the actions and steps they need to take to achieve their goals.

It is about actively listening to and responding to the client rather than trying to “fix” them.

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 The Benefits Of Becoming A Life Coach

This industry offers many personal and professional rewards. Firstly, there is the sense of connection you have with other people and the feeling of empowerment from creating the life you really want.

Also, you are the boss so you get to choose:

  • Where you work
  • When you work (you can start off part time and build your business on the side, gradually transitioning to full time if and when you choose)
  • How much you charge
  • What clients you will work with.
  • And most rewarding of all you will be transforming people’s lives while you are doing it!

How Much Money Can I Make?

Coaching allows you to make as much money as you like – there is no limit to your income!  On average new coaches charge anywhere from $100 to $200 per hour however more experienced coaches with established results charge anywhere from $350 – $500 or more.

moneyWhat you will find is that your confidence will begin to grow massively as you see your clients start to achieve great results.  The more your confidence grows, the more your rates and income grow too.

This usually happens within the first few years of coaching and will depend on the amount of coaching hours you put in.

New coaches should try to coach as much as possible to build up your skills and confidence because the faster you get paying clients the faster your income will increase.

How To Know If You Will Be A Good Coach

Almost anyone can be a coach but to really succeed in the business you need to be committed to your own personal growth.

Ask yourself this question “Am I passionate and feel deep in my soul that I want to work in the personal empowerment industry?”  If the answer is YES! then with the right training, coaching and business skills as well as ongoing support you CAN become a successful coach.

If you are the person thatt people come to for support when something is happening in their lives or are seen as a shoulder to lean on then you are probably already coaching at some level without even realising it.

There are also some personal traits that all good coaches possess.  They include

  • Positive Nature
  • Supportive
  • Enthustiastic
  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Respectful
  • Non Judgemental
  • Honest
  • A Good Listener
  • Being able to recognise and acknowledge a client’s strengths
  • An understanding that coaching is a business and should be treated as such

The Big Lie About Coaching

You don’t have to know it all! You don’t have to be the expert in all areas of life! Coaches are human and are NOT expected to be perfect. You don’t need to know all the answers – that is what a mentor is.  A mentor is someone who has achieved great success in some aspect of their life and now wants to help others do the same by telling them the exact steps to take.

A coaches role is only to encourage, motivate and ask powerful questions to help the client overcome what is holding them back. They are not expected to be perfect but are expected to be committed to learning and growing and continually doing whatever it takes to improve themselves and their future.

So long as you are 5 steps ahead of the person you are coaching you can start because you are not telling the client how to do it but rather helping them to come up with their own suggestions for the actions they will take.

So is Life Coach Certification For You?

Imagine how your life would be if you had a thriving, successful life coaching business and were working with a handful of motivated clients who were getting great results.

If you are open to the idea of becoming a coach and excited about the possibilities that could open up in you life through life coach training then click on the link below.

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What Is Life Coaching?

by Courtney Wilson on September 4, 2013

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Life coaching is basically a professional, ongoing partnership between a coach and a client that is designed to improve and enhance the clients quality of life.

Although it has been around in some form since the 1970′s, it used to be an exclusive thing, only available for top executives and politicians. [click to continue…]

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