Becoming a Life Coach (Discover the Ways to Become a Life Coach)

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Coaching is one of the billion dollar industries worldwide

with more than 18 000 people employed every year, and becoming

a life coach is still a big dream to many people today.

Let’s first define what exactly coaching is or what is a coach or what

a coach does.

 

becoming a life coach

 

What is Coaching?

Coaches are people who have experienced enough success in their lives in a

particular field that they feel they are qualified to coach others. In some cases,

 

  1. Coaches are educated or certified in a particular area.
  2. Sometimes they just rely on their own experience because

they know more about a particular subject or have

achieved a lot so they can coach someone else the same way.

 

A coach is someone who holds you accountable,

and not judges you. Someone who will provide a reflective surface

for you to talk to. Sometimes, all

people need is for someone to listen to them.

A coach can help you see your blind spots

and help you move forward. Your coach will

help you in planning and keep track of things.

 

becoming a life coach

 

What Are The Requirements to Be a Life Coach?

When someone plans to get into life coaching,

they often ask about the

type of training or certification that is available or required.

While there is no regulatory committee that makes sure that life

coaches all have a minimum amount of training and passing test scores

like there is for doctors and psychiatrists, there are certifications that you

can get and training programs that will not only give you some great tools to

help you in your practice but will also impress other coaches and some clients

who are familiar with the organization, mentor or training program.

 

Certification & Training Availablebecoming a life coach

 

There is a great deal of certification out there for life coaching,

but the problem is, most of it isn’t worth the paper that it is printed on.

Since there is no regulation or oversight, there have been companies popping

up all over with impressive sounding names and professional websites that offer

you “professional” training. But you’ll want to stick with certification that actually means

something to other people. It doesn’t matter how much you paid for a training program,

or how much time you spend learning the principles of it, if other people don’t accept it as

valid training, you have wasted your time.

 

Finding Legitimate Training & Certification

So how do you find legitimate training certification? becoming a life coach

There are many ways that you can dig out the good ones,

but one of the most effective ways is to visit forums where other

coaches discuss their practices with each other. They will be able to

tell you which training programs they have heard of and which they

can recommend.

In fact, many of them will have that information already included

in their forum signature. There are hundreds of different coaching

forums out there so find one that fits your style and go for it.

 

The second method of choosing a training program that we’ll discuss here

is choosing one based on the brand name. What does this mean?

It means if Tony Robbins is offering the Tony Robbins Training Certification

then having that training certificate will carry a lot of weight because it has Tony

Robbins name on it.

If you choose a training program that someone who is

well-known and well-respected within the coaching and self-help community,

you will find that particular certification goes a long way when looking for new clients

and hobnobbing with other life coaches.

 

Popular Areas You Can Build Your Coaching Business Around

There are thousands and thousands of niches that need coaches,

and if as mentioned earlier in this post you have a certain knowledge

or expertise in a particular topic or subject,

you’re having a very good chance to

start your own coaching business.

 

You can lead other people’s ways to success.

Whatever the achievement you experienced in your life,

for instance, a retired soccer player

can start coaching young and aspiring soccer players because he played

soccer. A university or college student can become a coach to high school students and

give an invaluable advice on how to pass

their exams. The number of niches you can start a coaching business around

is limitless.

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Here are just a few:

  • Losing weight
  • Healthy Eating
  • Positive Thinking
  • Depression
  • Motivation
  • Meditation
  • Starting an online business
  • Dating and Relationships
  • Marriage issues
  • Becoming a better leader
  • Improving your brain power
  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing productivity
  • Achieving a lifelong goal (such as writing a book)
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Body Building
  • Building a Positive Mindset for Success

 

As you can see, every part of our lives needs a coach whether health,

fitness or relationships or whatever niche you choose there’s a good chance that

you will find clients.

In conclusion, to get your coaching business underway

follow these steps-

 

Basic Steps to Starting a Coaching Business

  1. Firstly, learn about coaching and see if coaching is really right
    for you and if you have what it takes to become a successful
    coach.
  2. Once you”ve decided, figure out what type of coaching you want to pursue.
  3. Decide if you are going to offer one-on-one coaching as part
    of your practice.
  4. Learn about coaching people to make more money, which is
    a huge part of a life coaching business.

Are you a Life Coach already or are still on your way to get started?

How are things going in your business? let me know

in the comments below.

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