Everyone reaches a point in their lives when a change is needed. If you find yourself feeling that way, and you like to help others consider the possibility of becoming a life coach.
With life coaching, you can be helping others to get a better grip of their day to day conflicts. Nowadays, more people are becoming overwhelmed by the stress and responsibilities they are confronting. They don't know how to oversee their time, achieve their goals, or have the quality of life they've been dreaming of. You could help change all that for them.
Many of the seminars will provide you with an introduction to the discipline and will talk about the requirements you'll need to fulfill in order to begin marketing your services. Although there are no government regulations regarding life coaches and their qualifications, you'll still want to meet these minimums and obtain certification. This is in order to offer your customers with as much help as possible and also so you can maximize your profits.
Step 2: Speak to a Life Coach to Ascertain more about the Vocation
Going through a seminar will help you learn some basic principles about the field but it's not going to answer all of your questions or paint the whole picture of what to expect. However, it may give you a opportunity to network with other life coaches so that you can schedule time to go over the details of life coaching.
Lunch with a life coach (at least one, preferably more) so you can discuss the discipline. You should be prepared with questions that you have from your research and your time at the seminar. Some things you might want to talk over are why they chose to become a life coach, what has been the best thing about their calling, and what are the beginner mistakes they can recommend to avoid.
If they don't mind, you should do some "follow alongs" for a day or two to see their everyday procedures and to get a sense for what being a life coach is all about. Want to talk to me to find out more? You are welcome just ask here
Step 3: Pick a Focus for Your Coaching Business
The next step is for you to decide on what unique field of the industry you'd like to work on. Some individuals decide to concentrate on assisting people with their vocations. Other individuals prefer helping with time management or organization skills. You have many options to choose from. You'll in all probability learn about many of these options during the seminar and through your encounter with the life coach.
After the decision of where to specialize is made you will focus all of your training on delivering the most benefit to that area.
Step 4: Get Training
Since there are not any requisites for life coaching, you don't necessarily need to go through these last two steps. However, you will be able to make a larger income if you make this investment of time and money. If you follow through with a complete training and certification program, you'll have to spend up to three years in training at a cost of around $15,000. Don't be scared by that number, you must keep in mind that you will be able to make it all back with the ability to command higher fees for you services.
The other bright spot is that you can start instructing after you complete some beginning training. Just don't rush to max out your rates until you have completed your training and have established yourself as a coach.
Step 5: Become Accredited
Hardly any life coaches actually complete their education and even fewer take the additional step to get accredited. By finishing you can stand out from the crowd and show that you take being a life coach much more seriously. The International Coach Federation (ICF) offers a listing of life coaching programs that are fully accredited so that you will be certified when life coaching becomes a licensed field.
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