Becoming a Life Coach – Is This the Career For You?
Are you in love with your life? Do you wake up each morning thrilled to begin the day? Does your work fulfill you? If you answer “Yes!” we’re happy for you! But if you answered “No” or “Not really” then we’d like to have a candid conversation with you.
Life is too short and precious to waste. While we’ve noticed that many people try to fill their needs with either acquiring “stuff” or living a totally self-serving life, others want to feel like they’re living a life of purpose that gives them real satisfaction and fulfillment. Becoming a life coach may be the perfect way to fill that need because it’s one of the few careers that totally allows your unique approach and personality to shine.
We need to be needed and appreciated, and the best way to experience that is by helping others. Becoming a life coach is an excellent way to lead a rich life, because you can specialize in what you feel passionate about – finance, fitness, image/lifestyle, nutrition, parenting, and personal development to mention only a few options.
Since life coaching isn’t therapy, you don’t need to have a master’s degree. But it is important to receive quality training and organization support as you develop the qualities, people skills, and professional competencies. We’ve found that gaining at least a basic knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is invaluable to helping people excel in their coaching practices.
Why would you go through the effort and expense of becoming a life coach? Here are some of the most rewarding benefits we enjoy…
You get to turn your passion into a lucrative career with flexible hours. Does setting your own hours and working at your own pace sound good to you? Life coaches can work anywhere in the world. In fact, you can work with anyone in the world because of technology. Does the thought of that excite you?
You get to use your life experience. Your experience is valuable training you can use to help others. Many life coaches launch their careers because they want to share what they’ve learned from overcoming some challenge themselves, whether it’s weight loss, learning nutritious eating, becoming a better speaker, gaining confidence, etc. What niche would you like to work in?
You get to make a difference. You can feel proud that you’re making the world a better place by helping change one life at a time. Wouldn’t you like to do something that matters?
You get to use your natural people skills. Maybe your family, friends and colleagues have often asked you for advice. Do you want to turn your expertise into a marketable skill?
You get to choose to work with people who fuel your enthusiasm. It’s wonderful to work with people who are motivated and eager to apply what they learn. You get to decide if your prospective client is a good fit for you. Does this appeal to you?
You get to showcase your unique personality. Coaching is an art and you have boundless opportunities to personalize your approach. You don’t need an office as you can hold your sessions in a park, while you’re hiking, or even online. Your strength lies in creating your own unique ideas, concepts, and ways for delivering your coaching and training. What strength would you like to showcase?
As you coach others, you’re going to find that you get as much or more from the process yourself! Your own self-awareness will continue to grow and expand. Do you have the courage to take on this new leadership role? We’d love to help you get started.
If you want to be an exceptional coach, it’s vital to learn all you can about the mind, body, spirit connection. Find out how you can incorporated this into your coaching career by reading our short, free report, “Why Spiritually Inspired Life Coaches have the best job, and how you can too!” And check out our Training Calendar to see when you can attend our next course.