By Holly Reisem Hanna
A career or life coach is a person who been professional trained to help others develop their career or life goals.
A career coach may help an individual with such tasks as updating their resume, assisting them with a career transition, or helping them find a career that they’re passionate about. A life coach may assist an individual with relationships, techniques to create better work-life balance, or cultivate strategies for building their self-esteem.
Many training programs only take a few months to complete, and they can cost as little as $900.00 and as much as $10,000.00. Career and life coaches generally makes $50.00 – $200.00 per hour. Besides making a good income, career and life coaches can work from home and can specialize in variety areas, such as, time management, motivation, stress management, diet, weight loss, business and numerous other areas.
If you have a desire to help others, are dependable, a good listener, and are non-judgmental, a career as a career or life coach may be the perfect work at home job for you.
Check out the resources and articles for more information about this work at home opportunity.
- How These Three Women are Making Over $100K Annually by Empowering Women
- Become a Career Coach
- Become a Life Coach
Career and Life Coaching Resources:
- Assessment Generator
- Business Coach.com
- Career Coach Academy
- Career Coach Institute
- Career Trainer
- Certified Coaches Federation
- Coach Start
- Holistic Learning Center
- International Coach Academy
- iPEC Coaching
- The Ultimate Career Guide
Entering the Field
By David Wood
So you’re considering a career as a life, business or corporate coach, but wondering what’s the best way to enter the field?
Do I need to do a training course? Do I need to get accredited? Where will I get clients, and do I have what it takes?
Most coaches agree on the best way to begin a coaching career: Work with someone who already is a coach! Simple eh?
In other words, work a month or two with a Coach; someone who has already built the type of business or career you want to have, and who can then help you do the same.
Only faster and more efficiently!
Here are the key steps:
1. Interview 2-3 coaches to find out more about the career and lifestyle you would be getting into. They can tell you the good and the bad; how easy, or difficult it is, and … how they got started.
2. Hire a coach and experience coaching for yourself. But don’t get coached on Becoming a Coach. Not just yet. Be coached on something else you want to achieve, or something you want to alter in your life. This will give you the best feel for whether or not this is the career for you.
It’s actually the best training you can get. Training from a live course, teleclass or book is great. But there’s no substitute for the experience of personally being coached, and seeing how an experienced coach moves you forward.
For a list of mentor coaches and links to their web pages, visit www.coachstart.com/Mentor.htm
3. Once you’ve decided to go ahead, consider professional coach training. This will give you resources, insights, tools and support. It will also help you to build your coach network; other coaches you can call on for help and advice. We’ll profile coach training schools in a later issue. For now, suffice it to say you should pick a school which has happy, successful coaches.
Do you require face to face training, or want the flexibility of teleclass (phone conference calls) training? And shop around – prices vary. For a list of training schools, visit www.becomeacoach.com.
4. Work with a coach to build your practice. Some people skip Step 3 and jump straight to working with a coach to enter the industry. People in this category are usually those with existing transferable skills (e.g. counseling, or a lot of personal development training), or people short on cash, and wanting to generate some revenue from coaching before they invest in a proper training course. A coach can help you avoid common mistakes, and build your practice faster, and with less effort than you would on your own.
5. What business systems do you need in place? Where will you find clients? How will you keep your clients? And how do you keep your chin up when you lose three in one day!?
David Wood is a Professional Life Coach, and author of the powerful Free Download: ‘50 Life Coaching Questions to Take Control of Your Life and Help Your Clients‘. He helps coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers to build their businesses via his popular ebook: “10 Super Coaches Share Their Secrets” and his audio ebook: “Getting Your First 50 Clients“.
“David Wood is a personal and business coach, and an original founder of the International Coach Academy – a global coach training school”
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