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How Do I Become A Life Coach? An Answer To One Of The Most Common Questions I Hear.

  I wanted to write this blog post because I get this exact question all the time. Here’s what it sounds like, “I’m really interested in coaching, how do I become a professional life coach?” The coaching industry is still relatively young, there are many different types of coaches and hundreds of coaching programs. It’s an unregulated industry, and just like in the wild west, people can do anything they want. What this means, is anyone can hang out a shingle and call themselves a coach.  There is a wide range of schools and a variety of training styles.  There are coach training schools where you can take an online 4-hour training and at the end, you receive a certificate...

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Just Yet). What You Need to Know To Be A Successful Life Coach. Part 1: How To Sell Your Coaching Services.

  Ok, some of you are going to freak out when I tell you do not quit your nine to five and become a full-time coach. I know, I know it just feels so unfair. You have a vision that you will easily be able to find 20 or so clients, charge them the current coaching rate (the average life coach charges $198/hour Sherpa Executive Coaching 2017 Survey ). The dream feels so close to being real. You can hardly wait, you’re going to be your own boss and you’ll have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Yes, I know you’ve seen those photos of a coach sitting on a beach with her laptop and a relaxing easy...

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The Significance of Powerful Testimonials (And Some Ways Even New Coaches Can Get Them Right)

    When you’re building a coaching business one of the best ways to demonstrate the value you’ve given to your clients is through testimonials. I know that some coaches are hesitant to ask for a testimonial. New coaches can be embarrassed to ask for feedback. They are worried that it seems self-serving to ask for an endorsement or they might be nervous that the client didn’t get a lot of value.  It’s pretty common for new coaches to doubt their abilities. Coaches are generous and kind people who really want to help their clients.  They often have problems asking in return. But it’s a skill, like any other that you grow when you’re growing your practice.  A testimonial does...

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9 Ways To Rebound From Rejection

    You’re a mission-driven entrepreneur.  Whatever you choose to call yourself whether it’s a coach, a consultant, a creative, or a wellness practitioner there is ONE word that you often give more power to than any other. You can allow it to ruin your day, your week or even your entire business. The word is NO. You may use it as fodder to doubt your abilities and dampen your hope. Many entrepreneurs have given up, given in and quit their dream because of this one word.  Believe me, I’ve been discouraged and bummed out too. Because we are mission-driven we are heavily invested in our business and our clients. We know we can really help people and we throw...

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From Employee To Entrepreneur: Secrets To Quitting Your 9 to 5

    How to Save Enough Money to Quit Your Job and Be A Full-Time Coach. Do you want to quit your day job?  Have you been dreaming about being an entrepreneur and all the financial and time freedom that entails? One of the biggest hurdles I hear from people who want to quit their day job is money.  Would you love to quit your 9 to 5 but you’re worried you’ll end up broke? If you’re not careful it can happen and I don’t want you to end up disillusioned and in debt. I recommend being conservative when you’re making your plan.  Do know that it may take many months longer for your business to be reliably profitable than...

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