How does someone become a personal life coach?

I have a friend with a TON of degrees, along with an impressive resume’. She has done a lot of corporate work in terms of "fixing," difficult situations within high power companies. So how could she become a personal life coach? Thanks so much.

All she has to do is open a business and call herself a "personal life coach." Coaching is not a regulated field, so anyone can call themselves a coach and charge whatever they want.

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3 Responses to How does someone become a personal life coach?

  1. Jade says:

    All she has to do is open a business and call herself a "personal life coach." Coaching is not a regulated field, so anyone can call themselves a coach and charge whatever they want.References :

  2. bugs bunny says:

    Don’t know.References : Self

  3. camperoo says:

    Although a person may be good at working in a corporate culture, they may not be a good life coach. There has been a movement in the past 10 years towards coaching as a model of helping people in stead of counseling, which has the stereotype of being for those dealing with mental illness. Coaching gives those with the know how the opportunity to share their knowledge and insights with others. However, because it is not regulated, there are a lot of people who should not be in that role out there trying to earn a buck off vulnerable people.

    Although it is not regulated at this point in the U.S., there are some very good programs to help a person learn about the ethics of coaching, the legal aspects of it, how to market your business, etc. Its well worth it and helps one define and set up their business. With so many folks hanging their shingle claiming to be life coaches these days, she will want some credentials that reflect her commitment to coaching. She will also want to find her niche as there are so many types of coaching. She will also need to know how to cover her posterior in the event she has a client who wants to sue her, etc. It’s not as easy as just doing it and I’d highly recommend she do her homework before starting up.

    international coach federation is a good place to start researching about what coaching is, where to learn more about the field…References :

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