Anyone have experience as a life/business coach?

I am thinking about being a life success coach. I first heard of these in Los Angeles because many actors use them and it was also suggested in books for personal success. I have much life experience, as well as a business skill set and background. I feel that people seem to approach me and pour out info at me, so why not actually work with people and see where that goes… anyone do this as a career or are seeing a life coach? Is this something that is easily achievable and is it necessary to get certified? Do people get the results they need?
Thx

Going after what you love or what you think will help you grow personally or professionally is never risky.

People who like coaching often feel like they have been helping people forever so life coaching is just a natural progression for them.

Life coaching programs train you so that you begin coaching on the side until you have enough clients to do it full time (if you choose), then you are able to make a career switch.

The ICF published a study a short while ago that states that the average coach earns $80,000 or more annually.

You do need certification for two reasons:
1. Clients like to know you are trained and certified (it gives them comfort and security when hiring you).
2. You do need to understand the human mind and how success and goal attainment are achieved and why and when failure occurs.
3. Learning how coaches make passive income is always helpful.

This is just my advice (PS I make quite a bit in the coaching profession :).

I am here if you have anymore questions.

Coach Mackenzie

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4 Responses to Anyone have experience as a life/business coach?

  1. Jack G says:

    Unless you are on track to be the next Tony Robbins or something…I’d think it’s a very, very risky ‘occupation’ to pursue. You are better off studying and getting your degree to be a psychotherapist or something. You will be a lot more legit and have an easier time getting a job.

    Even though it seems like a short cut to get certification – who is really going to trust that? I’d imagine that would be fleeting. YOu can still try to do that after pursuing the legit route. Don’t think it’s a shortcut.References :

  2. simulate5 says:

    I agree with Jack G.

    There are already too many people with zero ability trying to sell their coaching services (and giving coaching a bad name).

    Go the professional route and work back from there.References :

  3. Im_So_Confused says:

    The important question is, is this what you want to do? If not, then you most likely won’t be successful.

    If you do want to be a life coach, then go for it. "Certification" means you’ve completed a course with some organization that offers it, nothing more. No state currently regulates life coaching. Having said that, being able to say you’re a "Certified something" is helpful from a marketing standpoint.

    Keep in mind that life coaches and psychotherapists do different jobs.

    It’s tough to get clients because there are about a zillion coaches competing for the same clients – but if you want it, and are willing to do the work, you can do it.

    Good luck!References :

  4. psychcoach@ymail.com says:

    Going after what you love or what you think will help you grow personally or professionally is never risky.

    People who like coaching often feel like they have been helping people forever so life coaching is just a natural progression for them.

    Life coaching programs train you so that you begin coaching on the side until you have enough clients to do it full time (if you choose), then you are able to make a career switch.

    The ICF published a study a short while ago that states that the average coach earns $80,000 or more annually.

    You do need certification for two reasons:
    1. Clients like to know you are trained and certified (it gives them comfort and security when hiring you).
    2. You do need to understand the human mind and how success and goal attainment are achieved and why and when failure occurs.
    3. Learning how coaches make passive income is always helpful.

    This is just my advice (PS I make quite a bit in the coaching profession :).

    I am here if you have anymore questions.

    Coach MackenzieReferences : http://www.CoachTrainingAcademy.com

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