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?
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.