DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT LIFE COACH
In the last article I shared how becoming a Life, Health, Relationship or Business Coach opens the door to being able to work from anywhere, create your own schedule, and make a big difference in the lives of others while earning a fantastic income! And there are lots of opportunities! Market research shows The U.S. Personal Coaching Industry Tops $1 Billion, and Growing!
What many ask themselves is, “Do I have what it takes to be successful as a coach?
Here are some questions to help you answer that.
ARE YOU COMMITTED TO PERSONAL GROWTH?
A great coach leads the way. They understand the importance of personal growth and are willing to invest in themselves. There is a saying
“A brain cell once stretched never returns to its original size”
Those who have consistently read and attended personal growth seminars have expanded their mind. They have learned to be curious and open-minded. They have acquired the ability to look at things from more than one perspective.
The ability to see things from different perspectives is a valuable asset for coaching.
ARE YOU CURIOUS AND OPEN-MINDED?
Were you a kid that drove your parents crazy with your questions? You will likely make a great coach. A great coach is curious about life. They love to ask questions and explore possibilities.
A great coach understands the power of asking questions. They know that when we change our questions we change our life. They know that an empowering question opens our mind to see the many possibilities that exist.
DO YOU DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Are you the type of person that loves to share a good thing? Do you tell your friends about every new movie, restaurant or book you discover? Is there something in your heart that desires to see change, make a difference and leave a legacy?
A great coach is passionate about desiring others to discover and live their healthiest and happiest life.
HAVE YOU DEVELOPED SKILLS OR HAVE ABILITIES THAT COME NATURALLY FOR YOU?
The truth is you have developed many skills over your lifetime. Many of these can be assets in your coaching business and make a big difference in the lives of others. Here are just a few:
- Are you a great listener?
- Do you take a genuine interest in others?
- Do you love to encourage and inspire?
Listening, encouraging and being able to inspire others are great assets for coaching.
- Are you a gifted teacher?
Imagine how you could expand your reach beyond a single classroom using your gift of teaching. Coaches often use their skill of teaching to develop resources, and courses that help their clients grow.
For example, one of my clients is a brilliant 4th-grade teacher. Gleaning from her years of experience in the classroom she is now creating a business that moves beyond tutoring reading and writing to also include coaching kids to understand who they are, how to overcome negative peer pressure, set goals, and process their emotions.
HAVE YOU LEARNED LIFE LESSONS THAT WOULD BENEFIT OTHERS?
One beautiful woman I know went through a horrific divorce experience. When she described in detail all the legal obstacles she faced and the mistakes she made and lessons she learned I shared with her that she could be a fabulous divorce coach! She could create a coaching business that would help women facing divorce to be better prepared emotionally and more organized for the road ahead. Because she has been through the experience herself, she has a better understanding of the emotional dynamics, as well as the ins and outs of the legal system.
Another one of my clients has learned the hard way some valuable financial lessons that her financial planners failed to show her. Combining this very important financial information with her passion to make a difference in the lives of young adults she has created a powerful coaching business that works with parents, pastors, and educators to equip young people to be financially savvy, and find purpose
- Have you overcome a health challenge using fitness, healthy eating and/or natural remedies?
Athletes, those struggling with weight or health problems, senior citizens and children all have a need for health coaches.
Whatever area your experience, study, and lessons may be in it likely can become a powerful opportunity to share and make a difference as a coach!
ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS?
It is likely you have learned many lessons as you grew your business. You have probably learned not only what works but also what does not. With the majority of businesses failing in their first few years, there is a high demand for business coaches.
Having personally founded and run successful international corporations, I love using this experience to coach my clients.
ARE YOU PASSIONATE?
The coaching profession offers a huge opportunity to turn your passions into profits!
What have you spent time learning, creating or developing?
So often we assume that because we can do something with ease others should be able to do so as well. This is just NOT the case.
For example, one of my clients has a passion for health and is very fit. She has a powerful story of overcoming health challenges. She also is very gifted at preparing beautiful and delicious vegan food for her family and using natural remedies. When you see her in action, she makes it look easy! As a coach to young mommies, she is now changing families for generations to come while doing what she loves!
WHAT ABOUT TRAINING?
A great coach certification program such as Prosper By Design will equip you to grow personally and give you the tools to confidently coach. A good program will also include group and individual coaching. Prosper By Design is biblically-based and science-backed and it includes a comprehensive step by step videos, templates, and tools to give you an understanding of the most important issues your clients face.
SO, DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT LIFE COACH?
I pray this article has opened your mind to all the things you already have IN YOU that will make you a great coach. The rest? It can be learned. So are you ready to enter one of the most exciting, fulfilling and rewarding careers? Schedule a private tour of Prosper by Design and a FREE breakthrough strategy session to see if coaching is right for you.
Brenda Byers is the founder of www.prosperinallthings.com and has built multi-million dollar companies and sales teams. She has mentored leaders from many walks of life ranging from single moms and budding entrepreneurs to founders of large corporations. Her coaching clients increase their income exponentially while learning to live their bliss and serve their communities. She believes God is the business partner of choice and shares cutting edge science and spiritual wisdom that will set you free and your business soaring.
She recently released the “Prosper by Design Coach Certification Program” a comprehensive, biblically-based, science-backed online and offline program to grow your faith, income, and influence! Develop confidence and a success mindset, hone your skills and experience lasting personal & business breakthrough.