Your life coaching career starts here.
Whether your ultimate goal is to work with students, help people lead healthier lives, or coach executives, there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing your life coaching niche.
If you’ve decided to start a life coach career, it’s most likely because you want to help people. Life coaching tends to attract people who want to contribute and do some good in the world. If you want to join a community of people making the world a better place, look no further than Coach Training EDU. We’re also committed to helping others and making the world a better place.
The desire to help can’t be the only driving force, however, understanding strategy, marketing, and utilizing beneficial systems taught by trainers also play a role in building a successful career.
Essential elements of a coaching career
Still not sure where to start? Use the checklist below and start your life coaching career with confidence.
- A coaching credential. Currently, the International Coach Federation (ICF) is the most respected life coaching organization in the world, the standard for coaching credentials. The non-profit certifies individual coaches as well as coach training programs. A significant step to take while becoming a professional coach is continuing your education and earning certifications.
- An initial target audience and niche. New coaches benefit from identifying a specialization early in their careers. Picking a target audience, like students or executives, is a smart step when establishing your coaching practice. Focus on creating marketing campaigns and training programs for the audience you want to serve. Knowing your target audience will allow you to stand out significantly and grow your clientele.
- A support system. Having a support system is essential on your coaching journey. Share your personal mission with your family and friends. Invite people in your network to workshops and ask for constructive feedback. Reach out to a Coach Training EDU advisor. They’re well aware of how daunting the first few months of coaching can be and they’re here to help you grow a coaching business with CTEDU.
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