Do You Want a Big or Small Business Coaching Salary?

Hey business coaches listen up – do you want a big or a small business coaching salary? How many hands up for “small?” Not many, I imagine.

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We all want a big salary…right? A very big salary! Of course, income or salary is not the only reason individuals become coaches. In fact, for many it is not the main reason. Helping people reach their goals and dreams is often cited as the number one reason people enter the coaching field.

Money Isn’t Everything But it Matters

However, unless we switch to a barter economy anytime soon, money remains critical to a happy and rewarding life. Money doesn’t buy happiness, they say…but if you are always struggling to pay the bills and there is far more month left at the end of the money, happiness is probably just going to be an illusion.

What is a Salary?

A salary is how much an employer pays you to work for them – the money an employee earns at regular specified intervals – weekly, monthly, semi-monthly, annually, etc. But, here we will also consider self-employment income as salary – how much you earn in in total from all your coaching clients. Now – if you had your choice, if you found a genie in a bottle, would you wish for a small business coaching salary? Of course not…you would want a big business coach salary!

How to Get a Big Business Coaching Salary

According to a Sherpa Executive Coaching survey, business coaches make an average of $235 per hour. Experts often advise that beginning coaches can charge around $100 while established coaches can set their pricing at $250 to $600 per hour.

If you are working for a coaching company, your salary is set by your employer, and you have to wait for periodic pay raises (or bonuses if they give them). If you work for yourself, there are a few ways you can increase your business coaching salary or income.

5 Ways to Increase Your Business Coaching Income

  • Don’t focus on your salary or income. That’s right…it is sometimes better to just forget about it and do your job! If you concentrate on helping your clients to the best of your ability and knowledge, your income will undoubtedly rise.
  • Learn your target market. You usually can’t be everything to everyone. Who are you trying to help? Can you offer them outcomes with your coaching? If you think you have the most to offer small businesses, focus on them. If you think you want to work with women business owners, then concentrate your energy into helping that target market.
  • Use survey services such as Survey Monkey to gather information from potential clients. These won’t cost you a dime, and serve as both a marketing tool and a source of valuable data on a target market.
  • If you think you have what it takes, offer free services. That’s right, giving it away for free may eventually increase your business coaching salary. If potential clients see what you have to offer and they like it, they will become paying clients. Don’t be hesitant to give away free coaching sessions to groups or individuals.
  • Ok – here’s the big one. Ready? Drum roll please…. Marketing! Yeah! Marketing! Boo! Marketing. Who likes to market? Raise your hands… That’s right…very few people like to market and promote. But, you probably won’t survive as a self-employed coach if you avoid marketing. You’ve heard it before, and you will hear it again, marketing is critical to business success. If you work for someone else, your business coaching salary will depend on how the company markets itself, but if you work for yourself, your business coaching income depends on you!

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What is Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching?

Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching  is a biblically-grounded approach to coaching which is aimed at providing Christian leaders with the tools needed to help their congregations be better prepared to receive the word of God and find their calling in the name of God.

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A Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching Certification

The process to become certified through Valwood, begins with the course, Introduction to Christian Leadership Coaching. This online course focuses on insights into the ways to use coaching in your work. Once this course is completed, there are several additional steps required to meet the certification requirements.

Requirements For a Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching Certification

  • • Foundations of Christian Leadership Coaching – a three-day course.
    • Establish a Dynamic Coaching Relationship – another three day course. These first two courses can be completed in a week, or can be done in separate weeks.
    • Participate in six mentoring sessions from a professional coaching instructor – usually done on the telephone.
    • Participate in three classes on skill enhancement and group coaching – usually done via phone.
    • Coach individuals or a congregation while receiving the professional mentoring sessions.
    • To keep the certification up to date – participate in continuing education requirements to learn new skills and techniques.

What Does a Christian Leadership Coach Do?

A Christian leadership coach helps their clients or congregation find spiritual happiness in the modern world. They offer spiritual leadership in a secular age – assisting fellow Christians work with their faith to help themselves and to help others.

A Christian leader can help individuals or groups find a proper balance between faith and the modern world by asking questions, framed by faith, and helping people find their own solutions. They can ask:

  • • What do you want to achieve?
    • How can you get what you want?
    • How willing and able are you to commit to achieving your dreams and goals?
    • How will you measure success

Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching can help faith-based leaders lean the skills need to guide, motivate, inspire, and teach others to find happiness and fulfillment within the parameters of their faith. A Valwood Christian leadership coach will learn the skills and techniques needed to become a leader.

Coaching – Where Now, Where To…

All coaching focuses on where individuals are now, and where they want to go. The where, the why, and the how, are important in all coaching specialties. Where do you want to go? Why do you want to go there? How is the best way to get there? Christian coaching concentrates on the same question, but uses the framework of faith to facilitate both questions and answers.

Christian leadership coaching helps Christian leaders learn how to formulate the right questions that will guide clients to develop the right solutions, all within the teachings of Christianity. It’s life and career coaching with a Christian tilt, and can be used with both individuals and groups. All Christian leaders should seriously consider the potential value of a Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching certification.

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The Wheel of Life Coaching Tool

Wheel of life coaching is a method of coaching based around the wheel of life. The wheel of life is a great exercise and assessment tool that coaches can use to help their clients create more balance and achieve more goals in their lives. Wheel of life coaching makes this tool a centerpiece of their coaching practice.

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What is the Wheel of Life?

Some people may be familiar with the Buddhist wheel of life, but the coaching wheel of life is different. Buddhism’s wheel of life focuses more on awareness of one’s mental state, while the wheel of life for coaching concentrates on how a client is currently spending time and how satisfied they are with their use and balance of both personal and work time.

The Wheel of Life Coaching Tool

The wheel of life can be separated into different categories:

  • • Physical environment
    • Fun & recreation
    • Business/career
    • Finances
    • Family & Friends
    • Health
    • Personal growth
    • Romance

You can add other categories as you wish – spirituality, volunteerism – whatever fits within your client’s needs. Basically, you have the power to create any type of wheel you want. You simply split a circle up into segments and assign categories as your wish. Then you can use your personally designed wheel as a wheel of life coaching tool.

You can even create separate wheels for personal or business. You can use prepared wheels or make them different for each client.

How to Use the Wheel of Life Coaching Tool

Once you have the wheel you are going to use for a client, that client scores their sense of satisfaction in each category, with 10 being the best and 0 being the worst. You record the scores for each category.

Sometimes it is difficult for the client to rate each category; here are a few questions you can use to help the client come up with a satisfaction rating:

Career – Is your job rewarding? Does your job pay enough? Does your job reflect your values?
Health – Are you generally fit and healthy? Do you exercise on a regular basis? Do you have healthy habits?

Finances – Do you have enough money for the basics? Do you have enough money for some leisure activities? Do you understand how to save and budget?

Personal Growth – Do you enjoy learning new things? Do you have enough time to learn and explore new things? Do you feel like you are continually growing as a person?

Fun & Recreation – Do you have enough fun? Do you like to have fun? Do you know how to relax?

Romance – Is your love life exciting? Do you get along with my spouse? Are you longing for something you don’t have?

Using the Scores From the Wheels of Life Coaching Tools

Whether you have used one wheel or a few wheels, you need to do something with the scores. Once you have all the categories scored, it may be apparent which categories need the most work. Use your coaching skills, through inquiry and active listening, to find out why a particular score is so low. Then, work with your client to find solutions that may raise the score to acceptable levels.

Use this wheel of life enough and you can become a wheel of life coaching expert. It is a powerful tool to use with your clients. It is also fun and encouraging. Clients will slowly open up and reveal more about their hidden fears, desires, and dreams – allowing you to help them find satisfactory outcomes.

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A Motivational Coach Should be Kicking Butt and Lavishing Praise

Are you a motivational coach? Do you go to one? Do you know one? Whether you already go to one or are thinking of hiring a motivational coach for yourself or your team, you can tell how good they are by how blatantly honest they are with their clients.

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Motivational coaches should motivate, and to properly motivate they need to kick some ass. If your coach isn’t kicking your butt, you might want to find another one. But, they also need to emphasize the positive – loudly and often.

Yes – kicking some butt and lavishing praise do go together. A motivational coach should be doing both if they want their clients to be motivated, inspired, and energized.

Motivation by Butt Kicking

The first thing a coach should tell you is to stop bitching and complaining about how tired you are, how unlucky you are, how disadvantaged you are, and how old (or young) you are. No whining, no complaining, no bitching. Everyone faces obstacles – it’s how you handle those obstacles that proves how much a man or woman you are…and how successful you will be.

If you have a task to do – just do it. Don’t procrastinate, don’t wait until tomorrow, don’t expect someone else to do. Think about locking yourself in a room until you make some significant progress on that task. Procrastination is for losers…at least that’s want a good motivation coach would say.

The right coach should also be telling you to get rid of all distractions when you are trying to get a project done or reach a goal. Working on a project with a deadline? Turn off Twitter, Facebook, and whatever technology that distracts us all. Don’t watch TV, fiddle with the radio, or make phone calls. Create a playlist of music if that helps, but don’t keep trying to find a specific song.

Motivation by Lavishing Praise

Like the person with the evil devil on their shoulder, a motivational coach should also serve as the angel on the other shoulder. Butt kicking works, but so does heaps of praise. Here are a few ways positivity can help a client succeed.

A good motivational coach should always acknowledge improvement and the attainment of goals. They can offer some small reward or gift when a significant milestone or achievement is made.

As a good coach you can help clients find positive quotes to keep at their desk or workstation. Motivational quotes, inspirational quotes – great quotes help to inspire and motivate, especially during difficult times.

A coach can work with clients to identify three or four positive outcomes that will result from hard work or the achievement of a goal.

Top 4 Ways a Motivational Coach Can Motivate

  • Take a genuine interest in the future of the individual – whether it is on the ball field, in the boardroom, or just in your coaching office.
  • Align performance with economics. By demonstrating how the successful completion of specific tasks will result in more pay or income, a client or team member will be more motivated to reach certain goals.
  • Listening. A coach should listen more than they speak. Listening is at the heart of good coaching. It is a skill that must continually be improved. Without good listening skills, a coach isn’t worth the paper his or her certification is printed on.
  • Kick butt and lavish praise. The balance may change with different clients, and it is up to you to figure out the correct balance, but being a good motivational coach means butt kicking and praise giving have been successfully integrated and balanced.

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What Qualifications Do I Need to Become a Life Coach?

What qualifications do I need to become a life coach? Are you asking yourself this question? Do you think you have or can get what it takes to become a life coach?

Become a Life Coach

Definition of a Life Coach

The most basic definition of a life coach is someone who helps you reach a goal or assists you in making an important change in your life.

Other definitions include:

  • • Someone who helps you get from Point A to Point B
    • Someone who motivates, inspires, supports, and holds you accountable for reaching your goals and dreams.
    • Someone who helps you identify your goals and works with you to create actions steps to reach those goals.

What Qualifications Do I Need to Become a Life Coach?

If you are still asking yourself that question after learning the true meaning of what a life coach does, it is a good place to start on your journey to a rewarding and fulfilling career. There are qualifications that are considered personality traits or skills, and there are qualifications that are considered steps to becoming a life coach. So – ask again – What qualification do I need to become a life coach?

What Qualifications Do You Need to Become a Life Coach?

To become a life coach in the digital age, you need nothing more than a few hundred bucks, a credit card, a free weekend to attend a training seminar, and an individual who will gladly take your money and print out a piece of paper with the words “Certified Life Coach.” But, there’s much more to it than that.

Assessing Your Personality Traits

Before you make that first step to becoming a life coach, you should assess your own personality. Are you ambitious and hardworking? If not, life coaching may not be right for you.

Do you take action and make decisions quickly? Famous coach, Tony Robbins says, “Never leave the scene of a decision without taking immediate, massive action.” You need to do that to get your career rolling and you will continually need to do that with your clients and yourself. Procrastinators need not apply!

Are you curious? Do you feel compelled to find solutions, answers, and reasons? If you can leave questions unanswered, life coaching is probably not where you should hang your hat.

Do you care about others? To be an excellent life coach, you must have deep feelings of sympathy and empathy for others. Without this, you would just be going through the motions to collect a pay check. Do you think that you will make you a successful and in-demand life coach?

Steps to Becoming a Life Coach

Have you asked the question: What qualifications do I need to become a life coach? If you have answered the personality portion of that question, you are ready to find out what steps you need to take to be a life coach. Here they are:

  • Go to college. If you are way past that age, no worries, it is not a requirement. But if you are headed off the college, majors in psychology, sociology, counseling, and social work are best.
  • If you are in a position to do so, working as an intern or a volunteer is an important step in the process. Working with people who are in need of a little help gives you a better perspective on the needs and dreams of others.
  • Take a coaching program with an accredited provider. The ICF (International Coach Federation) and the ICA (International Coaching Association) are two of the largest governing bodies in the industry – look to them to help guide you to the right program.
  • Get certified. Once you complete an accredited program, you are eligible to get a certification. This gives you the cred to back up your claim to be a life coach.
  • Attend seminars and continue your education. Reading books, watching DVDs, viewing webinars, and making a habit out of going to seminars will help keep you on top of your game.

What qualifications do I need to become a life coach? Assess your personality first!

What qualifications do I need to become a life coach? Take the steps necessary to learn the skills and get certified.

What qualifications do I need to become a life coach? Always strive to improve through the lifelong pursuit of new skills and education.

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3 Wealth Tips from a Wealth Coach

Are you a wealth coach? If so, listen up to these three important tips you can offer your clients that will help them understand how to get wealth.

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What Wealth Coaches Don’t Do

You don’t give your clients the latest greatest stock tips, do you? This is definitely not something a wealth coach does. You don’t push products in your practice – buy this stock, get in on this super fund, here’s some great property you should buy – do you? If so, you are more of a salesperson than a coach. You also don’t make false promises and offer unrealistic expectation, do you? If so, you may be a scammer.

What Wealth Coaches Can Do

A wealth coach can do many things for a client, but there are three main wealth tips that can be presented and taught during a series of coaching sessions.

The Big Three – 3 Wealth Tips From a Wealth Coach

Financial Responsibility

Your client is middle aged and, though he has a good job, his savings are meager and his retirement account is as dry as a California reservoir. Should you help him look for get rich schemes, find the next penny stock winner, or perhaps help him learn about financial responsibility? You can probably guess the right answer. Yes, a wealth coach is all about coaching financial responsibility. A client probably won’t learn this in one session, but over time, if you are stressing the right attitude and actions, your client will learn what it is like to take responsibility for their finances.

Realistic Expectations

Almost everyone wants to be rich. People dream of winning the lottery, getting a huge inheritance, or picking that one penny stock that goes from 1 cent to $100. Guess what? Those are unrealistic expectations and it’s probably not going to happen to any of your clients…ever.

What should you be doing? Helping them identify their financial goals and offering them realistic expectations about investments and income. If they are expecting 100% returns on their money, they need to go to a wizard or a psychiatrist –not a wealth coach!

The journey to financial success often begins with $10 or $100 or $1000. Thousands of dollars can be earned $10 at a time; a million can be earned $100 at a time. It is a process that involves patience, discipline, and responsibility.

Spending, Saving, Investing, and Budgeting

If your client wants to build wealth, it is absolutely essential to understand spending, saving, investing, and budgeting. You must teach what these terms mean. Though coaching usually requires asking questions and listening, this is the part of the job where you tell…then you ask and listen. Then you tell again…until they understand and are able to effectively handle these tasks.

Your client must understand the importance of saving, methods to control spending, ways to invest that are appropriate for their age and financial situation, and how to create and follow a budget. Budgeting is the heart and soul of what a wealth coach teaches.

Do you focus on budgeting in your practice? If not, your wealth coaching just might need an upgrade. You may need to learn about wealth and what a wealth coach should be doing.

These three wealth tips should be fully integrated into your wealth coach practice. Coaching clients about money is a complex job because there are so many variables. However, if you start with the basics, and keep the basics front and center at all times, your clients will be better able to understand the dynamic and variable nature of financial responsibility in a challenging financial climate.

And then you have done your job, helped your client, and earned your money!

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The 4 Worst Coaching Techniques – What Not to Say

There are many great coaching techniques that help you find outcomes for your clients. As good coaches, you use these great techniques and you work to incorporate more of them into your practice. But, do you ever use any bad coaching techniques? Do you ever say the wrong thing?

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Good Coach Bad Coach

Everyone coach has done something wrong in a session. Even good coaches make bad decisions from time to time. Even good coaches say the wrong thing or implement the wrong strategy on occasion.

Good coaches know what they did and work to correct the problem. Bad coaches may be oblivious to what they did wrong and not even realize they need to work on any of their techniques.

Don’t be a bad coach – know about potential mistakes and learn how to avoid them.

The 4 Worst Coaching Techniques

The four worst coaching techniques all involve the way you phrase something. Words have power, and they must be used correctly and in the right context. The wrong words with the wrong client may sour that particular coach/client relationship – the client won’t find the outcomse they are seeking, and you will have one less client. So – here are the four worst phrases to use in a coaching session:

  • “You should do this.” If you are saying this to a client, you are telling them what to do. Coaches don’t tell, they ask. Inquiry forms the foundation of coaching. You should be asking open-ended questions that explore goals, values, outcomes, and options. It’s one of the mantras of the coaching industry – don’t tell, ask! Don’t start any sentence with the phrase, “you should do this.” If you do, you may be going down the wrong path with your clients.
  • “Why didn’t you…” If you begin a session or a conversation with this, you are immediately setting up the client to offer an excuse. This encourages excuses instead of improvement. Keeping the focus on the present and the future instead of on the past will allow for improvement and the achievement of goals.
  • “Do you understand?” You obviously want clients to understand what has been discussed and achieved during a session, but you should avoid this question. People are often reluctant to admit that they don’t understand. They may lack the confidence to tell you that they don’t understand or to ask you to explain again. They may just say “yes” when they actually mean “no.” Instead, have them talk about what you have discussed; encourage them to reiterate the sessions in their own words. In this manner, you can determine what they do and don’t understand.
  • “I offer great coaching.” This one is a bit different than the other techniques as it refers to things you say when selling yourself or promoting your coaching services. But, it is crucial to your success as a coach to understand this one coaching technique – people don’t buy coaching, they buy solutions. Do you have solutions and outcomes they can buy? Your coaching techniques can seem like the greatest in the world, but if you don’t offer outcomes, you won’t be attracting or keeping any clients. Sell your outcomes not your coaching!

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Do You Want to be the Ultimate Team Fitness Coach?

What is an ultimate team fitness coach? If you’re thinking about ultimate Frisbee, that’s not what we’re talking about. If you’re thinking about Ultimate Team soccer, by EA Sports, this isn’t the place for you. However, if you are talking about learning to become the ultimate team fitness coach for any type of team or group of people, you are at the right place.

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What is Ultimate?

Looking at the dictionary, we have two definitions that apply here:

1. Being or happening at the end of a process: final.

2. The best achievable or imaginable of its kind.

When you decide to become a coach, both of these definitions apply.

Coaching is a Process

You move from a beginning to an end with a client – from problem to outcome, from issue to solution. Along the way, you identify and clarify goals, you describe and find ways to overcome obstacles, and you create and develop a strategic plan to achieve the stated goals.

Do You Want to be the Ultimate Coach?

If you want to be the best, you have to work harder than the others, learn from the best, be voracious in your pursuit of education and new knowledge, and continually strive to be at the top of your game.

Becoming the Ultimate Team Fitness Coach

There are plenty of opportunities when becoming a team fitness coach. You can work in the sports field or with corporations. You can work for yourself, a corporation, or with a sports organization. You can work for a sports team, a fitness organization, on in the corporate field helping employees stay healthy.

But, you don’t start out at the top, you don’t get respect immediately, and you certainly don’t get rich quickly. You start at the beginning, which some people think of as the bottom. But, if you think of it as merely the beginning of a wonderful journey, then you are on your way to success.

How to Become the Ultimate Team Fitness Coach

Remember that coaching is a process. Well, so is becoming a successful coach. Here are the steps you can take to become the ultimate team fitness coach.

  • Get trained. Education matters. You need to have the knowledge base – about the body, the principles of coaching, and the basics of diagnosis and rehabilitation. This comes from courses on fitness, your own workouts, seminars, reading, and an accredited coaching program. It is also important to remember that education is a life-long process – it never ends.
  • Get certified. This often comes with a coaching program. But, if there are other certifications available – through testing, other coaching programs, or other forms of education, you should consider them important to your career. You don’t have to be certified to be a coach, but in a field that is getting more competitive every day, they help you land the job or the client. You will find it hard to find success in as an ultimate team fitness coaching expert without the paperwork!
  • Network with your peers. Whether you are still looking for your first client or have an established coaching practice, networking is one of the keys to sustained success. Networking is one of the most important forms of marketing…and definitely the most fun.
  • Even before you start taking a coaching program, you can find ways to get a foot in the door in the fitness industry. Apply for a job at a local health club, intern with a sports team, or just start making contacts with people in the fitness industry who may be able to help you in the future. If you know that being a team fitness coach is your goal, begin making those important contacts early.

If you can take the four steps and fully integrate them into your life, you will be well on your way to becoming the ultimate team fitness coach.

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Why You Need a Wellness Coach Certification

It’s not the law, so why would you need a wellness coach certification to be a wellness coach? Did you know that you could become a lawyer in some states without going to law school? Yes, you can “read the law” (study the law) and then work as an apprentice on your journey to become a lawyer.

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But, who becomes a lawyer without going to law school? Yes, Abraham Lincoln did it, but that was a long, long time ago!

Future lawyers go to law school so they can study with their peers, receive a proper education about the law, and earn a diploma which helps them get a job or attracts clients.

You can become a wellness coach without a wellness coach certification, or without any formal or accredited education. But, is this the right route to take to become a wellness coaching professional?

You Should Have a Wellness Coach Certification

Why should you have a wellness coaching certification?

1. To maximize your talents and skills as a coach
2. To learn the newest methods and strategies for working with clients.
3. To learn how to obtain and retain clients
4. To learn how to run a coaching business
5. To learn as much as you can about health and wellness

Mentor Coaching For Future Coaches

There is one more very important reason to get your wellness coach certification. Many coaching\programs offer mentor coaching as part of their curriculum. Mentor coaching is invaluable and is perhaps the most important component of any accredited coaching program.

Could you get mentor coaching without taking a coaching program? Maybe. But, when you receive mentor coaching as part of an accredited program, you can be sure that you are getting honest and practical help on your journey to become a coach.

Certified Coaches Make More Money and Get Noticed

According to studies by Sherpa Executive Coaching and others, professional coaches who are trained and certified find success earlier, and are more likely to stay in the profession.

Coaches with a certification distinguish themselves from coaches who are not formally trained and certified. Coaching is a competitive business, and it is becoming more competitive each year. You have to get noticed if you want to stay in business. Perception is reality, and whether it is true or not, the perception is that certified coaches are better coaches.

Do You Want to be Certified?

According to a study by the International Coach Federation (ICF), 84% of coaches believe that credentials were “important” or “very important.” Some coaches like to say that clients don’t care about certification, but it seems that coaches care, which probably means they know that clients care.

If clients care, or even if you only think they care, then you should care. Credentials are important, and as the coaching industry continues to evolve and become more professional, and perhaps regulated, certification will become that much more vital to a coach’s success.

If you want to become a successful wellness coach, you won’t get there without the education, training, and certification. Yes, you need a wellness coach certification.

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Can a Career Coach Help You Get the Career You Want?

Can a career coach help you get the career you want? Who needs a career coach? These are questions you may be thinking about as you contemplate your future.

Career Coaching

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a useful way of developing people’s skills and abilities. Coaching helps to boost performance, and increase happiness and fulfillment. A coach helps you create a new you by improving the old you.

What is Career Coaching?

Career coaching is a process which helps individuals assess their talents, identify their career goals, and make changes in order to pursue the career of their dreams, Coaching helps people change careers, enhance their current career, or determine the type of career they truly desire.

How a Career Coach Can Help You

In an ever-changing, fast-paced world where companies start, fail, and merge, where people move from place to place, and economic environments seem to be one extended roller coaster ride, career choices can be difficult. In the past, most people would select a career, and there they would stay for their remainder of their working lives. However, the 21st century brings great challenges and offers fantastic opportunities, no matter your age or how long you’ve been in a certain career.

A career coach can help you whether you’re a recent college graduate or you’ve just been let go from your work after 30 years on the job.

A career coach can help you find your passion, identify your career goals, and create a strategy to get to those goals. No matter what career you want or how old you are.

9 Benefits of Using a Career Coach

  • Identify and then clarify your goals. What do you really want to be? Who do you really want to be? What is important – money, achievement, recognition, passion, time? Where do you want to be in one year…five years…twenty years?
  • Assess your abilities, talents, and true potential. Do you have what it takes to be what you want? Can you acquire the skills needed to reach your goals?
  • Help you become more self-aware allowing you to reassess and redefine your goals. Helping you understand perception and reality will make a better candidate for a job and a better employee (or employer).
  • Boost your confidence so you are ready to take on the challenges of acquiring new skills and diving into a new career. It takes confidence to reach your goals. It takes a little bit of attitude to get the career and life you want.
  • Help you work with your emotions prior to beginning a change of careers. Family, friends, leisure activities, and past successes and failures all play into your emotions and often create emotional baggage.
  • Create an action plan – a strategy for getting to your goals. How to get started, where you need to stop along the way, what forks in the road you may face. A plan from start to finish that will set you on the road to your goals.
  • Help you prepare for job interviews, resumes, and the stresses of the job search. Help you locate potential markets for your skills and provide you with tips on securing that coveted job.
  • Help you with educational needs and resources, skills acquisition, and the improvement of your abilities.
  • Help you overcome obstacles, both real and imagined, both tangible and intangible. Help you deal with your own fears about starting out in the world (or restarting in the world).

The job market is competitive and difficult. You can use a mentor, a guide, an adviser. You can use someone who will tell you the truth, partner with you as you reach for success. You can use someone with knowledge about careers and the job market – you can use a career coach.

Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment with your thoughts or questions. And also, you can click on the Twitter button below to retweet this article… Thank you!

Fred Philips
Business Coach
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