Did you decide to be a success coach, take an accredited coaching program, and then find out that there were no success coach jobs? Did you think that, once you had a degree or a certificate from a coaching program that employers in the coaching field would be lining up to hire you?
Well, welcome to the real world and the new economy. Jobs can be hard to find in any field. So, what do you do now? Find a job at Wal-Mart? Work the drive-thru at a local fast food joint? Keep trying to snag one of the few coaching jobs with a corporation? How about work for yourself?
Coaches as Entrepreneurs
Success coaching is a strong and beneficial relationship between the coach and the client in which both parties work to improve the quality of the client’s personal and career life. Sounds like a great gig if you can get it. Well, you can get it by starting your own business.
If success coach jobs are hard to find, create your own success coaching job.
Having your own business means you can work when you want, from where you want, answer to yourself, and set your own deadlines. But, starting your own coaching business can be a daunting task. Is it worth it? You bet.
Hire Yourself for a Success Coach Job
Yes, you can do it – you can be an entrepreneur. You can be the boss, the big cheese, the big kahuna! Don’t wait for someone to hire you, create your own success coach job.
6 Keys to Being a Successful Success Coach
- Not a get rich quickly scheme. Don’t enter the coaching field if you think you can get rich quickly. It is mostly hype. However, if you take the “quickly” part out of the phrase, it can be true – you can get rich. Even if you don’t get rich, working as a coach is both financially and professionally rewarding – you get to help others while you make a decent (or better) living.
- Start out on the side. Don’t quit your day job (if you have one) when you begin coaching. Work your way gradually into the field. It often starts out slowly as you build your reputation and your brand. Once you have established your practice, you can think about going at it full time.
- The pursuit of knowledge never ends. You will always need to better your education. There is always something to learn, whether you are just starting out as a coach or you have been coaching for 20 years.
- Don’t be a loner. If you need help, hire someone. Many coaches hate to market, but marketing and promotion is absolutely essential to being a success. Success coach jobs, especially those when you work for yourself, do not exist without effective marketing. If you can’t do it, hire someone who can.
- Don’t give up. Running a business is often a roller coaster ride. You can’t jump off when you are at the bottom. Persistence pays off and will get you back to the top.
- Passion and skill matter. Your best coaching comes at the intersection of passion and skill. If you have the passion, you will find a way. But, if you don’t have the skill to help clients find the outcomes they seek, you will not be coaching for long.
Success Coach Jobs are in Demand
Even if the job market is lagging, coaching jobs are in demand. How can this be? Because more and more people are seeking out the services of coaches to help them achieve their goals and dreams, there is more room for entrepreneurial coaches to start their own business and begin helping these clients.
You want a job as a success coach? No problem – just create your own and you will be on your way to working in a successful success coach job.
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