How to Become a Professional Life Coach: The Cold, Hard Truth Most Coaching Courses Won’t Tell You

Do you really want to know how to become a professional life coach? Do you want an honest answer that most coaching courses won’t tell you? Without hype or telling you what you want to hear? If you just started and think that this is a great part time business where you can make lots of money, you need to know that in order to create something new it is going to take work. Work is one of those 4-letter words that's not very politically correct. But if you really want to know how to become a … [Read more...]

Salary of a Life Coach

Salary of a Life Coach:  How Much Can You Make? The salary of a life coach is six figures for only 10 to 20 percent of coaches, according to Forbes.com. Since the median salary for life coaches in the United Sates is only $30,000 to $40,000 per year, it means that there are a lot of coaches who are making much less than $30,000. Avoid The Salary of a Life Coach That Will Make You Sell Your Furniture to Pay Your Rent What type of life coaching training will you need to get the salary … [Read more...]

Do We Need a Definition of Coaching? NLP Life Coaching Takes the Test

Do we Really Need a Definition of Coaching? One of the problems that the industry of professional life coaching seems to have is an identity crisis.  Wether it's co-active coaching or NLP life coaching, no one seems to know just what the definition of coaching really is.  I was at a party tonight and people were asking me questions when I told them that I ran a coaching company.  They asked things like, "What do you teach?".  "Are you about marketing?".  "Do you motivate people?"  I always knew … [Read more...]

How to Become a Certified Life Coach Through the ICF: With or Without an Accredited Coach Training Program

Figuring out how to become a certified life coach takes quite a bit of research. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the most widely recognized credentialing program. There are some other agencies as well, but if you want to become a certified life coach, the ICF seems to offer the most prestige. If you want to know how to become a certified life coach with the ICF, there are 3 levels of certification to choose from. Each level has a different set of requirements. How to Become a … [Read more...]

How to Become a Success Coach Who Understands the Keys to Fulfillment and Achievement: Coaching Techniques That You Can Use to Inspire People

What does it take to become a success coach? The first of the coaching techniques is to recognize that there are two ingredients to success: Motivation – People are motivated by two things, pain and pleasure. In general we are motivated to go toward things that cause pleasure, and away from things that cause pain. Fulfillment – It is a matter of feeling good MOST of the time. To become a success coach, you need to find out what people really want and then help them achieve that. Celebration … [Read more...]

Empowering Life Coaching Training: How to Boost Your Confidence Immediately as You Get Started on Your Path to Become a Professional Life Coach

Did Life Coaching Training Give You Enough Confidence? So, you have decided to become a professional life coach and have a little life coaching training under your belt. Despite your life coaching training, do you ever wonder if you really are providing value for your clients? Are you afraid that you don’t have all the answers? Do you worry that you might give someone bad advice? Are you ever afraid that you won’t be able to become professional life coach because you don’t really have anything … [Read more...]

Life Coach Books (part 2): Get Your Business Coaching Training From the Masters

Some of the best life coach books won’t be found in the life coach books section of the library. But there are a lot of books that we can borrow from other fields that would be great for business coaching training. If you want to turn reading into business coaching training, make sure you put what you read into action as soon as possible. Some great “life coach books” that you can use to get some business coaching training are: The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber This “E” stands for … [Read more...]

How to Become a Job Coach: The Top 5 Obstacles Experienced During Life Coaching Training Programs

If you want to become a job coach, you will have the opportunity to really make a difference, especially in this economy. New coaches who are trying to get to the next level are going to come across barriers, and usually what keeps coaches from moving forward is fear. Once you identify the problem, it’s easier to start making a plan of action. Here are the top 5 obstacles life coaches experience when deciding to sign up for life coaching training programs. 1. Making time to become a job … [Read more...]

How to Become a Life Coach: What Kind of Training Do I Need?

The question of how to become a life coach is followed with the question about what kind of life coach training do I need. To answer the question of how to become a life coach I think it’s important to answer an even more important question and that is "What is a Life Coach?" According the dictionary Life coaching is a practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals. Life coaches use multiple methods that will help clients with the process of setting and … [Read more...]

Life Coach Books: Get your Coaching Training from the Masters

There are so many great books out there that should be added to the life coach books section of the library.  But if you are looking to go beyond a good read, and really get some coaching training, you need to put the information into action.  The most efficient way to do this is to read about whatever you are struggling with at the moment, and start implementing ideas as soon as possible.  Some great life coach books to get you started are: The Portable Coach: 28 Sure Fire Strategies for … [Read more...]