The Business and Practice of Coaching

Here are three easy steps to hit a homerun in the business and practice of coaching while most coaches are simply striking out. As with most professions, there is more to success than the practice of the profession, itself. That is, there is more to a successful medical practice than treating patients. And there is more to a successful coaching practice than coaching. Sorry. But that is just the way it is. Getting both the Business and Practice of Coaching Right Let’s save some time and … [Read more...]

Make Money as a Life Coach With No Commitment? No Way!

The other day one of my students emailed me to let me know she might be leaving my coach training. They would get their money back and be out of the training. They went on to say that although (for the first time ever) she had actually gotten paying clients, she still wasn’t making enough money to pay for my training’s tuition. To her, that was a deal-breaker. This ‘money back assurance’ was the reason she had allowed herself to sign up for the program in the first place (no real risk), but … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Coaching Practice Plan?

Every coach needs a coaching practice plan; sports coaches routinely create a plan for every practice – outlining the drills they will use and the skills they will work on during each session. However, the practice plan for other types of coaches, life, executive, personal, fitness, career, is somewhat different. Since you don't have practices like a sports team, the coaching practice plan is more like a business plan. You need a plan that serves as the foundation, or the instructional manual … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Personal Life Coach

Why become a personal life coach? Let us count the ways. There are probably a hundred different reasons for becoming a personal life coach, but ten good ones will suffice. 10 Reasons to Become a Personal Life Coach  Though life coaching is a highly competitive industry, there is still plenty of room for highly trained and skilled coaches. Life coaching and personal coaching are basically interchangeable terms, so if you see a need for a life coach, it is the same as a need for a … [Read more...]

What Do you Expect From Your Personal Coach?

If you hired me as your personal coach, what would you expect from me? How do you think I would help you? When our sessions were finished, what do you expect to have been changed about your life? When you hire someone as a personal coach, there are expectations involved. You expect that your coach to get you from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to go). Should you have high expectations, or should you keep your expectations low to avoid any disappointment? No matter what … [Read more...]

How Much Is Life Coach Pay?

Life coach pay can be as much or as little as you can imagine. In this post we will look at why there is so much variability, and why your imagination is such a determining factor. We are talking about pay versus income because “life coach pay” is a phrase that a lot of people have searched for on the internet. But while “pay” is not a bad word to search for, it is important to remember that only a relatively small percentage of coaches are paid on an hourly or salary basis — as most other … [Read more...]

How to Create Even More Demand for a Wellness Coach Certification

Getting a wellness coach certification can put you on a fast-track for success. According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), individuals who are “educated and experienced fitness professionals” now constitute the most dynamic fitness trend in the world. Why is a wellness coach certification in demand? In a word – fat! Yes, Americans are overweight and obese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 66% of adults are overweight … [Read more...]

Is an Accredited Coach Training Program Necessary?

If you are thinking of becoming a coach, you may be wondering if an accredited coach training program is necessary. There is no definitive answer to the question, but for most individuals it is better to take one of the many accredited coach training programs available today. Life or any other type of coaching is not regulated in the United States. Anyone can hang out a shingle, place an ad in the classifieds, or build a website, and call themselves a coach. The low cost and ease of entry … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Student Success Coach Jobs Are Hot

Getting in to college has become extremely competitive, opening the door for a glut of students success coach jobs. Helping students get in to the college of their choice is a rapidly expanding field with plenty of opportunities in the coming years. Student success coach jobs will be available to those who seize this growing opportunity. The complexities and costs of college today are forcing some parents to turn to educational consultants to ensure that their child gets in to the best … [Read more...]