Life Coaching Income: Are You The Tortoise or The Hare?

How you approach your business will affect your life coaching income. There are two main types of life coaching business owners. I like to refer to them as “The Tortoise” and “The Hare.” The motto of the classic story about the turtle and the rabbit who race each other is that slow and steady wins the race. If your style is more similar to the Hare’s style, don’t worry. The race could have gone either way. The key is to identify your style and adapt your business plan to make sure you maximize … [Read more...]

How to Create A Great Year For Your Life Coaching Business

Have you ever taken the time to really plan out what your ideal life coaching business looks like? If you are one of the few who have taken a few hours or even a day to plan out what your next year of business as a life coach will look like then you deserve to be congratulated. But if you really want to see a new perspective and get out of your own way, there is a next level. Creating A Life Coaching Business Plan Without Your Usual Limitations I’ve created lots of business plans, but this … [Read more...]

The Definition of Coaching: Explaining What You Do To Your Friends

The Wikipedia definition of coaching is, “The practice of supporting an individual through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result.” But your friends and family still probably wonder what you actually do besides sit around and talk to people all day. Some people say coaching is different than training people; others say coaching is making sure people do what they need to do. There are really several definitions of coaching, depending on what style of coaching it is. … [Read more...]

How to Become a Fitness Coach When You’re Overweight

If you do strictly phone coaching, the answer to how to become a fitness coach when you’ve got a few extra pounds is easy. But what if you do face-to-face coaching? Or just have integrity around who you say you are? Then it’s not as easy to say you became a fitness coach after overcoming your own obstacles. How To Become a Fitness Coach Who Walks Your Talk If you have an extra 10 pounds or so around the middle, chances are that you have an issue with fitness at some level. Whatever that issue … [Read more...]

3 Tips For Coaching Time Management I Learned From My Kids

Most tips for coaching are a dime for a dozen these days, but these time management coaching tips I learned from my kids are priceless. Even if you don’t have kids, awaken the child within and see how you can get more out of your day. Tips For Coaching That Kids Learn Before Kindergarten 1. Get 10 Results by 10am: My kids wake up early, jump out of bed, and get into action immediately. The old saying, “The early bird catches the worm” was right. Most people wake up, putz around for awhile, … [Read more...]

Why People Look For A Personal Development Life Coach

Why doesn’t everyone want a personal development life coach? It seems obvious to most coaches that personal development is the way to go. In fact, personal development life coaches could rightly argue they can help just about anyone. Why aren’t their doors being beaten down by clients? Sad Truth #1: People Don’t Need A Personal Development Life Coach Unfortunately, most people don’t see a personal development life coach as the access to having what they want. They may want a better job, a … [Read more...]

Stress Coaching: How Hard Could It Be?

I was driving through the beautiful hills just outside San Diego for a special weekend trip with my Girl Scout troop when I saw a large sign in an empty lot that said, “Stress Coaching” and a number to call. I did a double take through the rear view mirror, wondering who would need coaching for stress out in such a tranquil area. And how many people would just pick up the phone and call a number painted on a large wooden sign? Have You Ever Considered Stress Coaching? Typing “stress coaching” … [Read more...]

My Personal Weight Loss Coach Says I Have To Starve Myself

When I hear people say, “My personal weight loss coach says I have to starve myself to have a great body,” it makes my blood boil. If you are a weight loss coach who preaches this mis-information your personal clients are likely to get fatter instead of thinner. Your clients will live in a state of feeling deprived instead of feeling empowered. There Are No Short-Cuts To Success The basic laws of physics state that you must consume fewer calories than you burn in order to lose weight. … [Read more...]

Your Career As A Life Coach: Roller Coaster vs. Kiddie Ride

Is your career as a life coach more like a roller coaster or a kiddie ride? Maybe you’re just starting out on the ride and it is fun and exciting. In the beginning of your new career as a coach, life seems filled with anticipation. Just like the beginning of a roller coaster, ride up to the point where the ride takes that first big drop. That’s when anticipation turns into apprehension. Dreaming About a Career As a Life Coach Won’t Prepare You For the Ride When you dream about your future … [Read more...]

How To Build Confidence As A Business Success Coach

When do you start feeling confident enough to start calling yourself a business success coach? It’s not like the story of Alice in Wonderland, when take a pill and then suddenly you are confident. It’s a gradual process that takes years. But just because you don’t know everything doesn’t mean it’s too early to get onto the court and start your coaching business. In fact, you’ll never become confident until you start taking your best shots and reflect on how to improve your performance the next … [Read more...]