The True Meaning Of The Question “How Do I Become a Life Coach?”

Chances are if you are asking the question “how do I become a life coach?” you already are a coach at some level, or are well on your way to becoming one. Most people who become life coaches have been coaching their friends and family for as long as they can remember. So what does the question “how do I become a life coach?” really mean? Does “how do I become a life coach” mean “Do I need formal training?” When someone asks “how do I become a life coach?” it’s often a question about formal … [Read more...]

3 Steps To Succesful To Life Coach Marketing

When you want to build your coaching business, life coach marketing is a necessity. Marketing is the way you educate your potential clients about what you can help them with, what coaching services you offer, any products you offer and who you yourself are. There is a lot of thinking and coordinating necessary to set up a marketing campaign, and here are 3 key steps you will need to go through have a successful outcome. What activities do you feel most comfortable using, or do you think will … [Read more...]

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What Is Career Coaching All About?

If you haven't decided on a niche for your coaching yet, you may be asking “What is career coaching and what particular skills does it require?” Well, there are two different types of coaching that both deal with careers and career changes. Each is quite different from the other, and both provide a valuable service to clients who are looking for a new career or a change in direction in their current career. Career Coaching To Find A New Direction When potential clients ask you “What is career … [Read more...]

Coaching Sales Training On The Conversation You Hate

Have you had any coaching sales training? While some coach training programs include segments on marketing and sales skills, many don't. And they should. Most coaches don't like to think about having to sell their services, but client enrollment is a sales process and requires a sales skill set. Without being able to sell your coaching, you only have a hobby, not a business. So, if that's what you want, great. But if you are hoping or planning to leave your salaried job, you'd better get some … [Read more...]

3 Great Coaching Questions For When Clients Get Stuck

Coaching questions are your stock and trade in the coaching profession. Unless you are more the consultant type of coach, you probably spend much of your session time asking questions. There are questions about goals, about challenges, about wins, about commitments kept or broken. You name it, a coach has questions. But what do you do when your client runs into a thought roadblock and just doesn't have an answer? Here are some mind-benders that just might open up the roadblock. A Coaching … [Read more...]

Top 10 Mentor Skills Your Mentor Should Have

Have you ever considered what personal characteristics and mentor skills you would want in a mentor? Everyone who is successful has had at least one mentor, probably more over time. Sometimes you might be lucky enough to just kind of slip into a mentor-mentee relationship without even realizing it's happening. But often, you want to choose a mentor to help you with something specific. So do you know what to look for in that mentor? Here are my top 10 tips to help you successfully choose your … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Your Life Coach Marketing Needs Social Media

Life coach marketing is the way you educate your ideal clients and attract them to you. You need a planned campaign, strategic, well designed and carefully executed, to get the best results from your marketing. For most of us, online marketing has become, or will become, a mainstay, no matter what else is included in the campaign. And increasingly, social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are moving from the realm of an individual's personal life and becoming significant in the realm of a … [Read more...]

Life Coaching Training From Reality TV

Watch The Amazing Race on CBS sometime and you can get some terrific life coaching training on meeting goals. It's a reality show where teams of two race around the world completing various tasks along the way. The first team to finish wins a million dollars, and at the end of each leg there is the risk that your team will be eliminated if you arrive last. It's grueling. Teams are exhausted, filthy and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. So what does this have to do with life coach … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Client Commitments for Successful Coaching

Successful coaching involves a complex interplay between coach and client. As a skilled coach you know the steps to a successful and transformative coaching relationship. You understand that you need to build and sometimes break rapport, to ask uncomfortable questions, and to push your clients beyond their comfort zones. But you are only half of the equation. What are your client's responsibilities in ensuring success? The Client Commitments 1. Commit to a higher standard. If your clients … [Read more...]

Dude, Where’s My Life Coaching Client?

Sooner or later in your life coaching career you will face the problem of a no-show client. It's one of those events that is super frustrating. First, you feel you are wasting precious time that might have been scheduled for someone else. Second, you feel you are not being respected. And third, if you are anything like I used to be, you might feel how I used to feel--uncomfortable about taking someone's money without providing them with the agreed service. 5 Techniques For Managing Life … [Read more...]