Coach Training: How to Become a Life Coach? Start by Believing You Can

How to Become a Life Coach in a Nutshell

If you search the web, you will find hundreds of coach training sites telling you how to become a life coach. Recently I came upon a story that seemed to really make it clear how to become a life coach. A young college student fell asleep during his math class. The bell rang, startling him out of a deep sleep. He quickly looked at the board, and copied down the two math problems. He assumed that they were the homework problems. He went back to his dorm room and spent the rest of the day trying in vain to solve the problems. He was terrified of failing the class, and too embarrassed to admit defeat and ask for help. Finally after a week he brought the answer to one of the problems to his professor, who was shocked. The problem was “unsolvable” and the professor had never meant for anyone to attempt to solve it.

So the coach training for the question, “how to become a life coach?” is to start by believing it is possible. Then take massive action and don’t give up.

The Most Powerful Coach Training?  Belief

How did the student succeed? He believed that it was possible, and he feared that he would fail the class if he didn’t solve the problem. He wasn’t going to give up on himself. Of course, if he hadn’t believed it was possible he wouldn’t have been able solve the problem. The same goes for any goal or challenge, including how to become a life coach.

Coach training insight #1: Our beliefs not only determine the action we will take, but the quality and quantity of action.

Coach training insight #2: Beliefs control our future. What we will attempt, what we will achieve, and who we will become.

Coach training insight #3: Whatever we strive to achieve begins with the awareness that we have a choice in what we believe. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you cannot, either way you are right.”


Once you believe you can become a life coach, “how to become a life coach will be a solvable problem with the proper coach training.

Colette Seymann

Accountability Coach, JTS Advisors

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  1. Jeffrey T. Sooey says

    I don’t know the source. Perhaps Colette does. BTW… Nice blog writing and design! Keep it up.


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