You just completed your coach training, now a certified life coach and looking to launch your business, here are some life coaching business tips to help you build your coaching practice.
About Life Coaching
Life Coaching is a profoundly different profession from consulting, mentoring, therapy, or counseling. This form of coaching is based on the principle that the client has the inherent ability to determine and achieve their desired goals. Life coaching is based on a future-focused approach. Its purpose is to take the individual from where they presently are to where they want to be in their personal or professional life. It is interesting to see that the life coaching industry is flourishing and the rate of future growth is expected to be around 13 to 15 percent between 2016 and 2026.
Practical Life Coaching Business Tips
When you are planning to start your life coaching practice, you have to think of it like any other business. With any business, comes challenges, and life coaching is no exception. Here are three practical life coaching business tips to help you get started on the right foot.
Tip #1 Ask Yourself “Why” Life Coaching
Before you consider starting your coaching practice, you need to ask yourself why you want to become a life coach. Understanding you’re “Why” really helps solidify your passion for helping people. Every business needs a message. What do you desire to do for people? Your message needs to inform them what it is you can accomplish for them if they hire you as their life coach.
Tip #2 Believe in Yourself & Your Capability
You have completed training, gained the necessary skills to do the job. You have earned the right to be called a professional in the life coaching field. It might not be easy to do so in the beginning, but strive to build your confidence as you gain more knowledge and experience in the field. Be confident in your ability to do the job and set your fees accordingly. You deserve the prices that you charge; do not allow anyone to tell you any different. As a new coach and entrepreneur, you can offer complementary coaching sessions in the beginning, but after a while, you work on setting up a fee schedule worthy of your expertise.
Tip # 3 Marketing Yourself
Marketing your coaching is very crucial to growing your business. It does not have to be expensive, but you need to be active in getting your name out there. Ways to achieve that include networking, free group coaching sessions, business cards, writing articles, establishing a presence on social media (a great place to market any business).
Every effort that you engage in growing your life coaching practice goes a long way. These practical life coaching business tips will help you get those prospective clients in the door and retain them. Life coaching is a lucrative business and so I encourage you to take the plunge and establish yourself in this growing industry.
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