Thriving Abroad: Essential Life Coaching Tips UK

Many people love the idea of becoming a life coach in a foreign country and if you are thinking about becoming one in the UK, here are some life coaching tips UK.

The following ‘toolbox’ carries concepts which when applied to your life will help to make your life as a coach in the UK an adventure and not a disaster.

Thriving Abroad: Essential Life Coaching Tips UK
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Life Coaching Tips UK Toolbox

Adjust: Firstly you need to learn how to adjust. Adapt yourself to your new surroundings and the new way of life. Discover the UK culture for yourself. Accustom, reconcile and reorganize your life to fit in with your new surroundings.

Be Flexible: Different countries perform functions and activities in different ways and at a different pace. Flexibility and understanding will save you a lot of stress and you will get along with locals so much better.

Observe: Pay attention and observe! This is crucial to making it in a new land. Read up and become knowledgeable on the UK culture. Watch how people greet one another. Make note of what is considered as appropriate behavior and what is not. This applies to language too. Keep your eyes open at all times.

Attitude: Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Find ways to do things. Have a positive and active attitude. Attitude accounts for the success or failure of most things in life, including living abroad. Attitude will make the difference between a happy or disgruntled life coach working abroad.

Experience: Find ways to get involved. Do not be an observer of your experience. Be the experience! Take full advantage of all the new and wonderful activities and opportunities to learn new things. Try the new foods, go exploring, watch theatre plays or join a music club.

Support: Of all the tips, this is the ultimate life coaching tip UK. Find life coaches who are in a similar situation to you. Form a group and support each other. Every once in a while there will be activities like seminars for life coaches. As someone who has just settled into a new country, joining these activities will be greatly beneficial.

You can meet other life coaches who have been on the job for years and have had accumulated valuable experience. You can also ask them for some tips or pieces of advice regarding your current situation.

Once you have adapted to the UK culture, here are some extra life coaching tips UK and ideas that may get your business engine going:

Target Market

The first step to get your business rolling is to determine who your target market is. Start with these questions: “Do you want to be a business coach who helps businesses and their employees or do you want to be a life coach for individuals only?”

Next is to determine the type of clients you want to attract and ask these questions: “Is your life coaching business targeting men or women and what is the age range?” You could start out by choosing clients who you think would benefit most from your coaching program and can work comfortably with you.

Market Yourself

A life coach is not a coach when he or she has no one to coach. As a life coach who has just started out in the UK, you need to market and make yourself known to other people. You can write articles about life coaching and other information related to it on your blog or in magazines. Readers love articles that have feel-good elements and editors are always on the look-out for good life coaching tips UK articles.

Once the honeymoon phase and excitement of moving to the UK passes and the realities of becoming a life coach abroad set in, you’ll be helping others gain success while creating your own!

Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment with your thoughts or questions. And also, you can click on the Twitter button below to retweet this article…Thank you!

Jeannie Cotter
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community

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  1. Axel says

    Definitely a lot of value in this post. Thanks for laying it out so clearly. Especially the part about “Market Yourself” because most of the times we are afraid of selling ourselves but it is a vital part.

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