How to become a Life Coach
Published on September 5, 2017

How to become a Life Coach

If you want to become a life coach I highly recommend it, it is an incredibly inspiring career!

You get to help people achieve their life goals and watch them outperform their wildest expectations, that’s my personal favourite, but you can also make your own hours, so you can spend more time with your kids, have 52 long weekends a year, travel the world, run your own business, whatever it is that you want to spend more time doing.

You also have the flexibility to bring your own unique skills and past experiences into your coaching modules to create your own specialised niche. My Coach Now graduates have gone on to create coaching niches by working exclusively with personal trainers, women with weight and body issues, maintaining mental fitness for professional athletes and corporate coaching.

Coaches are in high demand, the world’s most celebrated and highly successful people recommended life coaching as an essential step to reaching goals rapidly. More people are experiencing the amazing benefits of having a life coach, referring friends and moving to higher coaching levels to maintain their personal growth and development. As small businesses boom and individual’s wealth and capability to perform outside an organisation steadily increases, a growing need for well-trained, well-equipped coaches has erupted.

How to become a Life Coach

There are a few things to consider when you are deciding which coaching training to undertake. With the demand for coaching so high, coaching training platforms are popping up all over the place. Making the right choice can save you a lot of time, money and get the ball rolling on your successful coaching career quickly.

Genuine training.
Look for a company that has been around for a while. Those that stand the test of time do so from referrals, quality training and proven results. A great place to start is your life coach, if you like their results, look into who trained them, ask them about their experience. You want a company who can get you solid coaching recognition. Coaching is currently an unregulated industry, anyone can actually call themselves a life coach, so make sure your qualification stands with integrity and provides proof of top hands-on training over basic online programs.

Coach Now offers coaching certification through the Institute of Behavioural Science. You are required to complete five practice coaching clients in order to receive accreditation.

That’s more work than a quick test at the end of an online course and it’s absolutely worth it for the confidence, skill and flexibility you acquire. The practical learning and what you learn through those five clients is invaluable. Through the process, you are completely supported through online Q&A, support groups as well as access to mentors and top coaches.

Know who you are working with.
Spend quality time and get to know your trainers and coaches by coming to a personal development training weekend. Learn about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), my 5 Steps to Rapid Change (which are at the core of the coaching modules) and learn how coaching experience helps with your communication skills, ability to connect with others and make a genuine difference to your community.

You get to experience the company’s values, methods of teaching and background to get a snapshot of what you can expect in a full training program. Book a ticket to Live It Now to experience this for yourself.

Get great hands on training that expands your mental tool kit.
Coach Now uses NLP techniques. Every module is taught with a hands-on approach, (learn, do and teach) which gives you an opportunity to experience the full coaching modules as both a client and a practitioner. Using a uniquely designed NLP structure, you are taught incredible mental tools that can be used in any situations to help your clients overcome obstacles and rapidly move towards their goals.

Hands on training also means you form close bonds and friendships with like-minded people. Your fellow students will share the journey with you and open your eyes to new angles and approaches, they will be your support, your allies and your practice buddies.

Uncover your niche.
What are you most passionate about? If you could do one thing for the rest of your life for free, what would it be? The answer to this will indicate your niche and you can get excited about your journey as a coach. What you do will matter not only to you but to the people you are working with. Don’t know your passion yet? That’s okay too, the coaching modules will help you uncover your true purpose, a powerful coaching session will help you align to your deepest goals. For those who are still unsure of their niche at the end of Coach Now, the five practice clients will usually highlight it for you. It might be a common theme of conflicts, the age or gender of the people who you work with, a particular technique you master or a common area of life that reveals itself to you as your unique angle.

All Access Materials.
Coach Now gives you everything you need to be a coach. We provide a turn-key solution with our Rapid Change Technologies training manual, full hands on experience on how to use it, and all the paperwork you need for your clients, forever!

That’s all the standard agreement documents, the DASS test, access to a positive psychologist if you feel your potential clients need additional assistance, personality tests, home play papers and fully illustrated coaching modules that script, word for word, best practice coaching programs.

Not only that but anytime the manuals are updated to reflect new information or advanced techniques, you have access to that as well. You are also encouraged to re-sit the training, hone your techniques and get better understandings with our life time re-sit policies that give you full access to every training session, absolutely free.

What’s effective?

The best way to know if a coaching training is effective is if you receive amazing results from their coaches. In order to be a great coach, you need to have a great coach to blaze a path and keep you on track and ahead of the competition. Book a free strategy session and get started on a new pathway to success and nurture your future now.

Matt Catling

 

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