So you’re thinking about becoming a coach.
For those of you who like top 10 lists here are the top 10 reasons that a coaching career could be perfect for you:
Coaching is a really rewarding career where you get to help people achieve their goals by holding them accountable for their vision.
Being a coach is a flexible career. Set your own hours, see clients when it suits you. Coaching is a career that fits around the rest of your life.
Coaching is not only flexible in term of when you coach but also where you coach. You can coach anyone from anywhere in the world by coaching over the phone.
The skills and knowledge you learn can be beneficial to various aspects of your life from coaching your own children, partner, friends as well as work colleagues.
When you start your coach training, the first life you will change will be your own. Through coach training and the coaching process you will learn about yourself and in turn be able to develop and grow with each new insight. You will be able to help others once you know yourself first.
Coaching can be a financially rewarding career although generally money is not the first motivation for most coaches. Coaches start out with a desire to help others but by changing people’s lives wealth will follow.
Coaching feels natural – people that become coaches often have been helping people for years. Coaching builds on the skills that you already have and adds meaning, structure and a process to helping others achieve their goals.
Becoming a coach will put you in contact with all sorts of people. Coaches love to talk and network and tend to be quite social people so if meeting people is what you love to do them coaching is a great career for you.
Coaches want to be the master of their own destiny even if that feels quite scary at time. What drives people to want to become a coach is often the desire for change – not wanting a 9 – 5 job, not wanting a high pressured career, wanting to do something different with their life, wanting to quit the rat race or wanting to transition from a full time career. Coaching provides new direction that does not have to be a total chance from what you did before – for example if you were a business owner, be a business coach, if you are interested in spirituality, help others discover their, if you are a mother become a life coach or parent coach. The possibilities are only limited by you.
And for the #10th reason, about why you should be a coach….
Drum roll please….