Can I make a living as a Life Coach

A common question that comes up here at The Coaching Institute when some is thinking about becoming a Life Coach, is can I make a living with Life Coaching? This was certainly an important question when I was first starting out and I would love to share my experience with this question the good and the bad.

Can I actually make a living with Life Coaching?

Long before I had started The Coaching Institute, even before I had my first coaching session There were plenty of people in my life known as dreams stealers who were sharing with me, how it never works, the market is saturated, everyone wants to be a coach but you cannot make a living from it. Who would hire a coach, I know I wouldn’t

Even with all these helpful messages of doom and gloom, I knew I wanted to make a difference in my life and the lives of others while turning this profession into my passion.

Then I started thinking how can it be that other great people with skills, expertise, experience where able to get work. There are Lawyers, plumbers, teachers, nurses and accountants who are all able to make a living even if they weren’t the best in their fields.

As I continued down this path I began to wonder why is Life Coaching unique.

Or why is Life Coaching any different. If people who are well trained in coaching and good at what they do, and they still aren’t getting work, something has to be wrong.

In my attempt to be as scientific and researched based as I could I dived into understanding why Life Coaching was different. And as you probably already know Life Coaching was no different to any other professional industry.

The bad Life Coaches, the ineffective Life Coaches who are not helping their clients are the coaches who don’t get the work. Then the coaches who are helping their clients, who are effective, skilled and are well trained, are of course getting the work

Even further than that, those Life Coaches that are skilled and highly trained are not just getting work, they are in high demand and able work with the clients they want, when they want.

So the question of can you make a living as a Coach is a definitive yes. If you have the skills, the experience, the knowledge and the willingness to undo the habits that don’t work then yes you can make more than just a living Life Coaching.

You can have a life, filled with passion joy and love, while helping other fall in love with themselves.

NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE A LIFE MEDIOCRITY

Coaching isn't for everyone

If you’re stuck in your ways, shutdown, defensive, protective, stubborn not open to feedback then I would suggest that coaching might not be a match for you.

If you’re someone who is curious about the world around you, you would love to learn more about what shapes us and makes us tick and you’re willing to learn what it takes to move someone with the questions you’re asking then coaching is an absolute match for you.

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