Life Coach - Uncover 5 Steps to Become a Life Coach

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Being a life coach is one of the most rewarding and profitable professions particularly in the United States. People who would like to improve the quality of their lives are seeking expert advice from professional life coaches in exchange of good money (life coaches can charge their clients for thousands of dollars).

If you want to sink your teeth into this endeavor, there are some factors that you need to take into consideration. Some of them are the following:

1. Learn the ropes of life coaching. Learn as much as you can about life coaching before you take the leap. Today, there are several ebooks, websites, and printed resources that can give you in-depth information about this field. Read as much as possible and take note of all the techniques and elements that you think can help you out in getting started on the right foot.

2. Degrees and licenses. Although it is not really mandatory, it would help you easily excel in this field if you have a college degree in sociology, psychology, and other related fields. Depending on the state or province that you want to practice, you may be required to get some licenses and permits. Make sure that you obtain all of these before you get started to avoid complaints or law suits in the future.

3. Specialize. Try to narrow down your work to a specialty area. Decide if you want to focus on family, weight loss, career, or time management. When choosing your area of specialization, take into consideration the things that you are good at or those things that you have actual experience on. If people always come to you when they have problems with their spouse or in their love life, you may fit well as a relationship coach. Keep in mind that it is important that you enjoy your area of specialty so you'll have a great time doing your work.

4. Choose your medium. Before you get started, decide where you want to coach. You can work over the phone, work online, or rent an office space. Some coaches meet with their clients at the comforts of their own home or at coffee shops. Go with the one that you are very comfortable with.

5. Promote your services. If you think that you are ready to take in clients, start promoting yourself and your services. You can use traditional media to reach out to your prospects or use the internet as your marketing medium if you are trying to tap on the global market.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03