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What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Life Coach

Almost all of the most successful people in the world have something in common. They had a life coach, or mentor to help them along the way.

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Almost all of the most successful people in the world have something in common. They had a life coach, or mentor to help them along the way.

By becoming a coach yourself, you can mentor others in your own area of expertise. You can use your own personal experiences to help and train others to success.

I’ve created a wonderful coaching framework that allows you to use your skills along with my principles to train anyone and I’ll tell you about it later…

The best part of coaching is that you can coach people in nearly every area of life. There are some very valuable reasons to be a life coach. When you see the value in it, you’ll realize…it’s not just for others. There’s a lot of value for you, as well.

So, let’s explore what being a life coach actually means, and why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

What is a Life Coach?

A life coach is like a mentor. They coach and help people by encouraging those people and showing them areas of their life where they might need to improve or look at things differently.

Just like a baseball coach helps you throw the ball better or swing the bat in the right way, a life coach helps you do more of the things that are important to you and do them better.

Being a life coach is a highly rewarding way to improve the lives of others and help yourself along the way.

What Does a Life Coach Do?

A life coach can do a lot of different things in many different areas.

As a life coach, you’re able to guide others through achieving goals that they never thought possible.

You’ll help others discover their limiting beliefs and heal the wounds that are holding them back.

On a day-to-day basis, interaction, positive reinforcement, and accountability are key areas where a life coach will be present.

Life coaching helps people improve their personal and professional lives. Whether they want to strengthen their relationship with others, move their business forward, or simply have more peace in their lives, a coach can help set, understand, and meet those goals.

Life coaching keeps people accountable, and give them the tools to see success and change their life.

Types of Life Coaches

In the same way that there are different types of sports coaches, there are different types of life coaches.

What are you good at? What would you like to help others succeed at?

Answering those questions can help you choose which kind of life coach you want to be.

Career Life Coach

A career life coach is usually someone who is or has been in a particular industry where coaching is needed.

Career life coaches not only will they speak the language of that particular industry, but they’ll also understand the kind of mentality that’s required for that field. Because they understand what’s needed, they can spot the areas where you’re having trouble and make breakthroughs in those spots.

If you want to work as a life coach, think carefully about the value you can bring to the table. What kind of industries have you worked in? How long did you spend there?

You want to give the best possible value to your clients, and you can only do that when you can truly offer the experience and information those clients need to succeed.

Nearly any person in any industry can benefit from having a career life coach.

Personal Life Coach

Most people look for a personal life coach because they feel that getting overall help with life, in general, will also help them have more success in their career.

They’re right…

So, what does a personal life coach offer?

In short, this type of coach is someone who can help someone achieve goals, overcome setbacks and obstacles, and help someone see blind spots in life where they’re overlooking something important.

You’ll help people when they feel like they just can’t get ahead or when they’re sabotaging themselves. Personal life coaches help people who feel stuck or are having trouble activating the Law of Attraction in their lives.

Helping people move beyond things that have been holding them back can be extremely rewarding. There is a satisfaction in helping someone who might be struggling and helping people realize things about themselves can help you realize things about yourself, too.

So by helping others, you’re also helping yourself succeed. What a great way to improve life!

Spiritual Life Coach

A spiritual life coach helps you connect with a higher power.

A spiritual life coach can help you understand how to better connect to the Universe so you can make the most of everything it has to share with you. If someone is having trouble with meditation, a spiritual life coach helps in that area as well.

Business Life Coach

A business life coach and a career life coach aren’t quite the same. As a business coach, you’ll show others how to bring in more income and improve the ability you have to make good decisions.

Some of the things that a business coach does?

They can create owner accountability. They can build actionable plans. They can help people succeed in areas of business where you may have struggled in the past.

You can also teach how to network with others in their field, how to form a mastermind group, and feel confident when you take your next steps.

It’s a great way to get more done, and to truly work smarter and not harder.

Life Coach Salary

The typical life coach salary range varies but it is possible to make over $200,000 a year from life coaching. Some of this depends on experience, but the coaching program you choose and how much dedication you put into learning and growing your business also matters.

How to Become a Life Coach in 7 Steps

Becoming a life coach doesn’t have to be daunting. There’s so much you can do to move toward coaching as a career. You can improve life for countless numbers of people throughout your time as a coach.

First, you need to be clear about why you’re here and what you want to help others accomplish.

Decide what you want to accomplish. Decide what you have to offer, and why are you uniquely qualified to offer it.

If you aren’t sure about the answers to those questions, finding your own purpose will be important before you begin to coach other people.

Let’s go through what it takes to become a coach and truly change the lives of others.

1. Inspire People to Take Action

Great coaches teach their ideas and concepts in such a way that it results in people actually taking action. It was Ben Franklin who said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

2. Identify Emotional Blocks

Great coaches help their audience identify their emotional blocks and quickly move past them so they can achieve real and lasting results.

3. Create A-HA Moments

Most experts simply present and teach information. But great life coaches give people these “a-ha” experiences.

4. They Speak to All 7 Dimensions of a Person’s Being

Most experts speak towards a person’s head, meaning their intellect, their brain. They give them data, ways to do things, and so on. But a great coach uses a holistic training method to speak to all 7 dimensions of a person’s being. Learn more about each Dimension of a Person’s Being.

5. Create Transformational Experiences

You need to create transformational experiences because most experts out there tend to be forgotten. When people go to a lecture they tend to forget 80% of it within three to four days, and that’s if they apply it immediately. If they don’t apply it, they forget almost all of it.

6. Give People a Proven System

Most experts and trainers out there just give people information and advice, but transformational trainers give people a proven system that they can follow to achieve guaranteed results.

7. Build Your Training Business

My goal when I go into a workshop or training is to have those in attendance leave saying, “Oh my gosh. That was the best seminar I’ve ever attended. I got such value out of that. I’m going to tell all my family and friends to go see Jack.”

And when you set your training up with this goal in mind, everything else just seems to come together.

Online Life Coach Certification

Getting certified online through my Train the Trainer Online Program can be one of the very best options for anyone who wants to be a life coach. It can work with any schedule, and it’s also generally a fraction of the cost of most live training. In short, it’s far less expensive and you can do it on your own time.

That makes it easy to get involved with, and it’s something you can complete without breaking the bank. If you’re worried about not being able to afford to become a life coach, or not having the time to learn what you need to know, an online certification can be the answer you’re looking for.

The best part about getting certified as a life coach online?

You can get instant access when you sign up, so you can even start today.

You don’t have to wait any longer to start fulfilling your dream and helping other people fulfill theirs, as well. What a great feeling to get started on something that’s so valuable!

No matter your age, where you live, or what kind of education and work experience you have, there are people out there who can use your valuable skills.

Why Jack Canfield’s Training Program?

By choosing my Train the Trainer Program, you will have access to a proven methodology on how to inspire and transform others.

It’s like having me as your own personal coach!

You can get access to the program anywhere, anytime, making it easy for you to fit it into your schedule. You’ll feel like I’m right there with you, helping you through any questions you may have or new ideas you find as you move through the process of learning and your own transformation.

I teach “true life transformation,” which is more than just a surface feeling. It’s a shift that takes place down deep inside, and shifts like this come from the value and quality of experiential learning. You can take all the information that motivates you, and move it into action in order to see results – and as a life coach, you can teach others how to do the same.

Being a life coach will prove transformational for you, your career, your income, and your life. The value you get from it will also grow from passing it along to others and affecting their lives in positive ways. The more you learn about being a life coach, and the more you dedicate yourself to it, the more you can give a quality experience to the people you’re coaching

Learn More About The Benefits of a Life Coach Certification

There are a number of benefits to being a life coach. The largest benefit is the value you can give to other people and how you can help them conquer obstacles in their lives. Seeing their success brings joy and interest to your own life, and can help remind you why you’ve chosen to focus on being a life coach in the first place.

If you want to learn more about how you can become a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer and enjoy all of the life coaching success you’ve dreamed of sign up for my free webinar How to Transform Your Life and Career. 

If you don’t need the webinar and you’re ready to learn all about Train the Trainer Online click here.

Meet Jack Canfield

For over 40 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life how to create the life they desire.

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series, he's taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and has trained and certified over 2,700 students to teach his content and methodology in 107 countries around the world.

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