Starting Your Life Coach Career
You have always wanted to become a life coach ever since you were a fetus. And now, after months or even years of preparation and training, you have become a certified life coach. Now what? It seems like you have hit a wall and do not know what do to next. Well, here are some tips and ideas that may get your engine going.
The first thing you could do is to determine who your target market is. Do you want to be a corporate life coach who helps corporate businesses and their employees or do you want to be a life coach for individuals only.
Next is to determine who you want as are your clients. Do you want your clients to be men or women? Age ranging from 25 to 40, 30 to 50, or 200 to 300 years old? These are the decisions that only you can make. It is all about your preference. You could start out by choosing clients who you can work comfortably with. If you are more comfortable working with men, then do so. If you are more comfortable working with women, by all means, do so.
Slowly by slow you expand your targets. You can start life coaching other than those you are comfortable with. You may have started with men but now you can start with women and try to accustom yourself working with them. You try to become more comfortable.
You have worked hard to achieve what you have achieved and you should be proud of it. Show your self confidence in the kind of work you are doing. You should see yourself as a polished professional that is very effective in the line of work you are doing.
By being confident, you are also building self esteem and more belief on yourself. Once you feel this yourself, you emanate this to your surroundings, environment and other people which include your clients.
A life coach is not a coach when who or she has no one to coach. As a beginning life coach, you need to market and make yourself known to other people. There are several ways to market yourself especially over the internet. You can write articles and you can even make your own blog site. Content should be about life coaching and other information related to it.
You could also write things about yourself and the services you provide. A tip when writing about yourself is knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are. But you do not want other people to know your weaknesses so you write all about your strength. But one thing you should keep in mind though is to never go overboard as to lie about your weakness and turn it into a strength. The key here is to always tell the truth.
Join Activities for Life Coaches
Every once in a while there will be activities like seminars for life coaches. As someone who is just starting out in this career path, joining these activities will be greatly beneficial.
You can meet other life coaches who have been on the job for years and have had accumulated valuable experience. You can ask them for some tips or pieces of advice regarding your current situation.