Business Building for Professionals....
Coaches, Consultants, Speakers & Trainers
What People are Saying About '10 Super Coaches'
To find out how 10 ordinary coaches are earning $30,000 to $1.4
million per year, and how you can do it too, click here:
"I was working on a marketing strategy that was going
to cost quite a bit of money when I bought the ebook. It made me realise
there is a MUCH more direct, and less expensive method. Saved me several
hundred pounds and gave me a kick up the rear end to do something else.
Neil Gilbranch, United Kingdom
"Why re-invent the wheel when you can see how successful
people are already producing results you want? Don't hesitate, buy it
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Denise Simons, New Zealand
2. FEATURE: Entering the Field
So you're considering a career as a life, business or corporate coach,
but wondering what's the best way to enter the field?
Do I need to do a training course? Do I need to get accredited? Where
will I get clients, and do I have what it takes?
Most coaches agree on the best way to begin a coaching career: Work with
someone who already is a coach! Simple eh?
In other words, work a month or two with a Coach; someone who has already
built the type of business or career you want to have, and who can then
help you do the same.
Only faster and more efficiently!
Here are the key steps:
Interview 2-3 coaches to find out more about the career and
lifestyle you would be getting into. They can tell you the good and
the bad; how easy, or difficult it is, and ...... how they got started.
Hire a coach and experience coaching for yourself. But don't
get coached on Becoming a Coach. Not just yet. Be coached on something
else you want to achieve, or something you want to alter in your life.
This will give you the best feel for whether or not this is the career
It's actually the best training you can get. Training from a live course,
teleclass or book is great. But there's no substitute for the experience
of personally being coached, and seeing how an experienced coach moves
For a list of mentor coaches and links to their web pages, visit
Once you've decided to go ahead, consider professional coach training.
This will give you resources, insights, tools and support. It will
also help you to build your coach network; other coaches you can call
on for help and advice. We'll profile coach training schools in a
later issue. For now, suffice it to say you should pick a school which
has happy, successful coaches.
Do you require face to face training, or want the flexibility of teleclass
(phone conference calls) training? And shop around - prices vary. For
a list of training schools, visit www.becomeacoach.com
Work with a coach to build your practice. Some people skip
Step 3 and jump straight to working with a coach to enter the industry.
People in this category are usually those with existing transferable
skills (e.g. counselling, or a lot of personal development training),
or people short on cash, and wanting to generate some revenue from
coaching before they invest in a proper training course. A coach can
help you avoid common mistakes, and build your practice faster, and
with less effort than you would on your own.
What business systems do you need in place? Where will you
find clients? How will you keep your clients? And how do you keep
your chin up when you lose three in one day!?
In future issues, we'll examine the different training options, provide
tips on selecting a mentor coach, discuss the importance of accreditation,
and publish interviews with new and experienced coaches.
3. About the 'Mentor
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