3 Reasons to Become a Life Coach

what is a life coach and why become a life coach

This is a guest post by Brandon Baker.

People believe that fortune and fame are direct signs of being successful and prosperous, but sometimes we fail to see the important things hidden behind the screen of glitters.

Everyone has different and personal reasons to be what they want to be in life. Sometimes it is for fame, sometimes for a loved one, sometimes for success, and sometimes for oneself. Your actions should be defined by your intentions. This isn’t to say that fame and fortune are wrong things to go for, but no one can say that it is better than personal non-profit reasons.

Today, we are going to discuss three reasons why being a life coach may be the best-suited profession for you. First, we must know who a life coach is and what his duties are.

A life coach is not per say a counselor, or a psychologist, or anyone between these lines. First, a life coach does not give you his own opinions, a life coach makes a certain specific framework that is according to your personal life, qualities, past experiences, fears, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, faults, goals and objectives. He invests more time in understanding you through your own eyes and not his. This is a major difference between other counselors and a life coach.

Consider a life coach as a mirror, you see everything that is about you but through other medium; that medium being the life coach.

Now that we have established what a life coach is about, we will now discuss if you should really become one. We will list down 3 reasons to select life coach as a profession:

1. Low barrier to entry.

To become a life coach you do not need a degree; undergraduate, graduate or masters. It does not mean that you are not considered a professional.

To become a life coach you must enter the training programs that suit you perfectly. There is an accredited training and teaching association that makes sure its pupils with the associated schools are up to certain standard of excellence. Training from a school that is ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited gives you an added benefit from other life coaches.

2. To help other people.

People who want to help others without any drive for success or fortune are sometimes frowned upon. Like I said, no intention is better than the other, but no one has a right to make others feel as if what they are doing is better than what others are doing. So, if you want to become a life coach because you want to help others then go for it, do not wait or look for someone’s go-ahead.

3. Common skills.

If you think that you have the passion and skills that are needed to become a life coach, then this is a right profession choice for you. To become a good life coach, you should have the following skills:

  • Listening
  • Problem-Solving
  • Communication
  • Organizing
  • Empathy

If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a life coach, the best time to get started is right now. You won’t regret it!

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