Life Coaching 101 Video
Hi, I’m Christy Whitman from the Quantum Success Coaching Academy and there is no better time than right now to become a life coach. Aside from the fact that you can easily make a 6 figure income, you get to do it while helping others achieve their goals. I’m going to teach all the insider secrets to becoming a successful life coach. Right now for FREE. Over the next week or so, your going to learn everything you need to know about: • How to be a successful life coach and not just a friend who gives good advice. • How to effectively coach someone without feeling like a therapist • How and where to find clients that will gladly pay you several hundred dollars or more for your services. • And you’ll learn the exact step-by-step formula that I’ve taught for several years, to hundreds of others, who have since created their own successful coaching businesses and how you can too. • All for free!
If you’re ready… Then let’s get started.
not dwelling on the past.
Coaching is an ongoing partnership between coach and client designed to improve and enhance the client’s quality of life. It’s also about moving forward. and where they would like to be. It doesn’t matter how clients got where they are or who is to “blame” for how they turned out. In this powerful alliance. starting a new business. clients find themselves: • Doing more than they would on their own • Taking themselves more seriously • Creating momentum and consistency • Taking more effective and focused actions • Becoming more balanced and fulfilled People hire a coach when they are making a career transition.Life Coaching 101 What is a Life Coach?
Life Coaching is a professional service providing clients with feedback. The major difference is that coaching is an ongoing collaborative partnership built on taking action. feeling dissatisfied. insights. The profession of coaching is similar to the practice of a physician. and move forward with great momentum and clarity of vision.
. recognize what’s holding them back. clients are able to define their dreams. Coaching is about where an individual is right now. or simply looking for personal and professional breakthroughs. and guidance from an outside vantage point. re-evaluating life choices. or psychologist. attorney. With a coach as their guide. Coaching is action-oriented.
there are more than 1 million practicing attorneys in the U. This massive market phenomenon might best be compared with cell phones. we were dependent upon one another for our very existence.S.000 full-time coaches practicing worldwide. The demand for coaches continues to grow as coaching becomes known to more and more people. Now. It is estimated that there are only about 20. and safety.000) are found in the United States. The majority of them (about 15. At one time.
. years ago. So why has coaching become so popular in the last few years? Why didn’t it exist before? Will the need for coaches continue to increase? At the turn of the last century. some of whom waved their cell phones about like status symbols. The market for coaching clients is vast. It would appear that there are far more potential coaching clients than individuals needing legal counsel. play. Compare this to the legal profession: according to the American Bar Association.How did coaching become so popular? Why is coaching so popular? The benefits of coaching are far-reaching and extend to individuals from all walks of life. executives. Now. It was like an exclusive club with very few elite members. and politicians had coaches. When cell phones first came out. only a select few individuals had them. everyone – from kids to senior citizens – has his or her own cell phone. only a select few professionals. They are now commonplace and an understood “necessity” for work. most people can enjoy the benefits of having their own coach.
Men. for most men. The traditional family unit shrinks from the supportive environment of multigenerations living under one roof to the scarce reality of single parents barely able to make ends meet. both financially and emotionally. It either wasn’t going to happen. Women – accustomed to communicating well and reaching out for help – seemed comfortable receiving support in this way. anyway) but it sure would be nice to talk with someone who could help us get our lives back on track. no one was going to know about it.In spite of our pioneering spirit – or maybe because of the enormous risks we were taking in blazing trails across this new country – we needed each other for our most basic of needs. we notice a gradual disconnection of the tight bonds previously necessary to survive. Coaches and mentors are stepping into the roles previously held by trusted family members and the elders of our “tribe. on the other hand. Coaching appeals to people because it facilitates a confidential relationship with a trusted professional without any social stigma attached to it.
. Admitting you need help. Psychologists have long been the answer to the question. showing vulnerability. to seek therapy..” As a society we seem to be realizing that we are not meant to do this alone…nor can we.. and revealing that life has gotten out of control is tough for most of us. Another reason for the popularity of coaching is how it is perceived. it became commonplace. “Who can I talk to about this?” Having no available or trusted family counsel. even popular. Maybe we don’t feel “crazy” (yet. As we skip through the subsequent decades and observe the morphed changes of society. of stopping to ask directions on the freeway of life. did not find this to be the most desirable solution. Seeing a therapist to straighten out one’s life was the equivalent. or if it did.
Life coaches are more than friends with whom to share problems.An article in The Washington Post talked about the many who are skipping the “shrink” and hiring a life coach instead. and how to get there quickly. cheerleaders in others. where you want to be. part family. They are part consultant. Patrick Williams. They are mentors in some cases. You are needed in the coaching profession because our society needs help. Should you be a Coach?
YES! Being a life coach is rewarding! • Mentally • Emotionally • And very rewarding FINANCIALLY Let’s talk about that last one for a minute… There was a study by Price/Waterhouse/Coopers that was commissioned by the ICF. and it needs it in a unique and specialized way.
. They are a sounding board for solutions to the challenges we face on a daily basis. It is about where you are now. and they found that coaches earn an average of $207/hour. and many times all someone really needs is an accountability partner in order to live the life he or she has always wanted. former psychologist and founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training. It is not about how you got to where you are. estimates that 80 percent of those seeing a therapist have no mental disorder. Coaching is about taking action. or who’s responsible for how you turned out.
Coaches unleash the power of partnership. Coaching does not wallow in the past.
Full-time coaches earn an average of $82.
. and more on the types of clients you work with and what you can do for them.
There is a huge demand right now for coaches.
Delivering and Getting Paid
How do you deliver and charge for coaching? Coaching fees and the structure of how you meet with clients can vary. surveying almost 6. These calls usually last 35-45 minutes. being a coach is right for you.000 per year. have accountability. The fees for this service range from $250 to $400 per month. There is a huge demand right now. and get to the next level. (Executive coaches can command $1. In addition to the weekly calls. some coaches plan to also field unscheduled short calls and email inquiries. You can look forward to earning $100. most coaching is done on the phone at weekly intervals. People are understanding that if they want to improve their lives.) The amount you decide to charge will depend less on how long you’ve been coaching. that having a coach is going to help them do that. and sometimes an hour. either three or four times a month. per client.
Coaching is becoming even more mainstream.000 coaches worldwide. Typically. This study encompassed both ICF and non-ICF coaches.500. So if you want to make great money doing what you love.000 and up when serving some of the specialty niches.
Considering that just about everyone can benefit from having his or her own coach. and your willingness to treat your practice as a business. you’re probably already “coaching” at a certain level.
How do you know if you would be a good coach? Would you be a good coach?
Almost anyone can be a good coach. To be a good coach. and it is growing rapidly. The field of coaching is in its youth. you will also need a strong. or for a shoulder to lean on. Most good coaches have these traits in common: • A huge love for and desire to help people • Superb listening skills (both for the spoken and unspoken) • A willingness to consistently stand in truth • A strong blend of loving-kindness and the ability to compassionately “call clients on their stuff” • The gift of recognizing and articulating clients’ strengths • A large capacity for non-judgment • A positive orientation to life • Empathy • Strong business skills If you’re the person people instinctively come to for help and support. you need to possess and continue to develop coaching skills and tools. guidance. and commitment. As with all other types of coaching.Your financial success will depend on your ability to take consistent action. the number of new coaches needed over the next few years will multiply drastically. ongoing commitment to your own personal awareness and growth. you can achieve your goals of being a wildly successful life coach. With a little training.
you can honestly have the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. YOU decide the life you really want and how much you’re willing to put into it. Registration opens on September 13th and classes start on October 6th.You may be saying.
.. In the meantime. and I’m convinced I will be a great coach one day… …but how do I get there from where I am now?” You’re already taking the first step by watching this video. if you feel you need more training. This may sound like “pie-in-the-sky” and it would be except for one thing… YOU are in charge on this one. After watching the videos. You don’t have to quit your day job (nor is that recommended).
As a coach. “I know I could be good at this. and you can gradually get a good feel for the profession. and how to find good paying clients. Make sure you watch the other videos in the series as they will teach you more specifics on exactly how to coach. watch all of the free videos in this series. and take notes on all of the information.
And remember. consider registering for the Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA) fall semester. Plus. you can’t beat the benefits of being a life coach… • Being your own boss • Working from home • Setting your own schedule • Determining your own fees • Choosing your clients • And changing people’s lives forever Another advantage is that you can ease into coaching by doing it part-time at first..
Well. Thanks for watching and I’d love it if you took a second to leave me your feedback below. You don’t want to miss it… or any of the other videos in this series for that matter. Take some time to imagine what your life would be like if you were a successful life coach. They will teach you exactly how to achieve that goal. that’s it for today’s video lesson.Consider that coaching may just be your calling in life… like it is mine. I hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks again and I’ll see you in a couple days. And make sure you watch the rest of the videos in this series.
. Don’t forget to download your 1st coaching tips PDF below and keep an eye out for my next video where I’ll answer the number 1 question that keeps most people from choosing to be a coach.