Coaching is the fastest growing 6-figure career path in the United States. It’s a career where you get to give your gifts fully, be the difference-maker you were meant to be and help people build their dreams.
It’s also a career that you will love for the lifestyle that affords you time for things that matter to you like; family, friends, vacations, fitness, and more!
So how do you pick the best coaching certification course for you?
You want a certification that will meet your needs, AND the needs of your clients.
Whether you already have a coaching business, or you are just starting out, what I’m about to share will be really helpful for you. (You may even want to print out this blog post and set it on your desk to study, because it will help you design a coaching career that leads you to success.)
The 3 things you want to look for in a life coaching certification are:
1. The Curriculum Should Align With Who You Are
Every coaching program has a certain school of thought and you want to make sure the one you choose resonates with your values and your purpose.
For instance: Are you interested in a program that is heart-centered and incorporates spiritual principles as well as success strategies?
Because some coaching certifications are generic, it helps to consider your wants ahead of time. This is the program you are going to be teaching, after all, so it should align to the core message of your own life.
2. The Program You Invest In Should Have a Proven Business Model
This tip is so important, because as much as you’ll love coaching others, you actually are running a business, and you need to plan ahead to succeed in your business. A coaching practice without paying clients is not a business; it’s a hobby.
Some coaching programs offer all the materials, programs, and coaching instruction, which is great! But many miss the importance of giving a proven business model that helps their coaches succeed in attracting new clients, and enrolling those clients.
As fun and dynamic as coaching is, without a proven business model you will be left in the dark doing trial and error trying to figure out where the money is and how to keep people invested in coaching with you.
This is an area where I have a great deal of expertise, because I know what works. It took me decades to design a program that enables my coaches to succeed from the start.
3. You’ll Need a Coaching Mentor That Guides You To Success
This last one is where a lot of new coaches get stuck. They are out there on their own for years of frustrating trial and error, making mistakes that could be prevented if only they had first connected with a mentor who could guide them properly.
Set up a discovery conversation so you can find out how this program can support you in living your dream of becoming a successful coach. Just schedule an appointment with one of our enrollment mentors today and Get Certified to be a Life Coach.