Do you have a desire to help people, expand your career or start a business as a life coach, but you’re not sure that you want to leave your current full-time job?

If so, you’ve probably wondered if it’s possible to be a life coach and have a full-time job at the same time. The answer is yes! You can, but there are some things you should consider first before deciding what the right path is for you.

I’ve been in the coaching profession since 1981, so I have a fair amount of experience in this subject. I’ve trained and certified a lot of individuals who didn’t want to leave their full-time job.

Some never wanted to leave their full-time jobs, some did, but weren’t ready to leave their jobs yet.

How to Merge Life Coaching With Your Full-Time Job

There are many ways you can merge coaching with your full-time job or build your coaching business while you’re working 40 hours a week, especially while balancing work and family.

Let me tell you about a couple of people who have completed my coach certification training for whom this was a consideration.

Erin had been an attorney for over 30 years when she came to us for coaching certification training. She was tired of helping people solve disputes and wanted to help people live lives they loved instead.

She wanted to help clients design the kind of life where disputes weren’t the natural outcome.

When she started, she set aside only one Saturday per month building her coaching business.

Pretty soon she was scaling back the time she spent at the law practice and increasing the amount of time she spent coaching. After about 18 months, she was able to leave her law practice and devote her time exclusively to coaching clients.

Erin is now doing work she loves, helping people create lives that are more in alignment with what they truly love.

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Merging Coaching With Your Full-Time Gig

Another one of our coaching graduates, Cynthia, is a cardiologist who did not intend to leave her full-time job.

Cynthia wanted to learn to be a coach so that she could help her patient not just deal with the effects of disease, but to help them develop a mindset that generates different results in their life and increases their vitality (more on growth mindset here:

Cynthia coaches her patients and treats them, so that their entire sense of well-being is transformed.

About 50% of the people who come to us for coaching certification intend to merge their coaching business into the work they’re already doing full-time, like Cynthia.

If you love the profession you’re in, you might want to nourish transformation for clients within your profession.

Or, coaching can be a stepping stone toward a brand-new, full-time profession.

You Decide How to Use Your Life Coaching Certification

The important thing to know is this: You’re in charge. You get to decide.

When you’re searching for the right coaching certification training, look for these three aspects:

  • A proven track record over a number of years of successfully training people.
  • A program that offers training about the business side of coaching, not just coaching itself.
  • A program that shares your view on life itself.

We have a training program that not only shows you how to be a great coach, but how to put an economic engine behind that coaching so you can generate a good income and help a lot of people.

To be successful, you need to know how to help people make the shifts that will generate the results they want in their life. You also need to understand the business side of coaching.

At the end of the day, what you want from a certification program is real transformation, not just for your clients, but for yourself as well.

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2 Responses to Can You Be a Life Coach AND Have a Full-Time Job?

  1. Betty Tatum says:

    I would really like to become a life coach,

  2. Kyle McCall says:

    Thanks Mary,
    I am in an organization (John Maxwell) where we are learning coaching as well. Is your life coaching different?


    Kyle McCall

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