Coaching Facts and Steps to Take Toward a Life Coaching Career
The current "corona-conomy" has forced many people to pivot in their careers. While some struggle to determine what to do next, others look inward to decide which direction to pursue. Taking a DISC Career Assessment can help determine a suitable career path for your personality style, but if helping people reach their goals is your passion, consider becoming a professional coach. As we move forward in the “new normal,” here are some coaching facts for deliberation.
Coaches are vital in helping businesses and people to set goals while providing feedback on progress and unlocking a client’s potential by taking them from where they are in the present to where they desire to be. There are many coaching niches one can specialize in depending upon your skill set. The life coaching industry is a billion-dollar business that uses DISC assessments to reveal personal blind spots, help clients reach goal achievements, and give motivational speeches.
A research study reported that coaching led to “77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction, and 48% improvement in quality” for businesses.
There is more to the coaching profession than meaningful dialogue, however. Life coaches inspire people in their professional and personal development to make significant changes in their lives and sustain a healthy lifestyle and positive decision-making that comes after those changes.
Here are three simple steps to take to become a professional coach:
- Choose the industry you want to work in
There are various types of niches you can tackle as a life coach. First, start with one category or skillset you are exceptionally knowledgeable and comfortable in coaching. Many coaches find they prefer to focus on one niche to build their brand and coaching services effectively. Coaching specialties you can serve can be the academic industry, marriage and couple relationship coaching, weight-loss, career coaching, spirituality, executive business coaching, and work-life balance.
- Establish goals for your coaching business
You first need to understand and clarify what you want to accomplish as a coach. You have to practice what you preach and set SMART goals for your business just as you help your clients. Do you want to start a small business or join a large corporation? Would you like to reach a certain amount of revenue? Maybe you would like to work with a firm or buy into a coaching franchise first until you feel comfortable enough to be an independent entity? Another crucial decision to make is choosing coaching as your primary career or providing your coaching services part-time.
- Research and attend an accredited coaching program for certification
It is imperative that you earn your certificate from a credible program. At PeoplesKeys, we offer Certified Behavioral Consultant or Behavioral Life Coach courses for mastering DISC behavioral analysis to add to your coaching credentials. We do not believe we are selling you a product. We know we are giving you a solution. A solution that can inspire others to change their lives. Find out more on how being DISC certified can help you in your coaching journey.