When I first started as a coach, I was bursting with excitement and was eager to make an impact in people’s lives.
But as I soon realised, a coaching career is a complex and challenging field that requires passion, dedication, and a deep understanding of human behavior and psychology.
Looking back on my journey, there are so many things I wish I knew sooner when I first started.
From building a solid client base to establishing my unique coaching style, there were many lessons that I had to learn the hard way.
So, if you’re starting as a coach, or even if you’re an experienced professional looking to grow your business, read on for some of the key things I wish I had known when I first started on this amazing journey.
7 Things You Need To Know Before You Start Your Coaching Career As A Life Coach
1. Your Energy Will Be The Hero In Your Coaching Career
I wish I knew this sooner that this journey has more to do with who I am as an individual than what I create for others as a coach.
As a life coach, I strongly believe that your energy is the hero in your life. How you show up each day, both physically and emotionally, profoundly impacts the outcomes you experience.
When you prioritise your energy, you are better equipped to handle the challenges that come your way with clarity and ease.
So, as a coach, I encourage you to prioritise your energy each day and watch as you become the hero of your own life. Good-bad, high-low seasons will come & go. It’s your energy & perspective that will decide what you make out of each situation.
2. As A Coach Confidence Will Only Come By Doing
It is important to understand that we all start somewhere, and the only way to build confidence as a coach is to take action, even if it means stepping out of our comfort zone. When we take risks and challenge ourselves, we learn and grow, building confidence.
Remember that perfection is not the goal; progress is.
So, embrace your imperfections and have faith in your abilities, take action towards your goals, and watch your confidence soar. You can achieve anything you want with practice, persistence, and patience.
Keep this in mind: In any coaching career, if you wait for confidence, you’ll never start. It’s a by-product, not a raw input.
3. I Wish I Knew Sooner That Selling & Pitching Is Part Of Your Energy-Game
Trust me, it is!
Your energy, the way you present yourself, and the emotions you convey play a significant role in how well you are able to connect with your clients and convey your message effectively.
People are drawn to confident, passionate, and authentic individuals who radiate positive energy.
Therefore, it is important to focus on cultivating a positive and confident energy within yourself, so that you can share it with others.
This means working on your mindset, body language, tone of voice, and the words you choose to use.
Remember, it is not just about what you say, but how you say it that will leave a lasting impact on others.
With practice and intention, you can develop a powerful energy that will help you sell and pitch with greater ease and success.
4. Audience Will Decide The Impact Of Your Program
As a coach, you have to create the course, deliver it, and leave the impact to be analyzed by the audience.
It is essential to create a program that not only aligns with your expertise and values but also resonates with the needs and desires of your target audience.
Before making your program:
- Take the time to research and understand your ideal client, their pain points, and their desired outcomes.
- Remember that your program is not about you but about the transformation you can help your clients achieve.
- So, focus on creating an impactful, meaningful, and results-driven program. Give them what they want, not what you think is right.
5. You Will Need a Great Face Value If You Want To Be A Coach
I want to remind you that your coaching program is not the hero; you are the hero.
Your expertise, experience, and ability to connect with your clients set you apart and make a lasting impact. While creating a great coaching program is essential, building a real connection with your clients is even more crucial.
It’s not about being perfect or having all the answers; it’s about being authentic, empathetic, and genuinely invested in your client’s success.
6. Focus On Impact, Money Will Follow
I often see coaches getting caught up in the pursuit of financial success, believing that the key to their happiness and fulfillment lies solely in their bank accounts, and that’s why this one is the most important of 7 things I wish I knew before.
But here’s the truth, as a coach, focusing solely on making money can quickly lead to burnout and frustration.
Instead, I encourage my students to focus on making a real impact in the lives of their clients.
When you prioritize impact over income, you’ll find that the money naturally follows. By providing genuine value and helping your clients achieve their goals, you’ll build a loyal client base who will happily refer you to others and keep coming back for more.
So, if you’re feeling stuck in the cycle of chasing profits in your coaching career, take a step back.
Not only will it bring you more joy and fulfillment, but it will ultimately lead to greater financial success in the long run.
7. Active Community Will Bring You High-Ticket Sales
Building an active community can greatly benefit your coaching business.
When you have a group of engaged and supportive clients, you’ll not only be able to create a sense of belonging and connection, but you’ll also be able to generate high-ticket sales.
An active community allows you to showcase your expertise, provide valuable resources, and create a space for your clients to share their successes and challenges.
This sense of community can create a positive buzz around your coaching business and attract new clients.
Additionally, an active community can help you identify the needs and desires of your clients, which can inform the development of new programs and services. So, to generate high-ticket sales and build a successful coaching business, focus on building an active community of engaged and supportive clients.
Love From Your Coach
And here’s a BONUS:
Nurture your people from the time they join you.
Having a database of emails or contact nos doesn’t matter if they aren’t actively involved in your business.
Come up with creative ideas to make them engage.
The more they enjoy your company, the more they’d want to be with you through high-ticket programs.
By prioritising the needs of your people and investing in their growth and development, you’ll build a thriving coaching business and create a positive impact in the lives of those you serve.
Hope this helps!
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