If you have a knack with people and it gives you joy to help others then there is a career choice that you should consider. Although people helping people is nothing new, the choice to become a life coach is relatively new. This wasn’t really a viable career choice thirty years ago but times have changed.
So what is a life coach anyway, and what is involved in becoming a life coach? Well, a life coach is a person who works with people to help them define or improve their goals while efficiently helping them to attain them. The definition is quite simple but there is some confusion.
Many people get similar career choices mixed up. Business coaching is one of the careers that tend to get thrown in the mix. The reason is that life coaching has some of its beginnings in business coaching along with business development, personal mentorship and motivational speaking. The difference is the focus. Working with someone on a one on one basis is more the focus of life coaching. Motivational speakers tend to work with groups of people and the same goes with business coaches.
If you are interested in helping people achieve their personal goals then you may want to consider getting some training. Although it is not mandated, it can provide valuable information for this specific field that has its own unique set of problems. There are many high quality training programs but there are some that aren’t as good, you need to do plenty of research and choose a school that will allow you to continue to grow as your business grows.
This is a great field for helping others in achieving financial freedom and if you are good enough you may have some financial surplus of your own. All in all this is a rewarding field that provides many opportunities and can be very fulfilling. There is nothing like seeing someone grow, especially when you play a significant role in the process.