The Life Coaching Business And Why It Could Be For You

The Life Coaching Business

Several years ago when I was searching for my life passion, I kept bumping into two careers that intrigued me -- counseling and life coaching.

Before I began my passion search, I'd never heard of life coaching. But once it landed in my field of awareness, I started reading about coaching everywhere, hearing coaches (like Martha Beck) on television, and seeing ads for life coaches in local magazines.

I even had a session with a career coach as I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, although I didn't know that's what she was called at the time.

In speaking with my friends and family, I got a lot of encouragement to become a counselor or licensed clinical social worker. That certainly fit my personality type, and I'd talked for years about going back to school to get my graduate degree.

But the more I explored both career options, the more convinced I became that having a life coaching business (or personal coach) was the best path for me. It ultimately turned out to be my career passion.

First, as an English major in college, I didn't have enough psychology credits to begin a master's program, which is required to become a counselor. And as a mom of three kids all living at home at the time, I knew it would take several years to complete the undergraduate and graduate work required just to begin a practice. (more…)

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How To Change Your Life When You Feel Stuck

How to Change Your Life

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Pre-Holiday Sale: Get 3 Books For $.99 Each


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How To Follow Through On Your Plans Right Now

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10 Things To Do When You Have No Idea What To Do

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Do you ever have those days when your brain goes on hiatus? You’re sitting on the edge of your bed first thing in the morning or sitting at your desk wondering, “What should I be doing here?”  “What’s the best choice for this situation?” “How should I make the best use of my time today?”…  Continue Reading

Love Yourself: 10 Ways To Foster Self-Love


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