How To Become A Life Coach + 56 Coaching Niches

How to Become a Life Coach

So you want to become a life coach?

Not too many years ago, the term “coach” referred to the person encouraging you to run faster or throw further on a sports field.

Today if someone says, “I’m working with a coach,” they’ve likely hired someone to help them facilitate change and reach their goals. As a certified life coach myself and someone who has had a coach, I can attest to the powerful benefits of coaching.

Whatever you want to achieve, coaching helps you real your goals faster, with more clarity and confidence.

If you have toyed with the idea of becoming a life coach, you’re considering a profession that truly changes lives for the better.

Whether you work with individuals or in a business setting, you’ll help people become more capable and resourceful and enjoy more satisfaction in all areas of their lives.

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The 20 Most Life-Altering Concepts I’ve Ever Embraced


Do you have one life lesson or philosophy that has changed the course of your life?

Sometimes you can read something or have a life experience that hits you over the head with its brilliance and perfection. A huge mind shift takes place, and your life is forever altered for the better.

These can be years in the making or overnight sensations. I’ve had my share of both, and even the overnight sensations can take years to fully assimilate in my psyche.

But the important thing is the discovery of these concepts and how you apply them to your life. Once you realize these great truths are out there, it becomes a lifelong quest to discover more of them.

That’s what personal development is all about — the ongoing search for the truths that will set us free to be who we are and to live our best possible lives.

Through my adult years, there have been many of these concepts that I’ve discovered (or that have hit me over the head) along the way. I’ve chosen 20 to share with you that have impacted me most profoundly. And I’ve suggested a resource for further reading on the topic.

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How To Get Certified As A Life Coach The Right Way

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Have you considered getting a life coach certification but don’t know how to go about it?

If coaching is a profession that interests you, getting certified is an important step you need to consider.

As a coach myself, I can’t stress enough how valuable it is to get certified by an accredited coach training program.

More and more people are willing to invest money in their own personal development and success, and life coaches can help them reach their goals. It’s a career that is both fulfilling and financially rewarding.

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Life Coach Salary: What You Can Earn As A Life Coach?

Do you want to be in a giving or a healing profession where you are positioned to help other people with their lives?

If you believe you are empathetic and a good problem solver, establishing a career as a life coach might be right for you.

But . . . you might be wondering about a life coach salary and what a life coach does exactly.

These are important questions to ask before you decide to become a certified coach.

You may not become wealthy based on the current life coach salary range, but you will enjoy a rewarding job that has the potential for changing and improving lives. 

And based on your own expertise in this industry, you’ll have the ability to motivate yourself to increase your life coach salary and build your business. 

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What Is A Life Coach And Do You Need One?

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Many successful people have utilized the services of a life coach to partner with them as they work toward a big goal or life change.

However, others are hesitant to hire a life coach because they aren’t sure exactly what a coach can do and how coaching can help them accomplish big, bold things.

If you haven’t considered working with a life coach, right now is a great time to learn how coaching can make a positive difference in your life and accelerate your dreams and goals.

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How To Change Your Life When You Feel Stuck

How to Change Your Life

Several years ago, I felt completely stuck.

My oldest child had left home to pursue her dream of being a ballet dancer, and my role as a mom was winding down. My career in public relations felt stale and dissatisfying. I was at loose ends, not knowing who I was supposed to be or what I was meant to do. I felt a constant anxiety, restlessness, and longing for something I couldn’t describe. It was like the rumblings of a volcano before it erupts.

At the time, I kept a journal of stream of consciousness thoughts, and one day I wrote the words, “Your life will be turned upside down and inside out. Everything old will be new again, and everything new will be old.” I had no idea how prophetic those words would be.

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10 Simple Things I Am Thankful For

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

This is a good time to think about what you’re thankful for.

I’ve been thinking about it this morning, knowing it’s Thanksgiving week. Of course family and friends top the list. And my health. And my home. I’m sure these top your list as well.

This morning I pondered some very simple things I’m thankful for, things that make a small but profound difference in my daily life. Perhaps this will inspire you to lift your head from whatever you’re doing to consider these small things for yourself.

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