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Personal Life Coaching – Success for your Life or a Career Choice

Updated on January 17, 2010


This article is about either using a Personal Life Coach to improve your life or choosing it as a career – you could even have it both ways. A Personal Life coach helps a person to get from where they are now, to where they want to be – quickly and effectively. It’s all about changing the mindset.

What can you read below?



Opportunity is now here or Opportunity is no where?

Whatever we see or believe makes the difference in accomplishing our goals in life.


On the 7th and 8th November 2009, I was privileged to attend a free weekend Training course on Introduction to Personal Coaching. This was held at The coaching Academy, London. I saw the advert on the internet and thought it would be nice to attend. By the time we finished, my mindset had changed and I found answers and ideas to long standing issues. So, all along the answers I needed were within me, I just needed someone to help me draw them out. On the 2 day course, We worked in groups, we listened to seminars and did lots of practical exercises in which we received personal feedback. I learnt a lot and will share a bit with you. I hope you find it beneficial:

Remember: You can look at it from 2 points of view.

a) You personally training to be a Life Coach

b) You hiring a Life coach to help you. (they should have the qualities below)


Qualities of a Good Personal Life coach

1) Be Approachable

2) As a personal Life coach always point out the good a person can do. State or find their positives.

3) Never interrupt when someone is talking to you as it breaks the flow and they could feel they did not have all your attention. E.g If a person has a dream to buy a property in Dubai. Don’t interrupt, getting excited to tell them of a holiday you might have had Dubai. So, simply Nod or say yes….”um, ah” All those signs that indicate you are listening.

4) You would need excellent questioning skills that would help unravel a person’s mind and help them get to the answers. E.g Ask what steps they can start to take, if they want to buy a property in Dubai.

5) Listen without judging. Example, if a person says they dance in a strip club, don’t frown or raise eyebrows. (body language) If you do, they’ll sense it and stop talking. However, if you listen carefully they will go on and you will find that they start to talk with so much excitement.

Anthony Robbins

For 3 decades, Tony Robbins has coached leaders of the world. “one of the Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World” - Accenture and “one of the Top 200 Business Gurus” - by Harvard Business Press.

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."


Stephen Pierce

6) Quietness is okay. Don’t feel uncomfortable with silence. It helps people talk.

7) Put people in stretch zones. Make them do things they have never done before. Things that take them out of their comfort zone and make them learn, but ensure it relates to their goal. I was asked what zone I’d feel in if a friend just dropped by and asked if they could stay a few days. I said that’s a comfort Zone. Then I was asked how I would feel about jumping out from a plane with a Parachute – to me that wasn’t just a stretch zone, it was a “Holy Smoke!!” Zone.

8) Be honest with feedback.

9) Find out your Niche. Would you like to coach in Sports, Education, health, relationships, sex, famous people, Spiritual, Business, Executives, Financial, Writing etc. Find a comfortable area.

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Stephen Pierce - Just one of his Websites makes $50,000 a month. It's no scam. Check him out on the internet and you'll be amazed.

Useful Links

Stephen Pierce International

Stephen Pierce - Personal Motivating Articles

Life Coaching Resources – Anthony Robbins

Tony Robbins – Coaching you to success

My Favourite Life Coaches

If you don’t want to hire a Personal coach, check out Anthony Robbins and Stephen Pierce and other coaches. You can get a lot of free material from them on the internet.

There are quite a lot of Life Coaches on Twitter too. I found some on Social Business Websites and just Follow. They tweet interesting, motivational links.

To be a Life Coach, you have to attend a Diploma course, 6 months to 1 year. The one I attended was just Introductory. Coaching as a career is very rewarding financially and it’s also a Job that you will enjoy as you start to see the transformation people are making - worth considering, even part time.

Share with me, any Personal Life Coaches who influence you. It would be nice to know.

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    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      @dhimanreena I totally agree with you. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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      Reena Dhiman 3 years ago

      Personal Life coaching increases the positive attitude of oneself.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Support Med - very interesting comments.

      Glad you stopped by and thanks for rating. :)

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      This hub is good to get people who feel socially isolated to take a step in being more social. The links are a great way to get insight for those who feel a little encouragement is needed. Voted and rated.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Fishtiger, that's nice to know. Lovely to read from you again. :)

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks for a great read and I will be bookmarking this hub for reference. I will also be looking at the links you shared, thanks so much.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hello Mr Prasadjain, that's true. It's nice to hang around people who have useful knowledge. Thanks for your comments.

      ** Hi Andromida, I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks for your kind comments. Regards.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Thanks for great tips specially tips no-3,4,5 & 8.This is certainly one of your best hubs.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      This is a god piece of information. It is always nice to take tips from experienced people about out next step in life, if we see it problematic.Giving useful links is the added plus point here.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      **Hi Antonrosa, thanks for your comments.

      ** Cheers Jai - Perfectly written. Regards.

      ** Thanks Nadia and I hope we can keep the motivation going. :)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Kittleboy.

      ** Hi Martin, thanks.

      ** Thats Beautiful Gynaa - yes, they also run it in Birmingham and Leeds. Isn't it awesome. I wonder if you are going on to do the Diploma. I would have loved to but crikey - the fees. I think its best paid for by one's organisation. I will check out your Blog. Regards.

      ** Mmmh Nick - thanks for your comments. Doesn't seem like your cuppa tea. I look at it from the angle of changing the Mind set. Life Coaches are not all about how to make money. It's how to manage and get the best out of life. Infact, there are some multi millionaires who feel depressed because the have all they want and there is no enthusiasm for anything - but change their mind set and you'll have them on their feet again, waking up every morning full of passion for the day. Interesting comments - Lovely to read from you.

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      nadiaazhar 8 years ago from kuwait

      Its a good read,with nice piece of advise,we all need some motivation to move on at some point of our life.thanks for this great hub.

      best regards,nadia

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      Jai Warren 8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Your absolutely spot on Lady E, a Life Coach is about being a great listener and giving common sense advice. Confidence and self esteem are within all of us. It just takes a little prodding to manifest itself. :)

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      antonrosa 8 years ago from USA

      The positive approach to life is knowing what you can acheive positively.

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      Nicks 8 years ago

      I have always rather thought that, along with writing a book promising to teach you how to make a million, the next best thing (to achieve great riches) would be to develop a career as a motivational coach.

      What is he going to tell you? Only what you already know...

      Be confident in yourself, your abilities and the absolute value of your own individuality. Bo bold, be focussed and realise that nothing comes easily...

      Would I pay for that advice? No!

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      gynaa78 8 years ago

      I also attended a free weekend Training course on Introduction to Personal Coaching , organised by the Coaching Academy at Birmingham in Dec. 2009. It was awesome and I personally believe everyone should endeavour to attend one of these free courses. Upcoming course dates can be found on

      After the course I was inspired to start a motivational blog:

      Lady_E, Dr. Demartini is another inspirational coach.

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      Martin V 8 years ago

      great hub!

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      kittleboy 8 years ago from India - Hyderabad


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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Philipo, nice to read from you. :)

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Congratulationssssssssssssssssssssssssss on the 100 mark. It isn't easy. Infact, I was carried away that i almost forgot to read the personal life coaching success. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Remain blessed.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      **Cheers Roy.

      ** Thanks for the link Ralph. Will definitely check it out.


      ** Thanks for your encouraging comments Hypnodude - I will google Dale. Good advice, the fees can be expensive. I'm sure I couldn't even Afford Tony Robbins fee for 1 second, but I bought "Get the Edge" and a few other resources a few years ago. Regards.

      ** Wow Pete - that's really nice. I'm sure you must inspire a lot of people in what you do too. It's strange (in a nice way) - how once our mind set is changed, it affects other areas of our live positively. Nice to read from you.

      ** Hi Dohn, that's nice to know and I hope you take that final step this year. You are a great writer and I have no doubt that you will Excel big time with it. (you have to start practising your autograph). :)

      Thanks for your kind comments.

      ** Hello, hello - hi hi to you. Glad you liked the article. Nice to read from you again.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Very, very interesting and I enjoyed every bit of it. Fascinating subject.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you for sharing this, Lady_E. I've been motivating myself for quite a while now and have to finally take that next step into publishing. It isn't an easy road, but many have gone before me and have succeeded. I've been blessed with many people throughout my life who never gave up on it. I used to see Tony Robbins on late night info-mercials all the time. Helping others help themselves is surely one of the best acts of benevolence. You did well to do just that. I especially liked this line:

      So, all along the answers I needed were within me, I just needed someone to help me draw them out.

      Perfectly put! Thanks again!

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      It would be nice to have someone to push you a bit. Maybe get you to do something you always wanted to do. I has value for sure. My push came from growing in martial arts. It is amazing how confidence there gave me confidence in other areas. I used to have a hard time with public speaking now I read my stories to groups and talk about writing and how I wrote them.

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      Andrea 8 years ago from Italy

      Very interesting Lady, and my compliments for your 100 author hubscore.

      Having followed all Dale's Carnegie's courses and having studied the matter myself I know a couple of things on Life Coaching. It's a wonderful field and pretty interesting. The only disadvantage is that many Life Coaches have crazy fees. And sometimes the results aren't long lasting. What happened to me is to spend 1000 € for one day of one to one coaching while I could have done the same with 100 € of good books on Amazon.

      But there is no better way to earn a honest living than helping people and Life Coaching is one of these wonderful jobs.

      Very good hub Lady.

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Here are some interesting thoughts about business leadership--

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      H P Roychoudhury 8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Good advise to be personally fit. Thanks.