You get to help others improve their lives. You get to learn lots of interesting and useful information that will help you with your own life. You may need to address any issues you have in your own life. You may end up being on 24 hour call for needy clients.
I'm not an accredited life coach -- just wound up being chosen as one by both friends and family. Seems no matter what -- just call Auntsie/Sis. This isn't a new thing in my dotage but has gone on all my life. Perhaps it's because being raised in a rural environment common sense reigns supreme with me and not all have had the advantages I've had in that respect. The "cons" of this role is it seems one is always on call -- night and day -- 24/7 and there's some folks that won't "get it" no matter how hard one tries -- they're on a self-destructive path and won't be deterred. Those are the great heartbreaks. The great "pro" of this unsolicited title is that I've learned far more from the people I've counseled/assisted than they possibly ever learned from me -- and consequently I now have greater understanding of the human condition. Whether I could be deemed a "life coach" or not -- can't answer that -- but I've been blessed to have been asked for advice and direction by many over the years (on a very regular basis) and consider it a blessing.
*It's one of the MOST fulfilling career's a person could choose
*You achieve success and learn to overcome your own challenges through helping others
*If you're a natural, then that's another bonus because it's easy to turn what we already do well, into an even bigger success
*There's tons of learning, philosophy, growing and contribution
*Our society very much believes that we must revolve around money, so that does mean you'll need to figure out how much to charge each person for your guidance, wisdom and professional friendship. It's not my favorite part, though thankfully there aren't a lot of objections
Life coaching would provide you with a very interesting career. The best thing about life coaching is that you’re able to help your clients move forward with their lives.
On the other hand, setting up your own business can take time and effort. So you need to be a highly motivated individual.
Blackford Centre for Life Coaching
by Billie Kelpin 9 years ago
If so, how much would that cost? How would I find one? Here's the thing. I'm 69. I have at least 3 big projects I'd like to do. Of course, at 69, I have to choose carefully - especially since the one I THINK I really want to do would take me a few years. (One of...
by Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 10 years ago
Would you hire a life coach long on experience and wisdom but short on traditional credentials?From a client perspective, what essential skills must a life coach have in order to meet their needs?
by Lila Raines 8 years ago
How has a life coach help you in your personal life or career path?Were you afraid of your coach being too critical of you? Do you feel that that it was a good investment in your self? Did you see lasting change in your life?
by preston7153 10 years ago
Would you hire a life coach? If so, would you be willing to work with your coach online?I know that is more than one question, but I have a degree in Psychology and am thinking about starting my own life coach business. I am just wondering what peoples thoughts are on life...
by Jenna Ditsch 10 years ago
How much per hour would be a fair price to pay for a life coach who could successfully help you?
by Jennie McCormick-Killian 10 years ago
Would you consult a Counselor, Life Coach or Mentor?I'm just curious which one you would seek help with and what may be your main reasons.
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