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What are the pros and cons of being a life coach?

  1. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    What are the pros and cons of being a life coach?

  2. DreamerMeg profile image89
    DreamerMegposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. Angela Blair profile image78
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. StrategyCoaching profile image85
    StrategyCoachingposted 5 years ago

    Pros:
    *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

    Cons:
    *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 wink

  5. marygoround profile image60
    marygoroundposted 5 years ago

    Hi Cardisa

    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.


    Best wishes

    Mary
    Blackford Centre for Life Coaching
    www.inst.org/coach

 
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