Coaching Is In Its Infancy
The field of coaching is in its youth and moving rapidly towards world renown. Considering just about everyone can benefit from having their own coach, the number of new coaches needed over the next few years will greatly multiply. Federal estimates say that the number of coaches in part-time and full-time practice worldwide has now reach 6-figures, with an average annual income ranging from $35,000 to $100,000 and up. Certain specialty coaches earn considerably more. Your financial success depends on your ability to take consistent action and your willingness to promote yourself.
What The Coach Does
What does a Coach do? The Life Coach assists people determine a true vision of their goals and then help them develop a suitable strategy to get closer to reaching those goals. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.
The Coaching Time-Line
Coaches generally work with clients within a proprietary 3 month coaching structure, for one hour per week in person, on the telephone or via email. In this way the work is targeted and focused to the client’s need, plus the coach is able to make sure the client is really develop new skills and habits. Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from new perspectives and setting your sights on new horizons. Furthermore, you never have to worry that here are not enough clients to go around. There are easy and profitable ways of finding clients.
Anyone Can Hire A Coach
Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles. Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.
Every successful business person, athlete and performer today has a coach of some sort. In fact, there are coaches making coaching available to anyone wanting to achieve their best, in any field or industry. Coaching is not another ‘how to course.’ Coaching is a powerful alliance between two people that produces exceptional results.