Ten Great Reasons To Become A Life Coach

If you are considering becoming a life coach, but you are not quite sure if it’s the right move for you, here are ten great reasons to become a life coach.

  1. Coaching is a growing industry – More and more people are becoming aware of and recognizing the value of personal and professional life coaching.
  2. There is still room to grow – Having said that, there is still plenty of room for the coaching industry to grow. It’s not a saturated field.
  3. You can work from home – Although some coaches meet face-to-face with clients, many life coaches work from home using telephone-based coaching. It’s convenient for both you and your clients.
  4. You can earn a good income – In general, good coaches are very well paid. And as you become a better coach and specialize in a specific niche, you can often increase your rates substantially.
  5. Very flexible working hours – You have a lot of control over when you meet with clients, when you work on marketing and practice building and when you handle administrative tasks
  6. Low overhead to get started – Compared to traditional “brick and mortar” businesses, coaching is a VERY low overhead business. If you use the Internet and telephone, you can get started without an office, without staff, there’s no inventory to buy or keep track off.
  7. Being your own boss – Becoming a life coach gives you the opportunity to start your own business and be your own boss.
  8. Lots of growth opportunities – In addition to working with one-on-one clients, you can grow your business and expand into group coaching programs, seminars, books, training products… eventually building your own coaching empire.
  9. You make a valuable contribution by helping others – One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a life coach is that you are making a valuable contribution and helping lots of other people overcome challenges and achieve their goals. This is perhaps the most common reason why people chose to become a life coach.
  10. You work on yourself while helping others – As a life coach, you are constantly working on yourself as you help clients (developing your own skills, learning new things, dealing with your own challenges and limiting beliefs, etc.)

So there you have it, ten great reasons to become a life coach now.

What are your top reasons?


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