1. Individual Coaching and Business Coaching is a rewarding and fulfilling career choice
Coaches LOVE what they do because they enjoy helping people get what they most want in life. Just think about it – you work with positive people who are eager to learn and achieve. They want your support and the benefits of your training and are willing to pay for it.
2. Coaches enjoy the freedom to live and work anywhere they wish
Coaches can coach from their homes, an outside office or while traveling. Because coaching can be done by telephone, location and geographical boundaries become irrelevant. A coaching practice is portable so if you move or travel the country in an RV, you can coach your clients.
3. Being a coach accelerates your personal and professional development
If you enjoy developing yourself and understand the value of ongoing learning, you’ll enjoy being a coach because you’re in an environment that encourages growth. Because your coachees are on a fast track, your pace is naturally accelerated, because you learn from each other. It’s that simple.
4. A coaching business has the potential to bring in a high income
Coaches in private practice average $130 an hour in coaching fees, with the range being between $100 and $300 per hour. Because coaching is so effective, coachees can achieve significant results in as little as 30 minutes a week with you. So, if you charge them $350 a month (the international average for experienced coaches), you’ll work with each coachee for two hours a month, for an average of $175 an hour.
5. You will flourish in an expanded professional network and community
Success today is largely dependent on the size and strength of your personal and professional network. The more people you get to know – and who get to know you – the better for your long-term financial success and professional development. As a coach, you instantly expand your network given the cooperative and collaborative way coaches interact. In fact, our students tell us that one of the greatest advantages of training at Coach U is the personal and professional relationships that they have made.
6. New coaches enter the profession easily and proceed at their own pace
You do not need to take 3 years off and become a full-time student to become a coach. You can stay in your current profession and learn at your own pace. You can complete core training in as little as one year or take up to three years – it’s entirely up to you.
7. You can earn while you learn
Many coaches start coaching within the six months of entering our training programs and most are earning fees shortly thereafter. It’s very important to coach while you learn and learn while you coach.
8. Coaching is a way to make a difference in others’ lives
Coaches like helping others improve the quality of their lives and achieve their goals. Many of our students have always wanted to make a difference in this world, and being a coach lets them see the impact they have on other peoples’ lives.
9. Their chosen profession brings coaches great joy
When you feel better at the end of a day than you did at the start of the day, joy is likely present. Coaching invigorates both parties – thanks to synergy, it creates energy, and becomes even more joyful.
10. Coaching is a platform from which to launch yourself, if desired
When you learn coaching skills and take your personal and professional development to the next level, you may develop a local, regional, national and even international reputation. This gives you many options – writing a book, teaching courses or live trainings, publishing e-newsletters, forming communities, getting business invitations from others and more.
Several Coach U graduates are popular authors. Oprah! featured Coach U graduate Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Take Yourself to the Top: Secrets of America’s #1 Career Coach, and Cheryl Richardson, who also appeared on Oprah, wrote Take Time for Your Life, as well as other best-selling books.
Everyone has his or her own reasons for becoming a individual coach or a business coach, but almost every coach enjoys the ten benefits just outlined. The question to ask yourself is how you would benefit by becoming a coach.
Perhaps the most exciting benefit is that you can identify and work with your Ideal Client/Coachee. What personality traits would they have? What do they want out of life? What past experiences have they had? What motivates them? What do they want to accomplish? What is most important to them? Answering these questions will help you know exactly who you can start coaching right away.