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What is a Life coach and Why you need one

whats it like becoming a life coach. I interviewed life coaches to see just how easy it is to become a life coach and to find a life coach of your own. Are you interested in being a coach? You're going to want to read this first!-happymommytiredmommy

What’s it like being a life Coach?

 

My family and I got in a car accident. We relied on that car for work, Dr appointments for my son who has special needs. My world stopped. What are we going to do now? We have been living off our savings while my husband recovered from surgery, we are barely scraping by as it is, now this?

 

At first, I wanted to curl up in a ball and give up. We were knocked down to what felt like our lowest point and the blows keep coming.

 

 My anxiety took over and I screamed and cried, mad at the world!  I picked myself up and told myself “Do not give up, do not let this break you.” I can overcome this, this has not been the first time I have been at my lowest and might not be the last. These moments do not define us, they make us stronger.

 

I have learned so much from successful ladies in the business and coaching world. Their words saved me. When I started feeling sorry for myself, I thought what would these ladies that I look up to do in this situation? They would cry and then pick themselves up, they would not let this defeat them.

 

Introducing

 

Aly

Life coachCheck her out here

Quit her job in Marketing to work for herself as a life coach. She had big scary Dreams and she followed them. She loves the beach and Travelling.

 

Kim: How did you find your calling to become a coach?

 

Aly: It started with one small breadcrumb, followed by another and another. I always knew that I wanted to have my own spiritual business of some sort and once I was a few years into my marketing career, I knew I couldn’t continue working for someone else for much longer – it was agony!

I made it a priority to leave my corporate job and work for myself. After my first client call, I knew it was for me on a deep soul level. It was the most fun I think I had ever had!! Now I am so excited to be expanding my coaching company to include retreats and online courses as well. 

 

Kim: Do you believe that everyone could benefit having a coach?

 

Aly: Absolutely! Coaching will 10x your growth, in whatever area you are receiving support with. 

 

Kim: What is one piece of advice you give your clients that resonates with both of you? 

Aly: Remember that you are constantly creating your life! Every thought, belief, action is creating your future. So be wise with what you think, what you believe and where you take action from. You get to create your dream life! 

 

Kim: What advice would you give someone looking for a coach? 

 

Aly: Determine what you are looking for support with and ask for the right mentor to appear 🙂 Many times, the perfect coach you need floats into your space somehow, right when you need them. Or perhaps you have someone on your radar already. If you’re looking for coaches – the three major things I always look at are

 

1) are they embodying what they are teaching?

2) are they constantly in the work themselves and always learning?

 3) look at the full spectrum of their life – is that something I want to emulate? 

 

Kim: How do we know what coach fits best with us and our goals?

 

Aly: Most coaches do discovery calls. You can ask these coaches all the questions before you hire them so that you feel confident they can support you in exactly what you are trying to create. This is a place you want to check in with your gut as well – for me it’s usually a hell yes or a hell no with someone I’m interviewing as a coach (putting all logic aside and relying on your intuition here). 

 

Kim: What if someone wants to be a coach would it be best to have a coach of their own too?

 

Aly: Yes- if you want to be a coach, you need to have coaching of your own. That’s how you know the power of coaching

 

 

 

Krista

What Is a Life Coach

 

 

 

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After getting fired as a labor and delivery Nurse and a Divorce, Krista said something has got to give. Now she travels and Coaches for a living. She loves every minute of it!

 

Kim: How did you find your calling to become a coach?

 

Krista: I found my calling to become a coach by hiring my very first life coach to help me start a side business: pregnancy coaching. This would complement the full time work I was doing as a Labor and Delivery nurse and help me to feel fulfilled in many ways that I did not receive by being a nurse.

I worked on that business for a year and then transitioned into becoming a life coach which felt like a better fit. I received my online coach training through Inner Glow Circle and afterwards became certified through the International Coaching Federation

Kim: Do you believe that everyone could benefit having a coach?

 

Krista: Yes, I do believe that everyone would benefit from having a coach, but they have to be coachable and willing to put in the work. If they don’t have these two mindsets, then working with a coach will not be beneficial and a waste of time for both parties.

 

Kim: What is one piece of advice you give your clients that resonates with both of you?

 

Krista: One piece of advice that I give to all my clients is: the way you show up in one area of life is how you show up in all areas of life… I highly encourage my clients to show up on time, ready to take notes, present, committed and focused. If you are showing up this way on coaching calls then you probably are showing up this way in other areas of your life too!

 

Kim: What advice would you give someone looking for a coach?

 

Krista: The advice I would give someone looking to work with a coach is make sure they are credentialed through the International Coaching Federation. This is the top credentialing center for coaches worldwide and has a fantastic reputation. If you are going to be investing in a coach, then you want to make sure you have a coach that has good quality training and properly knows how to support someone around their goals.

Also book a free discovery call with the coach and make sure that you are connecting with their energy and feel comfortable/trust them from that first conversation.

 

Kim: How do we know what coach fits best with us and our goals?

 

Krista: The way that we know a coach fits best with us and our goals is trusting our intuition. If after the discovery call you are feeling confident that you and the coach are on the same page around your goals and you are excited to partner with them over the course of the next 3, 6, 9 or 12 months then you know that’s a good fit!

 

 

Kim: What if someone wants to be a coach would it be best to have a coach of their own too?

 

Krista: Yes, if someone has a coach then they absolutely need to have their own coach who can help guide them and move through limiting beliefs and roadblocks that can happen when stepping outside of your comfort zone. We can only go so far on our own… we need to let in support, so we can get to the next level of success.

 

Helen

Why you need a life coachCheck her out here

Kim: How did you find your calling to become a coach?
Helen: After I had started focusing more on my health and being physically active I participated in a series of wellness workshops with the women in my church. The women that participated made progress towards their goals and were very encouraged.
After that experience I realized how much I enjoyed helping women transform their lives and that I had something to offer and share. Not long after that workshop series I pursued my Wellness Coaching Certification.
Kim: Do you believe that everyone could benefit having a coach?
Helen: Absolutely! A coach is very beneficial in any area of life, whether health and wellness, business, finances, marriage or parenting. Often the most successful people are the ones that have the most coaches. A coach is a worthy investment to help you achieve your goals.
Kim: What is one piece of advice you give your clients that resonates with both of you? 
Helen: “Don’t eat the apple whole!” When I coach my clients I help them break things down into manageable bite size pieces to avoid overwhelm and burnout. The bite size pieces being the daily habits that drive all goals to completion. Creating daily habits is a powerful way to structure your day so that all of your goals are addressed and moved forward continuously.
Kim: What advice would you give someone looking for a coach?
Helen: “A certification is very important but more important is that you and the potential coach connect well. You want to find a coach with a coaching style and personality that you resonate with.
You want to make sure that the coach is someone you will feel good about working with and can help you succeed understanding the type of support you need. You also want to work with a coach that has a heart for service and transformation and is not completely focused on the financial benefit they receive.”
Kim: How do we know what coach fits best with us and our goals?
 
Helen: Most coaches will have an initial meeting with each potential client. This meeting is a great time to ask questions of the coach and make sure they are a good fit for you. As much as the coach is getting to know you, take time to ask questions of them and get to know them.
You want to come a way from the meeting having developed a comfortable rapport and a good sense of their coaching style.
Kim: What if someone wants to be a coach would it be best to have a coach of their own too?
Helen: Yes. Being able to learn from someone else and work on an area of your own life is very important. As a client yourself you get to experience the transformation and breakthroughs you will help your clients achieve.
As a client myself early on in my practice I developed a clear understanding of how coaching worked and how the transformation happened first hand. Seeing the way I benefited made me all the more eager to help others.

Paulien

Why you need a life coachCheck her out here.

Kim: How did you find your calling to become a coach?
Paulien: When I was a kid, I wanted to be a psychologist! Somehow, I decided to study business (wiser choice, better career prospects, and all of that). 
I started my career as a manager and then a CEO for about 18 years. The part of my work that I always liked best is strategizing and helping people step into their full potential. A few years ago, I founded a startup that wasn’t successful. When we decided to close down that business, I was at a cross road, did I want to start another startup and be a CEO again, or was this a perfect opportunity to do something else? I decided to follow my passion and become a business coach. Never looked back since, best decision of my life!
Kim: Do you believe that everyone could benefit having a coach?
Paulien: I believe everyone who is open to learn and open to develop can benefit a LOT from working with a coach. But hiring a coach is not a magical solution to all your problems. You as the coachee have to do the work.
Kim: What is one piece of advice you give your clients that resonates with both of you?
Paulien: Believe in yourself!
Kim: What advice would you give someone looking for a coach? 
Paulien: Look for someone who resonates with you. Someone you feel 100% comfortable with, but who can also challenge you. Don’t fall for big promises (in case of a business coach something like: I will help you get to 6 figures within 3 months).
Kim: How do we know what coach fits best with us and our goals?
Paulien:Good question! I would look for someone that specializes in your specific challenge, plus someone that you feel a good match with.
Kim: What if someone wants to be a coach would it be best to have a coach of their own too?
Paulien: I would recommend working with a coach when you are stuck. If you want to be a coach and you don’t feel stuck, then you don’t need to work with a coach. There are moments in life when you are perfectly fine on your own, and there are moments when you need that extra support. I would decide based on that, not on the fact that you want to be a coach.
Thank you so much for being here. I hope you found these interviews helpful. If you feel stuck find a coach to help you out.  Drop a comment and tell me about your own coaching experience! Can’t wait to hear from you!
Are you a coach? Would you like to be interviewed by me? Let me Know! Send Me an email: parentingisamother@gmail.com
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