Taking A Life Coaching Course

A life coaching course is an option for anyone who has their life in order, and who enjoys helping others. Coaches are often sounding boards for people who need help or direction in making certain decisions. These people help their clients make necessary choices that will improve their lives.

This type of coach is needed for a variety of reasons. Some reasons involve family matters and jobs while other reasons involve careers, spiritual aspects or just the need to get their lives sorted out. Regardless of the reason, most clients need someone to talk with that is neutral to what is going on in their life.

This career is growing mainly because people realize just how beneficial this type of help can be at certain times in their lives. Although the career is relatively new, it has grown tremendously in popularity. There are no specific education requirements or people who oversee life coaches.

Most people take a course like this after being coached through a problem themselves. The experience often brings such great satisfaction that they want to help other people in the same way they were helped. People from all walks of life make good coaches.

People who take up this type of work enjoy people in general and have a desire to help them be the best they can be. When they see success in a client, they themselves are fulfilled. This type of career gives a person both financial and personal freedom.

A person entering this profession must be a good listener. A large part of this job is nothing more than listening and refraining from giving advice. Coaching centers around the client and his needs while giving advice centers around the belief system of the coach.

There are two main differences between counselling, psychology and therapy and coaching. The client is not made to visit their past and relive their bad memories, and coaching does not claim to have all of the answers. The main goal of a coach is to help his client find the answer for himself. In this aspect, both people benefit from this relationship.

Unlike other types of counselling, most coaching is done over the telephone, making it extremely convenient for both the coach and the person being counselled. Coaching can be done anywhere at any time that is convenient for both parties. There is no traveling cost or time that has to be considered. Sessions are very easy to set up because of the minimum amount of preparation that is required. A typical session lasts between thirty minutes and an hour.

These coaches are self-employed. There is no need for extra staff or an office. Overhead expenses are minimal. They can choose the hours they want to work and the number of clients they want to attend. These people have extra time they can spend with their wives and children. In every sense of the word, this profession brings incredible satisfaction to those who work in it.

The main focus in a life coaching course is to help people and make a difference in their lives. Money is never the main motivation. That is why good coaches make this their lifetime career, and they never have a lack of clients.

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Glen James Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching Program - The Advanced Diploma in Coaching.