Do you feel this burning, right in your stomach, not knowing what it is exactly? I bet you do if you are reading this. This is where it all starts, trust me!
We came to this world and pretty much we were told the rules, shown how to live and what is expected of us. The reality in which we are living and understanding is the one we have been shown and the path we are on is the one that we were directed to.
No one ever showed me the world of entrepreneurship. There are so many other options for professional development than becoming an accountant, lawyer, and manager of some kind of a corporation.
I thought of myself that maybe I am weird, always wandering off with my own thoughts and values, visions and frustrations for what I saw in those corporations.
A female coach on fire?
I don’t know where you are on your journey, but one thing I know, that it all starts much earlier than you think. You can only connect the dots looking backward on your life. In high school, things that happened, decisions you have made and all those weird feelings in your gut and heart will start to make sense.
It pleases my heart to see so many females rising high in the entrepreneurial world. #bossbabe #empowered woman like never before standing up and punching their fears right in the face and go for what they deserve.
We live in the best times of all. We have so much more power over our own destiny, but decades of conditioning still have its handcuffs on so many talented women. They are struggling to come out and fight this fear, fight that social acceptance, behaviors of what you should be, act, etc.
No longer is kitchen our place of existence and we do have a say in the world, and you know what?
“Women are crushing it every day! #businessinheels“
Many will tell you how to become a coach, and that you have to get a coaching certification, international coach federation courses and more, but you don’t!
If you do, this is great of course. Any knowledge ads and coaching skills are value, but let me just tell you the truth here. This whole industry started with Tony Robins (pretty much). He didn’t have coaching experience or a certificate when he started, because he began the whole thing himself.
Did he turn out to be a great coach? YES! Well, here is your answer if you are worried about not having a certification or course.
This does not mean not to learn and get more knowledge and coaching work. If you think that this is a business just to make money. If you are not investing in yourself to be better for others and for you, than you have chosen the wrong path.
How to become a coach on fire
Think about all the life experiences you have. This is what coaching requires.
All your education that you did. All your professional knowledge and experience, plus your personal journey in this life. This is your life’s work that can be turned into a coaching business.
I always say ”choose where your passion is”, what gives you joy the most. If you decide to go for the money only, trust me, you will lose interest sooner or later. And rather sooner once challenges start to appear.
How to become a coach is not an overnight process. It starts with a decision that this is what you want and you are committed to it.
You should be clear about what you are great at. You have a true passion for that you can help other people with. Do you want to be a life coach, assistant coach or be part in a head coaching or college coaching? There are so many different things to think about from a perspective of business.
How to start as a coach
Let me tell you that the most important thing is to start. Not focusing on a pretty logo and website, which should not be your priority.
You can have a successful coaching business without shiny things. When you are just starting out, focus your mind on consistent actions.
Nothing will be perfect at the beginning. At least not the perfect you are imagining when looking at others around you, who are famous and have all those fancy photo shoots.
Believe me, they started just like you. The more real and authentic you are, the more people will be attracted to you.
First, you have to build trust and an audience that will receive value from you. They need to resonate with you and your story. That type of audience who needs what you have.
The million dollar advice any great coach will give you when starting out is to get clarity and be specific who are you serving. Ask yourself who you are helping and what solution do you provide?
In all honesty, people do not want our coaching. What they do want, is the outcome we are giving them. That perfect solution to their problem.
The most important part is, to remember that everyone pace is different. It all depends on how much consistent work you will put in, without looking at what others are doing.
Always serve from your heart first and the money will follow!
I am a huge advocate for H2H marketing, which simply hearts to heart marketing and this is how I build my business.
I was able to put my efforts together and go from 0 and a beginner to 3k clients in 4-5 weeks. You can do it too, if you truly will show up for your people.
- 80% of your success is your mindset and belief in what you want to achieve.
- 20% are your strategies that play an important part.
They are making sure you have your daily activities, weekly, monthly and so on with a sales strategy.
All this, executed consistently over time, will show you fruits of your hard work. Plus the feeling is amazing when you get to work with all those great people all over the world.
Of course, let’s not forget about your offers. These can be your coaching program, group coaching, online master class, live workshops, online training, etc.
Building all this would not make sense if you do not have an offer and call to action. Coaches include these for the people who are interested in them and their work.
How to become a coach: be fearless and on fire
Simple, face your fears daily. Be pumped about what you do and deliver value. Go and connect with people. Help them, inspire them and build great relationships, collaborations and loyal raving fans and customers.
To all new entrepreneurs out there who want to know how to become a coach is: Have your foundations solid and consistent actions with passion. This is a perfect cocktail to start your coaching journey.
If you have committed to this business and you are passionate about what you do, you are already on fire. All you need is to go out there and show up every day!
The person behind the blog
Malina B., intuitive business coach. You can connect with her on Facebook