LL: S2, Ep 28: Wanna Be A Life Coach? 10 Things You MUST Know Before You Enter This Profession.

Curious about becoming a life coach? Here’s 10 things you MUST know before you enter this profession.


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How To Become A Life Coach

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The #1 question I get from Life Luvers™ Radio listeners may shock you. It isn’t about how to find your life’s purpose, how to live a fulfilling, happy life or how to overcome setback, it’s instead, “Lindsay, I’m interested in becoming a Life Coach.  What’s it like to be one?”  

I’ve gotten this question SO MUCH that I used to think I was attracting every person in the world who was interested in coaching!  It would frustrate me when people asked me this question. I would think, “If they knew what it’s REALLY like to start a coaching business, they wouldn’t be asking this question.”

If you’re one of those curious folks who are interested in becoming a life coach, I can’t blame you!  From the outside, this profession can look very exciting, fulfilling and even glamorous. Coaching can help a lot of people and can be quite lucrative when done well.

When someone already loves self-help and has experienced first-hand the changes personal development (or coaching) can give them, they can become hooked! They want more, and that more usually means becoming a life coach.

While coaching CAN be amazing, fun, fulfilling and lucrative, there are a few things that many consider as AWFUL about this profession. (Myself included.)

These things are so awful in fact that many coaches don’t make it out of their first few years of coaching. They’ve decided it is too hard to “make it,” and they’re forced to give up.

I’m three years into my coaching business now, and while I’m proudly standing here, this journey has not always been pretty or easy!  There’s been a slew of setbacks I’ve had to overcome to make this business work.  There have been tears shed, money lost, and time wasted on things gone wrong.

Today, I’m pulling back the curtain to give you a glimpse “behind the scenes” on what it’s like to be a life coach. Many of the things I share today I’ve NEVER shared with anyone other than my husband!

My journey toward becoming a successful life coach has been very private to me because the truth is, I didn’t know if I would make it! I’ve seen so many people give up on their coaching business. It’s been scary to witness.

I didn’t want to end up in what I call, “the graveyard of coaches.” I’ve worked hard a hell to overcome the setbacks of this industry though and finally feel like I’m standing on solid ground.

So, I’m ready to give you all the good stuff on what it was like to get to this point! I don’t want you to enter this profession (like I did) where I thought it would all be so easy and I’d be rocking it financially in less than two years. I want you to know the truth!

My hope is that my honest tips will allow you to find clarity if coaching is right for you so you can make a decision based on fact, not fiction.

I also want the tips I share today to help those who decide they DO want to enter coaching to avoid some of the heartache, time wasters and money drainers I’ve experienced so they can become a successful coach even faster than I have. (and let’s be real, I still don’t consider myself a success!)

If you even have just an inkling you want to enter this profession or are just curious to know what it’s like “behind the scenes” of my business, today’s episode is a MUST listen.  

Episode Opportunity:

I share on this episode the opportunity to do a 1-on-1 session with me to pick my brain!  This 30 minute session is the opportunity for coaches to learn my strategies for success and recieve help on growing their business.  To book a “Pick My Brain Session” click here.

Episode Resource: 

The Breaking Barriers Challenge is a 5-day program that will teach you how to break through the barriers that are stopping you from confidently stepping into your BEST LIFE!  Click the image to learn more.


Episode Extras:

Here’s some additional wonderful and TRUTHFUL articles about what it’s like to start a coaching business.

  1. Life Coaches – Don’t Quit Your Day Job.  What They Don’t Tell You About Starting A Coaching Business.
  2. Becoming a Life Coach Myths (Busted)
  3. How To Become A Life Coach
  4. The Truth About Life Coaching
  5. Is Life Coaching A Scam?
  6. 11 Secrets Of Life Coaches

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    1. Lindsay says:

      Hi Kam! Thanks for reading, listening and sharing. All my love to you! Lindsay

  2. Daphne Gilpin says:

    I like how you said that those who have a predisposition for self-help and have experienced the benefits of coaching first hand usually want more and end up becoming life coaches. Lately, I’ve been feeling kind of unfulfilled with life and have been looking for ways to help others more. I really like the study of self-improvement and have made a lot of progress on myself, so I think I might look into becoming a life coach!

    1. Lindsay says:

      That’s great Daphne! If you need any help as you get started, let me know!

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