Episode 3: How to Become a Coach

This episode opens the Getting Started series, in which we're covering the basics of what you need to know to enter the profession of coaching, start working with clients, and build a sustainable business. We are kicking it off today with the very first question most coaches ask themselves: How do I become a coach?
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3: How to Become a Coach

Welcome to the first episode in my Getting Started Series! This series is going to help you get started in your coaching practice by covering the basics of everything you need to know to enter the profession of coaching, start working with clients, and build a sustainable business.

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Show Notes

Welcome to the first episode in my Getting Started Series! This series will help you get started in your coaching practice by covering the basics of everything you need to know to enter the profession of coaching, start working with clients, and build a sustainable business.

In this first episode of the series, I’m discussing the very first thing prospective coaches ask themselves and that’s how to become a coach.

I feel very passionate about this topic because there are multiple paths you can take and each one has their own pros and cons. I believe it’s incredibly important to know the options available to you so you can choose the right one for you.

Topics covered

  • Can you simply call yourself a coach  and then – POOF! – you are one?
  • Why doing that puts you at a disadvantage from the very beginning of your business
  • The one pro to simply declaring yourself a coach
  • Why this option typically leads to blurred lines and confusion, especially for those with a mental health background
  • Do you really need to be credentialed?
  • How receiving non-credentialed coaching training can help those who aren't ready to pursue credentialed training
  • How not being credentialed might cause you to lose money in the long run
  • A breakdown of the recommend credentialing opportunities available in the United States

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

Well, hello friend! Welcome back to another episode of the Coach with Clarity podcast. I'm really excited that you're joining me today because today kicks off what I am calling the Getting Started series. The next sequence of episodes in the Coach with Clarity podcast is really going to help you get started in your coaching practice. We are going to cover the basics of everything you need to know to enter the profession of coaching, start working with clients and build a sustainable business. 

So it is going to be quite a series, and we are kicking it off today with the very first question that most coaches ask themselves and that is: how do I do this? How do I even become a coach? 

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