Is Life Coaching a Good Career? 11 Reasons You Should Become a Life Coach!
If you’d love to design a more fulfilling, abundant life, becoming a life coach has distinct benefits that you should consider before you make your next career move.
Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current job, have an unshakeable feeling that you’re meant for more, or just want to increase your all-around quality of life, a life coaching career could be the path you’ve been searching for!
In fact, there’s never been a better time to be a life coach.
Forbes Magazine named life coaching one of five careers worth quitting your job for, and according to iPEC, there are over 1.5 million online searches for life coaches every month.
But why should you become a life coach? Let’s discuss the top 11 benefits:
The Top 11 Benefits of a Life Coaching Career:
- You can make a difference
- You can merge life coaching with your current career
- You determine your income (and there’s no cap!)
- You’re surrounded by positive, growth-oriented people
- Profound personal transformation
- You can choose your life coaching niche and work with your most ideal clients
- Location freedom
- Complete time freedom
- Be on the cutting edge of a growing industry
- You get to build the business you would love
- It’s easy to get started!
The Top 11 Benefits of a Life Coaching Career
1. You can make a difference as a life coach
The benefits of experiencing life coaching are many and well-documented. And as a personal life coach, there’s nothing quite like watching another person release what’s been holding them back, step into their full potential, and live out their dreams. As a life coach, you have the opportunity to empower your clients to overcome negative habits, patterns, and limiting beliefs that have kept them tapped for years. And as a result, you’ll feel a sense of fulfillment that is incomparable.
Knowing – and seeing – that you are making a real difference in the lives of your clients while doing the work you are called to do is one of the greatest benefits of working as a life coach.
2. You can merge your life coaching business with your current career
Many of the life coaches we’ve certified at Brave Thinking Institute blend life coaching with their existing careers in one of three ways:
- Merging their coaching services and skills with a job that complements life coaching to serve their clients in new ways
- Using the highly-transferable skills life coaches master to advance their career or amplify performance at an existing job
- Choosing to work as a life coach part time while keeping another career that they love, meeting their income goals faster and easier.
Take Erin, a certified life coach with Brave Thinking Institute, who had been an attorney for over 30 years. She was tired of helping people solve disputes and wanted to help people live lives they loved instead. When she started, she set aside only one Saturday per month to build her coaching business. After about 18 months, she was able to devote her time exclusively to coaching clients.
Erin is now doing work she loves – helping people create lives that are more in alignment with what they truly love.
Another coaching graduate, Cynthia, is a cardiologist who didn’t intend to leave her full-time job. Cynthia wanted to learn to be a coach so that she could help her patients do more than just deal with the effects of disease. She wanted to help them develop a mindset that generates different results in their lives and increase their vitality.
Cynthia coaches her patients and treats them, so that their entire sense of well-being is transformed.
One of the distinct benefits of working as a life coach is this: You get to decide the best way to integrate your life coaching business with your existing career in a way that works best for your long-term goals.
3. You determine your income (and there’s no cap!)
Have you ever felt under-appreciated at your job? Have you ever hoped for a raise or promotion, only to be passed over? Or maybe you’re tired of working all the time only to continue to have money struggles.
The median income in the United States in 2022 is $57,000 per year, before taxes. But according to a 2020 study, the average life coach makes $63,000, with a possible salary range of up to $264,000 per year!
Exactly how much you can earn as a life coach is up to you! And unlike your traditional job, you aren’t limited by an arbitrary salary cap.
If you’re trained in what it takes to build a highly successful coaching business and how to be a great coach, you can earn as much as you choose! In fact, many of our certified life coaches have built 6 and 7-figure coaching businesses.
4. You’re surrounded by positive, growth-oriented people
Have you ever heard the saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”?
Now, think about the people in your office or school that you likely spend 40+ hours a week with. Think about your boss. Are those the people helping you create the life of your dreams?
As a life coach, not only will you have more control over the people you’re around in your everyday life, but you’ll naturally have more connections to people like you– people who are building a dream life with a growth mindset and positive attitude. For many life coaches, the profound shift that happens when they surround themselves with like-minded people brings more positive change than they ever realized was possible!
5. You’ll experience profound personal transformation
As a life coach, you’ll be equipped to not only hear your clients’ difficulties, but to help them to overcome those challenges in lasting, meaningful ways. You’ll use proven, transformational tools and powerful questions to empower your clients to step into their highest potential and completely transform their lives.
At the same time, you’ll experience profound transformation in your own life! As you practice, live, and apply the framework you use in your coaching process, your own life will change for the better. Many life coaches become living, breathing testimonials for the powerful mindset they teach their clients to embody.
6. You can choose your life coaching niche & work with your most ideal clients
There are more coaching niches and different types of life coaches than you can imagine! If you love health and wellbeing, you can become a health coach. If you love business, you could become a business coach. You could also choose to become a relationship coach, a creativity coach, a career coach, a spiritual life coach, and so on.
One of the benefits of coaching is that it gives you the opportunity to serve the population that you truly feel most passionate about helping.
Unlike mental health professionals, teachers, or corporate positions, as a life coach, you have complete autonomy over the types of clients you would love to work with. You can wake up each day excited to journey with your most ideal clients as they achieve their goals. Your ideal, potential clients are in need of the specific work you will do together!
7. Location freedom!
An amazing perk of being a life coach and having your own coaching business is that you can work from anywhere in the world, with clients who are located anywhere in the world!
Life coaches can work from anywhere, virtually or in person. In our post-COVID-19 world, the option of being an online life coach is more accessible and accepted than ever. Not only does this afford coaches a much broader pool of potential clients, since they don’t have to be local, but it also makes building a coaching business you love much more possible!
Your days of going to an office or being stuck in one work environment could be over. Life coaching can give you the location freedom you need to travel, be home with your kids, or even just save yourself the time, money, and hassle of commuting.
8. Complete time freedom
As a life coach, you choose how much time you wish to spend working, and when. That means you can spend more time with your family, pursuing your favorite hobbies, or just relaxing.
As a life coach, you won’t have to clock in by a certain time, work 9-5, or wait for your schedule or days off to be dictated by a boss. You’ll set your own schedule and work at the times that work best for you, your family, and the amazing life you’re designing.
9. Be on the cutting edge of a growing industry
Becoming a life coach is a great way to not only fulfill your professional goals, but also to change your entire life. The life coaching industry has grown by more than 20% in the last 8 years, becoming a 2.875 billion dollar industry in 2022!
The demand for life coaches is at an all-time high, as people search for deeper meaning in their lives while also facing unprecedented challenges, like the pandemic and an increasingly polarized political climate.
The sooner you take the next steps to start your life coaching career, whether you want to pursue coaching full time, part time, or add this powerful skillset to your existing career, the sooner you can start experiencing the benefits of this fast-growing, high-demand industry and achieving your personal goals.
10. You get to build the business you would love
Perhaps the greatest benefit of your life coaching career is that you get to create the business and the professional life you would absolutely love. You will no longer be limited by the demands of an inflexible job, a boss, or a career that doesn’t honor your unique needs, goals, and challenges.
You will get to create the work-life balance that suits your most ideal lifestyle. You’ll get to design the specific areas of your business- from how and where you conduct your coaching sessions to the ins and outs of the unique coaching experience you offer your clients- to support a life you would love.
Of the thousands of coaches we’ve certified and supported at Brave Thinking Institute, most say that this level of freedom and autonomy is the most significant and positive way taking the leap to pursue their coaching career has impacted their lives.
11. It’s easy to get started!
If you have the calling and the willingness to move in the direction of becoming a life coach, rest assured that your life will be forever changed – for the better.
In addition to helping each of your clients to move closer to reaching their highest potential, you will also catapult your own personal growth and step into the best version of yourself as you fulfill your calling and take charge of your life.
You will change lives, and your life will be profoundly changed, too.
And the good news is, you don’t have to wait to get started!
The first step?
Start with these step-by-step tools and proven strategies for starting or growing a highly successful life coaching business.
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- The easiest strategy to launch a successful life coaching business
- The fastest method to multiply your impact as a life coach
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