Coaching is a sacred calling that offers the opportunity to make a living helping others and making a difference in the world.
But if you’re looking to achieve the most money and impact possible in your coaching practice, you may want to consider becoming a transformational life coach.
This post will go over the difference between these two forms of coaching, as well as their income, impact, and how to begin (or transition into) transformational life coaching.
At the end, you’ll have a better sense of whether transformational coaching is the right fit for you, as well as actionable next steps towards building the career of your dreams as a coach!
What are the Different Types of Life Coaches?
When most people hear this question they think of different NICHES of coaches.
- Career Coaches – Guide their clients up the corporate ladder, land a new job, transition into an entirely new field, polish their resumes and online profiles, or train them for interviews.
- Dating Coaches – Help clients identify what they’re looking for in a partner, spruce up their dating profiles, and improve their communication and conflict resolution skills with romantic partners.
- Fitness Coaches – Encourage and train clients to develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity, better nutrition, and body confidence.
- Financial Coaches – Teach clients how to improve their finances which includes paying off debt, saving for emergencies and retirement, budgeting, among other money-related activities.
- Productivity Coaches – Support their clients by helping them stick to their goals, overcome procrastination and overwhelm, and boost productivity.
- Leadership Coaches – Work with clients in leadership roles to improve their team, organization, and develop the ability to identify their own talents and bring out the best of others.
But when it comes to TYPES of coaches, there are only two:
Traditional coaches present their solutions – their expertise – as the answer to their clients’ situations, circumstances, or conditions.
When it comes to transformational life coaching, we teach an evocative model where coaches help their clients access the answers from their intuition within.
As a transformational coach, you will evoke (bring forth) your clients’ innate wisdom and help them align with the spiritual principles that will transform their lives (we’ll go into this in more detail later).
With that in mind, let’s continue exploring the differences between a life coach and a transformational life coach.
What’s the Difference between a Transformational Life Coach and a Traditional Life Coach?
A life coach and a transformational life coach differ in the way they work with clients.
Typically, life coaches may dig deep into their clients’ thought patterns, but this coaching process usually doesn’t tap into the subconscious or spiritual principles. Instead, they stay on surface-level habits and decision-making.
A transformational coach, however, supports clients in making lasting changes from the inside-out, by focusing on the spiritual side of success.
In fact, there are millions of people seeking help in navigating to their dreams, all with different preferences, personalities, and needs who would love your unique talents, experience, and energy!
But it can be intimidating and overwhelming to help people without a proven process that can work for such a diverse range of people.
That’s why the most successful transformational coaches use a reliable, repeatable system of transformation to empower their clients to move from their current life experiences – with all their circumstances, situations, and conditions – to a life they love.
Here at the Brave Thinking Institute, we train transformational coaches in our Life Mastery and DreamBuilder programs using a 4-pillar coaching system.
Our curriculum will teach you how to effectively coach others and build a profitable business with world-class, step-by-step training.
The strongest candidates for our programs comprise of heart-centered people who long to make a profound impact in the lives of others and help them find greater purpose, deeper meaning, as well as overcome challenges and make their dreams come true.
In essence, transformational life coaching is getting your clients where they want to be by helping them align their thoughts, habits, and actions to the frequency of the results they desire.
What does a transformational life coach do?
In a nutshell, transformational life coaches help their clients tap into the enormous potential within themselves, shift their thinking patterns, and create real-world results.
This means changing the results they’re currently experiencing in 4 main quadrants of life:
- Health & Well-Being
- Time & Money Freedom
As a transformative coach, you will guide your clients in clarifying what their dream life is and ask high-quality questions that unlock the potential within them.
The main thing is that transformational life coaches understand that the spiritual side of success is based on the truth that there is an invisible energetic pattern behind their lives that creates their visible results.
(You can learn more about the Universal Laws of Success, as well as the Invisible and Visible Laws here.)
Achieving high levels of spiritual awareness means becoming fully-practiced in the same centuries-old spiritual principles tried and tested by the most successful and influential people in history (think Ghandi, Steve Jobs, and Nelson Mandela).
Additionally, being a student of transformation not only benefits your clients, but raises your own awareness, attraction, abundance, and success. Let’s explore these positive aspects with more detail.
Benefits of being a Transformational Life Coach
We’ve talked a lot about how you’ll benefit your clients, but being a transformational life coach isn’t just about coaching other people — it’s about knowing how to create transformation in your own life.
As a life-long student of transformation, you’ll also create more joy, fulfillment, and abundance in your own life, especially in financial freedom!
Real, lasting transformation is knowing what YOU would love, clarifying that vision, and then making small, imperfect steps towards your dream.
In terms of vocation, you would be hand-crafting the career of your dreams. This includes the benefit of managing your own schedule, choosing who you work with, and deciding how much to charge for your services.
In addition, the spiritual principles you’ll impart to your clients will also help you overcome your own limitations and obstacles, as well as create new opportunities for yourself.
This could show up in your health and well-being by learning how to take care of yourself in ways that you love instead of succumbing to peer pressure and social expectations.
In terms of relationships (one of the most challenging aspects of being human), transformational principles can help you deal with conflict, communication, trauma, past histories, fears, rejection, and other influential elements of your life that are hard to overcome without the depth of spiritual understanding.
By becoming aware of how to achieve true, deep and lasting transformation in those areas of your life (as opposed to surface-level “fixes” that don’t last), you’ll be able to overcome obstacles most people can barely dream of overcoming!
How much does a transformational coach make?
Of course, it varies.
But, time and time again we’ve seen that when our certified transformational life coaches do the work — applying their spiritual understanding and the transformational tools we teach them to their own lives and their clients — they make between 6 and 7 figures!
As the premier training institute for transformational coaching in the world, we have graduates from all walks of life and backgrounds with real, measurable results. We’ve certified coaches from over 83 countries!
Many of them were independent life coaches or corporate employees before choosing our program, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are now making the most money and impact they have ever had!
And the best part is…
The money they make is the evidence of their positive impact on the world!
Here are just a few of those success stories and the impact they’ve created in the lives of others:
- Ricardo worked as a coach for 4 years under a different certification and capped his income at $25,000. After graduating from our DreamBuilder Coaching program, he generated his annual income ($25,000) in a single month.
- Stacey went from corporate executive to earning $250,000 in a single year as a speaker, teacher, and coach.
- Lauren pivoted from a school district reading specialist making $45,000 a year to a transformational life coach making $400,000 in revenue.
- David was the COO of one of Texas’s largest banks, but in just 4 years after graduating from our coaching program, he generated $1.8 million in revenue.
Even though the earnings of these life coaches differ, it’s clear there is no cap on the amount of money you can earn as a life coach. And as your business grows, so does your impact, and likewise, your income!
What can I expect from Transformational Life Coaching?
Spiritual life coaches care deeply about people and understand that their clients are entrusting them with the most sacred thing they have: their life.
As a transformational coach, clients come to you to share their deepest dreams, longings, and fears. They come to work with someone who believes that the potential they have is far greater than any circumstance, situation, or condition.
You will be helping your clients unlock their inner power and live into a life they feel called to and truly love!
Furthermore, the impact of your work goes beyond your client. Not only will you help them accelerate their results, but you’ll be providing them with the tools necessary to sustain their success and create a positive impact on others.
With every client you help, you don’t just make an impact on one life… The transformation reaches far beyond what you can see, in a ripple effect so huge, it is hard to fathom at times!
If you know how to make a lifelong transformation happen for one, it can and will ripple out to everyone else who is open and willing to receive. One of the easiest ways to make that lifelong impact on others is to follow a system of dependable, repeatable transformation.
We know how important it is to not only attract clients but have the confidence that you’ll be able to deliver what you promise.
And while it’s possible to learn everything on your own and become a life coach without certification or training, the fastest way to start living your purpose and help others is to ask for mentorship and adopt what’s already worked for thousands of people.
If you’d love that ease and reassurance, you’ll feel confident knowing that we’ve trained and certified thousands of life coaches who are now making a huge difference around the world.
And as a Brave Thinking Institute student, you’ll not only learn how to create lives people love living, but also gain the tools and skills you need to build a sustainable, profitable coaching business.
However, our program is as unique as the students we select to train. So let’s talk about what makes us different and determine if we’re a good fit for each other!
What Makes The Brave Thinking Institute Different from other Coaching Schools, Institutes, or Centers?
At the Brave Thinking Institute, we welcome all walks of life. We bring diverse people into our programs who recognize the invisible side of success and the spiritual side of life. They also genuinely love people and the transformation they help clients create in their lives.
The Brave Thinking Institute as a whole has three main characteristics that set us apart from the competition:
- Our focus on spiritual principles.
- Our evocative coaching model.
- And our core values.
Our unique, systematic approach to personal and spiritual development sets us apart from other programs and events. We pay special attention and focus on the spiritual laws that make everything else work in life.
Over 50 years of rigorous research, application and testing has guided the development of our programs and led us to find the absolute best ways to achieve fast, effective, and lasting transformation.
The result? There are millions of people worldwide who have transformed challenging circumstances into lives they love!
Like leaving an unfilling job for the career of their dreams…
Creating their dream home…
Healing past relationships and hurt…
Or finding their dream partner…
With the spiritual principles we teach, you will be able to support your clients in creating lasting, livable results in all four quadrants: Health & Well-Being, Relationships, Vocation, and Time & Money Freedom.
Evocative coaching model
Above all else, your role as a transformational life coach is to help your clients realize their dreams.
Here at the Brave Thinking Institute, we firmly believe that the most effective approach to supporting clients with their goals is through evocative coaching.
Evocative coaching helps your client recognize the answers to moving forward in life already lie within themselves.
The coach’s role is to help the client connect with and listen to their own inner wisdom and the Infinite (God, Source, etc.) so that they can take action toward their goals and dreams. Rather than telling clients what to do, evocative coaching helps them uncover the answers that will lead them to a life they truly love.
Our values (like believing in people being stronger than circumstance, etc.)
As a coaching business grows, it can be hard to keep the mission intact as the team grows and moves away from what started it in the first place.
Because of that, we made it a point to clarify our core values and keep our work ethic and passion at the heart of everything we do.
Our core values are as follows:
- We believe in People. We know that each one of us is far more powerful and contains more potential than any circumstance, situation or condition.
- We believe in Love and Care. We bring sincere love and care to every interaction. We delight and surprise each other, and our clients by anticipating wants and seeking to exceed expectations.
- We believe in Integrity. We live what we teach, and we deliver what we promise.
- We believe in Fun. We create joy, laughter, and fun in all aspects of our work.
- We believe in Growth. We grow by achieving our goals and exceeding our best.
Our coaching program incorporates these values, which results in predictably better results for our graduates in their own businesses. Ultimately, this works because whenever you work in alignment with your personal values, you feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
At this point, if you’re feeling a ping of excitement and a desire to learn more about transformational life coaching, I encourage you to listen to that part of yourself that wants to expand and grow.
Luckily, this journey doesn’t have to be taken alone. Each member of our faculty is an active, practicing coach with measurable success of their own, who have mastered the proven systems and principles we’ve used over decades of training and transformation!
With our guidance, you can completely eliminate the guesswork involved in becoming a transformational life coach.
Conclusion: Make the Most Money and Impact You’ve Ever Had as a Transformational Life Coach
Now that you have a better understanding of what transformational life coaching really is, how do you feel?
Are you eager to experience more fulfillment, joy, and purpose in your life?
Are you willing to receive the unlimited flow of abundance and wealth that comes out of a fulfilling, heart-centered career?
Are you ready to step into a career you love, helping people create lives they love?
Maybe you’re feeling pulled to this sacred calling but you’re still unsure of where to start. In that case, we can help you get started on the right path!
Here’s my gift to you: a free strategy session to find out more about what it takes to become a transformational life coach and help you determine if this would be a good fit for you. You’ll be paired with a highly-trained and handpicked member of our team who can answer all your questions about transformational life coaching!
This conversation is perfect for you if you’re considering starting a coaching business or if you have an existing business that you’d like to take to the next level.
So whether you’re thinking of starting or planning to pivot, we’re here to help you take the first step to real, life-changing transformation from right where you are :).
To a lifetime of transformation,