Nov
08

5 questions about the life coach training.

Sometimes we get some great questions from people who are interesting in our program… The Coach Mindset – Elite Life Coach Training and Certification.

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And I figure if someone is having these questions… then you might be having them too.

So from time to time, I like to share these interactions and my responses.

Here’s a recent example…

I have gone through the 5 Critical Questions Mini-Course. I also looked at your video and down loaded the Power of 3.  This is good info.

I like what I’m seeing and I am feeling really comfortable about your program.  

But, I still have a few questions before I sign up, so here we go:


Question 1: How long did you actually do Life Coaching before you started training other coaches?

My response: I coached for 6 years before I started to offer The Coach Mindset in 2008.  (But I also had also been developing training for almost 20 years.)

Question 2: How many clients do you currently have (not coaches, but clients needing life coach help)?

My response: This is good question because I really believe that people who are teaching others to coach… need to still be coaching.  I believe by keeping an active client base… a coach’s coach can keep their skills sharp and stay in touch with an ever-evolving market. 

My personal coaching load varies but currently I have 3 individual allies (our word for client) and 6 in a group coaching arrangement.  This is my average.  In many ways, it’s my sweet spot.  But I’ll say that there are some months when I cut back due to speaking and training, and then there are other months where I amp up my coaching because my schedule allows it. 

Question 3: How many clients should a new life coach maintain at one time (on average) to be effective?

My response: That is a good question but it is totally dependent on that coach.  We have some coach graduates who coach on the side and find one ally to be enough.  But we have others who coach full time and manage 10+ allies… depending their schedule.

So you’ll need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much does my schedule allow?

  • How many allies would I like to have?

  • What kind of income would I like to create?

  • How hard am I willing to work?

Question 4: Do you recommend doing package rates vs. hourly rates? 

My response: “Package.”

Click here to see a post where I went in-depth on this subject.

I think it will help.

Question 5: Does your program give me all the documents, papers, charts, teaching tools to help me even if my confidence/skill set isn’t there yet. Meaning ( weekly steps, charts, required reading, the things that may really say I have got my game together)?

My response: Amen. That’s how we designed The Coach Mindset. 

You’ll have a participant guide for every module that will walk you through exactly what you need to be doing and what you are to be learning.  Plus, when we get to the second life coaching business module… we’ll have actual coaching tools you can use with your clients.  For example, in our “8 Months in 8 Days” segment, we give you the tools that take most coaches at least 8 months to create! You’ll have templates for things like brochures, contracts and proposals and systems for keeping all of these things in order. 

So… yes.  We’ve got those things for you. Glad you asked!

I hope this interaction helps you to find out more about our program… and helps to answer some of those question that you might have.

If you are still sorting through whether becoming a life coach is a good fit for you… we would love for you to check out THE FIVE CRITICAL QUESTIONS.  This process is designed to help you dig into the critical questions you need to be asking yourself as you make this important decision.  If you’d like this free resource… you can simply click here.

Keep dreaming big and helping others to do the same,

Mitch Matthews

 

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