Why become a Coach?

You may be thinking about why it would be good for you to become a Coach. In this post I’d like to give you a few ideas and tips to consider.

You might want to start by considering what has drawn you to the idea of being a Coach first.

Are you thinking of changing careers to become a full time Coach?

Or

Thinking about Coaching part time while you work in another job?

Or

Do you want to use Coaching skills in your normal day job?

Or do you have another motivation?

Whatever you reason some benefits when you become a Coach fit any of the above. Coaching is a powerful way of helping others and making a real difference. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing something that is worthwhile. This will give you both job and life satisfaction.

There are additional benefits that come from this including giving you, the Coach, increased well-being and resilience. Doing work that feels meaningful is a great way to manage your mental health too.

There is another benefit that might surprise you. When you work as a Coach you learn a lot about yourself. Why is that useful? Well, you will find you get better at communication with family, friends and others. As these skills improve you will find life calm and balanced because great communication skills are a super-power to manage relationships.

You may also start to recognise your own triggers and as your self awareness grows feel more in control increasing your general happiness in life.

If you want to be a full time Coach or even a part time one there are some great benefits for you in how you work. You can fit a coaching practice around your life choosing when you work. This flexibility is one of the best things about being freelance.

Many people start part time and build up their business before leaving their day job. You can do that too and keep financial security while you get going.

If you are more interested in becoming a coach to help in your day job all the benefits about making a difference and the personal goodies still apply. In addition you will be adding a skill set that really lifts your game in the work place.

If your company has an inhouse coaching culture you will be demonstrating a commitment by gaining the skills yourself. If you have a Coaching Diploma it will also look great on your CV.

Coaching styles in leadership are seen as both positive and effective. If you bring this approach to the workplace you will see improvements in communication, influence, cooperation, team work and productivity.

I wonder what other benefits you have read about or even experienced that I didn’t include above. Do add your experience of Coaching in the comments.

If you want to have a free chat to discuss your Coaching pathway do contact me direct.

Melody Cheal MSc MAPP
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