I started by coaching singers and teaching singing about 8 years ago. I can hear when voices reflect blocked emotions, so pretty soon I found myself talking about people's life in what was supposed to be a singing lesson.
To me that makes sense because the voice is the key to your soul. From there, i also offered stage and performance coaching, then focussed on confidence as this is what most performers need more of. From there I thought it might be good to get some other education on board in regarding the psychology of it all. so I studied with Newcastle college first for a certificate in life coaching, then for a diploma.
I recommend this option if you are already a coach and comfortable working with people. If you are new, go into a live situation, is my advice.
I also studied NLP with Paul McKenna, RIchard Bandler and of Course Michael Neill, I then did most of Christopher Howard's trainings which were very useful.
My coach at the time made me aware that building a practise is not always a matter of getting in people quick, it takes time to build a reputation.
Michael says if you want to be a coach, coach! the more you do, the better you get.
How did I make the leap to coach professionally?
Well, I guess it's more of a transition for me. I went into the business world for a few years to get the experience of using the tools in a "normal" "real world" environment and from there, went part-time and took on clients.
These clients are people who have seen the changes I have made and followed my work for a while. I write articles- I think that helps.
I have been working with Michael for the last 3 months ( he coaches me)- an important thing to do if you are thinking about being a coach, is to hire a good one yourself.
Or indeed the best- which is what I did.
I hope that helps?
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Lots of love,