Want to be a Life Coach? If you feel the passion, have
the heart and the desire to help people - Yes - you can
become a life coach. There's usually a problem, though.
Those qualities alone are not enough to qualify you as
an effective life coach. You will also need training and
But life coach training resulting in a certification
costs from $3000 to $6000 on the average.
If you don't have the funds available for a formal
Certification program, it doesn't mean you must give up
your dream. There are several ways you can make life
coach training more affordable.
You may have to put a bit of extra effort into making
any of these work for you. They'll test your mettle, but
that's what Self Empowerment is really all about, isn't
Seeking a Scholarship is a great goal. As in traditional
colleges and universities, there are scholarships
available to help you pursue your dreams of becoming a
life coach. There are a number companies willing to help
you as long as you meet their qualifications and display
the necessary level of desire and determination.
One approach you can take is with your current employer
about a Tuition Refund program. You can inquire whether
or not they have scholarships or other programs
available that would meet your needs. Many companies
offer incentives for their employees to further their
education, especially if it's in an area that would
benefit the company, such as life coaching.
If no such program currently exists in your company, you
could suggest it to the appropriate department head or
your supervisor. There are many companies that fund 100%
of continuing education.
Another approach is to apply for a scholarships with the
top coaching academies. One of these institutions is the
International Coach Academy.
International Coach Academy is one of the top schools in
the world for coach training. They provide top notch,
affordable and accessible training. Their Certified
Professional Coach Program is fully certified by the
International Coach Federation. What may be of special
interest to you is they offer a number of 50%
scholarships for their program.
Finding a mentor is another method
of obtaining affordable life coach training. If you have the
necessary desire and motivation, you can look for
someone already working as a life coach who is willing
to take you on as an apprentice.
This may not be formal
training but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will
be less effective. Someone currently working in the life
coaching field may well be a better teacher or trainer
who has been in the classroom and isn't an actively
Of course it's going to require some work to find
someone willing to become your mentor. You will need to
gain their trust as well as demonstrate a high level of
desire and determination. While you should attend some
sort of formal training later to attain life coach
certification, the lessons you will learn from studying
under a personal mentor will likely prove to be far more
valuable than anything you might learn in a classroom.
Self-Training - If you are unable to find a mentor or
are unable to afford formal life coach training, then
your last resort is going to be self training. Libraries
are loaded with books on the subject, but you don't
necessarily need to buy them yourself. Find the ones
available through your local library and start with
The Internet provides an incredible amount of
information on life coaching. Check out the college and
university websites, do a Google or similar search,
build a list of resources that your can investigate.
Just make sure you exercise some caution on where you
get your information. Try to identify and select sites
that are credible sources of information on life coach
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