What Kind of Coaching is best for you?
How to determine what direction to take your coaching business.
Maybe you have been trying to be the best business coach you can be for a while, but you've struggled to gain momentum. Or perhaps you have been considering becoming a Mindset, Health or Life Coach.
Or maybe you're just getting started on your journey and you’ve recently decided that you want to become a coach and have been inundated with information that you are trying to sift through.
Regardless of where you are on the journey, coming to a crossroads where you are questioning yourself as a coach is a challenging time, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to discover what type of coach you are.
There are a plethora of paths available in the realm of coaching. Because of the myriad of options that are available it can be tough to decide whether you want to be a sales coach, business coach, or offer personal coaching in another niche.
As you work to discover what kind of coaching is right for you there are five key things that you can do to aid your understanding of what is going to work for you as a coach. As you employ these strategies it's important to remember that it may take some time to come up with what type of coaching niche works for you, and that's okay.
Write Down Your Ideas About the Types of Coaching That Speaks to You
You don't want to risk missing a breakthrough because you can't remember it!
Make sure that you record your ideas.
Write down any ideas about marketing, coaching programs you can offer, coaching skills you have or anything else that may be helpful.
It may seem like your ideas are disjointed or unimportant but they often provide key insights which lead you down the correct path and help you design your life.
Do Some Research On Your Target Market
Once you have discovered a path that piques your interest, envision your ideal client.
What deep need does your ideal client have?
Get a clear picture of how you can solve a problem in this niche.
Who would have this problem?
Do some research and really refine your idea of who is in your target market.
Offer Complimentary Coaching
What would you do for free?
Before formally offering courses or coaching online, a great way to test out a coaching path is to offer complimentary services to a few clients.
Pay close attention to how you feel during this experience and what you gained from the experience. This is a great way to see if you are aligned with this kind of work and it's something you would like to do long term.
Even Top Life Coaches Change Their Trajectory
Throughout this process you may change your mind. In fact, you may change your mind more than once and that is absolutely fine!
Our businesses grow as we grow!
What works for you this year may not work for you the following year. There is nothing wrong with taking time to find the right coaching path for you and there is nothing wrong with changing your mind along the way.
Be kind to yourself.