This is the story of my coaching journey so far. Having lost all the money in my bank account because of the pandemic, I needed to start an online business. But I felt that I had no confidence to do this. In January 2021 I took a course to help me feel confident. The tools they were using were coaching tools. That reminded me that I had a coaching certificate, albeit without any practical experience!
I started offering coaching to several people. It was going well until I took another course which said that what I needed was a niche. They even instructed us to ‘fire’ anyone we were coaching who was not in our niche!! Since I had a strong sense of calling to help couples, I did a Couples Therapy course.
A third course taught me to make my own website. It took me a month and you can see the result at https://relationshipcoachingsolutions.net/
So there I was helping couples with their marriages for free. But I hadn’t got the remotest clue how to get paying clients!
That’s when I came across the Insight Coaching Community. Their free course Accelerate was amazing. It was all about not having a niche! Instead it gave me the exact steps to take to set up a ‘nicheless’ coaching business. And I have to say I much prefer this model.
However, information is not the same as transformation, so I was not yet ready to serve as a professional coach. During their 16 week course Immersion, I finally learned to coach! This was through coaching exchanges within the community and offering gifted coaching sessions to people. I also had to experience a personal transformation.
The next step in my coaching journey was their client creation course called Genesis. It was all about each coach designing a system to suit how they want to build their business. This is where I am now, at the end of the course. I am still enjoying some exchanges with other coaches. Thankfully I do have some paying clients. And I continue to offer gifted coaching to those who will accept it.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my coaching journey so far. My next post will be about personal transformation.