5 Tips for New Coaches

5 Tips for New Coaches 1 Year Ago · 5 min read

Talyaa Vardar

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

5 Tips for New Coaches

Starting a new business is full of ups and downs, same goes for a coaching business. During the first years coaches may feel lost and therefore we developed a draft on what are the few things to do when starting out your coaching practice. 

5 tips for new coaches:

  1. Get Certified:

There are still some old-school discussions or whether you should get certified or not. The answer is always yes, of course you should! Coaching certification helps you make smarter decisions, helps you become successful quicker and makes it less likely for you to quit in the future. Hence always choose to get your certification first before you move ahead. 

  1. Use A Business Email Address:

Make sure you develop a business email address for your use rather than your personal one or even worst, a fancy one like missbeautiful@gmail.com or tomandjerry@hotmail.com. Make sure you look and sound professional when kickstarting your coaching business. 

  1. Launch A Website/Social Media Page:

If you have a professional looking email address your next step is a professional looking website, but it can wait if you are not ready. Try to get your name in some of the coaching directories or create a professional social media page while you are working on it. Get to know your niche, your business, your clients and translate that into your website. 

  1. Find the Right Time to Change Tracks:

Find the right time to quit your fulltime job, doing so very early or very late both can have a negative impact. Coachestake about 3 months to 5 years to have a full-fledged coaching practice so it can be hard to go on a long time without a full-time income. On the contrary don’t be too late and don’t feel stuck with your job once you have a thriving coaching practice. Some people might find it hard to take the leap of faith. Therefore, find the right time to do it. 

  1. Get Your Own Coach:

Everybody needs a coach. Don’t forget to get a coach for yourself you can help you become the best version of yourself with time. It can be hard to look at your own mistakes and weak areas and a professional coach can help you with it. 

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