Is 2021 The Year You Should Become A Coach?

Is 2021 The Year You Should Become A Coach? 1 Year Ago · 5 min read

Talyaa Vardar

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

Becoming a coach is not just something that you do over a weekend. For a lot of coaches, this is a full career change and the amount of dedication needed is extremely high. This is because a lot of people do not start out their careers as a coach. Most times, they are sick and tired of the monotony of their lives and have this passion to help people grow and evolve.

That is how a lot of coaches start their careers. This is why we feel that becoming a coach isn't easy because the grit, guts, and determination needed to change your career is extensive, and not a lot of people are willing to do it in the long run.

Let's break down if 2021 is finally the year you ditch your 9-5 and become a successful coach instead.

What Does A Coach Do? 

A coach is someone who personally advises, mentors, and works alongside you to help you improve and become a better person. They are there to help you develop skills and reach goals that you might have.

Within FLOW Coaching Institute we focus on business coaching, life coaching, and even executive coaching. Being a coach is extremely fulfilling as you have the ability to make a difference. You can help improve someone's life and move them to become better versions of themselves.

A coach is also an accountability partner, they are there to help you stay on track and ensure that you stick to your routines and all the things you promised yourself to do.

Is Coaching For You? 

Before jumping headfirst into filling out the forms to become a certified coach, think about the why. Think about what made you decide on coaching. What are the main reasons that pushed you into thinking about coaching in the first place.

  1. Is this a hobby or a passion?
  2. What do I want to do when I become a successful coach?
  3. What problems do I want to solve?
  4. Can I really do this every single day for the rest of my life?
  5. What is the main driver for me to become a coach?
  6. Will this give me purpose? Or does this fulfill my purpose in life?

These questions are extremely important and something you really need to look into if you want to this for the long run.

Why 2021? 

2021 is a year of exponential change. We just came out of one of the hardest years in modern history. This also meant that literally, everyone had to learn how to pivot their businesses online. Everyone had to learn how to work from home. We had to learn how to connect with one another through a screen. And that was tough.

But the benefit of it all is that everyone learned how to do things online. Doctors' appointments started being conducted online, people could buy groceries online, students were learning online and multi-billion dollar businesses were thriving online.

With that being said, here are my two main reasons why I think 2021 is a great year to start your coaching business.

Reason 1: No Borders 

With everything going online, you now have a never-ending pool of potential clients. You are not confined anymore to a certain section of your city where you can practice your coaching business.

You get to interact with the entire world and this means that you have a lot more people to reach out to and potentially coach. The stigma of doing things like these online has been wiped away completely and people are more open and understanding to having coaching sessions online.

Reason 2: Emphasis on Mental Health & Personal Growth 

After 2020, everyone realized the importance of mental health. Being stuck at home for over a year did a lot of damage to a lot of people and this caused an uptick in mental health issues and cases all around the world.

This means that so many more people are open to hiring a mentor or a coach to help them through not just the issues the pandemic brought but also to grow as normal human beings to reach their fullest potential.

With that being said, we believe that if you have the grit and determination to become a coach and you understand what 2021 means for coaches, you have the right concoction to starting your very own online coaching business.

What do you think about that? Do you agree?

We also curated a list of mistakes that you should avoid before starting your online coaching business as well so that you get the best start possible for your business.

If you are looking to become a certified coach, join our next intake at the FLOW Coaching Institute where we ensure that you learn how to coach the whole person. Take a peek at our schedule here to see which slot suits you best.