The thought of making a big change or shift in our lives can be downright scary. For some, it can come along with a paralyzing, all-consuming anxiety or fear that our investment of time, energy, and money won’t pay off—or even worse, that our hopes and dreams for a happy outcome won’t materialize.
If you hang out in online spaces often, you’ve probably noticed that everyone and their second cousin seems to have hung their “coaching” shingle for all to see. When you see so many advertisements for coaches, it can be really intimidating as a potential student. You may be asking yourself things like “is the coaching market oversaturated?” or “do I even stand a chance as a coach?”
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Picture the classic entrepreneur stock photo: a well-dressed professional with a confident smile, shaking hands with a new acquaintance and surrounded by other people at a networking event.
Does your age really matter when it comes to coaching others? I talk to many potential students who are afraid they are “too young” to be taken seriously as coaches. On the other end of the spectrum, I hear from older people who are nervous about being seen as irrelevant and out of touch with current society. Conquering age-related fear is often one of the many self-imposed hurdles students face when they are weighing the decision to become a life coach. But truthfully, age is one of the least important factors when deciding whether to enroll in coach training—for a number of reasons.
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When you envision attending a conference, workshop, or training session, what’s your immediate reaction?