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.
Study is Based Upon 14 Key Indicators of Success | Press Release 2013
Subscribe to the iPEC Blog and discover how you can help people make profound and lasting shifts in their lives.
When you envision attending a conference, workshop, or training session, what’s your immediate reaction?
As an Admissions Coach for iPEC, I get to talk to professionals of all backgrounds. Lately I’ve noticed that more and more of my one-on-one sessions have been with medical professionals who are facing uncertainty and overwhelm due to more patients, fewer doctors, and increasingly complex regulations. They feel they’re at a tipping point and they’re willing to try a new approach in order to get things done.
“I don’t have enough time.” I often hear this roadblock from people who are hesitant to commit to coach training, graduate school, or some other development program.
Many of the people I talk to on a daily basis want to enroll in coach training but push it off because of money. Financial concerns are some of the most burdensome limitations we face and they come in many forms: