Is this legal, ethical and smart?

I am registered to start coach training with you in March. I’m crazy excited and I have been diving into everything you have to offer plus a number of other books. You asked us in SCS to pick an impossible goal for next year. My brain kept wanting to be rational, so in order to do what you asked I had to pick something completely outrageous so that every time my brain said it wouldn’t work, I could just answer “yes” and keep going. My goal is to get 500 paying clients by 12/31/20. Seeing as I haven’t started coaching and I won’t be certified until September and then I still want to do the next 6 months of entrepreneur training, and I’m under the impression that it could take 2 or 3 years to get that many people, this goal is outrageously impossible!

Now my brain is going to work on how to get it done anyway, and I have a couple of questions for you. I’ve picked my niche and am working on content. I know that anyone can be a life coach without formal training. I could start a website and podcast in January and start marketing and getting clients. But I’m worried that that may be self-sabotage. I know that I need to fail to learn, but if I start coaching before I have all the knowledge from The Life Coach School I may fail so big that I develop a bad reputation and end my career before it begins.

Also, is it legal and ethical for me to use your model and teachings before I have gotten certified? I would give you credit of course, but I don’t want to do it without your consent. (Again, if I get a bad reputation I don’t want that reflecting on you.)

Honestly, I’m not too worried about doing a bad job. I know a lot and I practice coaching on myself and my husband and I’m not afraid to tell people, “let me do some more research and get back to you next time,” if I have too. I worked at a credit union for 6 years. Member service is my jam. I just want to make sure that I’m acting ethically and responsibly.

Thanks so much for all you do.

P.S. Do you recommend a particular website builder when creating your own business? One that is compatible with zoom I assume. (I have a lot of learning to do in the tech department.)