Brooke, I just finished the 4 videos presenting the Life Coach School and certification. A couple of thoughts…
1. I have already been certified twice in schools that had little to no business training and reasonable content (IPEC & The John Maxwell Team)
2. I have been “playing at coaching” for going on 5 years and have made a decent part-time income, but far from what I would like…
3. As I have scanned the horizon of my life, it has become very apparent to me that I have thrived inside of environments where there is systematic and consistent structure, and training and teaching from a Master that I have placed myself under. To date, my coaching career has been so scattered and frenetic…a chasing here and there, with no real structure, process or system that I have followed. I have largely shot from the hip as a coach, with reasonable results, but nothing like what I see you producing. The result: I don’t have much confidence in my ability to coach or build and sustain a business that offers high value. Also, I feel like a “jack of many coaching ideas/skills” but a master of none. I truly believe I have the ability to build a thriving coaching business. Are there others who come to you in this situation?
My question is: Would you advise shaking the etch a sketch, so to speak, and starting over, building a new foundation and a new skill set in the Life Coach School, OR might there be another path you would advise? I have invested approx. $20k in the two different certifications, plus several thousand on classes, books, etc…and feel like I am grossly under-achieving and spinning my wheels.
A final thought…I have been a bit hesitant also re: the Life Coach School because I am a man, and it seems that the vast majority of clients/students are women. I feel like the Model could be so powerful with many issues men struggle with, and don’t see it being used much with men. Any thoughts on this?
Thank you so much for your feedback.