Much of the work of a coach is setting goals and then encouraging clients to achieve and exceed them. Coaches hold their clients accountable for their actions. Having someone hold you accountable can be life changing. Seeing the change and growth in others is rewarding. That’s what fills a coach’s heart, yet some coaches like giving so much that they can actually give away too much and under value their services. Some tend to give away their coaching time freely and short change their income. Giving away too much won’t pay the bills. But once you learn how to quickly communicate your value, develop more high-value coaching programs and how to ask for more money; you’ll be well on your way to becoming a highly paid coach.
Experts who coach are good at asking the right questions and being patient enough to listen, respond, direct, redirect and hold their clients accountable to take action. A good coach is a caring and empathetic individual who enjoys making a difference in others’ lives.
Basically, when you think of a coach, you think of someone who guides you along the way. Coaches show you the shortcuts to getting the results you desire. They also help people find more effective ways to improve their businesses or their personal life. People pay for coaches because they help them solve problems faster, get them to a solution faster and/or help them make important decisions.
As an expert who coaches others, you must know the right questions to ask. You have to be a pretty good interviewer. If you think you’re good at interviewing people and you’re patient enough to be a good listener, coaching may be right for you. A good coach gives their clients direct, yet supportive responses. They communicate in a manner that gets others to listen and open up and when they direct their clients to take action, they actually start moving. Their clients start taking action because they feel that their coach has given them a direction that they can easily trust.