Types of Life Coach
Life Coach/Personal Coach:
Working with private clients on any aspect of their private/work life. Many coaches are generalists. They work with all types of clients and help with just about everything. They do not have an particular niche so their type is simply generalist.
But many coaches do have niches in which they specialise. So their type is Niche Coach.
In private practice but specialising in a particular field such as:
- confidence coach
- career coach
- parenting coach
- spirituality coach
- relationship coach
- driving test nerves coach
- public speaking coach
- book writing coach
There are so many types of Niche coaching. All are profitable and rewarding.
Small/medium Business Coach:
There are many types of coach in this niche. This means it has niches within niches. E.g. Set-up: Working with new entrepreneurs and business owners to achieve business success. Achieved through clarity of aims and outcomes. SOHO’s, (small office/home office), are a really profitable area at the moment. So are new therapists.
There are so many types of small/medium businesses that there are just as many types of coaches to cater to them.
When working with businesses it is always beneficial to be able to prove that you have run successful business prior to becoming a coach.
Working in or with businesses to achieve performance or staffing outcomes. Ranging from sales performance, succession management, change management, etc.. This can be full-time paid or on a ‘bought in’ basis.
Within corporate coaching there are several types of sub-niches as well:
- Executive Coach: Working with senior managers/executives on their personal performance and leadership skills.
- Team Coach: You may well be asked to coach whole teams or departments.
When working with corporate businesses it is always beneficial to be able to prove that you have run successful business prior to becoming a coach. Especially in the corporate world.
These are just a few of the many ways to become a successful coach. Qualify, get out there and make a difference.