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If you’ve ever wanted to hire a personal life coach, you’ve probably come across a few ads with people proclaiming to be a certified life coach. No doubt this got you asking what exactly a certified life coach is. What makes the certified life coach different from a non-certified life coach? Is it worth hiring a certified life coach over a non-certified life coach?
It is possible, though not recommended, to start up a professional life coach business without being a certified life coach. All it really takes is getting people to hire you as a life coach, either via the internet or from seeing an advertisement in the newspaper. Once you do that, you are a professional life coach. However, a certified life coach has special training. It takes a certain amount of skill and specialized knowledge to know what to say in different situations and to know how to assist a client resolve certain issues in their lives that are preventing them from moving forward in their lives. A life coach institute will offer training that can help a person be prepared for any number of experiences that someone who simply “proclaimed” themselves a life coach simply doesn’t have. With that said, you may be inclined to think that it would be a good idea to make sure that you hire a certified life coach rather than a non-certified life coach.
In the end, the difference between a certified life coach and a non-certified life coach is a matter of training and experience. If you’re looking for a personal life coach, it pays to hire a certified one, even if a certified life coach costs more than a non-certified life coach. It can be the difference between achieving positive, tangible results and not quite making it over that hill. And since what you want is success, the choice should be clear. Why would you consider hiring anyone other than a certified life coach?
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