Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 by International Coach Federation
About a month ago, we asked our Facebook fans to share one thing they wish they had done (or knew or considered) when they first became a coach.
- “The crucial importance of smart marketing, business planning, and partnerships. Though the coaching skills may be there, these are the backbone of a sustainable practice.” (Andrew Carter)
- “That I would have made it into my 'passion' as full time work.” (Neal Elefant)
- “…basic business practices and a graduate level marketing course.” (Becky Henry)
- “That 'career of my dreams' wasn't synonymous with 'a walk in the park.'” (Marlene Davis McCallum)
- “I wish I had better information on courses offered. I am very happy with the Life Coach Institute, but I still do not know how the other courses compare.” (Jason Holcomb Bour)
- “That I believed in myself, my coaching skills and the power of coaching a lot earlier and charged what I charge now back then! I'd have made a lot more money a lot faster!!” (Simon Smith)
- “Wish I knew how important the sales/marketing piece was.” (Natalie Kallen Trabert)
- “The importance of getting experience!” (Huda Al-Medlej)
- “Wish I would have made creating a website/CMS a priority.” (Matt Naskrent)
- “That everything's about STARTING.” (Jimmy Loyal)
- “Be more interactive with the coaching community.” (Mau Espinosa)
What about you? What is something you wish you had known or done when you first began coaching?