Executive Coach Dawn Ali, is an author, speaker, and trains on weight, wellness, Law of Attraction, spirituality and 6 figures in 6 months.
When I first became a coach, I had no idea what I was getting into. At the age of 47, I had just lost 70 pounds naturally, I was unemployed, and I had begun my entrepreneur journey — again. (I had been a serial entrepreneur most of my life.)Working out of my mother’s home, I had started teaching small groups of people what I had done to lose weight. That led to me publishing my first book, a cookbook, with the recipes I used during my weight and wellness transformation.
Shortly thereafter, I attended the Longevity Now™ Conference. There were many speakers on stage, and I was mesmerized by the energy and excitement there. One speaker announced that he was a life coach, and I knew that was what I wanted to be. In fact, I actually was a life coach; I was already doing it, I just didn’t have a title for it.
A couple months later, I went to a life coaching event, was called to speak on stage and received a standing ovation. I officially began calling myself a life coach from that moment forward. Because I changed my life mostly on my own, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about being a life coach. Of course, I didn’t.
I ran across a successful life coach online and sent him a video message asking if I could travel with him as a life coach and speaker. He said he had something better to offer me. That something better was to take his $1,500 video life coaching course for free and receive a life coaching certification upon successful completion. I was hurt that he said no to traveling, but I graciously took his course. I then became a certified life coach.
I had already created my own life coaching videos for weight loss and wellness, which led to my first private, one-on-one life coaching sessions. I found myself getting stuck as a life coach, however, because I was juggling it with trying to grow my business online as an entrepreneur. Here’s a list of things I wish I had known as a beginner life coach that would have helped me then: