Working with a practice client is a valuable part of your Academic Life Coach Training. A practice client is someone who you agree to coach, pro bono, with the understanding that you are going to be trying out different coaching concepts as part of a training program.
There are countless advantages to getting started coaching early and working with a practice client throughout your training. Here are our top three:
Finding a practice client can seem like a daunting task. However, tapping into your network is the best and easiest way to find your first practice client. Connect with your fellow coaches. Tell you friends and family about your training. Spread the word with other parents. You will be surprised how easy it is to find someone who knows someone, who’s daughter could really benefit from working with a coach.
The challenge with offering free life coaching to practice clients is that when people are not paying for something, they do not always take it as seriously. However, this is not always the case, the differentiating factor seems to be the way that a coach initially pitches the idea of coaching. Here are a few tips: