Embracing Your Inner Coach: Why Anyone Can Become a Life-Changing Guide

Josh Dykes

“I’m not qualified.”

“I’m too old for a career change.”

“I don’t have the experience.”

These doubts often echo in the minds of those considering a path in life coaching. But what if these self-limiting beliefs are merely roadblocks on your journey to a fulfilling career?

The world of life coaching is not an exclusive club reserved for a select few. It’s a realm where passion, empathy, and a genuine desire to help others are the true prerequisites for success.

You don’t need a specific degree or a lifetime of experience to make a profound impact on someone’s life. What you need is the willingness to learn, the ability to connect with people, and a passion for empowering others to achieve their goals.

Imagine yourself guiding individuals through their personal and professional transformations, witnessing their growth, and celebrating their triumphs. Picture yourself becoming a catalyst for positive change, leaving an indelible mark on the lives you touch.

This is the essence of life coaching – a profession that transcends age, background, and prior experience. It’s about tapping into your innate ability to connect, inspire, and empower.

What can I do about it?

Your journey to becoming a life coach begins with a simple step – believing in your potential. Here’s how you can transform that belief into action:

  1. Embrace your strengths: Identify your unique qualities, experiences, and skills that can contribute to your coaching style. Perhaps you’re a natural listener, a problem-solver, or a motivator. Recognise these strengths as your foundation.
  2. Seek knowledge and training: While formal education isn’t mandatory, investing in coaching courses and certifications can enhance your skills and credibility. Explore various training programs, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to expand your knowledge base.
  3. Practice and refine: Start by offering pro bono coaching sessions to friends, family, or acquaintances. This practical experience will allow you to apply your learnings, gain confidence, and refine your approach. Then you can move into paid coaching with more confidence.
  4. Network and collaborate: Engage with fellow life coaches, attend industry events, and participate in online communities. Building connections within the coaching world can provide valuable insights, support, and opportunities.

Remember, the path to becoming a life coach isn’t about achieving perfection; it’s about embracing the journey of personal and professional growth. As the saying goes, “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.”


The world needs more individuals who are willing to guide, support, and empower others. If you’ve ever felt the calling to make a difference in people’s lives, don’t let self-doubt hold you back. Embrace your potential, take action, and embark on the rewarding journey of becoming a life coach.

If you’re ready to overcome your limiting beliefs and become a successful coach, I encourage you to attend one of our 1-Day Coaching Diplomas to start your coaching journey. It’ll help you to develop a plan to achieve your goals and build a successful coaching business. You can also find our beginners guide to becoming a coach here.

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