You want to use your talents and passion for something more than a mundane 9–5, and the idea of becoming a professional coach sounds, well, pretty amazing. It’s got the freedom and flexibility we all crave, plus the envious opportunity to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Yet, you can’t seem to shrug off that little voice inside your head echoing a common doubt: Is professional coaching really a “thing?” You know you have what it takes to be successful as a coach; you can just feel it in your bones. But that inner critic (perhaps goaded by the peanut gallery in your everyday life) still questions whether this is a legitimate profession. OK then, it’s time to silence all this conjecture with cold, hard facts and stats. Let’s drop the mic on critics of professional coaching (even the one in your own head!) with these five serious truth bombs.
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If you’ve ever casually mentioned to someone else that you’re interested in a career as a coach, you may have run into these common assumptions:
If you hang out in online spaces often, you’ve probably noticed that everyone and their second cousin seems to have hung their “coaching” shingle for all to see. When you see so many advertisements for coaches, it can be really intimidating as a potential student. You may be asking yourself things like “is the coaching market oversaturated?” or “do I even stand a chance as a coach?”
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As an Admissions Coach for iPEC, I get to talk to professionals of all backgrounds. Lately I’ve noticed that more and more of my one-on-one sessions have been with medical professionals who are facing uncertainty and overwhelm due to more patients, fewer doctors, and increasingly complex regulations. They feel they’re at a tipping point and they’re willing to try a new approach in order to get things done.