There is some great training available on the internet for people aspiring to be coaches. They want to coach people to help them achieve more and have success.
You could be a small business coach, internet business coach, franchise business coach, personal business coach, life coach, personal coach, executive coach or any of a wide variety of niches.
What people may not understand is that there is a difference between coaching, teaching, mentoring or consulting.
It’s important to know which you are aiming at so you can set up your business the correct way and serve the right audience.
Coaching involves a set time period and a specific number of appointments may be set.
It focuses on a specific problem that the client wishes to work on.
Specific goals and immediate improvement is expected.
Mentoring is more personal.
It is an ongoing relationship that can last a long time. Meetings can be more informal and can be set on the spur of the moment to address issues that arise.
Focus is on career and personal development. It takes a broader view of the client.
Teaching involves development skills necessary to accomplish a task. A teacher imparts knowledge.
The teacher may or may not also be a coach that would imply a closer relationship to the client.
Most webinars and information products are from teachers. They serve an important function but teachers may not necessarily have a close relationship to their students.
And a consultant helps in planning. A consultant helps the client determine the direction of the business, ad strategy, business planning and other details. A consultant needs to be knowledgeable in many aspects of business.