When deciding whether to become a Certified Behavioral Coach or Consultant, you may ask yourself the question, “Whom will I coach?” The answer is not always straightforward and requires a bit of self-awareness and reflecting upon education, skills, and experiences. The question then becomes…Who do you WANT to coach? Which then drives the question of what will you specialize in? If you struggle to answer any of these, the following may assist you in your decision-making process.
DISC is a universal tool that can be administered and applied to any environment. Coaches may focus on individual coaching (one-on-one), team or group coaching, or serve as consultants to senior executives, Human Resource and Talent Management professionals. Some focus their coaching on helping others transform specific areas in their personal lives as a Life Coach or through ministry; others may apply skills and training to serve organizations throughout private and public sectors. It’s a personal choice made by each Coach based on their preferences and goals.
Before becoming a certified behavioral consultant or coach, it may be helpful to complete the following assessments to help illuminate strengths and areas of passion and interest:
Building a coaching business can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many resources available for solopreneurs, coaching teams and larger organizations to utilize as a guide. Choosing a certification pathway, such as Certified Behavioral Consultant or Certified Behavioral Life Coach, helps establish baseline knowledge on the history, theory, and applications of DISC behavioral analysis, while follow-on continuing education courses to supplement their knowledge and deepen understanding. Additionally, PeopleKeys offers an eBook that breaks down the process of starting a coaching practice into six steps to help get you moving in the right direction!
Once you’ve discovered your potential coaching niche, preferred clientele, and started your coaching business, you may eventually decide to venture out of individual or group coaching and consulting and training. This does not negate or remove your coaching credential; it only enhances your business portfolio as a professional coach or consultant. Perhaps your interest moves toward sales, and you decide to sell DISC assessments or develop your own branded content through private labeling. This advantageous option is for any coach who wishes not only to add additional revenue sources, but also to establish and distinguish yourself in the vast online marketplace.
Whatever your decision, PeopleKeys’ team of professionals will help you make the best choice to achieve your personal and professional goals.
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