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Issue #24: Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Coach

David Wood, PCC
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1. Announcements/Offers
2. 'Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Coach' (FEATURE)
3. About the 'Mentor Monthly™' Newsletter

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1. Announcements/Offers

September SolutionSuccess Free Teleforum
'Coach Training: Should You Train? Where to Train'

In this teleforum David Wood will reveal the real story behind coach certification and training, based on his newly released Independent Report. Ernest Oriente and Judy Feld, authors of SmartMatch Alliances, will be guiding and facilitating the discussion, which will include the following topics:

1. Do you need to be certified at all?
2. How to get a $300 coach training special
3. How to choose the perfect school for you
4. Who should you get certified by?
5. What if you already have related training?

To gain immediate access to past Teleforum recordings, just use the same registration link below. Please note this Teleforum will not be recorded.

Topic: 'Coach Training: Should You Train? Where to Train'
Mark the Date: Wednesday, September 15th (US/Europe) and
Thursday, September 16th (Australasia).

6:00 p.m./ Eastern/New York time
5:00 p.m./Central/Dallas time
4:00 p.m./Mountain/Denver time
3:00 p.m./Pacific/San Francisco time
11:00 p.m./London time
8:00 a.m./Sydney time THURSDAY MORNING

Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: Free


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Independent Report on Coach Training and Certification

Just released, this report by David Wood and Daniel Midson-Short reveals the real story behind coach training and certification. Available now as a free download in pdf format at:

(Comes as part of the free Coach Training Mini e-Course)


When did 'Ten Super Coaches' Become 'Seventeen Super Coaches!?'

With your copy of the '10 Super Coaches ebook' you currently get a free expansion pack including another seven interviews!

To find out how 10 17 ordinary coaches are earning $30,000 to $1.4 million per year, and how you can do it too. Cl'ick here:

10 Super Coaches

"I was working on a marketing strategy that was going to cost quite a bit of money when I bought the ebook. It made me realise there is a MUCH more direct, and less expensive method. Saved me several hundred pounds and gave me a kick up the rear end to do something else. Thanks!"

Neil Gilbranch, United Kingdom

"Why reinvent the wheel when you can see how successful people are already producing results you want? Don't hesitate, buy it today. The '10 Super Coaches' ebook has given me the confidence and inner strength I needed to build my business, I have been able to fine-tune my fees, and I have offered sample sessions with success."

Denise Simons, New Zealand
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2. FEATURE: Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Coach

Coaching is a very personal experience, but we all share in the benefits that coaching brings to our clients and ourselves. If you're thinking of becoming a coach, this list may persuade you to take the leap. If you're already a coach, it will remind you how lucky you are!

1) Coaching is extremely fulfilling

You get to partner with people in whichever area is MOST important to them right now. You can make an enormous difference to their life, and watch the results unfold. Find out what areas are most fulfilling for you, and work with clients who are pursuing them.

2) Coaching lets you work from home or anywhere else!

Stroll around your front yard using a cordless headset phone, coach from a quiet meeting room at work, or even from the beach. Due to the growing popularity of phone coaching, you can now travel or live in any country in the world, and keep your coaching practice going.

3) Set your own work hours e.g. Mon to Wed, 10am – 1pm?

You decide when you coach, and when you’ll have free time to create other projects. Prefer to coach in the evenings? Want 2 hours for lunch? It’s your choice.

4) Coaching pays well

Good coaches are exceeding six figure incomes. Suppose you charged in your early stages only $250 per month and provided 30 minute sessions. You could spend two days a week coaching 20 clients, and still make $60,000 that year. And, if you worked up to 30 clients at $400 per month, we’re talking $144,000 for coaching three days a week.

5) Coaching offers you your own business with VERY low overhead

Running your own business gives you a LOT of freedom and room for creativity. And there are not many businesses you can enter with the investment of nothing but your coach training, a computer and a phone. You can also transition safely into the profession by developing a client base BEFORE you cut back to 3 days a week at your regular job, or even quit.

6) Coaching creates continual personal growth

By asking a lot of your clients, you'll find you naturally begin to ask a lot of yourself. You cannot help but grow and expand, and achieve results as you ask them to grow and expand, and achieve results. Imagine reaching a startling insight for yourself in a coaching session, and you're getting paid for it!

7) Your personal development is tax deductible!

Any course you do related to personal growth, including any travel you need to do to take the training, is generally tax deducible (check with your accountant). Want to learn Reiki? Yoga? Management skills? If you're passing it on to your clients and getting paid for it, it's a business expense.

8) Coaching allows you to network with other winning coaches

You become part of a dynamic worldwide community. Need a contact in London? Visa information for Canada? Advise on coaching while traveling the world? You'll find the coaching community surprisingly generous and supportive.

9) Coaching equals creativity

Coaching clients regularly is an amazing structure for creativity in your life. The world becomes a huge palette where your job is to help brainstorm ideas and strategies for your clients. It's impossible for you to not come up with ideas and strategies for yourself and those around you! A new book? A series of audio tapes? How to reduce hunger? A web course for girls hitting puberty? Who knows where you will end up!

10) Get in at the ground floor of an emerging profession

As a profession, coaching is in its infancy. It is less than 15 years old in the US. If you start now, in five years you could be a leader in your profession.

By David Wood and Geoff Grist



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David Wood is a Professional Life Coach, and author of the powerful Free Download: '50 Life Coaching Questions to Take Control of Your Life and Help Your Clients'. He helps coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers to build their businesses via his popular ebook: "10 Super Coaches Share Their Secrets" and his audio ebook: "Getting Your First 50 Clients".

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