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How to Become a Life Coach

Life coaching has become a frequently pursued career, as it offers a variety of benefits and is impactful for people, if done the right way.

Certainly, when we put pseudo-life coaching aside, having the right people in those positions is crucial to the optimal functioning of the community.

The reason here is that as knowledgeable as you are, a third-person perspective is always useful, especially in the personal and professional aspects of life.

By becoming a professional life coach, you can even help people identify and chase visions and goals and even, turn their life around.

If all of this resonates with you, keep reading as we give you information on how to take on that career path (if you’re serious about it).

What Does “Life-Coaching” Mean?

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At first, the term “life-coaching” may seem ridiculous, because of the ever-changing and dynamic environment we all live in.

And though that stands true, the job of a life coach is to help their clients identify aspects of their life that need to be worked on.

That is to say that life coaches do not really tell you how to live, but rather how to navigate through the dynamic life you’re exposed to.

Characteristics Of A Life Coach

To further elaborate, a life coach is generally a well-trained individual who understands psychology deeply and helps their clients fulfill their full potential and reach goals.

On top of that, a professional life coach will be able to advise and encourage their clients on a variety of professional, personal and career matters.

Regardless of your current level of development (even if you’re a life coach), hiring a coach yourself is never a bad idea.

As a matter of fact, if you are unsure about whether or not you should become a life coach, hiring one to help you reach certain goals is an even better idea.

In doing so, you will technically have a mentor that will help you along your journey of becoming a professional life coach.

How Much Does Life-Coaching Education Cost?

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Without a doubt, before starting to practice life coaching, you must get the proper certification.

There are a variety of options for life coaching certification courses, each of which offers a different methodology and is priced differently.

A typical certificate course would last anywhere from 20 to 100 hours and cost between 1000 and 10,000 dollars.

The good thing is that you can take incremental steps on this journey, as there are basic, intermediate and advanced courses.

In taking those one by one, you will be able to build from the ground up, instead of taking all the information all at once.

How Much Money Can You Make?

Whether we’re talking about a dream career path or a new endeavor you are trying to pursue, one thing is for sure – The money you make is a direct reflection of the value you give out.

There are life coaching positions in certain companies, but your best bet would be to try and create your own image, persona and community.

THIS is how you can get out of the fixed paycheck and grow your income exponentially.

Think of it this way – Generally, a life coach can get anywhere from $70 to $300 per hour.

If you get to the point where you are on the higher points of that range, you can easily break $10k per month.

And that is just 1:1 coaching! When you advance and create a name for yourself, you will have a community that knows about you and has trust.

To be of even greater value to them, you can then push out other products, such as e-books, video courses, membership areas, etc.

Motivate and Guide

The task of a life coach is to motivate and guide people towards working on lacking areas in their life and character, with the ultimate purpose of achieving goals and realizing ideas.

At the end of the day, if you’re someone who communicates well, this may as well be one of the more suitable career paths you can follow!


Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/www.AmberLDrake.org or connect with her on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/specialistamberdrake.

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