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How to Become a Certified Business Coach: A Complete Guide

Updated: 4 days ago

If you're interested in helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed, becoming a certified business coach can be a rewarding career choice. But where do you start, and how do you build a successful coaching business? In this article, we'll answer some of the most common questions about becoming a certified business coach, including how to make money, get started, and get clients.

What does a business coach do?

A business coach is a professional who helps business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and grow their businesses. As an ActionCOACH business coach our goal is to assist the client in building a commercial profitable enterprise that works without them. They may work with clients one-on-one or in group settings, offering guidance, support, and accountability to help their clients succeed. Some of the services a business coach may offer include:

  • Marketing coaching

  • Corporate coaching

  • CEO coaching

  • Online business coaching

  • Small business coaching

  • Life and business coaching

  • Mastermind coaching

  • Coaching for female entrepreneurs

  • Executive coaching

  • Money mindset coaching

  • Business plan coaching

What type of coach is most in demand?

According to recent data, small business coaches and startup coaches are among the most in-demand types of business coaches. This is likely due to the growing number of small businesses and startups in today's economy. Many new trends in professional coaching emerged in 2023, and will carry into 2023.

How do business coaches make money?

Business coaches typically make money by charging clients for their services. They may offer a variety of coaching packages, ranging from one-on-one coaching to group coaching programs, and may charge by the hour or by the package. Some business coaches may also offer additional services, such as workshops or training programs, which can be another source of income.

How much should I pay for a business coach?

The cost of hiring a business coach can vary widely depending on the coach's experience and the services they offer. ActionCOACH charges clients for their coaching services through a variety of packages and pricing structures. We offer both one-on-one coaching and group coaching programs, each with its own set of fees. The company does not disclose specific pricing on their website as they tailor their coaching services to each client's unique needs and goals.

ActionCOACH offers a complimentary business evaluation to prospective clients to determine their needs and to help customize a coaching program that will meet those needs. Schedule a complimentary call today!

How do business coaches get clients?

Business coaches may get clients through a variety of channels, including referrals from satisfied clients, networking events, social media, and advertising. ActionCOACH provides its certified business coaches with specialized training and proprietary systems to help them attract and retain clients. These systems include marketing strategies, sales techniques, and client acquisition tools, among others.

Through the ActionCOACH business coaching certification and ongoing support, coaches are taught how to effectively use these systems to acquire new clients and keep existing ones. The certification process also ensures that coaches have a deep understanding of the ActionCOACH methodology and tools, which they can use to deliver high-quality coaching services to their clients.

How do I get started in business coaching?

If you're interested in becoming a business coach, there are several steps you can take to get started:

  • Get certified: ActionCOACH offers a comprehensive business coaching certification program that provides training in the company's proprietary systems and methodologies. This program can give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful business coach. The 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study found that 85% of coaching clients say it’s important or very important that their coach holds a certification or credential.

  • Gain experience: Consider working with a mentor or volunteering your coaching services to gain experience and build your portfolio.

  • Build your brand: One of the advantages of becoming an ActionCOACH is the ability to leverage the brand's 30-year track record of success in the business coaching industry. As an ActionCOACH, you can tap into the company's proven systems and methodologies, as well as its reputation for delivering high-quality coaching services to businesses of all sizes. By aligning yourself with the ActionCOACH brand, you can establish yourself as a trusted expert in the field and attract clients who are seeking the kind of results that only a seasoned business coaching company can provide.

  • Join a coaching community: Joining a coaching community can provide you with ongoing support and resources to help you grow your coaching business. ActionCOACH offers a global community of coaches who share best practices and offer support to one another.

In conclusion, becoming a certified ActionCOACH can be a fulfilling and lucrative career choice for those who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners succeed. With over 30 years of experience, the ActionCOACH brand has proven to be successful and provides a comprehensive training and support system for its coaches.

If you're ready to take the next step and become an ActionCOACH, apply to learn more about the certification program and how to get started.