Helping Hand – Life Coaching



Warning To Life Coaches

Warning for Life Coaches

So you like helping people, its what you do. Everyone who knows you comes to your with their problems. So how do you turn this gift into a way of living that can support you?

You become a Life Coach.

You find a good certified program and enroll on this journey with excitement and lots of positive hope. Six months to a year later you have been trained to listen, found your niche and given some basic hints and tips on running your business. You are now out there in the world as a Certified Life Coach…….exciting isn’t it.

The first thing you may notice is that you soon become bombarded with emails coaxing you into another program, usually from the school you trained with or Coaches that are associated with the school. They tell you that you need a ‘more in depth training‘ or one to help you ‘define your niche‘ better and, as you probably don’t have many (or indeed any) clients yet, you enroll. OH and most importantly, they tell you that you need to hire a coach/mentor of your own?

The trap is set and you walked right into it.

Well I’ve been there and the truth is, that it is near impossible to make a living as a Life Coach, unless you are a Natural Sales person, an SEO expert, have Marketing Knowledge and have lots of financial backing!

AND you are selling to other coaches.

Yes there are some very successful, charismatic Coaches out there but they are few and far between and often it is not their skill as a life coach that gets them there but the marketing machine they have employed. AND most of them are selling programs to other coaches…downline.

SOUND familiar?

The Life Coach Business for me is becoming a disguised pyramid scheme of sorts and that is one of the reason I left the ICF. I stopped buying programs from other coaches and distance myself from the madness.

I GOT into this business to HELP PEOPLE in need, not to make money from other struggling coaches.

So I went about it my way. Building Social Networks, Volunteering with Women’s groups, writing and blogging and creating an honest & trusted familiar face out there in the world.

3 years later, am I making money? Not a lot but it has started to roll in. People are coming to me now, I don’t have to go find them. I don’t have to go sell myself over and over again trying to convince someone they should pay me to help them………..I simply stay true to who I am and they come to me!.

So you may ask, why am I writing this blog?

Well I want to warn those of you who are just starting out, that this is a tough business……..! Be prepared to not only have to work very hard at it, with the majority of your efforts going into Marketing and Sales (not coaching). But also to warn you, not to fall for the ‘coaches trap‘ of selling to or buying from, other coaches….. because I am sure that like me, that is NOT what you started out to do. Buying training program after training program is NOT going to get you the clients you want to help……believe me.

All it will get you, is broke!

Wishing you much love and luck in this venture, it can truly be a worthwhile life IF you are doing what you set out to……….HELP PEOPLE IN NEED!

Coach Lin xx


We all face challenges in this life,

some more serious than others but challenges none the less. How those challenges affect our lives is very dependent on how you handle them. Some people seem to breeze through problems, however large, while others fall apart over seemingly small issues.

Which are you?

Do you bury your head in the sand and hope problems go away? Or perhaps you race around telling everyone your plight dramatizing them in the hope someone will fix them for you? OR do you rise to the challenge, accepting it and look for ways to either fix it or live with it?

Often the route we take is not conscious, it’s a life habit. A way of behaving and interacting in the world that evolved in childhood and feels as much a part of you, as is your big toe.

Or is it?

If you feel that your life is full of problem after overwhelming problem, it may be that your default way of coping, the one you developed as a child, is simply not working for you anymore. Your challenges may have simply outgrown this particular way of coping.

Sometimes we cannot even see what our default reaction is, until it’s pointed out to us and even then we may resist any change.

But changing the way you react to a challenge, is the only way to get a different result.

The only way to learn, to grow and to develop new more effective ways of coping; ways that are more suited to the adult challenges we face, is to change what is no longer working for us.

It’s time to update your Operating System!

Hi my name is coach Lin and I specialise in helping people deal with Challenges in their lives. If it is time to upgrade that system, to learn how to cope with challenges in fact how to thrive on them? Then its time to contact me…………

Together we can move you forward, towards a happier, healthier less stressed life.  I look forward to meeting you.


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