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A Day in the Life of a Coach

When deciding on a coaching career and a coach training program you might want to know what a day in the life of a coach is like. Here is just one version, mine.

When I first started coaching I was also working another very demanding job so my day in the life for this first part of my career consisted of going to my advertising job during the day and coaching in the evenings and on the weekends.

As I started focusing entirely on coaching my day in the life looked more like this:

7 a.m. Wake up and do my morning power start program which includes writing, meditation, strategizing, visioning, goal-setting and planning.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Exercise, shower and breakfast

9 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Coaching Call

10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Coaching Call

10:40 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch or relax or read or marketing or workshop or writing

3 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Coaching Call

4 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Coaching Call

5 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Coaching Call

6 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Coaching Call

6:40 p.m. - 10 p.m. Office closed. This is time for my partner, family and friends unless there is a speaking engagement to fulfill.

Life balance is important when you are a coach. You must lead by example. Carrying a hectic schedule may drain you to the point where you are not fully present when you coach. Your coachee needs to feel that you are fully present with energy for them. Self-love means self-care. Take time for yourself. Nourish your body, mind and spirit. Be patient. Building your coaching practice will take time. Remember that seventy percent of your time in the first six to eighteen months will be dedicated to marketing and networking. Eventually this ratio will reverse itself once your coachee's begin sending your referrals. Don't be afraid to ask for the referral!