I really enjoy public speaking, have read a lot of motivational and coaching material, and have starting thinking about the possibility of earning some coin by helping others get what they want - through coaching.
I wanted to hear from the professional coaches here on if they ever received any formal qualifications or undertook any training to become a coach?
I have seen a lot of very expensive courses being sold (some up to $50,000!) that are designed to take someone from 0 to a coach. I am not sold on these and smell a little snake oil.
It seems to me that people fall into coaching after becoming (if only slightly) famous or recognised for something. For example, if you get a book published on public speaking it is not a long stretch that you would naturally become a public speaking coach or mentor as people discover your book and want to learn more. Thoughts?
Also, has anyone here kick started their coaching career by first writing a book?
Any life coaches here I could find more information from on the profession?
Sorry for so many questions - they all sort of just hit me and I am searching for answers!