MEDIOCRE THERAPIST CAN BE GREAT LIFE COACHES
Mediocre therapist can be great life coaches, and I say that for three reasons. And these reasons are based on my 10 years of experience as a life coach instructor. Over the last decade I have trained and certified hundreds of life coaches. Yet a large percentage of these students have been therapist. Although many of them were mediocre therapist at best. But once they became certified life coaches, their client success rate skyrocketed. Below are 3 reasons I think this happens.
3 reasons why mediocre therapist can be great life coaches:
Less rules & regulations…
Therapist have to abide by tons of legal rules & regulations. This can really tie their hands and limit their ability to help patients. On the other hand, the life coaching industry is currently unregulated in most states. So when therapist become life coaches, they have free reign to do their thing. Their hands finally become untied and they can provide far more value and results for their life coaching clients. That’s my first reason why mediocre therapist can be great life coaches.
They can give advice…
Most therapist avoid giving advice to patients for fear of malpractice suits. But unfortunately most of their patients want advice. But as a life coach, they don’t have to worry about getting sued for giving advice. In fact, life coaching clients want and expect to be given advice. Having this ability to give advice empowers these therapist to deliver faster results for life coaching clients. That is my second reason why mediocre therapist can be great life coaches.
They can be themselves…
Therapist have to always worry about boundary crossings and boundary violations. Things like self-disclosure, home visits, non-sexual touching, gifts or bartering. In other words they can’t really build true relationships with patients. This can limit their ability to connect with patients and build trust. But as life coaches they can be themselves 100%. They can be vulnerable and share personal experiences. In turn, this gives their clients permission to be vulnerable. Having this ability dramatically increases their client success rate. And it also makes the coaching process more enjoyable. Those are my 3 reasons why mediocre therapist can be great life coaches.
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