Jenny Grainger qualified as a Life Coach in 2005 and since then she has earned her living through Life Coaching thousands of clients across Ireland, and beyond via Skype. She was one of the very first qualified Life Coaches in Northern Ireland at a time when no-one had heard of Life Coaching. She was a pioneer in the field of coaching and personal development and since then she has watched many people train as Life Coaches, start up their businesses and then disappear within a short period of time once the reality hits home.
Becoming a Life Coach is the easy part. Pretty much anyone can qualify in this area. However, despite what the marketing hype from the Coach Training providers may say, making a living as a Life Coach is not easy. In addition to being a confident and competent coach you need to be able to market yourself, be a good public speaker, be creative, be a good administrator, manage your own accounts and generally be able to multi-task. You also need to be able to create strong, healthy professional boundaries, manage your time and energy well and practice self-care. In short, you need to be able to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.
Over recent years Jenny has become passionate about supporting other coaches in their professional development and to grow their coaching practise into a successful one which will support them financially and fulfill them personally. Part of the reason for'retiring' from her own Life Coaching practice in September 2016 is so that she can focus more on mentoring and supporting other coaches in this way.
If you are a qualified Life Coach, you can apply to become a FreshStart Accredited Coach and benefit from Jenny's vast experience in this area as well as being part of a really supportive team of other like-minded coaches. With monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly Business Support Days in Belfast plus marketing support, regular training, peer coaching and much more, this is a really interesting option for any Life Coach. Email Jenny today to find out more about how she can support you to make a success of your Life Coaching business.