As there is a difference between people, there is also a difference between coaches. Just like 'normal' people, you come across coaches in all shapes and sizes. They come from all walks of life, differences in background, origin, education, personality and life path.

We can conclude that with so many backgrounds there is also a variety of reasons why people are following a coaching course. These are the six most common reasons why people want to become a coach and choose a coaching career. It is often a combination of several reasons why people want to follow the coaching course. In random order:

The talented helper
"I like to help people, I am often a listening ear for friends and I regularly hear that I have to become a coach." These people get a lot of satisfaction from the fact that they can help others. They experience that they are good at introducing and reporting with others, but they lack coaching tools and techniques.

The experience expert
By having experienced a lot of things in life or having taken a certain course, many have realized how important it is to be in conversation with someone other than your acquaintances. These people want to make the profession of the experiences they have gained in life. These students know better than anyone what it is like to encounter difficulties and what it takes to regain balance in life.

The professional
These are students who already have a lot to do with people in their profession or work atmosphere. They already coach them unnoticed in a certain way. In their work, they notice that they can function at a much higher level if they master the skills as a coach. They see the added value of coaching in the workplace. The professionals who are going to follow a coaching course are, teachers (from kindergarten teacher to university teacher), directors, managers, team leaders, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, trainers, HR employees, social workers, nurses, etc.

The personal developer
This inquisitive student does the wellness coaching certification or training for his own development process, among other things. They are students who want to be more aware of themselves and their environment. As a coach you constantly work on yourself, by following coach training programs, training courses and coaching certifications. But your clients also keep you constantly focused. If you coach others, you also coach yourself, the other acts as a mirror.

The world improver
These are future coaches who see the coaching process as a special tool with which you can let people reach their highest potential. "It is always special when a coach comes into contact with his talents and starts to trust this." These students want to change the world through coaching their clients.

The career coach
Have you ever thought about what you would like to do for the rest of your life? These students do not want to work for the same employer or perform the same type of work all their lives. The special thing about coaching is that you can do it until your hundredth. Just like good wine, you only get better when you get older. Many coaches first combine their own practice with their current job and eventually switch to full-time practice.

Whatever the main reason for following a coaching course, what all (student) coaches have in common is that they want to make a difference for someone else.

Author's Bio: 

Misty Jhones