#40: How I Became a Coach

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own coaching practice? Are you interested in getting an inside perspective on what training is out there? What training do you even need to get started in the world of coaching? This week’s episode offers personal insight into Caneel’s journey to becoming a coach. She also shares a few common misconceptions and roadblocks that many prospective coaches run into, as well as some warnings of scams and pyramid schemes for you to avoid. Do you think you might want to become a coach but don’t know where to start? After listening to this episode, you will have a much better understanding of the purpose of coaching and what it might take for you to start on the path to becoming a coach of yourself or others.  

  • 3:59 - Some background on Caneel and her career journey.


  • 7:04 - Caneel went to grad school to get her PhD.


  • 9:09 - After a short stint as a professor overseas, Caneel returned to the high-tech industry which quickly turned into a career as a consultant.


  • 13:15 - Caneel decided to change the way she approached planning for her career and future - thinking more long term purpose and goals instead of short term career moves.


  • 18:13 - How Caneel grew her coaching business by gaining experience. After Caneel started organizing her life around presence, that is when her career as a coach really started growing exponentially.


  • 22:12 - Caneel gives advice to those looking to start or grow their own coaching practice as well as pointing out some common mistakes new coaches or potential coaches might make.


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