If you were thinking of becoming a 'Weight-Loss Coach' for awhile, now it's the time to do so! In this course you will learn the most important aspects of developing your own 'Weight-Loss' coaching business, for example: developing short- and long-term strategies for 'attracting' new clients whilst learning how to structure 'individual' coaching sessions with your clients.
This course offers you an opportunity to understand the 'perfect' title for your own niche, how to work with clients on Skype, how to create 'group' coaching sessions both 'online' and 'offline', and how to increase your client's motivation for their goals.
This course is for those who are developing their own coaching practice and wishes to work as an 'Weight-Loss' coach. In this course the student will learn, for example:
and much more.
The BONUS lectures include: a) How to start charging more for your services, b) 7 Powerful coaching questions, and c) When to quit your current job and start coaching full-time.
This course contains 41 lessons: some are as short as 3 minutes, whereas others are as long as 8 minutes. Each lesson is created to be engaging and thought provoking.
Most lectures are video-based, whereas a few lectures are text-typed for the purpose of studying the material at your own spare time. The course can be completed within 2-3 weeks.
The course will teach you how to coach through Skype and Facebook, how to become an 'expert' in your field, and how to find your own clients both short- and long-term. After completing this course you will feel more confident about running your own successful profitable 'Weight-Loss' coaching business.
In this lecture you will find out what is this course about. You will understand you will be covering and what you should pay attention to. Learn how to get the best out of the course.
In this lecture you will learn about several key responsibilities that you need to have during your practice:
'Weight-loss coach' is not the only title you can use. In this lecture you'll find out what other titles are widely used by various coaches and how to find your own 'specific' title that will be marketing-friendly.
When you are thinking about your overall coaching and marketing plan, you need to have a clear 'vision' and 'mission' of your business. In this lecture you will learn about the importance of looking forward and having long-term vision for your coaching business.
Do you know 'who' are you targeting? Are they 'older' people or 'younger' enthusiasts? Are they are staying-at-home mums or fitness and sport males? In this lecture you will learn to create your 'ideal client' avatar which is helpful for your marketing ads in the future.
You might think 'why' do you need to write some 'statement' message, but you will understand the importance of this in this lecture. Your statement message includes the 'benefits' that you can offer to your clients. Your 'statement' message is your personal ad. Very individual and enticing for your client!
Your clients will want 'everything' from you - your coaching expertise, motivational strategies that they can use, and also an expertise on nutrition and physical activity (for their weight-loss). In this lecture you will be asked to reflect whether you would benefit from additional qualifications in the future, so that you could offer to your client a 'whole package' of a coach and of an expert on nutrition and physical activities for weight loss.
You need to be aware of your overall coaching plan at all times: what techniques you are planning to use; what new strategies or techniques you can learn. Aim to make your sessions interesting, and not just a coaching 'drill'. Then your clients will always come back to you for more.
During this lecture you will understand that not everyone who comes for weight-loss coaching will have the same 'issues'. Some will want a more specific approach to their goals, whereas others would benefit from a 'general' information and a convenient for them plan.
In this lecture you will find out how to coach 'females'. When you coach female clients you need to be aware of certain points, for example, their emotional part of nature or their tendency to sugar addiction.
In this lecture you will learn how to coach male clients. In practice you will probably not have that many male clients who come for weight-loss coaching sessions, but it is good to know how to approach this topic for the days that you do.
Some of your clients might be very busy individuals, and your approach to coaching them needs to be tailored to their needs. In this lecture you will learn how to coach the busiest of your clients whilst keeping your own sanity.
If you think that your clients just want to lose weight, then of course it's only a part of the 'truth'. In reality your clients want more - they want to feel happier, healthier, and in control over their eating habits.
In this lecture you will learn the various reasons that cause people to gain weight. Whether they suffer from a psychological disorder or just 'cannot stop eating', you will find out how to help them.
Even 'emotional eating' doesn't have the same 'roots'! Learn the reasons that lie behind the 'emotional eating' in this lecture.
Perhaps you are considering whether you should work 'from an office' or purely 'online' with your clients. In this lecture you will be prompt to consider your options, and all the 'pros' and 'cons' of both methods.
In this lesson you will be made to consider both strategies - 'one-to-one coaching' and 'group coaching' as both of them have their own 'pros' and 'cons'.
Facebook coaching might sound odd but in reality it's a good addition to your overall coaching programme. Facebook is a long-term strategy but have to be considered carefully and individually to each client.
In this lesson you will learn that Skype is the most common medium used in coaching, and that you can use Google Hangouts on the same manner to communicate with your clients.
Some coaches use 'emailing system' for an additional coaching option. Would you opt for it too? Learn here how else you can use 'emails' in your coaching practice.
After this lecture you will know a simple Psychological formula of 'motivation': what it depends on and how to increase it in your client.
In this lecture you will learn that 'stress' and 'weight loss' go hand-in-hand, and that it is vital to measure your client's stress levels at every lecture.
Cravings are not just that - 'cravings'. They have various causes and origins, and would be 'treated' in various ways as well.
Of course, if you are not a qualified professional to give an information on dieting and exercising, then maybe you shouldn't. But are there any ways that would make it possible?
Not every coach has their own personal website. Should you have one? Listen to this lecture and find out!
Facebook is one of the most usable social media platforms these days. How to turn it to your own advantage though?
If you are not too shy in front of the camera, then you've got to use this marketing approach! Although it takes effort to make videos, YouTube is still one of the most attractive 'free' promotional tools if used correctly.
Twitter is one of the most used social media tools, but it's not for everyone. In this lecture you will learn how to use it to find your new clients for coaching.
LinkedIn is considered to be a 'professional' social media tools, that is created for 'professionals' by 'professionals'. In this lecture you will learn how you could use it to link to other professionals who could be converted into your new clients.
Perhaps you were considering writing your own book at some point but wasn't sure how to go about it. In this lecture you will learn how to create and self-publish your book only within one week or less.
Magazines often publish articles on the topics that are familiar to all of us. In this lecture you will learn how to contact magazines and start writing for them in order to get more recognition and authority.
In this lecture you will learn that 'follow-ups' is one of the most underused approaches in marketing, and how you would benefit from it if you use it to your own advantage.
During this lecture you will receive enough information about Joint Ventures and how they are widely used for promotions and selling.
'Free' sessions are not paid, and not many people want to use them. However, through 'free' sessions you often sign up your new clients, so during the lecture you will consider giving them a go yourself.
In this lecture you will learn how to make your 'old' clients to pass on your contact details to their friends and family who could become your new clients.
In this lecture you will learn how to use 'voucher deal' website to your advantage. How to advertise on them, and how to retain the clients for longer.
Most entrepreneurs these days use webinars to convert their 'viewers' into the 'paid clients'. Learn how you could do it too.
At some point you will want to increase your prices, but how to do it correctly. When is the right time to do it?
In this lecture you will learn the most interesting and the most powerful questions that you can use during your coaching sessions with others. So prepare your pen and paper before starting this lecture.
If you are doing your coaching only in your spare time, i.e. before and after work, weekends and so on, then you probably want to take your coaching onto the next level - 'full time' coaching. In this lecture you will learn when and how you should do it.
Hey, my name is Elmira Strange, and I am Motivational Psychologist and Certified Life Coach. I am passionate about working with students who want to become online instructors and coaches.
My previous work involved Research Psychology and Lecturing at University (UK).
The unusual bit: I was born in Northern Kazakhstan (where it's freezing cold in winter -40C), then moved to Russia, then to the United Kingdom.
The interesting bit: I had a life-saving surgery and near-death experience in 2012. The near-death experience made me realise that we are here to share our knowledge, help each other, and enjoy this life.
My interests: Psychology, Motivation
My previous experience: Whilst I was working at University (Wales, UK) as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer (prior to Udemy), my focus was on 'Researching Stress in Families of Disabled Children' where I had to learn what makes people stressed and unhappy.
Since 2006 I am working as an 'online entrepreneur' as well: writing blogs and books, and now 'teaching online' which became my true passion. In my Udemy courses I combine my extensive knowledge of 'online entrepreneurship' and my passion for 'Motivational Psychology and Coaching'.