To become a motivational speaker and enjoy a career that can be fulfilling, rewarding and inspiring, takes self confidence, self awareness, the ability to build rapport and a wealth of great content around which to structure your talks.
That's why we believe the perfect way to prepare lies in training for another amazing, and very complimentary career:
No doubt your desire to become a motivational speaker stems from a passion to inspire other people to be the best they can be and, thereby make a real and positive difference in the world.
And that's truly admirable. The world desperately needs many more people who are trained, equipped and inspired to uplift and transform the lives of their fellow humans.
You may not have realised this before ... but that burning desire to inspire others to grow, develop and improve their lives is also a key driving force behind most life coaches.
Becoming a life coach could be a very logical and important step towards achieving your dream to become a motivational speaker.
We've mentioned that inspiring, motivating and empowering people to be, do and have more goes to the heart of both motivational speaking and life coaching.
Now let's explore how life coaching and motivational speaking differ.
Here are the most important differences you should be aware of:
Typically addresses a group of people at a single event for a period of no more than an hour or two.
Works on a personal, one-on-one basis with clients. Coaching is a process that can involve a number of sessions over a period of many months.
Aims to deliver a powerful message that will excite and inspire the audience.
Exposes the client to various tools, techniques and concepts that allow the client to understand the power that he or she has within to change for the better.
May have a heartfelt desire to bring about change in those he or she addresses but does not assume any personal responsibility for this.
Generally feels a level of personal responsibility for helping a client achieve the client's desired results.
May or may not take a limited number of questions at the end of his or her talk. In answering these, will generally seek to impart clarity and further insight to the audience.
Spends a great deal of time listening and questioning a client, seeking information that can be used to help the client become self aware, grow and develop.
People who attend motivational talks may gain short-term inspiration and motivation to change something in their life.
People who engage in life coaching are likely to gain long-term inspiration and motivation to make transformational life changes.
We think you'll agree that to become a motivational speaker you need the following:
To become a motivational speaker you would typically undergo training that focuses on the last point, point 5.
But what about points 1-4?
Well, this is where training to become a life coach can play a vital role!
If you ultimately want to become a
motivational speaker, it makes both logical and practical sense to
consider becoming a certified life coach first.
In training to become a professional life coach, you will almost certainly experience a transformation in your own levels of self awareness, self belief and confidence.
learn exactly how to build great rapport with others and how to adopt a
style and approach that is most effective for getting others to take
action to change.
And you will gain access to a treasure chest of simple yet powerful tools and techniques for personal growth and development that you can build into the content of your motivational talks.
Imagine being both a certified life coach and a respected motivational speaker! You'll enjoy two complimentary careers and two potential income streams to fall back on.
You'll achieve your dream of being able to inspire large numbers of people through your talks. And you'll be able to offer personal coaching services to those in your audience who want to take their personal development to the next level.
You'll become a sought after motivational speaker who is capable of backing up your inspiring group talks with compelling one-on-one personal coaching services!
Just about everyone who is mentally well and functioning will benefit from having a life coach.
As a well known and respected motivational speaker, you'll command a premium fee for your personal life coaching services.
You only have to think of celebrity motivational speakers and life coaches like Tony Robbins, Dr Phil, John Demartini, Deepak Chopra and many others!
New Insights life coach certification training is unique.
have packed the very best life coach training, a professional life
coaching system and responsive, caring support into an affordable and
flexible home study programme that you can work through in your own time
and at your own pace.
The New Insights Life Coach Certification Training Programme offers you the perfect platform to build on a motivational speaking career of note.