Becoming a life coach can open up so many ways work with others in so many ways that you can almost not imagine where this path will lead you to.
Looking back at the breadcrumbs that lead me to what I’m doing today I see that that they have obviously rotted and composted by now because them crumbs were laid back in 2000 when I started thinking more entrepreneurial once again when we were brainstorming how to move to the boonies.
Nothing like really, really, wanting to live somewhere off the beaten bath to get you putting your career-change thinking cap on.
Along the off beaten path that led me to the decision to start coaching moms, I dropped the biggest bread crumb of bliss I was following. Starting my ‘just for fun’ blog.
This creative outlet allowed me to explore what was bringing me joy in the mothering journey, how creative expression was keeping my energy flowing in feel good ways. And then this almost daily practice I knew I just couldn’t give up led me to brainstorm on ways to connect with my readers on a more intimate level – while also creating a work from home gig that truly blends together my passions, gifts, life experiences, skills to fill a need out there in world.
And that need is for moms to get the support that is now lacking on some levels in our culture today.
Coaching my readers toward bliss using the Mama Bliss Coaching tools and process has fostered so many beautiful new beginnings both for myself and my clients. And there’s nothing quite like making those connections that can bring ripple effects both out to the world but also to your life calling trajectory.
And here are just a few examples how getting trained as a Mama Bliss Coach can offer up some business opportunities that can have you looking forward to Mondays as much as I do. Which is kind of cool because I still look forward to Fridays. Yay!
Be a Plain Old Mama Bliss Coach
Of course, there’s nothing plain or old about being a Mama Bliss Coach. Everyday is a different day that you can never get sick because you will be open for business offering a delicious blend of life and creativity coaching with a heavy focus on mama’s self-care and inviting more simplicity into her days.
This business model rests on offering coaching packages. Specifically, you get trained in this twelve week training program to protocol of working with a client through four one-hour session framework called the Bliss Pack.
From there you can offer coaching online, in person, or even offer group coaching and live workshop experiences.
Or Some Other Kind of Life Coach
A big part of Mama Bliss Coaching School is the encouragement to pay attention to where all your passions, area of expertise and niche opportunity meet.
So basically, you get my blessing to take these coaching tools and skills and run with it.
Finding and declaring your niche as a coach is so super helping in biz success. Typically, a niche arises organically and you can then offer your coaching tools and services as a very specific life coach for a particular target market or community you sense could use your unique support.
To help you with some niches ideas you can pursue (50 of them to be exact) grab my Phoebe below.
Pre-Mama Bliss Coach
The magic of creativity as a healing/life shifting experience was introduced to me through a pre-natal workshop Craig and I took when we were expecting our first.
The program was called Birthing from Within, based on the awesome book I highly recommend if you’re about to have a baby, and gently guides you through your underlying fears around the birthing experience while also offering practical gleanings (so cool to learn what exactly is happening to the cervix and all other nether regions during a contraction – man, our bodies are so incredible).
I loved the opportunities to have some creative play to explore self-expression, and unspoken fears, to prepare for this rite of passage.
You can market yourself as a coach guiding first time moms to deeply prepare beyond the birthing experience. With our focus on the four pillars of Mama Bliss ~self-care, creativity, values and simplicity – your clients would appreciate the extra support to navigate these new mommy waters that can sometimes be missing with these somewhat disconnected/hyper-plugged in times.
Post-Partum Mama Bliss Care
And riffing off of the pre-natal bliss care, one of my favourite parts of Kale’s birth was the post-partum doula care we received for a couple of weeks after he was born.
Very similar to that missing void common in our society today – close family support – having an extra set of hands and peace of mind that all will be taken care of – emotionally and physically – can be extended to Mama Bliss Coaching support right after birth too.
This would be a fabulous business idea to partner up with your local doula association on.
And riffing off of the most important pillar of Mama Bliss, you can always simply market yourself as a self-care coach alone.
Within the training you get introduced to ten Mama Bliss Coaching tools. And on day one of our training, Self-Care is what we dive into, nose first, with our tools, to tighten up all our self-care loose screws.
This a practice that needs to be revisited on a regular basis. To have a coach in your corner in this realm would be dreamy and can lend itself to a retreats, group coaching experiences, live workshops, online workshops.
Time Management Coach
The Mama Bliss Coaching tools are here to help mamas bust through the most common struggles of motherhood. And one of the struggles that keeps coming up time and time again is… time! And that sense of a lack of.
And part of my own background that lends itself very much to the bones of the Mama Bliss Coaching approach is the nod to Kaizen – the Japanese philosophy of taking small, consistent steps toward a desired outcome.
This is a concept SO friendly and forgiving to busy mamas but is something we often need reminders of. Remembering that small chunks of time really do quickly add up and when we take even a mini-moment to sit and reflect, we miraculously get so much beauty tended to, and created, each day.
Or shift your focus to the creativity pillar alone. As a Mama Bliss Coach you can also laser in all your jedi powers to coaching mamas who want to pursue a creative project outside of their kiddos.
And as creative beings, moms experience the same flavours of resistance on a day to day basis that a writer hiring a creativity coach would be experiencing – Perfectionism. Procrastination. Self-doubt. Paralysis. Self-sabatoge.
Once trained, you will be armed with the creativity coaching tools designed just for busy mamas who feel like time is not on their side to do all that they feel they need and/or want to do.
Maybe they’re done birthing humans and now want to birth out that book. Or that series of paintings. Or a handknit sweater with their husband’s face instarsia-ed on the front. Or a bear’s. I can’t decide.
Use your Mama Bliss Coaching tools on yourself to work as a freelance writer with a specialty in any one of the four pillars. Write blog posts as a ghost writer or freelance blog writer. Elna Cain is an excellent and inspiring resource if you’re interested in going this route, by the way!
Write your own book on your own chosen area of expertise. Or your memoir. Your really bliss-filled memoir.
Mama Bliss Retreat Giver
A part of the training program does include how to design and hold Mama Bliss Workshops. These can be like the tonics in Alice in Wonderland and either be shrunken down to a just a one hour lunchtime mini-workshop or stretched out to a weekend-long intensive.
What would be fun and potentially lucrative is collaborating with another mom in your community who offers a complimentary service (and by that I’m thinking whatever gives you bliss will probably bliss out your ideal client) and go in on this venture together.
My pipe dream is to invite my bellydance teacher, my friend who offers painting your muse workshops and my facial giver to share with my tribe my most blissful experiences wrapped up in one.
And speaking of playing mix and match, sometimes that what it takes. Write out a list of what you have to offer (and if you do get training as a coach, then you just added a whole lot of tools and skills to that list), what you want to offer based on a need you see out there and then find clarity on who it is you want to offer too, and you’re ready to take that first juicy bite into the morsel that is creating a business based on following your own bliss crumbs.
And to help you further get those creative juices flowing on what that can look like for you, you can still sign up for my FREE printable – 50 Coaching Niches – to help get that crumb rolling.