Very cool Ryan. By far, I'm not the expert at this, but I DO feel strongly that you are already well on your way to what you are passionate about. Keep digging Ryan, you are about to hit gold!
Absolutely, Ryan! I address that in Become a Coach, obviously.
A good coach doesn't necessarily have special training or certifications. They do have experience going through a situation or helping others, while being successful at it. Of course, the training and certifications can help give you confidence so don't overlook that.
Get out there and do it! I coached people for a long time before I realized I could actually make money at it. Now it supports my family 100%.
I'm in the process of writing a financial advice book & I struggled with the whole "am I qualified" question, not being a financial expert & being the "poor man" Reid spoke about! But my approach is to share mine & other people's stories & leverage the expertise of others to highlight how they can avoid these missteps.
For you, make sure your coaching pinpoints the specific areas in which you excel, have a testimonial for, and a clear-cut path to help people. As long as you're upfront on what people will be getting (i.e. hand holding & butt kicking for sticking to a budget as opposed to high-flying stock tips), people will respect it & want to work with you!
Very good advice Toni. I just finished writing my story tonight. I came out honest about all the dumb things I have done. It was recently posted here in the blog section.
Thank you for the encouraging words Rob.
My first boss told me "The only difference between you and an expert is the expert has slides"
The best way to learn something is to teach it, and as long as you have more knowledge than the people you are working with, you can probably help them.