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John Lennon - Life Coach?

The Coaching Academy Blog

Posted: February 2024

As many of you may already know, at the core of Life Coaching is the art of posing quality questions to clients, and when I was playing some of my old vinyl records the other day, the initial lines from the John Lennon song HOW? in the IMAGINE album struck a coaching chord with me. 

The lyrics are:

  • “How can I move forward if I don’t know which way I’m facing?”
  • “How can I move forward if I don’t know which way to turn?”
  • “How can I go forward to something I’m not sure of?”

As I listened to this song, I thought these poignant lyrics mirror some of the challenges coaching clients face in navigating their aspirations without a clear roadmap.

Despite John Lennon not being a life coach, the lyrical exploration of his 1971 composition, reflects the common sentiment of being unsure, which can hinder progress for clients, time and time again.  

Impacting lives positively

Whilst The Coaching Academy has had the privilege to train thousands of individuals who have gone on to impact the lives of their clients significantly and positively, we have also met many more who have hesitated to enrol, held back by their own limiting beliefs. In particular the belief that they will lack the necessary questions to become effective life coaches. 

Contrary to this belief, The Coaching Academy has always acknowledged that not everyone begins their coaching journey with us with a set of fully formed questions, far from it. However, they emphasise that becoming a life coach is very achievable if you know the ‘HOW’.

The great news is the answer is right here

Consider this, just like any profession, life coaching requires professional training, and The Coaching Academy offer a comprehensive programme that supports students, step by step as you learn HOW to coach in principle and in practice, HOW to get clients, HOW to begin coaching others, HOW to use coaching frameworks, and HOW to form your questions.

Once you enrol on the Life Coaching Diploma programme, you will soon come to understand how The Coaching Academy carefully guides its students through the programme, and in particular, HOW to build a bank of coaching questions. You will have the opportunity to practice your coaching sessions with other like-minded students on the same journey as you, learning from your peers and having access to the knowledge of our experienced students who are about to graduate.   

The starting point…

Very quickly, you will discover that the questions begin to take shape as it becomes second nature during your journey towards graduation, becoming not just a competent life coach but a confident one too.

The starting point of this journey to becoming a professional life coach is to either join our free Introduction to Life Coaching Webinar or call The Coaching Academy and speak to one of our Course Advisors to have your questions answered.

So NOW is the time – IMAGINE becoming a professional life coach because you know HOW.  


About Author:

Dave Pill is a DISC Personality Profiling Master trainer and Coaching Academy Director.  He has delivered DISC training sessions throughout the world.  A qualified Teacher, Lecturer, Coach, NLP Practitioner, Dave has amassed a phenomenal amount of hands-on experience including; 10 years in teaching and lecturing followed by 15 years as a business owner and a further 6 years working as a consultant with a string of large successful organisations.


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