Are you meant to be a life coach?

How A Hairstylist Saved A Life By Becoming A Life Coach

Before

Sha needed a new career. She loved inspiring people and wanted to be a Life Coach, but she didn’t have the skills to get consistent results for clients.

Using Rhonda Britten’s Life Coaching Certification Program

Sha discovered how to be more than a “cheerleader.” She learned how to use the 8 Coaching Skills and Wheel of Fear to help clients transform their lives.

After

Sha’s clients got fantastic results — including one who was suicidal until Sha worked with her. Sha has since launched a podcast and a Facebook show so she can help even more people.

“Why aren’t you a life coach?”

Sha had been a hairstylist for 20 years.

Her job took a toll on her body. She knew it was only a matter of time until her shoulder blew out, and she wouldn’t be able to cut hair anymore.

So Sha started to look for a new career.

She knew she wanted to be a Life Coach because she loves to listen to people and give advice. Her clients even told her she’d make a great Life Coach.

On top of that, Sha spent years in an abusive relationship. After a lot of counseling and working on herself, she repaired the damage from that time in her life.

Sha knew the knowledge she gained from that experience could help others. She wanted to become a Life Coach so she could help people in the same situation she was in. As she says:

“I have a gift that I can give others from my own experiences and being able to share the wisdom that I learned.”

Sha shares how she discovered life coaching was for her.

“I needed support…”

Although Sha loved to help people, she knew she didn’t have the skills to be a great Life Coach. So she started to look into life coaching training programs.

She bought several courses and even hired an expensive coach. Unfortunately, none of them helped.

The courses only taught her how to be a “cheerleader” for her clients. And the expensive coach only showed her marketing. But Sha wanted the skills to get real results for clients.

Sha’s search led her to Rhonda Britten’s Fearless Conversation workshop. There, Sha learned Rhonda had a Life Coaching Certification Program that would give her the skills, tools, and experience needed to be a great Life Coach.

Sha was interested. But what ultimately made her join the Life Coaching Certification Program, or LCCP, was her experience at the Fearless Conversation workshop.

At this workshop, Sha was overwhelmed by all the love and support she felt from Rhonda and the other members. She realized how important this support was — and how rare it is to find a community like this.

So Sha joined LCCP knowing it would give her the skills, experience, and support she needed.

“At the Fearless Conversation workshop, I felt like I was wrapped in a hug. It was such a warm, loving, supportive environment. I thought, “I need this… I need camaraderie and to get encouragement and support… It was a perfect fit.”

Sha and Rhonda at a workshop for LCCP

Sha shares why she joined LCCP

“You get coached yourself, then you coach others…”

Rhonda’s Life Coaching Certification Program was more intense than Sha expected.

The program wasn’t just about learning coaching questions, or pumping clients up with inspiration.

Instead, Sha learned how to work through her own problems. And she learned how to help others work through their issues at the same time.

For example, one of the key strategies Sha learned was The Wheel of Fear. This is a special method to uncover the ways fear holds someone back from a fulfilling life.

Through LCCP, Sha discovered all the ways fear ran her life — how it caused her to beat herself up, overeat, and feel worthless. Then she discovered how to break free from her fears. As a result, she was no longer consumed by negative feelings and self-destructive behaviors.

Sha then learned how to help her clients make the same transformation. For example, she used The Wheel of Fear to help one woman improve her dating life.

Sha helped her see how fear caused her to be controlling. And this woman saw how she was ruining relationships by trying to control everything.

Sha then showed this woman how to avoid this pattern. Her dating life improved immediately. So did her relationships with her children, co-workers, and even herself.

“The program was more fulfilling than I expected. It’s set up so that you get coaching on yourself first, and then you turn around and coach other people.”

Sha shares what LCCP is like and the importance of the Wheel of Fear.

“It’s a unique way of coaching…”

Sha learned many more skills and tools for becoming an effective Life Coach.

For example, she learned the “Questions Technique” to turn her statements into questions. This helped Sha’s clients see their problems in a new light. And it allowed them to come up with solutions on their own.

Sha also learned how to speak to actions instead of stories. This is one of the 8 Core Life Coaching Skills taught inside LCCP. It’s critical to help people avoid fear, stress, and disappointment.

Using all this, Sha guided her clients to find answers to their problems. This led to much better results than merely being a “cheerleader.” Because Sha created an internal shift for her clients that made it easier for them to take the actions they needed to improve their lives.

“Rhonda has a system of questions, so the client comes up with the answer instead of you giving it to them. It’s a unique way of coaching… it gives them more of an “Ah-ha!” moment they can learn from…

Without that “Ah-ha” moment, the information you give them may not click.”

Sha shares some skills for being a great Life Coach.

“My mentor is amazing…”

The Life Coaching Certification Program gave Sha real clients to practice on. She was also given a mentor who coached her through the entire program.

Sha and her mentor would meet twice a month over the phone. There, they would go over a recording of Sha coaching clients. The mentor would then point out ways Sha could improve her coaching methods.

For example, Sha’s mentor taught her how to listen to what her clients weren’t saying — and how to use that to uncover the hidden assumptions, beliefs, and stories running their lives.

This support and real-life experience helped Sha develop her skills fast. And it made Sha’s journey a lot more fun.

“My mentor is amazing…to have this loving, supportive, compassionate person to lean on whenever I needed him… was instrumental.”

Sha shares how her LCCP mentor helped her.

“It was overwhelmingly full of love”

A few months into the program, Sha had a huge setback.

Her father passed away. And she struggled with the grief from losing him.

During this time, she was thankful to have the support of the LCCP community.

Her mentor reached out to her regularly. And the other members were as loving and supportive as her own friends.

Sha continues to be grateful that she can turn to the LCCP community for support anytime she needs it.

“It was an amazing feeling to be loved and supported…

…Even though I’m done with the program, I am one call, one text, one Facebook post on the LCCP group away… and I could have 5 phone calls by the end of the day to have someone to support me. Where else can you get that?”

Sha talks about the support she got from the LCCP community.

“She locked herself in the closet with a gun and called me…”

Because Sha developed the skills to be a great Life Coach — and she wasn’t just a “cheerleader” — she got great results for her clients.

For example, one of Sha’s clients had severe anxiety after her father committed suicide.

One day, Sha’s client locked herself in the closet with the gun. Then she called Sha.

Because of her training, Sha knew this wasn’t the time to be a cheerleader. Instead, she let the client vent. Then she reassured her client that her father’s suicide wasn’t her fault.

Using the skills, tools, and strategies from LCCP, Sha helped her client through this difficult time.

“She used to turn to drugs and alcohol and other self-destructive behaviors. But instead, she locked herself in the closet with a gun, and she called me…

…It was a sense of relief that I could help another person and save her life just by listening.”

Sha shares how she helped save her client’s life.

“I want my son to see you…”

After 9 months, Sha graduated from LCCP.

The clients she got through the program continued to work with her. Because they loved the results they were getting. They even began to refer friends and family to her.

Sha also got clients through networking, podcasting, and releasing a book.

Since she kept getting great results, she raised her rates. She used to charge $75/hour but now her rates are much higher.

Sha’s book, from her site ShaSparks.com

“I got clients from referrals and networking events. I’d talk about my podcast, and people would say ‘Yes, I want my son to come see you’ or ‘I want my daughter to talk to you.”

Sha shares how she attracts clients.

“Helping the masses…”

Sha is still a full-time hairdresser. Life coaching is a side-business — but she’s looking to take this business to the next level.

She realized many of her clients were military veterans who struggle to transition to civilian life. So she is creating a program specifically designed to help them.

And she recently launched Facebook Live show called “Hey, Sha, What Do I Say?” On it, she gives advice on how to handle difficult conversations.

This show lets Sha help more people. And because she learned so many tools and strategies through LCCP, she has loads of actionable tips to share that can help people improve their lives.

“[My Facebook show] is like the old “Dear Abby” advice column but in a way that’s helping the masses… it allows someone to be anonymous and share their heartfelt hurt… and [I] talk about a proactive step they could do.


Before [LLCP], I had 2-3 proactive steps, but now I have a gambit of them.”

Sha’s new Facebook show.

“My relationship with my friends is deeper…”

One unexpected benefit Sha got from LCCP was how much it helped her personal relationships.

Sha is no longer afraid to open up and be vulnerable.

When people talk to her, she’s present and holds space for them — she’s not worried about what she’ll say next.

She also sets boundaries and takes care of herself. And she no longer lets people walk all over her.

“Since [LCCP] my relationship with my friends is so much deeper. I can be vulnerable in a different way. And I can hold space for someone else to be vulnerable.”

Sha shares how LCCP improved her relationships.

Ready to become a Certified Life Coach?

LCCP helped Sha go beyond being a “cheerleader.” It gave her the skills, support, and experience to be a great Life Coach. Because of that, she makes a huge impact on people’s lives doing work she loves.

If you want to follow a similar path, Rhonda Britten’s Life Coaching Certification Program is for you.

Over the past two decades, thousands of people have gone through this program. It only opens once or twice a year. If you’re interested, click the button below to see if this program is for you.

Watch Sha’s Full Interview

You can watch Sha full interview with a member of the Fearless Living team below.  In it, you’ll discover:

  • How the other personal development work Sha did helped her get even more out of LCCP (6:35)
  • What Sha did when all her clients ended their work with her at once (36:31)
  • Sha’s Facebook show: “Hey Sha, what do I say?” (47:22)