The life of a celebrity looks very colorful and enchanting to common people.
Sure, it has perks but at the same time, it can also welcome stress and anxiety. It is not unusual to hear cases of depression and suicides amongst celebrities.
Why does this happen?
This is because being in the limelight takes a lot of courage. It demands a great degree of maturity and discipline to manage everything.
Handling everything alone can be difficult. This is the reason why celebrities choose the services of a celebrity life coach.
There are various life coaching niches. Celebrity life coaching is one of them. It involves coaching musicians, actors, athletes and politicians so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals.
If you are aspiring to become a celebrity life coach, it’s a great decision!
With certain points in mind, you can earn a handsome amount of money as a celebrity life coach. At the same time, by using your coaching skills, you can help one to lead a happy and prosperous life.
In this article, I have tried to cover all that you must know about becoming a celebrity life coach.
Before we dive into the depth, let’s first understand who exactly is a celebrity life coach.
Who is a celebrity life coach?
Celebrity life coaches are the ones who deal directly with people who are in the spotlight. This may include actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, etc.
Such coaches are trained to deal with challenges that celebrity life brings with it. This includes dealing with the stress that comes from being a public figure.
A celebrity life coach helps the client with the following:
- Taking crucial and difficult career decisions
- Managing finances and investments
- Boosting confidence and trust in oneself
- Staying productive
- Adapting to changes
- Facing failures
- Staying productive
- Pushing one our of his/her comfort zone
A celebrity life coach helps the client to discover his/her goals and achieve them. The coach lays a concrete path for the client to tread on. Not only this, but the coach also helps the client to make the failures as stepping stones towards success.
The life of a celebrity is quite unpredictable. Celebrity life coaches assist the client to adapt to the changing environment. At the same time, the coach coaches the client to remain abreast with the recent industry standards and practices so that hurdles can be overcome.
What does a celebrity life coach do?
Celebrity life coaches help the client to manage a hectic lifestyle. Such coaches coach the celebrities to strike a work-life balance and achieve a healthy state of body and mind.
It is very natural for people who are in limelight to get stressed out. This may happen because of various reasons. An actor may be in stress due to repeated flops. A sportsperson may find it difficult to manage his/her personal and professional goals together.
A celebrity life coach knows the struggles that public figures face in daily life. The goal of such coaches is to find balance in all the chaos for their clients. Such coaches help clients realize their best selves so that it can translate into all the areas of their life and work.
Not only the coach helps one to achieve goals but also to uncover the underlying negative believes. This helps one to realize his/her strengths and weakness. The coach acts as the mirror that shows the true image of a person.
And how does all this happen?
A coach takes the following steps to guide his/her client to the path of success.
- Creating an amazing coaching philosphy and coaching business plan.
- Identifying the pain points and goals of the client
- Building a solid action plan which constitutes both short term and long term goals
- Choosing the right coaching model and coaching process
- Conducting effective coaching sessions
- Taking regular feedback and monitoring performance of the coachee
Can any life coach be a celebrity life coach?
A life coach primarily focuses on managing and controlling emotions and feelings. Such a coach may not be trained to deal with specific challenges that the life of a celebrity brings.
Celebrities look for coaches that have the required knowledge and experience of coaching in their industry. A coach who has already coached similar clients and who specializes in the celebrity life coaching niche would be preferred.
Undoubtedly, any life coach can become a celebrity life coach. Still, in order to get clients and make money, you must have the coaching skills and experience that are needed for a celebrity life coach.
Thus, if you are serious to become a celebrity life coach, I recommend you to go for specialization.
An average generic life coach will merely be a cheerleader and your clients are not looking for this.
Prerequisites to become a celebrity life coach
There are three points that you must keep in mind to become a hireable celebrity life coach:
Deep understanding of the psychology of a celebrity
You must develop a deep understanding of the psychology of a celebrity. This can only be gained when you work with different clients who are facing different issues. You must be aware of some of the most common issues that people face in the world of fame.
You need to resonate with your client. For this, you must know what can be the possible pain points of your client. Every client is unique. His/her situation and the way he/she deals with it will be unique.
In order to get a command on the celebrity’s psychology, you must keep increasing the pool of your knowledge. This is possible by reading books, watching videos, analyzing the life of a celebrity who has faced a heartbreak, depression state, etc.
Here is the list of 39 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Mental Health. Such blogs will help you to get a hold on various situations that celebrities face.
Wisdom into human behavior
As a celebrity coach, you must have a deep insight into human behavior. You must be aware of the following three points:
- Why does a celebrity do the things he/she does?
- Why does a celebrity feel the way he/she feels?
- Why does a celebrity believe what he/she believes?
In order to understand the above, you must have an idea of the different kinds of clients that you may get. If you are a newbie, the starting may seem difficult but as and when you proceed you will gain good experience with the same.
A rapid technique that actually works
Just by saying- “Hey! you can do and you will do!” will not revive the spark of confidence. Your celebrity friend may have already received such motivating lines from their peers.
As a celebrity coach, you need to go into depth. You must have a solid technique that allows your client to realize his/her strengths, find the positive parts and come back on track. This must happen without even your clients realizing the efforts that are being put. Such smooth the technique has to be!
Many clients complain of receiving years of therapy and yet not being able to undergo a transformation.
Your technique must involve the following:
- Identification of the client’s goals
- Identifying his/her subconscious belief and when and how it began
- Releasing deeper emotions, dissolving trauma and replacing limiting beliefs with empowering beliefs
The result of your technique must be :
- Emotional freedom
- Renewed self-confidence
- Improved performance
- Satisfying relationship etc.
Who can be the ideal prospects of a celebrity life coach?
Typically, as a celebrity life coach you may get clients dealing with one of the below issues:
- Addictions– struggling with alcohol, drugs, food or technology
- Anxiety– an overwhelming feeling, difficulty in breathing or staying calm
- Confidence– losing confidence because of the stress of keeping the work out in public
- Decisions– finding it difficult to take tough decisions
- Depression– feeling sad or lost. Finding it difficult to get life back on track
- Divorce– finding it difficult to deal with breakups and transitions
- Loneliness– feeling of isolation and facing a hard time in dealing with public
- Love– facing a hard time finding true love or intimacy with the partner
- Relationships– having a hard time with friends, colleagues, etc.
- Stress- Finding it tough to deal with stress that being in the limelight welcomes
- Shame and societal expectations– especially for women.
Why do people hire a celebrity life coach?
Do you know why do celebrities hire a celebrity life coach?
Below I have mentioned some of the reasons. These will help you understand your prospects better.
To find inner peace
One of the most common reasons why celebrities hire a coach is to find inner peace. Being too much in the outer world seldom disconnects a celebrity from oneself.
Finding inner peace is related to soul searching. Once a celebrity can connect to his/her soul, he/she can find inner peace. This discovery leads one to calm himself/herself and rejuvenate the spirit. This in turns helps the celebrity to be more productive at work.
To find creativity and innovation
Creativity and innovation are a must for a celebrity’s life. Celebrities may find that they are lacking these two essential attributes at some point in life. Overcoming such a phase can be difficult. There can be innumerable reasons for a phase similar to this. A celebrity coach helps the clients to tap into their resources and come out of that phase.
To strike a Work/Life Balance
Professional and personal life is closely interweaved for a celebrity. At times, managing both can be difficult. This may lead the celebrity losing focus and getting trapped in difficult situations. A celebrity coach helps the clients to figure out priorities. The coach streamlines efforts and guides on the best utilization of time. The coach raises awareness for different areas and helps the client to ensure that all of them are getting addressed.
To add clarity
Some celebrities may lose passion after achieving a point of fame in their lives. Others may lack clarity on how to connect their purpose with their values. Celebrity life coaches help celebrities to become clear on purpose and take effective decisions. The coaches also help them become clear on the methods/approaches and continue to work with passion.
To lead a healthy life
Stress and busy schedules may sometimes adversely affect the health of celebrities. Hectic schedules and parties may not allow them to get enough rest and sleep. The celebrities may be aware of the root cause but they may not be able to get control of the situation.
A celebrity life coach can facilitate the discussion around scheduling. The coach guides on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and throws light on how to avoid situations that may have a negative impact.
To help the celebrity during the transition
Celebrities face a time of transition from one phase to another. A celebrity might have a history of successful work but repeated failures may start hitting him/her. The coach helps the celebrities during such transition phases. The coach guides on how to move through such phases with the least effect on the careers of the celebrities.
To prepare a celebrity for life after the limelight
All of us get retired, so do celebrities. Leaving the limelight and stepping into a new world may altogether be a new experience. Adapting to the changes and preparing one for life after leaving the career can be difficult. A good celebrity life coach helps celebrities to prepare well in advance. The coach also teaches the celebrity to deal with common issues that come after a star gets retired.
The road to becoming a celebrity life coach
Clean your slate
In order to help your client, it is important that you do not project your own issues on the clients. You must not assume or coach the clients according to your understanding. You must make efforts to know what are the exact issues that your client is facing and work to solve them. Only this way you will be able to identify the best solution for your client.
Remember it is not about your story but about how do you help the other person.
Learn your industry
Learn the rules – so that you can break them and create your own authority! Keep yourself abreast with the recent coaching trends in your industry. Have an eye on your competitors and try to find out ways to outperform them.
Become an amazing resource
You need not coach everyone that comes your way. Only look for ideal clients with whom you think that your chemistry will match. Don’t follow the “I will treat everyone” philosophy even at the expense of large revenue.
At the same time, don’t just refuse to help too. Become a value connector in your industry. This will make you more famous. More and more people will look towards you. This will establish the fact that you genuinely want to help as a coach and are not behind money. At the same time, you will earn a lot of connections and opportunities for partnerships.
Keep on improving and building yourself
You can’t recharge someone’s battery if your own battery is empty. Build yourself. Read, watch videos, listen to podcasts and try to build a big pool of knowledge. Develop great coaching skills and qualities that successful coaches have. Try to reach a level when people can look towards you for insights and mentorship.
Expand your vision
If you are new to the industry you may have many doubts. Shed them. These will hinder your growth. Get out of the narrow cocoon and expand your vision. Imagine yourself taking life coaching seminars on a tour with pop stars. Get geared up. Prepare yourself to do everything that it takes to translate your vision into reality.
Build your brand
Your brand will exhibit your mastery. This will either make or break you. You must leave no stones unturned to build a solid, effective brand that resonates with the masses.
Building the brand does not mean gaining followers or coming in media. It means building a reputation in the industry. Becoming an authority that none other can match.
Building a brand takes many efforts. This includes
- Building a solid website and understanding why marketing is crucial for your business.
- Gaining positive feedback and referrals.
- Increasing the list of successful client stories and positive testimonies.
Every time you stand up in front of the crowd you must tell how did you help someone to have an amazing evening. This is how you will build a brand for yourself. Remember- it’s not about you, it shouldn’t be about you!
How does celebrity life coaching work?
Typically, a celebrity life coach can work in two ways:
- By virtual coaching sessions – phone, email, text or skype
- By traveling and accompanying the celebrity
The mode will entirely depend on the needs and wishes of your client. Some clients like to check with their coaches weekly. Others like to meet them on a daily basis and share stuff that is currently happening in their lives.
I would recommend having a customized plan for your client along with fixed packages. The reason for this is that celebrities have an ever-changing schedule and they are more likely to hire a coach who can offer flexibility. At the same time take care that in fulfilling all the aspirations, you don’t lose on your side.
What common questions does a celebrity has while hiring a coach?
Below are some common questions that a celebrity may have before hiring. Have a look at them so that you can prepare yourself in advance.
Can the coach accommodate my schedule?
This can be challenging. Celebrities generally look for coaches who can be highly flexible. Moreover, clients may not have a preplanned schedule as they may themselves be uncertain about it.
Is the celebrity life coach trustworthy?
The coaching process will reveal all the hidden weaknesses, aspirations, etc. of the celebrity which is hidden from the outer world. Definitely the celebrity will want a trustworthy coach whom he/she can share everything without hesitation.
Does the coach fit my personality?
The celebrity will look for a coach with whom he/she can connect on multiple levels.
Is the coach sincere?
Celebrities look for coaches who are truly sincere to their work. Money may not be a constraint for them yet they will spend huge time identifying whether the coach is committed or not.
How much does a celebrity life coach make?
The average annual salary of a celebrity life coach is $37,000. However, this can vary depending on various factors:
- Knowledge and years of experience of the coach
- The way in which the coach is pricing and packaging his/her services
- The target audience of the coach
- Market rates in the region
- Affordability rates of the client and his/her willingness to invest etc.
Tips for a celebrity life coach
- Be confident. If you are worried about yourself you will not be able to be there for your client.
- Establish rapport- ask questions and compliment your clients.
- Don’t be ‘star-struck’. Don’t ask for autographs. In this way, you will find it difficult to hold your client accountable for things.
- Everyone has limiting beliefs. Help your client to diminish them.
- Maintain confidentiality at all costs. Avoid being excited to share stuff with your family and friends just to become the star of your circle.
- Give your clients space to work on things that matter most to them.