Deb Dutta

Leadership to coaching in 5 steps

Grow your business
Nov 23rd 2022

Going from leadership to coaching is an intentional strategy that helps leaders and experts start their own coaching business. I'm going to take you through the five steps you can take to start your coaching journey, and then explain why it's so important that you join us today!

Step 1: Define your values

In this step, you'll want to start by thinking about the core principles that you hold dear. These are your values—the beliefs and ideals that guide your actions and decisions. They can be anything from integrity, honesty, transparency, compassion and innovation to teamwork, creativity and more.

When deciding what matters most to you as a leader or coach:

  • Take time for self-reflection: Reflect on why these values are important to you personally; what do they mean to who you are? What does it mean for others? How does it inform how you lead/coach others?
  • Write down the answers: Writing them down will help cement them in your mind so that when faced with difficult situations later on in life (which happens often!), there is no question about which direction is best for both yourself AND those around us who might need guidance through difficult times themselves as well..

Step 2: Build your platform

Building a platform is an important part of the coaching process. Your platform is an area where you have special expertise and can help others to grow. As mentioned earlier, this could be as simple as being able to help people who are struggling with a job loss or as complex as helping them overcome performance problems.

Whether you're new to coaching or have been practicing for years, it's important that people understand why they should turn to you for advice and guidance. If there's no reason for them to choose you over another person with similar skillsets (like job loss), then how will they know what sets you apart?

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Step 3: Enroll clients

Now that you’ve created your coaching business, it’s time to enroll clients.

Let’s look at how to find your niche, build a list of clients and create a plan for getting more referrals.

Step 4: Get the tools and training you need to be effective and successful

Step 4: Get the tools and training you need to be effective and successful (Criya is the perfect platform to start coaching)

If you want to learn more about coaching, either for your own professional development or as a part of a client project, the most important thing you can do is get the right tools to simplify your process and focus on your clients. And, I’m thrilled to share that at Criya, we have just what you need. The Criya platform includes everything from a sample coaching package, appointment scheduling, contract template to workflows that make it easy work with clients remotely.

The platform also includes detailed processes for every step of the coaching relationship – including how to start one, how long each stage should take and how many sessions there should be. This makes it easy for anyone who wants their first experience of coaching training with us!

Step 5: Join our community and receive ongoing support, coaching and professional development.

You’re almost there!

Once you’ve completed the course, you will have access to our community where you can continue your development and receive ongoing support, coaching and professional development. You will also receive:

  • Criya is built to be the Leadership to Coaching platform – an extensive toolkit containing everything from templates for your own coaching sessions and tools for scheduling, engaging and tracking your clients and conversations.
  • Our onboarding call – a step-by-step guide that will help you develop into a coach by providing simple ideas on how to turn your expertise into a valuable coaching package.
  • The brand development hands-on training – this is where one of our experts will learn more about your goals and even custom create sample packages or templates for you to use. We'll also include videos where possible so that everyone can start using these tools straight away without needing any additional training or experience!

The best time to start is now.

You can start right now. There is no perfect time to begin the journey, and there is no reason to wait until you are fully qualified. You will never be able to help others if you don't learn how, so keep learning and growing in your own leadership style as well as understanding of coaching skills.

Of course, it's important that you consider all the facts before embarking on this journey. Don't let fears or concerns stop you from doing what could change your life for the better forever...


I hope you have found this guide helpful and now feel more confident about getting started. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us so we can help guide you through the first steps of becoming a leader-coach!