January 16, 2022

Family Recovery Coaching: A Career Whose Time Has Come

My Life Coaching Journey
In 2008, I studied to become a life coach. The depressed economy made it easier to be a student rather than an office worker. Yet, the online nature of the studies put me off. And the thought that I might be expected to help people through my phone was simply unacceptable.

I thought I had to see and touch people in order to work with them. Or at least that's what I thought until I began coaching by phone and taking classes on conference calls almost every day of the week.

Before I knew it, I really liked the idea of being able to help another person as a life coach without getting out of my pajamas or getting into my car. We could speak in a conversational manner and achieve transformation through the power of a coaching relationship.

Over time, the phone calls became Zoom calls. I could not only speak with people in other cities, states, and countries, but I could see them as we did so.

By then, I knew I would never go back to work in an office again.

The Pandemic Increases Online Work and Training
When the pandemic came, many of my friends and clients felt displaced. How were they going to ever have a ‘normal’ work life again? Many companies were declaring a ‘pivot’, meaning they were taking their in-person offices online, their classes and workshops into Zoom rooms.

But I didn’t have to. My business, my coaching school, my life coaching practice, my retreats all stayed online, serving an international audience and becoming ever more popular and in demand in the process.

Today, there is so much talk about the “Great Resignation” as if it is an unnatural dangerous series of events.

There is nothing unnatural about people wanting to direct their own work lives from the comfort of their homes, often without a boss.

Life Coaching and Recovery
For those seeking a new career, one that is self-directed, with great potential for fulfillment and prosperity, life coaching is the way to go. If you want to help others by learning how to lead them back into their own truth through conversation, deep questions, and exercises designed for growth, coaching provides a path to do so. And solid ICF coach training prepares you to do so effectively.

And if you yearn to help families impacted by their own or a loved one’s addiction to better understand their situation and learn how to cope, strive, and thrive through an inside-out approach to recovery, the BALM Training Institute for Family Recovery Services will provide you with the education and experience you will need to do just that.

The BALM Training Institute will provide you with a deep understanding of what it takes to recover from addiction, whether as a family member or the one with the struggle. Further, it will teach you a process of information, transformation, and support to apply to your own and your clients’ recovery. Finally, you will learn life coaching skills along with family recovery coaching skills that will help you take families from where they are to where they want to be. And then, the business development courses offered will bring you tools and skills to turn all that you have learned into a thriving business.

If you know your future is not to be found in an office, consider a career as a BALM Family Recovery Life Coach. Find the people you are meant to serve and the work you are meant to do.

And if you are anything like me, you will never look back!

Learn More Now!
For more information on the upcoming cohort of the BALM Family Recovery Life Coach Training Program, call Karen at 1-888-998-2256 or go to bealovingmirror.com to learn more.

About the author

Beverly Buncher, MA, PCC, CBFRLC, CTPC, known as the "Foremost Family Recovery Life Coach in the Nation", is the Founder and CEO of Family Recovery Resources, LLC, and the BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror®) Institutes for Family Recovery Coach Training and Family Recovery Education.