In this article, you’ll discover what a digital nomad business coach is and how they can help you.
As a nomadic life coach who has worked with several world travellers and online entrepreneurs, I’m excited to explain the benefits of this type of coaching.
So, let’s answer some important questions.
#1 What Is A Digital Nomad Business Coach?
An individual who can help you with issues related to becoming a digital nomad, launching your own online business and/or working remotely.
A great coach will have gained a reputable coaching certification, and have plenty of experience working as a digital nomad themselves.
#2 Why Do People Need A Digital Nomad Business Coach?
It can be intimidating to shift from a stable full-time job to a digital nomad lifestyle. There will be a lot of dramatic changes to our professional and personal life.
There is a lot to learn and a lot of mistakes to potentially make.
These mistakes could potentially cost you a lot of money.
It is possible to make the shift from full-time employee to online entrepreneur without any help.
However, a lot of people would prefer to be guided by a coach who has faced the challenges they would like to conquer.
By working with a coach, they can avoid a lot of the mistakes that newbie digital nomads make. This allows them to save a lot of wasted money, grow their online business faster and adapt a location-independent lifestyle with ease.
Many people find that working with a coach helps to reduce the stresses that come with travelling the world and running a company.
#3 What Is Digital Nomad Business Coaching?
You can expect working with a digital nomad business coach to include elements of life coaching and business coaching.
In most cases, you’ll be communicating with your coach by telephone or online. Before you start your coaching, you’ll negotiate how often you’d like to communicate with your coach and what communications platform will work best.
Most coaching plans consist of one video call per week, perhaps lasting between 30-60 minutes. Some digital nomads might also want to be able to email their coach every day.
It’s important to work with a coach who can fit within your desired schedule, so make sure they can before you start working with them.
#4 What Does A Digital Nomad Business Coach Do?
Your coach should make it clear what topics they are able to help you with while you work together.
From there, it’s up to you to decide the itinerary.
Your coach will act as a sounding board to help you decide what direction you want to take your professional and personal life as a nomad. They will be able to offer advice on specific issues and present various options, based on their personal experience.
They will be able to help you set goals for your personal and professional life. If you like, they can hold you accountable to these goals – and support you as you work towards them.
However, you shouldn’t expect your coach to tell you what to do.
Your coach is not your boss.
As a digital nomad, you are your own boss now 😉
Therefore it can leverage your productivity to learn an essential skill from a digital nomads business coach:
The ability to hold yourself accountable.
#5 Benefits Of Digital Nomad Business Coaching
This form of coaching could typically cost you anywhere between $75 and $200 per hour, depending on the coach’s experience and demand for their services.
However, many digital nomads may feel that the help they get from their coach will help their business grow faster and help make them more money in the long run.
People working with a business coach typically want to scale their business quickly, and are happy to start paying big money to make that happen.
By working with an established coach, people can avoid the stress of making huge mistakes that harm their online business.
On top of that, if this coach has experience working remotely and enjoying a digital nomad lifestyle, they can offer advice about:
- how to find a remote job;
- remaining productive when you work remotely;
- networking and meeting new people;
- travelling the world on a budget;
- making the most of life as a location-independent entrepreneur.
Life is short. If you want to quit your full-time job and start enjoying a location-independent lifestyle as soon as possible, it could definitely help if you start working with a nomad business coach.
The same applies if you’re already an online entrepreneur, but would like to start travelling the world in style without wasting time making newbie mistakes with your business.
#6 What Skills Are Needed To Become A Great Digital Nomad Business Coach?
It’s likely you’ll want to work with a coach who has experienced the digital nomad lifestyle and the problems that can occur when travelling the world and/or working remotely.
In this case, they’ll have a deeper understanding of your situation, and you’ll probably be more confident in the solutions you create together.
You wouldn’t work with a personal trainer who was grotesquely overweight, right?
However, there are traits – other than their success as a remote business owner – that you might want to look for when searching for a coach to work with.
Most coaches will offer you a free consultation call to see if you’d work well together. During this call, you may want to screen the coach for the following personal skills.
- Great communication skills. Your coach should be able to communicate their ideas clearly, succinctly and confidently. They will be able to guide you towards solutions that you want, rather than enforcing their ideas on you.
- Deep listening. When you work with a great coach, it should be clear they understand your situation and how you feel about it.
- A deep understanding of human psychology. Certified life coaches will be able to understand the typical patterns of human behaviour – and can use this knowledge to support their clients and help them create lasting change.
- Rapport-building. You will want to work with a coach who you get on well with. This will make it easier for you to communicate honestly about your struggles.
All of these people skills will be taught at an expert level within any reputable life coaching course.
#7 What Qualifications Are Needed To Work As A Digital Nomad Business Coach?
Life coaching is an unregulated industry. This means it’s possible for people to set up a coaching company without any qualifications.
It’s up to you to choose who is qualified enough for you to work with.
I’d highly recommend working with a coach who has a life coaching certification accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
The ICF is by far the most reputable association when it comes to checking the standards of coaching courses.
By choosing to work with a coach who has an ICF-certified accreditation, you can be sure they have all the skills required to help you progress in life and your career.
If you’d like to learn more about what a life coach learns during ICF-accredited training course, check out my list of the 6 best ICF-accredited life coaching certifications.
Of course, there are no qualifications that can help you understand what it’s like to digital nomad lifestyle. None more useful than actually experiencing it yourself, anyway.
Still many ICF-accredited coaches choose to specialise in nomad coaching after gaining their certification and enjoying a nomadic lifestyle themselves.
This is the type of coach I’d recommend you work with.
Any further questions about working with a digital nomad business coach?
I hope this guide has painted a clear picture with regards to the struggles of becoming a digital nomad – and how working with a coach can help you.
If you want to ask any further questions about nomad coaching, becoming an online entrepreneur or what it’s like to work remotely, make sure to leave them in the comments.
It would be great to hear from you!