What is a life coach? Who hires a Life Coach? Why would I need a Life Coach? How do you benefit from working with a Life Coach?
If you were to take a look at my search history these are all things you would find. Why, because I have spent a great deal of time searching for the perfect article that explains all of this very well. I desired to find a article to repost and reference because although I can explain these questions very well in a conversation, I just didn’t know how well I could put it on paper. Therefore, I decided to give it a try in a blog. I am hopeful this will clearly articulate the answers to these questions given I write in a conversational tone.
In life we all go through transition. We often struggle when trying to make major decisions or even small decisions. Some of us struggle organizing ourselves physically and emotionally. And, when we face these road blocks we tend to shy away from making decisions. We procrastinate or we push major decisions off until we are backed into a corner. Sometimes we leave the decision up to someone else which typically results in us feeling extremely disconnected to the outcome or committed at all.
Here is where a Life Coach comes into play. In these situations you don’t have a medical problem where you need to see a doctor. Your not seeking a diagnosis or struggling with issues of the past. Typically you have a pretty good idea of what you want the outcome to look like but you can’t seem to get it out. You can’t seem to determine the steps. Or, you can’t seem to find the time. If only you had some one that was detached from the situation, not so emotionally invested much like a friend or family
member would be. But, someone who has expertise, experience, and the ability hold you accountable for action items. Maybe, you could create a plan and make progress towards an outcome. This person would be your Life Coach.
Some may say, “well do I really need to pay someone to do that. Can I not create the time to make a plan on my own and hold myself accountable? ” The answer is yes you can. You can find the time, create a plan and hold yourself accountable. But, than the question is why haven’t you? And, how long can you afford to continue putting off making progress towards your priorities? And, finally what is it costing you each day you put off working towards your priorities? Are you actually costing yourself more than the investment in a Life Coach?
I will end with one piece of advice and that is if you decide to enter a partnership with a Life Coach be committed and ready to be challenged. You will be pushed, and sometimes out of your comfort zone but if your committed the outcome will be more than you ever expected.
Living today for tomorrow,