A life coach is a person who specializes in helping others develop and achieve their personal goals, professional goals, or business objectives. Coaches focus on the future, not on the past. They help people overcome challenges that stand in the way of achieving their desired outcomes.
For many people, sitting on the couch doing nothing seems like an attractive option. Maybe you’re stuck at work, unhappy with your current career path, and are trying to decide if it’s worth staying or not. Perhaps you’ve got a lot of things happening in your life at the moment and don’t have the time to consider what you want to do next.
Whatever your situation, coaching can help you find clarity and make the right decision for you. If you’re struggling with identifying what’s important to you and getting honest about where to start, a coach will help. If it feels like your life is going nowhere, with no direction or focus, a coach will help.
One of the best parts about having a life coach is deciding when to start and how long the process will be. If you’re lucky, you might be able to afford coaching for a few hours every week; if not, then maybe it’s more like a few times a month. Pick how many sessions you want and let them help you plan from there.
Coaches may charge by the hour or for a set number of sessions. Others offer packages that vary in cost according to your needs. However, don’t think that if you pay a higher fee for more sessions, you get better value. A coach is there to help you achieve your goals, and if you’re paying them for their time, they need to be efficient and effective in managing it.
Life coaching is a growing industry with an estimated market value of $2 billion per year in the US alone. It’s becoming more widely accepted as a way of helping people find greater fulfilment in life.
Make sure to clarify the following questions so that you select the right coach for you:
1. What kind of experience does your life coach have? It’s common for people to look at their life through a filter of their own experiences. Suppose you’re having a problem and want to move forward with it. In that case, chances are your coach will have experienced many similar situations. A good coach will guide you towards discovering your options when it comes time to make decisions.
2. What are your goals? Will you be wanting coaching on an ongoing basis, or just for a certain period?
3. What qualifications does your life coach have? It’s a good idea to do some research on the person you’re thinking of hiring. Although they’ll most likely be able to tell you a lot of their credentials, it’s still worth checking them out for yourself. Check their references and find out who they’ve worked with in the past, how many people have had similar success with them, and if they have a professional website highlighting their achievements.
4. What’s your plan? How much time do you have available to spend with your coach? How often will you meet?
5. What level of support will the life coach offer? The difference between a private mastermind group and a life coach is that life coaches help clients reach their goals on their terms. They don’t tell you what to do; they encourage you to discover solutions for yourself, which work best for you.
I hope this helps if you are searching for a coach. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.
Until next time, keep on keeping on,