Many people wonder what exactly a life coach does.
A life coach can provide you with so many benefits, here’s a simple straightforward answer. Life coaches are: Partners in achieving personal and professional goals. They serve as a sounding board when exploring choices, provide motivational mentoring, they give unconditional support along your journey. They serve as a wake up call and a “reality sandwich”, if you will. Coaches can be thought of as designers, helping you to create a more fulfilling and productive life. They serve as a referee during difficult times to help you navigate difficult waters and push the envelope beyond your comfort zone. Lastly, a coach provides you with a safe environment to explore within, and to dig deep in answering your burning questions and desires.
What might you specifically work on with a life coach?
- Goal setting and strategizing
- time management
- identifying and eliminating limiting beliefs
- mental clarity and health
- mind and body connection
- making difficult decisions
- overcoming fears
- improving self confidence
- improving relationships
- clearing clutter from your life
- finding your life’s purpose
- transforming your physical, mental and emotional state
The reasons can be widespread. Knowing where you are so that you can figure out where you are headed is a benefit of working with a life coach. Making changes and examining old habits can be scary. Having someone to go along the journey with you as an unbiased support can make a huge difference in your progress and outcome. Ultimately we are the designers of our own destiny. Until we are ready to do the work required, we often will remain stagnant. A stagnant life is one that is not moving forward. Moving forward signals progress, and without progress, happiness cannot live.
Check out this Huffington Post article on why you might need a life coach: