Have you ever found yourself wondering “what next,” “how can I change my habits,” or “what kind of plan do I need to achieve my goals?” These are some of the most common questions that propel people into the arms of a life coach.
While there is certainly a time and place to see for a professional therapist if you are seeking out a mentor to help you bypass fears, overcome career setbacks and relationship issues, assist with strategic goal setting, and life planning you need to look no further than a life coach.
The idea of a life coach certainly isn’t a new one, but recently there has been a huge increase in the number of people seeking one out.
According to an article written at the Capitol Standard, “studies conducted by the International Coaching Federation on the effectiveness of life coaching showed 99% of people they interviewed saw their experience working with a life coach as rewarding, while 96% stated they would do it again.” The article also cited 65% of people found “working with a coach helped them improve their performance at work and 80% said it helped improve their self-confidence.”
What Does a Life Coach Do
Well, a life coach is a skilled listener and question asker. They don’t give out advice but instead ask pointed questions to help you, the client, define a solution. A good life coach will help focus you, reign in your mental load without judgment, and help you determine the best way forward.
Instead of someone who will simply sit and listen to your woes, a life coach is a partner and motivator. They are able to hold you accountable in a way no one else can to ensure you are achieving all that you wish to be.
Life coaches don’t offer advice, instead, they listen and analyze what you are saying and how you are saying it. Is your speech riddled with self-doubt and negative words? Do you always victimize yourself and your situation? How does your current issue fit into the larger picture of your life?
A life coach is able to step back and take in all these considerations. Having an outside perspective will allow you to recognize patterns you yourself have never noticed before and craft new, creative solutions.
When to Consider a Life Coach
If you are ready to start creating powerful, positive habits and discover an effective way to reach your goals, it might be time to consider a life coach. If you are feeling stuck in an endless loop of ‘busy’ but aren’t actually getting anywhere, it might be time for a life coach.
Some of the main areas a life coach can help with are:
- Boundaries (personal and professional)
- Self Esteem/Self Image
- Self Improvement
- Empathic Traits
- Living your Soul Purpose
Unlike a therapist who helps you dig into past behaviors to try and explain current fears, frustrations, and behaviors, a life coach helps you gain clarity and excitement in the future, igniting a new fire for both your personal and professional life.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to life coaching, and there never should be. While we might struggle with relationship issues, each person’s relationship is different. Having a life coach by your side allows you to have a tailored plan to help you become the best you possible.
If you are interested in learning more about what a life coach can do for you we’d be happy to chat with you. Learn more at The Center of Bliss.