If you were preparing for a sports event, a public performance, or absolutely any kind of activity that takes you out of your comfort zone, asks a bit more of you, and where your satisfaction and happiness depends on the degree of your success you would look for coaching. If you heard of an athlete preparing for the Olympics on their own without any help from others you would wonder what they were playing at. We take it for granted that there are massive benefits to be gained from working with those who have done it before, studied the secrets of success, and had a proven track record when it comes to training others to do better; to excel themselves. So why is it that when it comes to our own lives, the big event we only get one shot at, that we somehow think we are supposed to wing it, to make it on our own? Worse, we fully blame ourselves when it doesn't work out how we wanted, which means we willingly send ourselves into a spiral of dissatisfaction and self-fulfilling lack of self belief. Well here's the heads up. There is a way of doing better at life itself and it's really not so dissimilar to what every sportsman takes for granted from their college days. A good life coach can help you see your life in perspective, get clarity on your goals, understand how to achieve them and achieve success and happiness. Here's how.
Who needs a Life Coach
Anyone with a life that they think just might be better, more fulfilling, more rewarding, more successful. And that means pretty much everyone. You don't have to be struggling to benefit from a life coach, you certainly don't have to be failing, you just have to have the feeling that perhaps, just perhaps, you could be doing better with a little bit of help.
How it Works
Life coaching isn't therapy, it's more like professional consultancy where the business in question is your own life. Having a best friend who gives good advice is brilliant, but a life coach is better. Not a better friend, but a better advisor because the life coach has sufficient clarity and perspective and is truly making it their business to help you achieve your life goals, whatever they may be.
Is Life Coaching about Personal or Business Goals?
The simple answer is both, not least because both are intertwined. We offer career specific coaching to help break through glass ceilings and address specific work limitations or hurdles but these often involve elements of personal behavior or feelings of self worth.
Will it Work For Me?
Every person is an individual with individual needs, goals, and hurdles to overcome. But we all perform better when a coach takes the time to analyze how we are going about achieving our goals on our own. If you've ever worked out with a personal trainer or a yoga instructor you'll immediately know how that ups your game. A life coach is the same, but for life.