What Is Life Coach
Life Coaching can be applied to virtually every aspects of human endeavours. Be it career, education, health, body shape (weight) or relationship, Life Coaching can help you reach and sustain your goals.
What Can a Coach Help Me with?
Life coaches utilise effective techniques to help their clients in all aspects of life. If you've ever struggled with anything - whether it be sticking to a diet, learning a language, moving out of your comfort zone, standing up for yourself at work, keeping a stable love life, or achieving those things you always wanted to do (see a whale, go to Asia, climb a mountain and other so called 'bucket-list' activities), then consulting a life coach could help you.
A life coach will approach things pragmatically. Through questions and exercises, he or she will try to get a good idea of how you look at the world. From this they will be able to identify the most effective route to your goal. Some people feel intimidated by the idea of change and so need to take things very slowly to fulfil their goals. In this situation a life coach might divide ultimate goals into smaller bite-sized pieces. Other people get impatient and lose interest if their dreams aren't realised immediately. In this situation a life coach might suggest introducing stronger reminders and incentives to keep them on track.
However you approach life, your life coach will be able to tailor your sessions to fit. Subjects life coaches deal with include:
Personal life - perhaps you feel like you're not making the most of life. There's so much to see, do and learn in this world, but often a lack of confidence, time and will-power can cause us to stay inside not doing anything. Life coaches use specialist skills to motivate their clients to do the things they want to do, so they can finally fight the urge to procrastinate.
Business life - starting and running a business is tough work. Sometimes we get so absorbed in hard work we neglect ourselves. Life coaches can help with confidence, leadership, decision-making and work/life balance
Performance - improvement is at the heart of life coaching. Whatever your skill, life coaching could help improve it. Whether you're an athlete, an artist, a writer, a performer, or a musician - adopting specialist techniques will help you to push your limitations and exceed expectation.
Love life - do you ever wonder why the opposite sex never seems to be interested in you? Do you wish you had the confidence to approach someone you have your eye on? Do you have commitment problems? Do you have problems trusting your spouse? Are you having an affair? Are you struggling to deal with a divorce? Whatever the problem, a life coach could help you to understand your love-life problems and then work towards rectifying them.
Deciding to see a life coach is the first step in your journey to discovering the power you hold within yourself.
But it can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating if you haven’t experienced coaching before.
Who is a Life coach?
A life coach is a trained professional who aims to help and guide individuals to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. They support clients on a journey to rediscover their own strength and abilities: this can include excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring your potential, managing health conditions such and achieving life ambitions.
By harnessing techniques based on core psychological principles and intuition, life coaches empower clients and provide a toolkit of teachings to confidently face difficult challenges and overcome emotional barriers.
A life coach won’t tell you what to do (chances are you already know the answer!) but what they will do is provide an objective and empowering environment, rather than instruction or indoctrination.
At the heart of it all lies the idea that clients must be given the power to help themselves. Offering advice, opinions and judgements would undermine some of the basic principles behind life coaching, which include:
Everyone has their own individual perspective on the world, where neither perspective is 'right' or 'wrong'. Some perspectives though may manifest into a restrictive view and can stop a person from becoming who they want to be.
It is within everyone's capability to adjust the limits of their own perspective. With the help of life coaching, anyone can learn to open their mind if they wish.
There is a difference between an instructor and a guide. An instructor shows a person exactly what to do; a guide provides the tools and support a person needs to do something for themself.