“I believe that life coaching is more than a service, it’s a personal connection and life changing experience.” – Avi Satz, CPC
A life coach is someone who forms a relationship with a client to aid them in creating space for growth with careful insight and inspiration. Life coaching is very different than working with a counselor, mentor, or consultant; it is hands on, personalized attention pointed at each client’s unique needs, goals, hopes, and desires. Life coaches believe that you have the answers to your questions and challenges in your life; their job is to unearth them for your discovery.
The right life coach can help you transform your life, help you achieve your goals, and assist in facilitating your journey to thrive to your fullest potential personally and professionally. Think of a life coach as an athletic coach. Any sort of athlete undergoing training does not train alone; they rely on the knowledge and expertise of their coaches. A life coach is an athletic coach for your soul helping you from good to great!
By offering a new perspective, experienced life coaches possess the ability to see things objectively, offer new viewpoints, and the capacity to work through difficult situations. Working with a life coach empowers clients creatively, while motivating them to be an agent of change and possibility—now, who wouldn’t want that?
Why Does Life Coaching Work?
Because the time is now and you are ready to make lasting changes in your life.
A coach is a worthwhile investment that says you are committed and ready to embrace change. The first step to ensuring success when working with a life coach is the commitment to invest in yourself.
Life coaches provide accountability.
The key to anything in life is commitment and accountability. A life coach provides the stability needed to support their clients in staying focused in achieving his/her goals. By working with a life coach 3-4 times a month, clients are able to continue to take consistent inventory of where they stand with their goals, re-direct focus as needed, and stay motivated.
Life coaches will motivate you.
Staying inspired by the work you are doing is crucial to acquire success in working to enhance your life. Great life coaches have insight and expertise to help you remain focused and thriving while working to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of. They will be as excited as you are for your journey ahead.
Getting Started with a Life Coach
Now that you have made the decision to begin working with a life coach, the next step is finding the right coach for you. While many coaches may operate within a specific niche, do not allow this to deter you from seeking someone out who piques your interest or you feel is a good fit for you. You’ll know when you’re meeting with the right coach, he or she won’t be offering you a “sessions package”, they’ll be taking you on an experience of possibilities from the start.
Take the time to review references and testimonials in order to see what others have to say about their experiences in working with the coach you are considering. Great coaches have no problem receiving great testimonials from their clients.
A life coach is so much more than someone who is going to help you achieve your goals. If you’ve read this far, then you’ve probably thought about working with a coach already, so do not pass up this opportunity to take your life to the next level.