Updated: Jan 21
5 great reasons to enlist the help of a Life Coach
Coaching helps you move from feeling stuck to find a new path.
A life change, anything from marriage to needing a new job, to divorce or retirement, can cause feelings of being lost or stuck. Even though we think we are ready for it, entering a new stage in life throws you off base. “What’s the next step? Where is my purpose? How can I get through this unrest to peace and fulfillment?” Some days can go past in a fog. A Life Coach can help you get in touch with what you specifically want at this point in life. Working together helps you uncover your new purpose in this new phase. A huge plus is the accountability coaches offer as you take action needed for change. Rather than fog, the view clears, and your next steps to the outcome you want become clear.
Coaching can help you find baby steps toward your dream.
Don’t we have good intentions though? We want to start a new habit of yoga before work. Off to a great start, but day two we were too tired and by the end of the month, it’s nowhere near becoming a habit. Perhaps we want new friends, but it’s too much work to figure out how to find them. It could be that sticking to a budget, or paying bills on time, or planning for a vacation, get put off and we don’t feel successful. Whatever the change, a coach can help you uncover what success is to you, and help you stick to a plan to get reach it.
Talking with a coach is not like talking to your friend.
One of the extreme benefits of working with a professional coach, is that you are not involving friends or relatives in your inner most thoughts, feelings, and worries. Family and friends are wonderful to have, but they are too close to you. They can’t help but have opinions about you, based on your history, your interaction with them, and their feelings about you. It’s great if you can talk to them about what’s bothering you, but most are not skilled or unbiased to help you move forward. Some very well-meaning friends or family may lead you in the wrong direction, based on how they feel not how you feel.
Coaching is not therapy or counseling.
Therapy or counseling may help you delve into your past to see where some issues have started. Coaching takes you right where you’re at, and helps you move forward. There is value in each approach. Many who go for therapy could be helped with coaching. Coaches will let you know if your issues are more than they can take on and will refer you to a therapist or counselor they know and trust.
You are worth getting help at this point in your life!
You may have accomplished amazing things in your life. But if you find yourself in a state of confusion, need help finding next steps on your path, or just talking through your situation with someone, that’s what a coach is for. Coaches don’t work for free, but the amount you invest in yourself through seeking this type of help could be just what's needed.