People may feel intimidated by the term “life coach”. It seems to create a certain image and they may feel they will be patronised or talked down to. The truth is that like any service there are different people from a wide range of backgrounds and the odds are there will be someone who can work with you and help you achieve your goals. In this article, we are going to look at the benefits of using a life coach and whether or not you need one.
Coaches can come from anywhere
Life coaching originally came from sports and there are a lot of former athletes and managers who can give you the benefit of that experience. However this is just one example- they can come from anywhere and the chances are there will be someone who you personally respond to.
Gives you direction
Everyone at some point has the feeling of “where is my life going?” Having someone you can talk to about what you want to do and how you do it can give you direction and make it easier to map out how you achieve your targets in life.
Holds you to account
People often say “I’ll do that tomorrow” or “At some point I will…” A good life coach will coax you into doing the things you need to do and hold you to account for the things you have to do in order to progress.
A person to talk to
Life can be frustrating but you may feel uncomfortable discussing some things with friends and family. A coach can listen to what you have to say while at the same time providing constructive advice to help you with a difficult time.
Another massive benefit is increased motivation. Life can beat you down- you may feel you are not achieving what you want to in life or you are not progressing. The right coach will work with you, looking at ways that you can make things better.
If you feel you are not progressing a coach will look at possible obstacles- for example some people can have self-confidence issues related to problems in the past. The coach can look at both the symptoms and the cause- people prone to stress can be taught breathing exercises and methods of dealing with difficult customers.
On a deeper level the coach can deal with subconscious issues- a person who was bullied as a child may find it difficult to deal with conflict or be afraid to speak up around dominant people. A coach can allow people to look at those issues and get them to address and correct subconscious blocks that may be holding them back.
A good summary of this is “your reality is not dependent on somebody else’s opinion”. The thing is that person may not even be aware that they had effect on you- ultimately there is always time to address this.
We can help you
As executive head hunters, we can help you find the coaches you need to get more from your workforce. To find out more about what we have to offer go to our website or contact us today and we will be happy to discuss what you need in more detail.