What is life coaching?
Last week, someone asked me: “what is life coaching?” Coaching is one of those words that means different things to different people.
Life coaching is often called personal coaching. Coaching is a one-on-one, collaborative process in which a trained professional (the coach) helps you achieve your personal or professional goals. These goals may include e.g: More self-confidence, weight loss, career change, better relationships, and many more.
Why people come for coaching
People from every possible age, background, and occupation get coaching. However, they all have one thing in common: a desire to achieve something more in their personal or professional life. Professional coaching gives you: motivation, accountability and support, keeping you focused and support you so you take action.
One of the most common reasons for people to work with a coach is the feeling of being “stuck”. They’re stuck in a job they don’t like, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship, or stuck in a life that lacks meaning and purpose. A coach’s job is to get you unstuck. They do this with a number of tools, techniques, and processes designed to help you find what drives you, where you want to go, and the best way to get there.
The use of the word “coach” is not an accident. A personal life coach is fundamentally no different from a football coach or a tennis coach.
A good sports coach will :
- keep you focused on your goal
- provide feedback
- encourage you when you’re feeling frustrated,
- challenge you enough to make sure you make progress from week to week
Likewise, a good personal life coach will help you stay motivated, focused, and give you objective feedback. A coach will help you get farther and in less time than you could on your own.
Thinking about working with a coach and not got round to it yet? I’ve got some coaching days available.
Call me on 07500778137 or reply to this email to find out more about how it works and discuss the possibilities for you