Why hire a coach you ask? My first response is to ask you one or more of the questions below.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you want more out of life?Do you feel that your life is out of balance or control? Are you in a major life, business or career transition? Are you working on a new endeavor or demanding project?
Do you want to change your life’s direction but do not know how or where to start?
If these questions or scenario’s resonate with you, then you definitely need a Coach!
A quick trip to the bookstore and it won’t take long to see that many people struggle with true happiness. True happiness can come in the form of many different words – contentment, peaceful, satisfied and more. I believe this feeling comes from internal sadness about ones current situation in life, simply because they cannot accept that they may have missed out on something. That something may be a forgotten dream, a career that seems out of reach or maybe it’s a tangible object. It could also be that they are currently successful, but something is missing to make their life complete.
New clients often tell me they're blocked, stuck or controlled by a preplanned destiny; they feel dormant and without hope. If you feel this way, it isn't because you don't have the option of rebuilding an exciting and meaningful life. It’s because you’ve encountered a crossroads, undergoing transition, have fear or worse, you are standing still because you've learned to be cautious or even scared of change.
10 Reasons to Hire a Coach
1. Personal Foundation
A Life Coach can work with you to strengthen your personal foundation by helping you eliminate tolerations, restore your integrity and raise your standards. This work will take you through the exploration of determining your needs, values and core beliefs. A Coach works with you to take an objective look at where you are compared to where you want to be in life.
There is nothing physically wrong with you, but you know something is missing. A Coach can help you find the vision and passion missing in your life.
A Coach will also help you recognize the skills and possibilities that you may not know exist. During this process of creating clarity, you will set goals that are in alignment with your values. The goals created will help you set up a specific plan to achieve the outcome you desire, clearing the fog for what you really want in life.
3. Move Forward
Do you ever wonder what’s holding you back, wish you had the confidence to change careers, repair or develop new relationships or simply thrust your life into high gear? If you feel like you’re not moving forward, you may be stuck and can’t figure out how to get beyond where you are.
A Coach can help you determine what is holding you back and then will work with you to overcome the obstacles. A Coach will help point your life in the right direction and challenge you to make things happen rather than watching life pass you by and wondering what happened.
Are you tired of working extra long hours? Do you want more time for yourself or your family and wonder where the time goes? Would you like to achieve what has been coined “work-life balance.”? If you have asked yourself these questions, but are hesitating to make the move because you aren’t sure you fully understand your options, a Coach can help.
One of the most common complaints from people today is that there is not enough time in a day. A Coach will help you manage the demands of your work and personal life. This includes understanding how to recognize, tackle and resolve common problems. Also, a Coach will help you create strategies to cope with emotions such as stress, anger or confusion. A coach will work with you to master the ability to find the right work-life balance for your life.
You think you want to make a change, but aren’t sure what kind of change you need or desire. Or maybe you are facing two directions and need help. A Coach can help you to uncover exactly what you want and reveal the direction that will take you there.
Everyone at some point in their life will encounter a crossroads. It's an incredible opportunity in life when a decision must be made, something must be changed or a direction must be decided on. Usually this crossroads will reveal itself after a milestone experience shows you that what you’ve been doing doesn't work anymore.
A Coach can help you enhance your relationships with others by helping you discover how to effectively communicate. This process will help you understand different personality types and how to relate to them.
7. Your Edge
It is becoming more challenging for an individual to remain competitive yet be true to their Authentic Self. A Coach gives you an outside perspective on how you can achieve this. A Coach will help you brainstorm and try out new ideas while providing a safe environment to experiment.
Most individuals typically don’t take the action needed to find out what gives them an edge; this in itself gives you a head start in finding your personal edge. A Coach will assist you in developing your plans for success based on your values, personal strengths and abilities. This knowledge will show you how to stand out from others and rise to the top.
Stuff happens during our lives and change can be a major cause of stress, anxiety or even depression for some people. A Coach will help you sail the winds of change and make the transition go more smoothly.
In many ways transition is a great opportunity for cleansing, removing and releasing the obstacles in your life. Once on your new path, you will be amazed at how easy it is to go with the flow without all the old baggage and patterns that you left at the crossroads.
Many people have hopes, dreams and goals, but it is fear that holds them back from achieving them. A Coach will help you to face your fears and live closer to your Authentic Self. A Coach will enable you to recognize the underlying cause of your fears and help you find the confidence to overcome those fears, bringing you closer to the life you want.
A Coach will work with you to set meaningful goals and hold you accountable for reaching them. A Coach will help you become more committed, disciplined and keep you from procrastinating or becoming stalled during the process. Providing encouragement, pushing you into action, providing insight and expertise to help you make better decisions is the priority of a Coach.
Most of us, at some point, question the authenticity of our life and how it differs from what we once wanted or dreamed. Most coaching clients are not individuals who are a mess, but those who just need some guidance in one area of their life.
I invite you to contact me for a free 30-minute coaching consultation. Please e-mail or contact me by calling 502-352-1502.