“The hardest changes are those made in isolation. See what a difference it can make to have a coach in your corner.”
What do you want to do with the next month? The next 6 months? The next year? Your life? What’s your strategy for accomplishing it? Is your strategy working?
If you struggle to answer these questions or you don’t like your answers, maybe it’s time for a life coach. But what is a life coach, anyway, and how do you find a good one?
Most of us have to give ourselves the time and brain power to figure out what we want our lives to look like. The truth is, most of us will not take the time on our own to make these assessments; a life coach will ensure you do.
What is a life coach?
The International Coach Federation (ICF), one of the largest coaching associations, defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Life coaches help people set and/or achieve goals through a variety of methods that often involve conversational tools and self-reflection exercises.
There are actually quite a few differences that you should keep in mind when thinking about if a life coach is right for you. To put it simply, life coaching is oriented towards the present and future. Coaching is proactive, so there will always be invitations to take action on your realizations and insights.