Life coaching is a connection between a certified life coach and a client, individual or an organization, intended to drill into your maximum potential. Similar to how an athlete would not think of training without the unbiased outlook and passionate support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, celebrities and political figures use the assistance of a life coach to take their personal lives, careers, or companies to the next level.
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A life coach can be helpful both individually and professionally and can also be used for organizations as a whole. Each person receives coaching that is unique to their own individual wants and needs. Each person will also benefit differently depending on how committed they are to achieving their goals. One of the key benefits of working with a life coach is the capacity to gain a complete, educated perspective on problems that you’ve long faced. In addition to contributing new insight into such challenges, a life coach can help you to zero in on negative energy that could be standing in the way of your success.
Many people view working with a life coach as a means of connecting the gap between your current circumstances and the life you’d most like to lead.
There are many signs to look for when you are not sure if you need a life coach. These signs include, but are not limited to:
1) Certification: Not all people who call themselves a life coach are certified by an accredited professional school, nor are they even true coaches for that matter. In fact, most self-proclaimed life coaches are neither. Certification is very important because life coaching is a profession that entails very particular skills, behavioral standards, and a framework of training which is only taught in adequate schools. Despite what some life coaches may try to explain to you, life experience and other types of experience or training are simply not enough. You need to make sure the life coach you are working with has received their certification from an accredited school. Would you go to a doctor who did not have formal training?
2) References: Always ask for references when seeking professional counsel. After all, life coaches help you with extremely personal matters and you want to trust the person who will be assisting you in reaching your dreams. 3) A Good Match: A positive coach for one person may not be a good match for another. Personal chemistry is key, and it is important when in a team setting, that your team responds well to the life coach. To find a good match, it’s best to speak directly with your potential coach and discuss your wants and needs and what you would like to receive from your coaching sessions. You’ll want to be sure you feel comfortable enough with your coach to develop the deep trust necessary for breakthrough coaching. If you cannot develop a trust with your coach it is imperative to be honest and begin searching for a new life coach immediately.
Many people believe that life coach is just a millennial term for therapist. However, each of these professionals has a very distinct role and serves a novel purpose. Therapists and other mental health professionals focus on healing and strive to help their patients work through trauma and other mental blockages from their past, unlike life coaches.
While working with a life coach may help you to deal with certain unresolved issues, life coaches do not treat any type of mental health condition, anxiety disorders, addiction, or any other mood disorders. A life coach should never be recognized as a substitute for a mental health professional.
If you’re undergoing symptoms of a mental health problem (such as feelings of hopelessness, difficulty focusing, sleep disturbances, and mood disturbance), it’s imperative to contact a mental health professional as soon as possible.
There are many benefits to not only finding, but also utilizing a professional health coach personally and for your team. Life coaches help individuals set goals for themselves and reach those goals with an abundance of confidence and pride. A life coach’s expertise is in the method of helping you find the answers you probably already have inside yourself. They have the knowledge and skillset to help you believe in yourself, in your professional life, and in your personal life.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about engaging with or hiring a life coach, contact us today! John Grant Coaching provides professional life coaching ready to help you find your inner strength, conquer your fears and achieve your goals.