What Is Life Coaching
ICF ( The International Coach Federation) defines coaching as:
“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
One of the key benefits of working with a life coach is the ability to gain a fresh, informed perspective on problems that you’ve long faced. In addition to offering new insight into such challenges, a life coach can help you to zero in on negative patterns that could be standing in the way of your success.
Coaching builds the mental skills needed to support lasting change:
- critical thinking
- stress management
What a Life Coach Can Do
Many people seek out a life coach when they struggle in some area of their lives. Often they can’t figure out what exactly bothers them, or what to do about it if they do know.
Pay attention to how you feel. Emotions can be the best clue that something isn’t right here. They indicate that you need to make a change. A life coach can be a powerful catalyst for that change, partnering with you as you work toward creating a better life for yourself.
Be proactive, consider life coach if you:
Feeling stressed and frequently irritated.
It’s normal to feel stress from time to time, but continual stress can be dangerous to your health. A life coach can provide you with awareness, insights, tools, and techniques to identify, manage, and potentially, eliminate the causes of your worries.
Feeling stuck and not where you want to be.
By creating awareness, a Life coach will help you to shift your perspective and find action steps that will move you toward your goal.
Feeling lost and unsure of what you want.
Maybe you sense that something is missing from your life, but you can’t figure out what. Perhaps. you can’t figure out your talents or having troubles putting them to use. A life coach can help you discover yourself and create a life that’s rewarding and meaningful.
Struggling with self-esteem.
Sometimes the hardest thing is to believe in yourself. Disappointments happen, and our inner exessive critic can be relentless. A life coach will help you to become more aware of the tone of your thoughts and put a positive spin on it. Step by step, a life coach will empower and encourage you to accept your strength and increase your self-satisfaction and self-confidence.
Feeling just plain unhappy.
Happiness is about loving who you are and where you’re at in life. No outside source can give you true happiness. But a life coach can teach you powerful strategies to develop more positive thoughts and behaviors. Such a shift can have a profound impact on your happiness and quality of life.