First off just think of what a COACH does. If you were to play football for instance your coach would be the one who guides you in the process of getting in shape and learning the sport, the plays, the strategies, etc to play and essentially WIN the game, right?!
That is exactly what a LIFE coach does. A life coach helps you learn what makes you effective and powerful in this game of life. Assisting you in learning the techniques, strategies in becoming the best at what it is you are encountering in life.
*A life coach offers you a non-judgmental assistant to help you shed some light on what is truly at the root of your struggles, what keeps tripping you up.
*A life coach helps you process, examine and discover your obstacles and challenges.
*A life coach helps you reach your full potential with the process of uncovering your true passions and discovering your very essence.
*Life coaches help people move forward. To set personal and professional goals that will give you what you want in life.
Here is a definition from Newsweek that I find quite interesting.
"Part consultant, part motivaltional speaker, part therapist, and part rent-a-friend,
coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plan folks,
helping them define and achieve their goals - career, personal or most often both."
Most Life Coach clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a change in their lives and they need/want the support of their own personal coach to do so.
A life coach is NOT a psychologist, psychotherapist or therapist. As life coaches we are trained to work co-creatively with our client to use all our joined knowlege, resources, skills and intuition to problem solve on the clients behalf.
Coaching can promote BIG shifts in thinking. This creates forward movement towards goals. Plus, the continuity of the weekly sessions builds a foundation of trust.
"A coach is someone who gets you to do what you don't want to do,
so you can be who you want to be."
Coach Tom Landry
Football Hall of Fame
So, no you may not NEED a coach, but you certainly may benefit greatly from one. Just like many athletes who know the game and feel perfectly suited to play their sport of choice, hiring a coach is an investment in making them better. A life coach can help you gain tools, skills, and insight quicker than you can on your own.
If you think you are ready to break through an area or areas of your life, I would be happy to help.
Love & Blessings,