Coaching is a powerful tool for those who want to get positive results in their life and see those results quickly. We all have areas of our life that we would like to feel more accomplished in and often getting results on your own is difficult or nearly impossible. Hiring a highly experienced coach may be just what you need to get more out of your personal, business, or social life. Here are the top 5 reasons why hiring a coach could change your life:
Find your passion. As busy professionals we focus on the day-to-day activities that keep us running on the hamster wheel. If you’re there then you know what I mean. You have a good job, a loving family, a social group, a spiritual life yet you sometimes ask yourself, “Is this it?” A good coach will guide you so that you stop trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Define your goals. You have a dream, yet you don’t know where to start or how to make it happen. Specific goals with milestones will help you track your progress in a measurable way. You wouldn’t build a house without a defined construction schedule. A coach will hold you accountable.
Develop a personal mission statement. You’re at a stage in your life where you’ve reached certain accomplishments or maybe you are just starting out and want to know “why you’re here, ” or “what your contribution is.” Much like a corporate mission statement, a personal mission statement will help you to identify your purpose and provides a path to follow with a guide to your decision making process.
Develop your values. Some of us were told certain stories when we were growing up and somehow those beliefs no longer jibe with who we are today. Having a defined set of values based on who you are as an adult acts as a blueprint for your life.
You feel stuck or you’ve hit a plateau. It happens to everyone at some point, including athletes. Somehow nothing that you’re trying pushes you to the next level. It may be in your business, personal life or your wellness routine. A coach will help you tweak what you’re doing to get the results that you want. Your coach is your sounding board with whom you can bounce ideas before implementing them.
Coaching is focused on present concerns and helps you define how you are going to get to where you want in the future. Unlike therapy, it doesn’t deal with the past or make a medical diagnosis. Your coach will help you to develop the abilities that you already possess and help you design a roadmap to create a life that you are in love with.
The ideal coaching client is someone who is highly motivated to make a change, coupled with a keen desire to learn and grow. It is important for the client to find a coach that they can identify with, a coach who has had similar experiences and who understands what the client is experiencing. Find a coach that you click with and whom you trust.
Now let me correct that…there are 6 reasons to get a coach!. Number 6 is: being coached is fun! It gives you a sense of accomplishment and incredible self-awareness once you’ve identified your heart’s desires.