Do I Need a Life Coach?
Choosing to work with a life coach is a major decision. How can you know if you’ll benefit from the process? Here are some ways to know that you need a results coach.
Are you stuck?
You’ve achieved a lot so far, but you need help getting to the next level. When you face major decisions about life changes, from taking a new job to getting married or divorced, a results coach can offer you sound, unbiased guidance. While friends and family can provide advice and listen to you vent, a life coach can help you determine what really matters to you in an honest way and deconstruct the “what ifs” and other inner voices you’re experiencing as you consider your options.
You need to be more decisive, take action, or get help creating a vision
If your confidence isn’t where it should be or you are having trouble charting a course because you’re too close to your problems to see the next steps, a results coach can help you find clarity and guide you onto a more proactive path. The many “shoulds” that you encounter every day can cloud your judgment, and it’s the job of a life coach to make it easier to understand what you really want and to help you figure out how to get it. He or she can also help you shrewdly assess risks and assert yourself wisely, which boosts your confidence as you practice these important life skills.
Are your limiting beliefs holding you back?
We all have our battle scars, but some of us have more trouble letting go of old beliefs that are limiting. Holding on to terrible memories and feelings is both exhausting and counterproductive, and a results coach can help you process your old beliefs and ideas in ways that allow you to work past counterproductive patterns, get more done and move forward.
Are you focused on your outcome?
Maybe you have a goal, like starting a business, but you lack a truly clear vision that will help you make that happen. A results coach is the kind of expert who can help you clarify your vision and goals.
You have a vision but lack a plan
If formulating a clear vision isn’t your issue but creating an actionable plan to execute is, a results coach is still your go-to resource. Coaches are trained to know proven strategies for success and frameworks that get results. Don’t let your amazing idea fall by the wayside due to lack of organization!
Have you lost momentum?
Are you still searching for your groove 10 years out of school? Feeling unfulfilled at work or in your relationship? Just unsure about what you wish you were doing, even though you know it’s not what you’re doing right now? You’re not alone. A life coach can help you clarify your values so you can set meaningful goals for yourself and create a plan.
You need to be efficient to get what you want
If you don’t have any time or resources to waste as you strive towards your goals, a life coach can help you achieve more with less by finding solutions to stumbling blocks and helping you stay motivated to get to your end game faster.
Your actions aren't supporting your ideas
If you know what you want but are having trouble acting in ways that get you there, a life coach can help you make better decisions and reform self-destructive habits. If you’re ready to break out of old patterns, a great life coach can help you overcome blocks and achieve new growth.
You can’t get everything done that you need to in the time you have
You already know that putting off until tomorrow what you need to do today isn’t going to get you anywhere, but sometimes you need help staying on task and breaking through powerful yet counterproductive patterns established in the past. A results coach is perfect for helping you learn to do that.
You want to get the edge and take your life to the next level
If you’re ready to make the leap to a new job or profession, a results coach can give you the confidence to do it. If more money is on your mind and you’re not sure how to get it, a life coach can help you find ways to earn more by playing to your strengths and staying fulfilled.
You’re facing a major transition
If you’re about to change jobs, move to a new city or get out of a relationship, it’s a great time to work with a results coach. You don’t want to burn out your family and friends, and you want to make your transition as easy as you can. You also want to begin new chapters in your life on your own terms, but if you don’t know what those are, you’ll need help clarifying them.
You're ready to step out of your comfort zone
If you’re getting a little too comfortable and settled into your routine, it may be time to step out of your comfort zone. A results coach can help you challenge yourself to learn, grow, have fun and take action in exciting new ways.
You’re ready to face some intimidating challenges
Everyone is intimidated from time to time by a major challenge. If fear is ever holding you back, take action and learn how to use your beliefs as a force for success. A results coach can help you name your fears and do everything you want and need to do in spite of them. A coach can also help you transform the way you think about your fears today and shift your perspective so that your focus is on empowering traits, not limiting beliefs.
If any of this sounds familiar, you may just need a results coach. If you decide to work with a coach, you’ll be joining the ranks of some of the world’s most wildly successful people, so you’ll be in excellent company. Any major player in the C-suite or in the professional locker room knows that the support of high-level consultants is absolutely essential to the pinnacle of success. Using the services of a results coach, you have so much to gain, so be aware of how you know when to seek out this kind of expert guidance.