5 Signs You Need A Life Coach
“If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching.” –Amy Kosh
Chances are you’ve heard of life coaching, maybe you’ve considered it, but you aren’t sure if you need it. To find out, ask yourself a few simple questions:
- Do your core relationships bring value to your life?
- Do you have a healthy work/life balance?
- Are you are maximizing your strengths in your chosen career?
- Do you feel as though your life has true meaning and fulfillment?
- What about your physical wellness – are you operating at a healthy level?
You may have answered no to one of these questions, and that’s okay. If most people were honest about some of the more challenging areas of life – such as their finances, relationships or careers – they would admit that they are just hoping it all works out. And there is nothing wrong with being hopeful. There is also nothing wrong with deciding to seek professional support in an area where you need it.
In fact, research suggests that seeking professional support, specifically coaching, improves communication skills, increases self-esteem and enhances overall productivity. Still unsure about life coaching?
Here are 5 signs you need a Life Coach:
Sign #1: You have goals but you aren’t quite sure how to reach them.
We all have aspirations and goals, some are short and others are long term. As we grow and develop, our goals change and become better aligned with who we are and what we want out of life. The challenge that most people face, is our ability to take actionable and consistent steps to bring our goals to fruition.
Coaching is designed to help you reach your goals. By asking thoughtfully designed questions to strengthen your self awareness, a Life Coach will help you clarify your goals and assist you in breaking through any barriers that may exist in reaching them.
Sign #2: You’re feeling stuck or unmotivated.
On any given day, there are a million things clamoring for your attention. When you’re so busy putting out fires, you can lose motivation or momentum because your best energies are being diverted away from you.
A benefit of life coaching is that your coach will help you identify where those energies are going and help you evaluate whether something or someone deserves your energy and attention at all. Your coach will help you set healthy boundaries that will propel your life forward with renewed clarity.
Sign #3: You’re in a period of transition.
Change can be difficult, even when the change is good. When change happens, sometimes our routines must be altered and old ways of thinking reevaluated.
A professional Life Coach understands that these shifts are a natural part of life and that your efforts shouldn’t be wasted on fighting them. Instead, a coach can teach you how to adapt to change so you remain focused, balanced, and at peace in the midst of life’s inevitable shifts.
Sign #4: You struggle with self-discipline.
If you’re the kind of person that leans on your friends to stay motivated, or has a gym buddy on speed-dial – life coaching could perfect for you.
A coach will provide 1:1 support, encouragement and accountability when you need it. So often, people feel as though they have to struggle alone or be self-sufficient. Having support and accountability adds a layer of security. It helps you avoid pitfalls and gives you an unbiased perspective in the area that you’re working to improve.
Author and Success Coach Stacia Pierce explains, “Accountability forces you to finally realize that YOU are ultimately responsible for how much progress you make everyday. Accounting for your actions will cause you to take a good look at yourself, start eliminating the excuses, and start making deliberate actions that bring about your intended success.”
Sign #5: Things are going well.
It’s true, not all life-coaching is tied to a goal or overcoming a life challenge. Sheena Jeffers, a certified Life Coach and co-founder of WELL explains, “My clients usually fall into one of two categories: coaching through something difficult or wellness maintenance.”
Think about elite athletes. They are healthier and stronger than most of us – which is precisely why they are the ones who need practice, coaching, and conditioning to stay at their best. Similarly, a Life Coach is invested in your continued success and will ensure you maintain healthy habits and the discipline needed to achieve your future goals.
The benefits of life coaching are vast and the impact can be life-altering.
At CoachRabbit, we want people to be comfortable asking for support if they need it. If you have goals, we want you to reach them. If you’re experiencing change, we want to help you navigate it. If you’re feeling stuck, we want to help you get the wheels moving again. And if life is great, we want it to stay that way. Get matched with a coach today and experience the benefits of life coaching.