How do I decide on the right life coach for me?
Life coaching is one of the biggest growth areas in the personal development industry.
Thousands of coaches advertise their services online but how do you know which one is right for you?
Any successful partnership requires chemistry and feeling comfortable with a prospective coach is important.
A good life coach/client relationship should be challenging because a coach not only offers support and encouragement but also pushes a client outside their comfort zone where the real magic starts happening.
It's important to remember that life isn't a straight path and that every challenge presents an opportunity to learn and grow.
A good understanding of this together with patience, perseverance and a clear vision of where you want to go can bring great results.
People rarely tap into their full potential because of four things: a clear game plan, a realistic timeframe, the ability to take persistent action and being flexible enough to change things if they aren’t working.
It's not rocket science but people rarely apply these principles over a sustained period which is what they need to get great results. People all to often give up at the first or second hurdle or attempt something without a clear strategy of how, where and when they are going to get it.
It's important to set yourself a range of short, medium and long-term goals so you can see the progress you are making.
Here are some tips when choosing a life coach:
- Chat with several coaches before making a decision
- Be aware coaches often specialise in certain areas
- Do you want telephone or face-to-face sessions?
- Pick up the phone. It can change your life