Coach Monique first began using meditation, relaxation training, and thought awareness exercises for her own personal use 15 years ago. Because it had such a positive effect on her day-to-day life, she became trained to teach others.
One of the questions I get most often is “Why should I work with a life coach?” I’m going to get into that for the blog post today, but first I think it’s important to understand what a life coach is.
An umbrella term for all different kinds of coaching, life coaches help people succeed in many life areas from the professional to the personal, assisting in the achievement of everything from career, relationship, and financial goals, to cultivating more healthy habits and forming a more positive self-image and mindset. Spanning all age groups, life stages, and ambitions, for every goal, there is a life coach with the unique capacity to help you harness your full potential and surpass the challenges necessary to reach it.
Here are five of the many ways that working with a life coach can benefit you.
When you’re in the weeds of life, so to speak, it can be difficult to take a step back and evaluate what’s really going on. A life coach can be an unbiased third party that’s able to see the full picture of what you’re going through and help you pinpoint the areas of your life that will help propel you forward on the path to success.
Gain A Partner In Your Successes
Achieving small goals are wins, and should be treated as such! A life coach will cheer you on as you take baby steps towards your goals. This motivation and support can do wonders and help you realize that, although it might not feel like it sometimes, you are taking steps to get you closer to where you want to be.
Focus On Your Future, Rather Than Your Past
While it may be important to share pieces of your past with a life coach in order to give them a better picture of who you are as an individual, a life coach won’t dwell on this. Life coaches are focused on helping you move forward, rather than being stuck dwelling on what you’ve been through in the past.
Hold Yourself Accountable
One of the most common reasons people don’t achieve their goals is because they don’t have someone holding them accountable. When you’re working with a life coach, they will be your accountability partner and make sure you’re taking steps, no matter how small, towards your goals.
Be the Best Version of Yourself
At the end of the day, a life coach should assist you in living your best life. First and foremost, it’s important to address and uncover certain factors that may be affecting your daily life. One of the biggest struggles I witness is that people aren’t able to discover why they’re struggling. If you don’t know why you’re struggling, you’ll never be able to address it. A life coach will help you understand why you’re suffering and ultimately set you on the path to living your best life.