Updated: Apr 12, 2022
While your family and friends play an important role in your happiness, a life coach provides unique value by helping to mirror your true self, without being judged by the values and perspectives of another person.
When you see yourself as you really are, it becomes much easier to figure out where you would like to go, what you would like to do, and which paths hold the greatest promise of fulfilling your aspirations.
“Everybody needs a coach… every famous athlete, every famous performer, has somebody who’s a coach… someone who can help them see themselves as others see them.” – Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google.
It is not about mentoring, counselling or therapy. Coaching is a process that addresses specific issues that the client wants to address – by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your limiting beliefs are, and choosing a course of action to make your life what you want it to be. It thus empowers you to find the answers within yourself. It is about helping you tap into your full potential and define and achieve the goals of who you want to be and what you want to do.
“You have to create your self-belief by going to your core to find the probable reasons for the negativity, and then demolish them” – Steve Backley
Life coaching brings about the following benefits:
Finding your calling – what is intrinsically meaningful to you beyond the expectations of others. Once you identify how you derive meaning in your life, you can then focus on the direction of your calling
Gaining clarity – to see beyond the clutter and gain a clear perspective of where you are and where you want to go
Looking at your entire self – personal growth is never about a single slice, but an intertwine of life domains
Leaving your comfort zone by stretching the boundaries and getting acclimatised to unfamiliar territory
Fuelling up your emotional energy to reach your goals
According to Tony Robbins, there’s a reason that life coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world – because it works for people.
“Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.” – Chicago Tribune