Simply put, a life coach is someone who helps steer you through difficult life challenges, such as career moves and other personal goals you wish to achieve, by helping you map out the surest path to that fulfillment.
No one can be successful in life without setting goals. Therefore, a considerable amount of time must be spent planning for the realization of all that planning and hard work. The life coach’s job is, not to plan your life for you, but to be there to offer support and to help you uncover the best ways to achieving your goals.
However, just setting goals isn’t enough; planning must be followed up by action. Consequently, it is the job of a life coach to hold you accountable by making sure that you follow through with the plan of action you have laid out for yourself. He knows that there are a lot of things that can distract you from your stated goal, so he’ll be there to give you a little nudge when you begin to lose focus.
Some people have a tendency to dream too big. In such cases, a life coach can be there to rein in grandiose and unrealistic ideas and, instead, chart a course for you that are more realistic and attainable. He will be able to show you how through taking baby steps toward personal and professional growth can be much more rewarding than struggling to meet a goal that is really out of reach.
If attaining your goals is important to you, and you don’t to do anything that might prevent them from coming to fruition, then you might want to consult a life coach before proceeding. Using a questionnaire as a starting point, he’ll be able to ascertain just where it is you want to go in life. In addition, he’ll be able to tell just how committed and willing you are to fulfilling your dream. Then, using information you provided, he’ll help you forge a path that is the least painful and most likely to succeed.
There are no special qualifications for someone who retains the services of a life coach. Anyone from housewives to administrators can benefit from their expertise. The relationship they form with their clients is like a partnership where your goals and his become one and the two of you are dedicated to achieving that end.
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