These days it seems like hiring a coach has become
the latest trend – for good reason.
Sometimes you need a little prodding to jumpstart your plan. Sometimes you hit a bump in the road and need a boost to get over the hump. And…sometimes you lose your way and need the help of a direction finder. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a coach to further your business/career, health and wellness, relationships, or spirituality. It’s always a plus to have an experienced navigator ride along as you meander along your journey.
But does coaching work?
According to the International Coaching Federation, it certainly does. Regarding the effectiveness of life coaching, a whopping 99% of the people they interviewed felt that their experience working with a life coach was rewarding, while 96% stated they would do it again! The vast majority realized an improvement in their self-confidence and enjoyed better performance in the workplace.
Who wouldn’t want to sign up after hearing testimonies like those! It’s easy to see how the practice of hiring a coach has grown at lightning speed within a few short years. Thousands of people are now hiring coaches for support in their personal and professional lives. Even coaches have coaches!
Your coach is your personal guide to success
An effective coach is a guide who helps you clarify and finally achieve your own unique goal. If you need help developing a plan or wonder how to prevent yourself from backsliding, it’s time to go to a coach. If you need help answering the overarching question, “How do I change?” a life coach is exactly what you need.
Your coach will skillfully draw out answers lurking deep within you and help sharpen your awareness, so you can come to your own conclusions. Your coaching expert works magic by guiding you through a “knowledge transfer.” As you become more aware of the fears that may be holding you back and the doubts about your ability to complete your journey, you and your coach will join forces to overcome them.
When you stumble over the obstacles that derail your plan, your coach will be there to help you over the hurdles and hold you accountable. They see through your excuses and how you can sometimes limit yourself to do the bare minimum. They challenge you to do more. No judgment.
A coach is laser-focused on growth
A coach touches on who you are now and focuses on who you visualize as the future YOU—no more dwelling on past destructive habits. The goal is for you not to be absorbed in the past but to become the best version of yourself.
Now is the opportunity for action as your coach partners with you, motivating you to master changes that will enhance and upgrade your personal and professional life.
Have you committed yourself to doing the work?
Committed. What does that really mean? It’s defined as:
- the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. OR
- an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
Sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it? But it’s a crucial question. Your coach can’t guarantee results because your coach can’t do it all for you. But a coach can help you get to your goal through a genuine commitment to help you discover your steps to achievement and provide a person to be accountable to. If you trust yourself to do the initial uncomfortable reflection and then to consistently do the work required, you’re in the right mindset.
It’s time to hire a coach!
Not quite ready to take the plunge and hire a coach yet?
Maybe you’d feel a little more prepared with a warm-up. Your coaching experience will be efficient, effective, and exceptional if you start off on the right foot. That is, prepare your mindset by upgrading your brain naturally. It’s easy when you know how. Once your powered-up brain starts working for you and your best interest, you’re well on your way to a winning strategy. Get more HERE.