Coaches Aren´t Just For Athletes

When we think of a coach, most of us think of them as helping athletes to become the very best in their sport. Fact is today, many individuals, entrepreneurs and professionals have a life coach or mentor as well.

In many ways, a coach for athletes and a coach for individuals are the same thing.

A life coach helps you achieve what´s most important to you – I guess you could say:

A life coach is a coach for your life.

Most of us weren’t formally taught how to achieve success or even how to live successfully. A life coach can help you to figure out what you want to do with your life, set realistic goals, and do what it takes to achieve them.

Simply put, we have experience in helping others live life to its fullest.

What is a Life Coach and Do You Need One?

Here are just a few ways a life coach can help:

As Your Own Personal Cheerleader

Life is easier when someone is in your corner. When you know you have support, it’s easier to take risks and chase after big goals. You always have someone on your side when you have a life coach.

  • Your life coach will also push you. They’ve seen plenty of clients attempt to avoid hard work and stressful situations. They’ll know when you’re playing games and push you to succeed.

By Providing Guidance

It’s not always easy to make good decisions, especially when you’re stressed or fearful. And let’s face it, some of us just don’t make good decisions, period. A life coach can help you to make wise decisions.

  • A friend can’t always be objective or completely honest, but your life coach can. You’ll hear what you need to hear from your life coach.

By Providing Clarity

A life coach helps you to determine what you want to be when you grow up. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 68. A mentor can help you to determine what the next step of your life should be. If you’re feeling lost, a life coach might be the answer.

By Helping You Find Balance

Life coaches are aware that there’s more to life than just money or a perfect beach body. They emphasize keeping all parts of a person’s life in balance. Health, professional success, relationships, finances, spirituality and leisure activities are all part of a well-balanced life.

A life coach can help with many facets of life, some of which include:

  • Career
  • Relationships
  •  Finding your life´s purpose
  • Achieving challenging goals
  • Making more money
  • Creating more free time
  • Following an exercise program
  • Starting a business

What A Life Coach Is NOT

We Are Not Therapists

Therapists deal with past issues and traumas. Life coaches work from the present moment and into the future. A life coach won’t help you get over a past loss or deal with the fact that you were bullied in junior high. A life coach can guide you toward building a more desirable future.

Training Is Not Necessarily Required

There are organizations that certify life coaches, but they aren’t necessary to hang out a shingle and make a living as a life coach. Be sure to vet anyone you’re considering hiring as a life coach. Since the barriers to entry are so low, there are plenty of life coaches that aren’t good at what they do.

  • Pay attention to reviews and schedule an introductory session to see if a particular life coach is a good fit. Most will offer a free session. Choose carefully.

Could A Life Coach Help You?

As a life coach I won’t solve your challenges for you. I can however guide you in helping yourself. Visit me here to learn more about how life coaching can change your life.

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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