There are so many times in your life you see the path diverging in front of you. Before you know it, you find yourself hitting a crossroad —
- Had to make life decisions but don’t know what to do.
- Wants to have a career change but is not sure if it’s the right choice.
- Have a goal but no idea where or how to begin.
And while you’re at it, there are only two ways to go.
The easy but dangerous way, when you sort of throw in the towel and simply give up, or the hard but rewarding way, when you stand your ground and fight back with everything you’ve got.
If you’re feeling specifically like giving it your all, you need structure and support.
You can collaborate with a Life Coach in Seattle to acknowledge your thoughts and concerns and bring changes to your physiology.
Confused about what a life coach is and how it works? Well, let me give you some insights…
What is a Life Coach?
Like most people, you want to have it all!
I mean, who doesn’t?
You want to achieve success while keeping the right balance — without ever needing to sacrifice your inner peace, joy, health, family, and loving connections.
If that sounds about right, then a life coach is your magic pill.
A life coach is a trained wellness professional who can provide personal, mental, emotional, and relationship health strategies and empowerment. Someone that will help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results – clarity, peace, and progress.
They are someone, more than anybody, who wants to see you attain greater fulfillment in life. They will aid you in improving your day-to-day routine while providing support and encouragement throughout your quest to a healthier, inspired version of yourself.
With the increasing demands of your personal and professional life, getting the right help and guidance will make the difference. But before jumping into a session, you first need to understand how the process work and what to expect.
How does life coaching work?
The life coaching process differs depending on the technique that works best with you and the coaching stage you are in at present. Therefore, life coaching sessions are always tailored to your needs and will naturally change over time as you progress.
To kickstart your life transitions and make your perspective clear moving forward, I will help you:
- Clarify your goals;
- Identify your pain points to gradually reveal what’s holding you back;
- Come up with breakthrough solutions that will consequently pull you through the rut you are currently in; and
- Hold you accountable to achieve your custom-made coachable goals.
And in creating these strategies, I will be tapping on your unique skills and gifts and bring out your inner passions and purpose to get out, over, through, or around your mental and emotional blocks.
Together, we’ll take small but powerful steps which will create a big impact on your preferred future self. I am not just your life coach. I am your supportive friend and trusted adviser all rolled into one!
Now that all is clear, you may already have a good sense of what you need. But the question is are you ready to turn your life around? Most importantly, do you know how to make the necessary changes?
Navigating the changes and uncertainties in life can be overwhelming, especially if you are alone. It is like sailing out the open sea without any experience or destination in mind. And before long, you become lost.
Fortunately, the following resources below will serve as your survival guide in getting started on the right path.
Quick Guide to Hiring a Life Coach
What do life coaches do?
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably experiencing a sense of disconnection from life. And, in your search for help and relief, you may have tried some of the following, but to no avail:
- Taking meditation courses
- Downloading a mindfulness app
- Watching an inspiring video
I guess you hardly or never acted at all and kept on putting it off that, in the end, you continue to suffer.
Life is too short not to feel great and live the life you love!
With a life coach, you can swiftly bridge the gap between who you are and who you aspire to be, as they will bring a voice of honesty, integrity, affirmation, and accountability to the table.
A life coach can see what’s on your blind spot and, from there, help you gain a fresh and informed outside perspective of the problems you are facing that you might fail to see by yourself.
Thus, your partnership with your life coach is more integrative than a one-way street. They encourage and counsel you on a range of personal and professional issues to bring back work-life balance into your system so you can do what you do best and still have the freedom to do what you love most.
What problems do life coaches solve?
The problems that life coaches solve may not be that obvious to you. Take, for example, when you’re experiencing relationship problems, feeling disheartened about your career, struggling with self-confidence and self-esteem, or maybe contemplating on pursuing something you are passionate about, who do you usually call and rant it all out?
Most often than not, you call your mom, your best friend, or nobody at all!
Well, the point I’m making is that even if it’s not your default answer, but, yes, a life coach can help you with all that and other certain unresolved issues that you may have, namely:
- Depression, Anxiety, and Fears
- Stress and Anger Issues
- Work-Life Balance Management
- Poor Performance and Communication
- Unhealthy Relationships
- Personal and Professional Conflicts
- Shame and Guilt
And the list goes on. So, if you are familiar with any of these, then you know whom to call!
What are the benefits of having a life coach?
Anyone can go miles further with a life coach.
By working with a life coach, you can set better goals and accomplish them quicker than you could on your own. They have acclaimed tools and methods to walk you through your challenges, needs, and desires in making a realistic plan to meet your goals.
These are just some of the most common areas that a life coach can help you improve to support a lifetime growth and fulfillment:
- Follow through with commitments
- Create professional and personal growth plans
- Work toward financial independence
- Obtain life balance
- Heighten self-awareness
- Foster powerful relationships personally and professionally
- Improve communication
- Eliminate negative thoughts
Ultimately, having a life coach can help you achieve the success or happiness you’re looking for.
What should I look for when hiring a life coach?
Since becoming a life coach does not require any licensing or degree, checking for the necessary certification or credential would be a good start for you when you finally decide to hire a life coach.
A lot of life coaches I know come with many different types of educational and career backgrounds.
Most start with social work, teaching, psychology, or consulting. While others have a prior career in human resources management. Still, some opt to partake in certificate training programs which involve several levels of life coach training in the areas of:
- Executive Coaching
- Business Coaching
- Career Coaching
- Retirement Coaching
- Relationship Coaching
And many more. That said, I believe it is safe to say that while looking for a life coach, you must first assess whether your goal aligns with the life coach’s area of competence.
Once that is out of the way, I am confident that the coach you will end up working with will help you realize those visions while reaching your full potential.
When might you need a life coach?
If you are someone who may feel lost because of a significant transition in life like:
- Marriage and Family Planning
- Spirituality and Religion
- Intimacy and Relationship
- Goal Setting
So on and so forth, life coaching is for you!
Unlike other forms of self-help or therapy, life coaching directly affects specific changes in your behavior and performance. That’s why it’s an excellent alternative if you are looking to get past the bumps and detours of life.
How much does it cost to hire a life coach?
The simple answer is: It depends. It depends on the nature and duration of coaching. A single-life coaching session might be beneficial, but the real value comes from an ongoing partnership focused on attaining your goals.
If you find One-On-One coaching session a budget buster, there is another solution for you — Group Life Coaching! It would be best to choose what works for your goals within your budget.
Is life coaching worth it?
Absolutely! If it means improving the quality of your life, reaching your goals, feeling happier, more confident, and more fulfilled, it’s not just money well spent but rather money invested in your future.
With all the noise around us, hiring a life coach is not just a good idea but a necessity.
How to find a good life coach?
Finding a life coach that’s a good fit for you can be tough. You might even find yourself second-guessing your decision.
Every coach has his/her way of approach to life coaching. And as such, the key to finding the best coach for you is to look for someone who resonates with your unique needs, goals, personality, and most importantly, your situation.
Recommendations are helpful, but at the end of the day, the ideal factor in choosing a life coach is you! Because only you can be the judge if their coaching is effective through your own experience.
Create the life you love and discover what is stopping you from achieving your goals through life coaching. Whatever you want more out of life, a life coach can help you get it!
So, if you’re ready to change for the better, start working with a life coach now. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at Healthy Inspired You — Life Coach in Seattle, WA.