Often times, we are unsure of what we want or have challenges that prevent us from getting to where we want to be. Sometimes we know where we want to go, but don’t know how to get there or are not getting there fast enough. We all have goals and issues to deal with, but we may not know where to start. At times like these, consider hiring a life coach. Life coaching is a growing profession and they can do a lot to help us get where we want to be in life.
Life coaches do not tell us what to do, instead they help us structure the life we want to live. The responsibility of our lives is still ours. They can work with people in all sorts of circumstances in all areas, including: career, relationships, hobbies or just living life on a daily basis. The profession is different from therapy or counseling in that it does not focus on a person’s past trauma or deal with issues in a medical based fashion. Instead, they help clients figure out the answers they need to know to get where they want to be. They help people focus and deal with specific issues and help guide them towards their goals. Many statements can be made about the similarities and differences between coaching versus counseling or therapy. In a nutshell, a person can achieve their goals much faster when working with a life coach.
Let’s look at an example: A man has been through a divorce and wants to move to a new location and start a new job. A life coach can help him come up with a plan or multiple plans to focus on moving and the best way to find a certain job. The coach can guide him through the process of job hunting and transitioning into his new life by helping him focus on specific goals, timelines, a plan of action and the end result that is desired. A life coach will be able to help in many ways. In essence, we may be able to accomplish what we need to on our own, but using the help of a coach may allow us to be more focused and efficient in moving into and beginning the next phase of our life. By being more focused and efficient, a person may be able to cut down his or her transition time by months to even years.
Life coaches can help people structure the life they want to live. If you are stuck in your life, want to make a change, can’t figure out your goals or need to work on specific issues that are holding you back, consider hiring a professional like this. Life coaching can help change your thought process and even your life.