What is a life coach and do you need one? In this post, I’m sharing what a life coach is and the nine benefits of hiring one. Some of which you probably had no idea a life coach could help you with! Want to know what they are? Keep scrolling!
The benefits of a life coach…
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut and frustrated with the life you are leading? That you want to want to make a change for the better but have no idea where to start? Or that you’ve been trying to change your life but just can’t seem to make it happen?
If so, you may well benefit from hiring a life coach.
Whether it’s wanting to lose weight, improve your self-esteem, overcome a negative mindset or even discover your life purpose so that you can start living more intentionally, a life coach can help.
In this post, I’m sharing what a life coach is and the benefits of hiring one. Some of which you may not even have thought about before. Let’s dive in!
What is a life coach?
Simply put, the purpose of a life coach is to help you create a life that fulfils you. If you’re struggling to decide what you want out of life or you’re wondering what your purpose and passion is, a life coach can help you get clear about these things.
If you are looking for more balance, more happiness and more satisfaction in your life, a coach can help you work on the mental roadblocks that are preventing you from moving forward and working towards the things you want more of.
A good coach will help you to identify the areas that are holding you back, push past your struggles and excuses and help you to set and accomplish your goals whilst holding you accountable along the way. Many people have touted the benefits of hiring a coach, saying that their life coaches have changed their lives for the better. And a life coach can help you do the same too!
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So, why should you hire a coach?
Here are 9 reasons why saying yes to hiring a life coach might just be one of the best decisions you ever make.
Benefit #1. You get to finally decide what you want.
Life coaches are great at getting you to actually choose what you want for your life – even if you don’t know what it is yet. You’ll get to design your ideal life so that you feel happy and your life has meaning and purpose.
Benefit #2. Your life becomes more balanced.
We all tend to focus on certain parts of our lives more than others. A coach will help you to give adequate attention to all areas of your life so that you feel more balanced, satisfied and fulfilled.
Benefit #3. You’ll be forced to stretch yourself.
Life is about learning and applying that learning to get better results. If your life is always the same, you’re either not learning or not applying what you’ve learned. A life coach will help you to do all of the things you should and want to be doing but can’t quite get yourself to do.
Benefit #4. You’ll push past your challenges and overcome what’s holding you back.
Dealing with challenges can be intimidating and sometimes you don’t always know what’s stopping you from moving forward. Having an expert in your corner can make all the difference. A coach can help you to get unstuck and give you the encouragement and support you need to make a change for the better.
Benefit #5. You’ll solve challenges you didn’t even realise you had.
Typically, life coaches are hired for a specific reason (e.g. losing weight, creating better relationships, finding more happiness). But through the process of coaching, you’ll most likely discover other issues that are just as important too. There’s no place to hide with a good life coach!
Benefit #6. You’ll get an unbiased opinion.
Sometimes those closest to us know us a little too well. A life coach can give us an unbiased, new perspective to think about. Plus, it’s often easier to be more open to hearing things we might not necessarily want to hear from an outsider instead of from those who are closest to us!
Benefit #7. You’ll be held accountable.
If you decide on your own to start working out each morning and you don’t follow through, you can tell yourself that you’ll start again tomorrow. A life coach on the other hand will make sure you follow through. This works because most of us find letting others down painful and we don’t want to be ‘in trouble’!
Benefit #8. You’ll raise your standards.
Many of the challenges you’ve faced so far are likely as a result of your standards being too low. You may have been too quick to settle, taking on jobs that are beneath your capabilities or entering into relationships that haven’t served you. A life coach can help you to define and strengthen your boundaries.
Benefit #9. You’ll have someone that is just as excited by your successes as you are!
Have you ever done something that fills you with pride, only to find out that your family, friends, or significant other seems less than impressed? Your life coach will be your cheerleader. Having someone cheer you on will motivate you to keep going and accomplish even greater accomplishments.
To hire or not to hire…
Life coaching might be a relatively new phenomenon but the demand for life coaches is on the rise. According to the International Coaching Federation, the market size of the U.S. coaching industry is expected to grow from $15 billion to $20 billion in the next 3 years alone. And that’s just the U.S.! The desire to hire a life coach is increasing exponentially across the rest of the world too.
Life coaching can be a great idea if you feel that you’re stuck and truly want to change. If you recognise yourself in the points listed above or you’ve been trying to change your life but aren’t seeing the progress you would like, a life coach is likely to make a huge difference in your life.
So, do you need a life coach?
In short, yes! Everyone can benefit from hiring a coach. After all, we all have things in our life we’re not happy with and want to change. It’s totally normal! And it’s okay to admit you could use someone on your side to help you work through those things. And admitting you want help is a sign of strength, not weakness!
To know whether hiring a life coach is right for you, consider your desires and your ability to bring them about by yourself. Feel like you could use some help? Hiring a life coach might be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. And thanks to technology, you can now work with a life coach online without having to leave your house!
Want to know more about hiring a life coach?
If you want to know more about what a life coach is and how a life coach could help you, why not apply for a FREE discovery call HERE. Let me help you to get unstuck and take back your life so that you can start living your BEST life right now.
Discover all the details about working with me one-on-one and my life coaching packages and prices HERE. I know you have it in you to become the person you want to be and together, we can make it happen!
That’s it for this post! Do you have a life coach? Has this post persuaded you to hire one? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
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About the Author
Hey there! In case we haven’t met, I’m Sarah, the founder of A Simple and Contented Life. The online coaching practice that helps moms and mompreneurs with an online biz create more balance so that they can thrive both at home and at work WITHOUT feeling like they have to choose between the two.
A certified master life coach, transformation coach, goal success coach and self-published author, I’m also an Executive Contributor for Brainz Magazine, a proud mum of two, a besotted wife, breast cancer survivor and your mentor for making a change for the better.
When I’m not helping my clients and club members create a great home life and business of their dreams, you’ll find me in my favourite Starbucks curled up in a chair, book in one hand, hazelnut latte in the other or attempting to walk my somewhat lazy Frenchie pup Arthur!
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