Why does someone need a life coach?

celebrate growth lifecoach supportsystem Sep 08, 2021

As we go through life, things change around us almost every day. Sometimes it's a good change, and other times it can be something horrible that makes your life change dramatically. When these changes happen, we need to talk to someone about them. This could be family, friends, colleges, etc. Unfortunately, as much as we speak to the people around us, they can't always hold us accountable for the personal challenges we aspire to achieve. A life coach can! You are probably thinking to yourself, is a life coach going to help me? Why do I need a life coach?


This is a great example from this blog, Who Hires a Life Coach Anyways? The Answers May Surprise You. Think of it like this: If you had a broken tooth, would you ask your neighbor to grab some pliers and yank it out? After all, that's pretty much what the dentist will do for $500. Right?

Life coaches have techniques that a lot of us don't always have. Life coaches are trained to set aside their own emotions like wants, needs, opinions, and advice to ensure another person achieves their revelations.


What coaching is and is not

Many people wonder what the difference is between a life coach and a therapist. Therapy is more for healing, while a life coach is to help with setting goals and using the right tools for the situations you may have to deal with at some point. Here is a list of what life coaching is and is not from the blog stated above:


Coaching is:                                                                                 Coaching is not:

Client Led                                                                                      Therapy

Future-focused                                                                             Past-focused

Goal Setting                                                                                   Managing 

Joyful                                                                                               Judgement

Accountability                                                                               Giving advice 

Asking questions                                                                          Telling what to do

Strengths focused                                                                        Shaming 


Reasons why people might hire a life coach

There can be a variety of reasons why someone would hire a life coach. Maybe it's because they want to work on their love life, they are grieving over a loss of a person, they have a goal they have been trying to achieve for years and can't seem to complete it, the list goes on. Having your reason, no matter how big or small or how important it is to you compared to someone, is the only thing that matters. Some of the common reasons someone uses a life coach, which may relate to you are:

  • Career advancement 
  • Health and fitness goal attainment 
  • International life design
  • Rebuilding after a breakup or divorce 
  • Launching a new business 
  • Establishing clarity around life vision and goals 
  • Accountability in achieving a goal
  • Improving relationships (family, friends, significant others)


You should hire a life coach if:

You struggle to follow through on goals. There are many things we want to accomplish in our lives, but sometimes we don't know how or how to manage our time to achieve these goals. Another reason is you don't know where to start. Figuring out where to start can be confusing and intimidating. The third reason is you get in your own way. Most of the time, our self-talk is what holds us down. Telling ourselves, we can't do something when we can, or we haven't even tried. The fourth reason is anxiety and stress are getting the best of you. We as humans are on a fast-paced lifestyle, trying to get more tasks done in one day than what can be accomplished. We all, at times, need to take a step back and think, if I don't get this done today, what's the worst that can happen? The last reason you should hire a life coach is you're feeling less engaged in life. Sometimes you forget what you are passionate about due to life being so hectic. Take the time to figure out what makes you happy and not just others. 


If you can relate to any of this, as most of us can, you should talk to me! If you click on sessions next to the blog section you are reading right now, you can set up a time to speak with me! I would suggest starting with a "Getting to know you" session to see if we work well together. 


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