A life coach is a professional who helps individuals identify and achieve their personal and professional goals. We work with clients to assess their current situation, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategies to reach their desired outcomes. Life coaches can help with a variety of issues, such as career transitions, relationship challenges, personal growth, and overall well-being.
In a fast-moving world, it’s often hard to assimilate what you feel about things and how to respond on the fly, while staying in integrity with your personal beliefs.
We provide guidance, support, and accountability to help you make positive changes and achieve your full potential. A sort of sounding board if you like.
Finding the right life coach can be a life-changing experience.
A good life coach can help you clarify your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve your full potential. Here are some top tips for finding the right life coach for you:
1. Identify Your Goals
Before you start looking for a life coach, it’s important to identify your goals. What do you want to achieve? What areas of your life do you want to improve? Having a clear idea of what you want to accomplish can help you find a life coach who specializes in the areas you want to work on.
2. Do Your Research
Once you’ve identified your goals, it’s time to start researching potential life coaches. Look for coaches who have experience working with clients who have similar goals or challenges as you. Read their websites, blogs, and social media profiles to get a sense of their coaching style and philosophy.
I also had my own coaches when I decided to expand my practice. What inspired me to write this post today was that it can be a bit of a hit or a miss either super easy to find the right person or a bit of a grind. Sometimes we have to see more than 2 or even 4 people before we find the coach who is right for us. Other times it’s at the first go so be patient and remember, like in any relationship the right person; is always worth the wait.
3. The 1st Consultation
Many life coaches offer free consultations to potential clients. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with them and get a sense of their coaching style and approach.
Ask them about their experience, their success rate, and how they would work with you to achieve your goals. Be prepared to answer some questions yourself.
Most important see if you can work with this individual – do you feel comfortable with them? You may have a super experienced coach but if you are not able to find common ground and some sort of connection in that 1st meeting in that first interaction, you may struggle.
- Does their speaking voice and style put you at ease?
- Are they overpromising?
- Will they agree and validate everything you say or will they challenge you?
- Are they asking you the right questions?
Some years ago I was told, “Tricia, I get more out of my sessions with you than I do with my psychotherapist”. I was flattered and felt a sense of deep satisfaction. However, I did have a bit of imposter syndrome as well. I was not a qualified life coach at the time, I mainly practiced hypnosis but this was an old client who sometimes just wanted to talk about other aspects of his life – especially his relationships and I indulged him. We worked together in a blended approach, hypnosis, and Life Coaching and I am happy to say he went on to achieve a happy and meaning full relationship. We remain in touch even today.
But the reason he was able to get huge results was because he was able to tick, all the above boxes when he decided to work with me first as a hypnotist and then his relationships coach. Incidentally, the process to choose any therapist or coach remains the same be it a life coach, relationship coach, Hypno coach, or physical fitness coach.