Life coaching is about looking at the here and now to set achievable goals and a pathway to future success. It isn’t just for people who are suffering from problems or life issues as life coaching is a process commonly used to continue with great success. But what are the real benefits?
NCC’s online coaching course is a great place to start your career as a life coach. Working with people who want to make a difference in their lives, you will work with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
If you are considering becoming a life coach or are wondering what the benefits to you would be of working with one, here are seven reasons why life coaching works.
#1 Recognise and deal with SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS
Why can’t you become an astronaut/nurse/healthcare assistant or run your own business? What can’t you write a novel? Why can’t you be what you want to be?
In effect, the ‘thing’ that stops us is our own self-limiting beliefs. So we’re too old to become an astronaut, we don’t have the right qualifications to become a nurse or we’ll be no good as a healthcare assistant and so on.
How easy is it to change your whole belief system? Tough and almost impossible on your own but with the help and support of a life coach, you could make the changes you need to in order to reach your goals.
#2 A clearer pathway to success
You may have a firm idea of where you want to be but the journey to that point is shrouded in mystery.
Just like when we drive to a destination, the signposts can be confusing with a navigational aid like GPS sending us the long way round.
A life coach is the person who helps you to navigate the shorter route to your goals.
#3 Shows a better way of doing things
Coaches are everywhere – sports coaches, for example, work with some of the leading athletes to help them do better and reach their goals – and their experience and wisdom, as well as being able to see the whole picture.
And so, if we accept that sports coaches can do this, why don’t we look to life coaches to do the same?
Quite often become who become life coaches do so because they have a particular outlook along with a set of expertise that makes them the ideal life coach.
They have an honesty and integrity about how they interact with their clients that places client achievements and their journey at the centre of what they do.
You may be able to reach your destination without them but if you could take a shorter, better route to success, why not take it?
#4 YOUR journey but why reinvent the wheel?
Other people have become astronauts and nurses, healthcare assistants and nail technicians. But that was their journey and this is yours. You have a specific set of needs and issues, something that a life coach will understand.
We know that to be a nurse, for example, you need qualifications but what about the other life stuff that impinges on how we learn? A life coach can help YOU understand your own specific circumstances.
#5 New ideas and a different perspective
There is a saying, continue to do things as you always have and you’ll get the same results. With a life coach, you’ll find you have the confidence and the support to try something a different way.
You may think of hundreds of different ways something won’t work but a life coach could give you hundreds of reasons why it would. And sometimes, we just need to know that someone is with us when we make the leap.
#6 Personal feedback
Part of the life coaching process is feedback. And from this, you can learn a lot about yourself.
What does your body language say about you, for example, when you walk into a meeting? How well do you communicate? There are all kinds of personal feedback and observations that a life coach can and will make, so many of which we are unaware of.
And just small, subtle changes – such as making eye contact or smiling as you enter a meeting – can make a positive change to the outcome.
#7 Improves self-belief and self-confidence
There are so many ways we hold ourselves back. Fear is one. It stops us from doing so many things, and yet we don’t always know this.
A life coach is the person who can help you see past these fear and make small changes that deliver massive results.
Is life coaching something you can see yourself doing?
*This is a collaborative post.