Life Coaching … Would It Help Me?

Life Coaching … Would It Help Me?

 A frequently asked question is “Would working with a life coach help me?”  Life coaching is a future-focused practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals.  Here is a series of questions to ask yourself; if you can answer yes to these questions then working with a life coach may help you.

 I don’t feel I am where I want to be in life, I am struggling with seeing the path for moving in a positive direction.

You recognize that there is a need for change in your life.

I have the time or will make the time to invest in myself.

Working with a coach requires time on your part.  You will have to put in effort beyond just the weekly meetings.  Are you ready to make this investment?     

 I will make a commitment to putting in the effort required in working with a coach.

 A coach is someone who walks with you to help you, but the coach cannot do the work for you.  

Self-sabotaging behaviors may be limiting my ability to reach my goals and I am ready to change these behaviors.  

The coaching process requires that we change behaviors, are you ready to modify your behavior?

New concepts will be presented to me and I will incorporate these concepts into my daily life.  

Your life coach will suggest new ideas to you.  Are you ready to make these new concepts part of your daily activities?  Even if you don’t know if the ideas will work?

I view my life decisions as my responsible. 

The goal of a life coach is to help you determine your personal goals and build a map for achieving these goals.   A life coach can provide you with a foundation for change.  This foundation will not magically make the changes happen.  You will need to put the principles into practice.  Are you ready?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, then it may be time to seek out a life coach.  Seek out a coach who can also help you work through the decision process to determine the best form of professional support you need.  Talk with a professional who can help you decide whether coaching, therapy or counseling is the best form of professional support for you to help you develop the changes in your life you are seeking.

From your friends at Discovery Counseling, http://www.discoverycounseling.org

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