Why I Hired a Life Coach
When I hired a life coach I was stuck, broken and forgot who I was. On the outside, I looked like I had it all together. Great job, 2 great kids, a great partner. It all looked pretty great. On the inside, though I felt lost, somewhere along the way I had lost myself. I forgot who I was and what was important to me. I was so used to prioritizing the needs of my family, my friends and my job that I had no idea what I wanted or what I needed in life. I felt stuck and like I was not enough. Then add to those feelings the guilt I put on myself because, hey why was I miserable? You have a good life! So the quest began… How do I fix myself and find myself again?
So what is life coaching anyway? Life coaching is a process that will help you create change in your life; moving you from where you are, to where you would like to be. Life coaching can help you think and behave differently, through specific and measurable learnings you can find what is best for you and help you to identify the life you would like to live. Sounds pretty great right?
Typically, a coach can help you dig deep to uncover and cultivate what is truly important to you, your personal values and what you feel is missing from your life. Together, you and your coach can set goals, which can be either personal or professional in nature, because hey these are YOUR goals and specific to just YOU!
The great thing about coaching is when you have a supportive, inspiring and accountable space created for you with your coach you can make the changes you desire and often dream about!
I don’t know about you, but that sounded like just what I needed! But then I started to question and second guess myself, thoughts like? Why would someone want to help me? Do I really need fixing, or should I just suck it up and keep trudging ahead? What does a life coach know that I don’t? Then one day, I decided enough was enough.. I decided I was going to give myself permission to invest in me. In both time and money. Because, hey I was worth it! So, I hired my first coach. My life has never been the same again. So here it is, here is why I think everyone should invest in themselves and have a coach. It has been the best decision I ever made.
A life coach plays multiple roles in your life: helping you to unlock your potential, allowing you to discover your best self, acting as a motivator, accountability partner and strategist. A life coach is responsible for engaging you in powerful coaching conversations and asking the right questions to enable the breakthroughs that will cause a shift in your life. Coaches are in no way supposed to be authoritative and they are definitely not there to tell you what to do.
“Goals are someone’s soul’s desire expressed. The essence of what it means to journey towards the life they most want to live.”
One of the best benefits of hiring a life coach is that they will work together with you so that you may formulate a plan or roadmap of goals for yourself. This plan will allow you to eventually realize your goals. When I hired my first coach, I had some general ideas on what I wanted—but not the confidence or belief in myself that I was enough to do it. I wasn’t clear on the specifics, nor did I know how to get there. Thanks to my coach, i was able to remember who I was and what I believed in to build my self confidence to create the roadmap to get there.
Are you open to being open, teachable and willing to be challenged in an effort to grow and learn new skills? As you get started to find a coach remember to listen to your gut and find a coach that you trust. Just like friendship or any relationship, there has to be a sense of authenticity, openness and safety. You will not make progress if you don’t feel like you’re in a safe environment. Yes, even over the phone, you need to feel comfortable to share from your heart and be yourself.
“Togetherness and connection creates ripples of possible change”
Are you ready to stop letting doubt, fear, and people pleasing control life and embrace your spark? I believe in you and know that you too can benefit from life coaching.
Find out more about life coaching with me and see if this is something you want to do for you.