Life Coaching & Why You Might Need One

Did you ever think you would need a coach for your life? Probably not...

You've probably heard a lot of professional athletes, successful business executives, entrepreneurs referring to their coach, but you may not have thought how a coach could help you in your life?

A Life Coach will pretty much be your personal best friend that always has your best interests at heart, will always keep you accountable, and will also give you tips and tricks on how you can live your best life.

There are so many benefits to having a coach for your life, but here we will outline just a few!

Firstly, what does a coach even do?

A coach will partner with you to help you accomplish anything you want. They will help you create strategies and actionable steps that can get you to break through any barriers you have, prepare for any problems or hurdles you may face, and help you achieve your maximum potential in any area of your life. A good coach should create a safe space where they can question you and your current way of working so that you can begin to see where you may currently fall short and move past this.

What can a coach help me with?

More often than not, people will get a Life Coach to help them with anything like: becoming more organised, feeling less scattered and stressed, launching a new business, achieving health and fitness goals, working through any relationship troubles, managing difficult people or employees if you own a business and achieving financial success. These are just some of the many, many areas that a Life Coach can help you.

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Five Benefits of Life Coaching

1. Accountability

If you know that once a week you have someone checking in to see how you have gone in achieving your weekly goals, you can bet that you would definitely be more strict on yourself to achieve them, right? Recent studies have found that you are 65% more likely to achieve a goal if you tell someone about it.

A good coach can help you figure out what your personal definition of success is. They can help you set your goals so that you're living up to your highest standards. They'll identify any barriers that you create for yourself (which we definitely all do!) and will help identify clear action steps you can take to achieve what you want.

2. New perspectives

We all live our lives very subjectively... because we don't see anything wrong with what we are doing. We can often create roadblocks for ourselves but then wonder why we aren't achieving what we need to achieve... and we are genuinely very confused! Coaches can literally identify your limiting beliefs from a mile away and they will provide a new perspective on any situation that you find you aren't progressing in.

Having a coach is like having a sound board for all your ideas, dreams and plans. They'll help you see things that you have probably missed in the past and that you just didn't ever think about. They'll pull you out of the detail and help you see the bigger picture and get you back on your path.

3. Be a better version of yourself

Coaches generally have lots of life experience, as well as lots of experience coaching a wide range of people from different backgrounds. Because of all this experience, they can teach you valuable strategies and techniques to help you reach your specific goals. They will always provide resources, knowledge, guides and principles to help you succeed.

Once you and your coach get to know each other a bit more, they'll be able to quickly determine which strategies will serve you best.

4. Be a better leader

Everyone is a leader in their life in one way or another. The key to being a great leader is having the ability to understand yourself and others. Knowing how to keep yourself motivated every day whilst also keeping the people around you motivated is very important.

It is important to understand the factors that drives your own decision-making so that you can best lead those around you. Once you have this awareness you'll begin to find you have many skills that you probably weren't even aware of in the first place.

Coaching can help you identify and hone in on your specific leadership style, making you more conscious of your actions, resulting in you becoming a more effective communicator and leader.

5. Identify your core beliefs & release self-limiting beliefs

Do you sometimes wonder what exactly your values are? More often than not, people take on the values and beliefs of society around them (i.e. their parents, their communities, etc.). A coach will help you dig deep and discover what you actually believe in and what you truely value. 

How often have you felt like you can't accomplish something? It's so important for your own happiness and sanity to release any unwanted beliefs so that you can actually achieve whatever will make you happy. Most of us aren't even aware of the limiting beliefs that we have, so a coach will help shine a light on these limiting beliefs, help you overcome them, and help you thrive!

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This article was written after interviewing Executive, Life & Business Coach - Alexandra Andrews. If you are interested in learning more about how a coach could help you, visit Alexandra's website at: https://www.alexandraandrews.com and get in touch.

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