Life Coaching - Why Do You Need It?

By: Debbie Leslie

Are you someone who fears parties and social events? Do you shiver when you go on the stage inspite of being a good speaker? Does public speaking seem like a monster to you? Is your childhood coming in the way of your bright future? Are you at a position in your life where you cannot decide which road to take, as all of them seem to be equally good? Is career change at this moment the right thing for you? Do you ever feel that life could have been better? Are you willing to take a fresh look at life? Inspite of your excellence, do you crave to improve? Do you wish you could gain maximum profit in your business but do not know how to do it? Are you a company who wishes that its talented employees were a little more productive? If these and many more questions are hounding you, welcome to LIFE COACHING! Do not misunderstand, as life coaches are not here to teach you to eat the cake but to tell you to enjoy eating the cake in the right way! Life coaching finds its origin in USA but has today become a widely accepted method of improving lives throughout the world.

Life coaching is for those people who do not fear change and are willing to go that extra mile to lead a harmonious life. The client should be ready to learn from the past and accept it. Denial has never, and will never, work for anyone. One should be flexible enough to change ones lifestyle if the current one is not producing any worthwhile results. Life needs to be looked at as something precious and to be worked upon, to bear fruitful results. Only clients with such an attitude can take full advantage of life coaching.

All this brings us to that all-important question-What do I look for in a life coach? To find a good coach the client needs to be very instinctive, as all the information put on the Internet or made available to the client, though it's a lot, isn't enough. You can schedule an appointment with a coach and then judge for yourself whether you will be comfortable with the them or not. Look for a coach who is able to connect with you, who listens to you without passing judgements, to whom you feel like letting your heart out, and someone you feel will not let you down. This works for the coaches too, for they too enjoy working when the client is comfortable and only then can they extract the best out of them. Of course word of mouth about a particular coach will give you a personal opinion about the coach.

There are several coaches who believe in focussing only on the problem areas and try to work on them. But there are the others who strongly believe that the overall personality of an individual gives rise to the fears and inhibitions they have. For example, a person who is unable to achieve more despite being capable must be having deeper and less-obvious insecurities. Like, maybe the person does not get motivated easily, is scared of success, or is simply lazy. For this, just dealing with the problem brought up by the client is not enough. It requires dedicated penetration into the client's general behavior on part of the coach. At the same time the client should be willing to give his/her 100% to the coach and understand that the coach is trying to improve his/her life. Hence the client must be sincere in whatever he/she is told to do. This holistic approach not only does away with ones weaknesses but also reinforces the strengths. The client then stands to achieve a lot more than what they did before.

Do not think that consulting a life coach will let the world know that you cannot solve your own problems or be so rigid to think that you can set all things right in your life all by yourself. We assure you that once you experience the changes that you can make to your life, you will realize its worth and not hesitate in recommending life coaching to others; for, who does not wish to lead a good life?

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