Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why Should I Use a Life Coach?

Self Development
Self Development (Photo credit: StuartWebster)
by Christopher A Carter

Throughout our lives we often find ourselves knowing what we want in life, but for whatever reason have a hard time accomplishing our goals.

For many adults, this is a very frustrating experience. Is it something they're doing wrong? Is it the way they act or how they attract certain people? Or is it those around them that are holding them back from maximum performance?

A life coach is a peer who has greater experience in certain areas than you, be it social, physical, business intelligence or emotional intelligence. A coach can help you answer questions about your goals that are frustrating you.

A coach will first identify what goals you want to work towards and identify why you haven't achieved them yet. Finally, a coach will help you formulate a plan to achieve those goals, typically with small assignments once a week.

A coach is akin to a business consultant who's hired to look at a company from the outside in to identify points of weakness and areas for improvement. A life coach sees your life from an objective perspective and holds nothing back when it comes to telling you the brutal truth about what you need to change or fix.

Think of your life as a bridge stretching from one destination to the next. Bridges always need maintenance and care. They also need a good foundation. An impactful life is like a well-maintained, well-balanced bridge that gets you from where you are to where you want to be and what you want to become.

A well-trained life coach is able to look at your lifestyle patterns or specific problems and identify weaknesses in the structure of your bridge. When you hire a life coach, you are committing yourself to change.

For many adults, this can be scary and intimidating. For those ready to make the leap into becoming more powerful adults by overcoming current obstacles and negative patterns, using a life coach can be a powerful edge.

When you hire a life coach, you are investing money in yourself as long as you are getting something out of the coaching experience. The improvements you'll enact with the help of your coach are permanent positive changes in your life. A life coach is hired because they teach you permanent solutions and permanent positive problem-solving methods to maximize your performance.

Common reasons adults hire life coaches is to improve their social skills, improve their productivity, improve organization, follow a successful diet, or become better at business. Coaches hold you accountable to the goals you set for yourself, guided by their experience and mentorship.

When you are matched to a compatible coach, the money you spend for your sessions is an investment into your long-term success.

Because of their objective and more experienced vantage point, coaches will usually give you some unique ideas about yourself and how to maximize your potential. Coaches can see patterns of behavior and pinpoint how to fix or change negative patterns.

Life coaches are an interactive one-on-one way for motivated adults to overcome obstacles to where they want to go in their lives and career.

A good life coach coaches only those who follow their coaching agenda. A great life coach spends the necessary time to learn the clients' individual differences and needs. Together, you and I can create the plan to achieve your desired outcome. I coach by telephone 24/7 so you can schedule sessions that are convenient to you.

For more information, go to http://www.newlifenowcoaching.com

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