What is Life Coaching?
From experience, I know that everyone has a different definition and expectation of what life coaching is. The crux is that a life and success coach helps people discover their best selves. Herein already lies an important distinction.
A life coach views a client’s challenges and potential objectively as the third party, opening their eyes to find the best path for themselves. Life coaches act as a mirror, reflecting with clients to find the answers within them. I always say, “You are not providing answers; you are guiding them to discover their answers.” Therefore, good life coaches teach, motivate, observe, and reflect.
They teach the basic rules of a fulfilling life based on your needs and personality; equip you with proven tools and techniques to develop your best self. They monitor your experience and adapt the personalized approach to utilize your skills and abilities best. They anticipate obstacles and guide you to discover solutions in time.
A life coach uses their expert skills in communication, analysis, and personal growth to inspire clients to find and apply their inner strengths to make positive changes that will benefit them and others in their life. Next, let’s look at who can reap the rewards from life coaching.
Impact of Life Coaching
I am sure we can all agree that every one of us has untapped potential. A life coach is not the person who provides answers to their clients’ problems or unrealized prospects. Instead, a life coach nurtures progress in the critical areas of a client’s life by facilitating the process that allows clients to discover their strengths and weaknesses and align them with goal achievement and living their vision.
A life coach has a deeper understanding of their clients than of the topic with which they are struggling. Therefore, the impact of life and success coaching is ultimately in the hands of the client. However, life coaches use their ability to understand and motivate people, including discovering their dreams, fears, and hopes, to cultivate an intimate environment that inspires clients to commit to positive change. A good life coach appreciates the fact that each client is unique. Clients start in different places. Clients move at different paces. Each client wants something different. They are the experts and changemakers of their own lives — the conductor of their orchestra. The life coach is like the sound and light technician in the background. They are always making sure that the best conditions exist to create the most remarkable results.
Therefore, a life coach can have the most profound influence on a receptive client’s life. They can work with almost anybody in any field. From leaders, athletes, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs, to celebrities, artists, and philanthropists. Anyone who wants positive change in their life. Who wants to forge their best self. Who want to improve themselves so that they can better serve and help others.