Life Coaching: The Path To Success

Sometimes in life, individuals need someone to help them with day-to-day decisions. They need an individual to help steer them in the right direction. Nobody is perfect, and everyone needs some type of mentoring in their lives. For many, life is not worth living if what an individual does isn’t beneficial to someone else. Life coaching is a way to fulfill one’s need for self-worth, while also helping someone else to make it through life.

This type of coach is a person that can help an individual by assisting them with their development in certain areas. Perhaps there are certain goals that one would like to set and be able to achieve. This special mentor is there to make sure that individuals meet their goals. This can cost up to a few hundred dollars per month. It can consist of a phone call that normally lasts for a half hour to 60 minutes. The cost of these services however can vary per individual. Coaches can usually offer advice or guidance in a certain area, as well as give instructions. The individual who receives the coaching are held responsible to whether or not they follow through. It’s no different than hiring a fitness instructor to get someone in shape, a business coach to help grow a business, or a productivity coach to help with organization. Each situation is different, as well as the results that follow.

One thing that’s good about life coaching is that the skills that are learned can endure throughout a person’s lifetime. The results may not be the most cost effective, but it certainly may be worthwhile. Finding this special coach will take some time and an individual must be able to know what they want in a coach. Individuals need to look very carefully, making sure to find someone that’s compatible. Make sure to get a mentor that’s knowledgeable, trustworthy, respectful, and one that commands respect. This can mean hiring someone that may be just the opposite of the person that is being coached.

When a prospective coach is found that is affordable and compatible, it may be a good idea to ask for a trial session. One should be very leery but those who don’t offer a session for free. An individual may have to try a few coaches in order to find the one that is right for them. If trial sessions still leave a person less hopeful, they may want to pass altogether.

It would be good to evaluate what would happen when working with this person for two or three months. If feelings of failure are what one predicts, then that’s what probably will result. Work with a coach that brings excitement and enthusiasm.

Life coaching involves helping. It is not bossing, but encouraging. The individual should determine what they would like to do, because they are the ones in command. It shouldn’t be the other way around. Goals, dreams, desires, and pressures should be talked about and dealt with in each lesson.

These relationships are usually short-term due to familiarity, and it’s usually either time to work on something else, or encourage the coach to do something a little more challenging. Familiarity, on the other hand, can also build a bond in which a person is less likely to drop the ball and discourage their coach.

Life coaching is something that brings about results. The outcomes are usually very positive because individuals are hiring other people that have more experience than they do. It may be something that an individual may like to try and hopefully find beneficial.

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Glen James Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching Program - The Advanced Diploma in Coaching.