Why you need a personal coach now!!!!!!!
A few months ago, out of the blue I bumped into an acquaintance of mine and we sat down for a few minutes. We both hadn’t seen each other in a few years so it was good to have some catch up time. I shared with her that I had shifted gears a bit and was now a leadership and personal (life) coach. She told me that she was in the process of changing careers and was thinking of starting a new business; however she had not been making much progress and was still stuck in her job of many years.
I told her, “Sounds like you need an action plan to accelerate things. You have come to the right place, I can help you sort things out.” She said, “Oh no, I don’t need a career counsellor or therapist and I already have a mentor to give me advise.” I said, “Coaching is neither of those things you mentioned. Plus, I don’t work with people who have serious traumatic or emotional issues. Do you have some time this week? I can schedule a free consultation and you can see why you should give coaching a try.” A few days later, she called me for her consultation and she was really surprised at what that one session unearthed for her. She was so impressed that she called to book her one-day coaching and follow-up session in a few weeks.
A critical mistake that many people make is trying to figure out things on their own, and turning into the mouse who can’t find the cheese in a labyrinth. Most people, don’t understand how a life coach can help them on so many levels besides the obvious. People who enlist the services of a coach are more confident about themselves because they are actively working towards their goals with someone who is standing for their success, happiness and fulfillment. People also like working with a life coach to support them on what may seem like impossible goals or to sort out a few areas of their life. This is not microwave coaching where you will achieve results in one day, however you will have a better roadmap of how to get you from one place to another and that in turn will create a powerful shift. A good coach is also not going to fool you into believing that just after one session, you can become an award winning singer or a president for example. Coaching is a commitment to your personal development, the pre-cursor to transformation.
There are so many misconceptions about life coaching. Those misconceptions run the gambit from people being concerned about pricing, how much time they need to devote to the coaching process, feeling that they may not have accomplished enough to work with a coach or they are at the top of their game and believe they know it all and don’t need a coach. Then there is the confusing reality that now everyone even psychics are calling themselves life coaches and preying on innocent people. I had one woman tell me that her pastor told her that the only person she should get any counseling from was him, so even though she wanted a coach, she was conflicted. I reminded her that coaching again was different from counseling and it had nothing to do with religion, psychology or astrology.
The truth is that there are different types of coaches out there and a good coach will do their best to accommodate you or guide you in another direction even if you can’t afford their prices. However, coaching requires a lot of energy invested and it’s important that as a client you also don’t take for granted the time someone is giving to you to help you achieve results. It’s important that you as a client do your research and check to see if your coach aligns with your values and that you click with their background in terms of what they bring to the table.
As a life coach, people come to me for a variety of reasons, but the top reason people come to me is because they want to transform a certain area in their life, they want a breakthrough or quite simply they want results. Or they have a number of issues that require sorting out and they would like a life coach to help them come up with an action plan and just listen to them. Or they want a coach to help them complete an issue once and for all so they can bring new things into their lives. I have come across a number of people who have told me they dream of becoming president one day of their country and yet, they refuse to get the coaching support to help groom them because they think they know it all. A coach is very good at seeing your blind spots, the things that can get in the way of actualising your dreams in the end. You may have an incredible career and at the same time not be an incredible person and this can also get in the way of your not being able to up level.
People have asked me why do I call myself a leadership and personal coach and do I only work with leaders and the answer is, I work with people who consider themselves leaders of their lives or who want to be leaders in their life. So, if that person is you regardless of your career or where you are in life, then my services will be of great value to you.
So, do something nice for yourself and book a free consultation and get the chance to discuss your hearts desire with me and we can break down the steps you need to get there.
Let me break it down:
- As a personal coach, I support clients in their quest to transform their lives and get results. Again, this is not therapy or counseling
- As a personal coach, I work with clients who are at the top of their game and feel like something is missing and want to lead a happier and more fulfilling life
- As a personal coach, I can help you come up with an action plan that will propel you forward
- As as life coach, I support clients who may have a few areas of their lives that are hazy and would like to discuss how to bring things back on track
- A personal coach supports people who have a daring dream and need support on how to get to that next level
- Coaching doesn’t always mean you have to undergo major transformations, sometimes all you may need is a few small incremental changes to get big results
- A personal coach will tell you the truth about why you are stuck and why you aren’t getting results in a certain area of your life without imposing blame or guilt
- A personal coach listens very carefully and finds an opportunity in the listening
- A personal coach can help you to get closure on an issue so that you can be set free to work on other areas of your life
- Stop struggling to do it alone, admit you need support beyond your friends and family to get you to another level