"Are you ready to move past your painful situation and create the life you really want?”
A life coach is a person who you can confide in, a sounding board for your ideas, and someone to hold you accountable. For example: Athletes, typically by the age of 15 understand their sport of choice. They know the plays, the position and the rules of the game, but all the way through their professional careers, they have coaches who guide them, push them and develop their talents. Life coaches do the same thing, but in whatever area of your life that you wish to improve.
Psychotherapist, therapist, counselor, etc. are all synonymous. They help clients to work through past hurts and hindrances, teach healthy ways to cope with symptoms of mental illness, and talk you through current situations, while helping to reformat any faulty thinking.
Life coaches deal in the present and help clients figure out their purpose, set goals for the future, and push/motivate them to stay on track and gain everything they desire out of life. Life coaches celebrate your achievements, refocus you when you get off course, and help you to gain both structure and excitement in your life.
Where do I begin… The benefits are endless, a life coach assesses the areas of your life that you wish to improve, and sets a plan in place for you to optimize those areas, creating a much more balanced and happy existence. You will be happier, gain more control of your life, and will achieve goals that you may have never thought possible.
Life coaches hold you accountable by learning your desires, helping you create a plan, and making sure that you are sticking to the plan. Life coaches will meet with you weekly, recap your progress, celebrate your accomplishments, give you homework, and will find creative/agreed upon ways to reprimand you when you begin to slack or get off track.
That depends on what you want out of life. If you feel that every area of your life is perfect and fulfilled, then no. If you are ok with being mediocre and living in complacency, then no. For the rest of us that are human, or that want something more out of life, then yes. Not because you don’t have the innate ability for greatness, but because most people are too busy running on auto-pilot, or getting burned out on day-to-day responsibilities to take the time and effort it takes to separate themselves from the herd, and obtain greatness.