Do you ever feel like you can’t see the forest through the trees when it comes to reaching your goals? Or perhaps you experience the opposite, and you see the “forest” but don’t see the details, and it’s preventing you from getting where you want to go in life. A life coach could be your solution.
You may wonder what exactly a life coach can do for you. If so, you’re in good company. There is much confusion about the role of a life coach. Why would anyone need a life coach? What does a life coach do? We’ll shed some light on the topic of life coaches here.
What Is a Life Coach?
The International Coaching Federation defines a life coach as one who “partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
In other words, a life coach improves the quality of your life by empowering you to reach your full potential.
What Does a Life Coach Do?
A life coach helps you discover your next steps rather than tell you what to do. A life coach does not try to fix you because they know you aren’t broken. Instead, they help you tap into your strengths because they know your limitless potential.
What else does a life coach do? A life coach cultivates your sense of well-being, self-esteem, and self-awareness as they partner with you on a journey of self-discovery, clarity, and action plans:
A life coach uses assessment tools, asking inquiring questions, and active listening so you can:
- Discover your passions.
- Discover your talents.
- Discover your beliefs and core values.
- Discover your priorities.
- Discover your motivations.
Through the self-discovery process, you may be surprised to learn things you didn’t realize about yourself. It brings you the clarity necessary to make adjustments to align your life with your true self.
Self-discovery ushers in clarity.
For example, imagine the clarity you would glean upon discovering that your passion for the arts was greater than you thought. You realize that you value the arts and believe they inspire people in unique ways. You recall that you’ve been told you’re creative and artistically talented ever since you were young. But your entire family values careers in healthcare, which contributes to your self-limiting belief that a career in filmmaking would be a ridiculous pursuit.
No matter what you learn about yourself through self-discovery, a life coach:
- Fosters radical self-acceptance,
- Helps you set goals that line up with who you are, and
- Inspires you to overcome self-limiting obstacles to live the life that is fulfilling for you.
- Action plans and accountability
After a life coach collaborates with you on a journey of self-discovery and clarity, you are ready for the courageous step of taking action. Your coach can assist you in setting SMART goals, which are goals that are:
If you welcome accountability, a life coach also spurs you on to achieve your goals.
Invest in Yourself With Life Coaching
Do you feel like you have untapped potential? A life coach’s skillset provides you with strategies to set you on a trajectory to the life you desire.
Eunoia offers professional life coaching to enhance all parts of your life: career, life balance, family, intimate relationship, support system, education, sense of well-being, and other areas. Invest in yourself. Take the first step and make a life coaching appointment at Eunoia today.