Is this you? Is this someone you have in your life FOR you? Is this someone you need in your life?
Part consultant, part motivational speaker, part therapist and part rent-a-friend, coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals — career, personal, or most often, both.
Coaches have the ability to view things from afar — in what some call ‘from the sidelines”— and to shed new light on difficult situations. Often they can act as a sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills, and motivate.
Here are some qualities that a good Life Coach must have:
- Regularly scheduled meetings. These regularly scheduled calls will or meetings prompt clients to get more done than they would if left to their own devices. Think about it, if you work out with a personal trainer at the gym, you work much harder than on your own. For years I was a personal trainer and I remember one client who hated working out was very faithful to come her two times a week. What she said was “I know you are here counting on me, so that is the reason I come”. So her motivation helped her to succeed. Clients take bigger actions, set bigger goals and think bigger when they work with a professional coach.
- The trained life coach knows how to help you set the right goals, make more money, and structure your personal and professional life to achieve greater productivity with less effort. You’ll achieve more in less time with the input of a Life Coach on your side.
- Delivery. A well-trained life coach knows how to use the right words so that you are naturally motivated. It doesn’t take brow-beating or nagging when you are working with a skilled life coach. Coaching typically works best with a weekly meeting so clients have time to integrate new ways of thinking and take action each week toward their goals. Most life coaching is done by phone and delivered in half hour to one hour coaching calls. The experience is challenging and uplifting. You’ll look forward to your weekly calls with your life coach.
- Most people find that things start to happen very quickly after hiring a life coach.
So are you that “Life Coach” for someone in your life? Do you take the task seriously? Do you realize the impact and influence you may have for the benefit of someone? Do you realize the enormity of the task and the awesome gift that you have to give. That someone wants from you! Wow. Think about it!
Or are you the “coachee” counting on your coach for walking the road with you to help you get to where it is you are looking to get? This is a pretty big deal to make yourself vulnerable and open to receiving a gift! What a blessing you have I would say!
Blessings abound, my friend. We just have to seek it out. The answer is usually right in front of us!
Find that someone, whether it is someone for you to coach or someone to coach you. I bet you will find a benefit…..for both of you!