By Mary Ann Johnstone…
So I continue to use the corny job title because us coaches haven’t come up with anything even remotely better. “Lifestyle Engineer”? No, thank you.It doesn’t really matter what inflection I have tried, saying “I am a Life Coach.” sounds incredibly cheesy. Luckily I deeply love my work and coaching transforms lives.
And why hire one? If you don’t already have a coach you may be wondering what the heck they are good for.
Or perhaps you’re considering hiring a coach but are unsure if they can really help you with your unique situation.
Here are the top 6 reasons people hire a life coach
1. Something Wonderful Happened!
Congratulations! You’re getting married, got a new job, had a baby, launched your business, etc. All good? Not usually.
It can be terrifying and disorientating to undergo such radical change.
Essentially you are letting go of the “old” you and taking on a brand new identity– but you’re not there yet!
It can be very painful and frightening letting go of what you know. Especially if you feel you “should” be so incredibly happy and aren’t.
A great life coach can help you navigate this huge change and support you moving forward in a healthier, much more enjoyable way.
2. Something Terrible Happened!
I am so sorry if this is you.
Death, job loss, moving, divorce. All the bad stuff can be like shoving your life into a crosscut shredder.
A good life coach will be compassionate and provide a completely safe place for you to grieve. Counterintuitively, taking the time to grieve fully can lessen the amount of time you spend in despair.
Most of us want to avoid this at all costs and attempt to force our way through these times only to end up living with an undercurrent of resentment and depression for much longer.
Your good coach will support you and then when you’re ready, show you powerful tools to move forward into a happier more peaceful place.
3. Nothing Is Happening!
Perhaps you keep trying to improve your business, your job, your money situation, or your relationships, and nothing seems to be working.
The right coach can help you discover why you’re stuck and why things seem not to be working out the way you want them to.
Then they’ll help you remove these obstacles, bust through old painful beliefs and devise a plan to help you get what you truly, deeply want.
4. How Do I Make It Happen?
There is something in your life you desperately want. A new job, to start a business of your own, to meet the love of your life, but you are frozen by the enormity and implications of making such a monumental change.
You may feel like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff where staying or leaping seems impossible.
A great life coach can help you work through the fear, resistance and overwhelm that usually pops up when you are creating something authentic, exciting and new.
5. What The Heck Is Happening?
At times it may feel like nothing makes sense.
Learning how to identify and dissolve painful beliefs that are running in the background, can shift you out of helplessness and bring you back to peace. This usually helps to clear up a lot of confusion.
A great coach will help you transition away from victimhood to being a happy and more powerful force in your own life and the lives of those you love.
6. Now What Happens?
If you just walked out on your soul sucking job or ended a bad relationship, congratulations!
Take some deep breaths and know you are one step closer to having a happy, fulfilling life.
Letting go of what you don’t want is the first step.
You may not have figured out what’s next but a good coach can help you do just that!
You will be able to create an authentic, joyous life, really! My clients do it every day. It can be both scary and exciting. It is Scareciting, for short!
Source: More Fitness