A life coach is someone professionally trained to help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results.
Coaching may sound like a foreign concept to some, but to compete as a world-class athlete, you need the experience, enthusiastic support, objective perspective, and insight of a coach. This is just as true for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, executives and business professionals.
Ultimately, a life coach encourages and counsels clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Life coaching differs from giving advice, consulting, counseling, mentoring, and administering therapy.
A coach helps you grow by analyzing your current situation, identifying limiting beliefs and other potential challenges and obstacles you face, and helping you devise a custom plan of action designed to take you to the next level.
Therapy, mentorship, and coaching are all effective but each provider addresses different needs. The graphic below illustrates the differences between all three modalities.
Therapy has a past orientation, helping you understand why you are the way you are.
Coaching is much more future-oriented, with a focus on your desired results. Your life coach won’t spend much time digging into your past experiences. While there is still certainly a self-awareness component, helping you understand who you are and why, the main focus and the intention is using that self-awareness to help you achieve your desired results.
Unlike a mentor, a life coach is not there to offer guidance and advice solely based on his/her own life experiences. While a coach may occasionally offer a suggestion or two, for the most part, a life coach will ask powerful questions to help you find the right answers and solutions for you.
It’s important to note that none of these disciplines are better or worse than any other – you simply need to understand the differences and have appropriate expectations for what will be accomplished with each provider.
These are just a few of the key benefits you get when you work closely with a life coach:
Maximize your potential. Research shows that coaching and training is a far more effective combination than training alone. In fact, training alone can increase productivity by 22.4%, but when combined with weekly life coaching, productivity is boosted by 88%.
Identify, clarify and create a vision for what you want
Accelerate your self-discovery and growth process
Nurture and evoke strategies and a plan of action based on what fits best with your specific goals, core values, and vision
Increase your productivity with regular accountability and support
While directive coaching can be effective at getting you from A to B, evocative coaching supports you in understanding that all of the answers you seek to move your life forward are within you.
Rather than telling you what to do, evocative coaching is designed to help you get in tune with your authentic Self and bring forth the answers that will accelerate you in the direction of a life you truly love living.
Evocative coaching centers around the belief that you are the highest authority in your own life. The goal is to help you connect with and listen to your own inner wisdom as the basis of taking action toward your goals and dreams.
By working with an evocative coach, you will not only achieve results but will also gain strategies and techniques to find the answers to any problem you’re facing. As you work with an evocative coach over time, you develop the skills to source solutions with confidence and become equipped with this lifelong skill to be the architect of your life.
Every coach is different, and it’s important you find someone that feels like a good fit for you and your unique needs. The best way to find the right coach for you is to experience a personal coaching session for yourself.
Ultimately, we believe that YOU are the highest authority on what is right for you.
To start living your life at the next level, schedule your free personal coaching session today. In your personal coaching session, you will define your vision, determine the next action step to move you forward, and overcome the obstacle standing in between you and achieving extraordinary results.