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Do You Need a Life Coach?

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 15 Jun 2013 | comments*Discuss
 
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Are you stuck in a rut, and bored by the fact your life is lacking in excitement? Maybe you are no longer interested in the work that you do, and find it difficult to motivate yourself to get up and out of bed in the morning? Perhaps you have an issue that is constantly niggling away inside your head, but you haven’t faced up to it yet for fear that you will have to make changes in your life? Whatever reason you have, to consider seeking help from a qualified Life Coach, it is a justifiable one.

Life Coaching Vs Counselling

Unlike counselling, where an individual is offered a supportive service that helps identify issues relating to problems and difficulties that originate in the past, Life Coaching focuses primarily on moving forwards with your life.

A Life Coach is able to offer you guidance and support in making positive changes that enable you to work towards goals you have set yourself. Counselling, on the other hand, provides an opportunity to release issues that hold you back from making progress. Although the two are linked by virtue of the fact that they allow an individual to take a long, hard look at their life, counselling and coaching are very different methods of sorting out life problems.

If you are experiencing emotional issues you are most likely to benefit from the supportive service a counsellor can provide. Whilst a Life Coach will be supportive and motivational, all focus will be on moving your life forward in small, planned steps. An individual who is having difficulty feeling motivated may well be in need of counselling support. All reputable Life Coaches will be able to spot early signs that a potential client would benefit more from counselling instead of coaching, and will refer a client to/or recommend they seek help from a trained counsellor.

How Can A Life Coach Help?

A Life Coach can help you identify the issues that are holding you back and stopping you from living the kind of life you want to. These issues could include a dip in self-confidence, limiting beliefs, low self-esteem or anything that you view as a giant hurdle that you have to overcome. Sometimes it could be that you know exactly what you want to achieve in your life but simply have no idea how to go about it.

It is the Life Coach’s job to coax, encourage, inspire and motivate you into action. The weekly one-to-one coaching sessions the Life Coach will arrange will provide you with the opportunity to freely discuss concerns and problems. The sessions will also challenge your beliefs and inspire you to start taking positive action. Over the course of a month – or whatever length of time the coaching relationship continues for – you will be able to take progressive steps forward towards the goals you have set yourself.

You Need A Life Coach If:

You find your life dull and uninspiring, and dream of having more exciting experiences.

You have plans in your head but have no idea how to put these into practice.

You have limiting beliefs but feel that with a little encouragement you might be able to expand your horizons.

You like to feel challenged and motivated but have run out of steam to do it yourself.

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This is a good common sense Blog. Very helpful to one who is just finding the resources about this part. It will certainly help educate me.
heather - 28-Jun-12 @ 9:43 AM
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fobi - 4-May-11 @ 5:34 PM
please, i need your help to move on with my life
fobi - 4-May-11 @ 5:31 PM
please, i need someone who can help me to move on with my life,
fobi - 4-May-11 @ 5:28 PM
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