Do you have a goal you are trying to reach in your personal or professional life? Ever thought of hiring a life coach? Not sure what one is? Read on.
A life coach deals with relatively healthy people who want to improve their lives in specific ways, such as changing careers, finding a healthy relationship, taking their business to a new level, losing weight, deepening their self-understanding, and many other things. They deal with stress management as well as time management, goal setting and other key areas of change to help their clients lead more balanced lives that better reflect their personal values and priorities. It differs from therapy in that the focus is on the present and future rather than the past, more on goals and behaviors than emotions and emotional patterns, and there is a more equal balance of power between the coach and client than between the typical therapist and client.
So does a life coach sound like something that would be a beneficial investment for you? If so it’s important to know that it’s not necessarily important to find a life coach that is within close proximity to you because many times the coaching will take place over the phone and through e-mail, but if you are more comfortable having someone that you can meet face to face then that is great as well. An awesome place to begin your search is Noomii – The Professional Coach Directory. Since I live in Ohio I was excited to see that they have a Life Coach Cleveland section if I would ever decided that hiring a life coach would be the right decision for me or if anyone I know is looking for a life coach as well.
So what about you? Have you ever worked with a life coach – how’d it go? If not, would you ever consider working with one? I’d love to hear other people’s opinions on this topic!