Whether you’re the CEO of a booming company or you’re still trying to figure out your calling in life, working with a life coach (like me!) can be extremely beneficial. If you’ve found yourself wondering, “Why is life coaching important?,” you’re not alone! I'm going to break down why investing in a life coach is important and the benefits you can gain from working with a coach.
Why Is Life Coaching Important?
Life coaching is important because it helps people improve their lives, identify their strengths, & attain personal + professional goals. 💪
Life coaches aim to help clients better their personal or professional lives by creating goals and strategies to overcome challenges that they encounter.
When Should I See a Life Coach?
Everyone may feel the need or desire to see a life coach at different stages of life. If you’re trying to determine whether it’s a good time to invest in life coaching, here are some indicators to look out for:
You’re unsure about a career path
You struggle with time management
You have a lot of fear or anxiety that is holding you back from making decisions
You have too many ideas and can’t stay focused on one
You feel overwhelmed by daily choices
Your relationships are in disarray
You lack confidence, clarity, and or contentment in life
What are the Benefits of Life Coaching?
Oftentimes, it’s difficult for people to pinpoint why they are struggling in certain areas. There are also cases where people don’t even know they’re struggling! These challenges can result in people feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied with where they are at in life.
This is where a life coach can provide extreme value. While life coaches can help with several things, here are five specific areas they can assist you:
Holding you accountable
Focusing on the future
Help Define Goals
Whether you have a laundry list of goals or you struggle to even come up with one goal, life coaching can help you define and achieve attainable goals for your work or for yourself. Life coaches are able to ask questions that help you dial in the goals you actually want to achieve.
Additionally, by having an unbiased coach listen to your goals, they will be able to help you properly set tangible deadlines and milestones that make it realistic for you to accomplish what you have in front of you.
Hold You Accountable
It’s so easy for life to get busy, and it can be tempting to push off small goals to another day. But, that day slowly turns into weeks, which expands into months. Suddenly, your goals are piling up and you’re right back at square one feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to accomplish things.
Having someone hold you accountable goes a long way in pretty much every aspect of life. Just like you might rely on a workout buddy to hold you accountable to weekly workout sessions, a life coach can hold you accountable to your professional and personal goals.
Life coaching is fantastic at helping you grow mentally and emotionally. A good coach will push you to think in different ways, look at scenarios from another angle, and encourage you to learn more about yourself. All of these help with your personal growth. Here are some areas of personal growth you might see:
Improved communication skills
Better work/life balance
Deeper relationships with family, colleagues, and friends
Gained confidence, clarity, & contentment
Life coaching can also help you learn ways to focus on continuous growth. For example, your coach might suggest that you spend 30 minutes meditating each day or reflect at the end of the day by writing in a journal. By doing exercises such as this, it can help you intentionally focus on yourself, distraction-free.
Focus on the Future
While it can be important to take time to reflect on past actions that got you to your current point in life, life coaches are not therapists. Therapists tend to dig deep into learning about your past traumas, challenges, and issues in order to specifically help heal and treat medical conditions. This requires a different type of education that life coaches do not need.
Because of this, life coaches will often focus more on the future and how your actions today can positively or negatively affect what tomorrow looks like.
Give You Support
For many, life coaches act as mentors that help provide encouragement and support. As coaches help you discover your strengths and set goals, they are ultimately there to give you support.
That support may not always come as positive words of encouragement (sometimes, it might be helping you face some hard truths); however, coaches are there to guide you towards success.
Life coaching can be an effective way to align your priorities with your goals and help you achieve what you believe is most important in life.