What kind of life coach do I need?
Most life coaches do general life coaching but are also experts in one or more of the following areas: career, business, relationships, health & wellness, spirituality & law of attraction, or recovery from addictions. If you’re not sure exactly which niche fits your needs, talk to a couple of life coaches and then decide.
How much should I invest in a life coach?
Consider the cost of doing nothing, making mistakes, or trying but failing. What is at stake if you don’t act? Life coaching will be an investment of time, money, and energy. If you knew you were going to succeed, what is the value of your success? Your results will correlate with your commitment to the process: the more you put in, the more you’ll get out. Every person is different and has different goals, but the average person who uses a coach has 2-4 coaching sessions per month for about 2-3 months. Some life coaches expect commitment up front, others are willing to take things incremental.
What is it I want to accomplish with a life coach?
Get clear on what you want to accomplish and how you will know when you are successful. If you don’t have specific goals, a life coach can help you gain clarity. You can’t get to where you want to be if you don’t know where it is, or if you only know what you don’t want. That’s like getting in a taxi and telling the driver you don’t want to go downtown without telling him where you want to be taken. Knowing where you do want to go will make your efforts most productive and efficient.
Is a structured or customized approach best for me?
There is no one-size fits all approach, for life coaches or clients. Many life coaches offer structured programs to reach your goals, while others base their life coaching specifically to your needs. Both modalities are highly successful. The most important thing is the rapport and synergy between you and your life coach. We recommend that you talk to 3 coaches to decide which is your best fit. Trust yourself in picking the approach that works for you.
What results have life coaches achieved with other clients?
99% of people who have used a coach are satisfied with the experience.
Many report improved confidence & happiness, better relationships, time management & communication skills, or run more efficient and profitable businesses.
Most life coaches have personal success in the niche they life coach. It is acceptable to ask a life coach for references. However, coaching is such a confidential relationship that sometimes clients wish to remain anonymous, even if they have experienced the types of results you are looking for. No two clients will experience a life coach in the same way. Most life coaches offer a complimentary consultation, be clear on what you need to know and ask questions. You are interviewing each other to see if you’re a match.
What results have life coaches achieved in their own life?
Find a life coach who has what you want. If you want to overcome limiting beliefs and gain self-esteem, find a life coach who exudes confidence and positive thinking. If your goal is to start your own business, find a life coach who has started one or more. No one can give something they haven’t got, so finding a life coach who lives in line with their aspirations increases your chances exponentially of living in line with yours. I personally need to know that a life coach has experienced what I’m looking to achieve, or something very similar. Living authentically is one of the most common goals of both life coaches and clients.
Does a life coach just give me advice?
Generally, life coaches do not dole out advice. What most masterful life coaches do is ask powerful probing questions so that you can discover your own best course. There are times life coaches will share their personal experiences and may make suggestions if you are completely stuck, but the train of thought is that “you are whole, capable, and possess inner wisdom that will serve you best”. The goal is for the coach to help you make the best choices.
Do I need chemistry with the life coach?
You are going to spend a considerable amount of time with your life coach and likely explore some deeply personal thoughts and feelings. You need to know that there is a safe space to share openly and confidently. The more open and authentic you can be, the more you will get out of the relationship This is where the most amazing shifts often happen. By far, the most important aspect of the life coaching process is the rapport. If you do not feel that you have that, you should seriously consider finding someone else. We also suggest you work with a coach who is certified by an accrediting body so that you are confident of their skill and ethic.
Trust yourself. Slow down enough to listen to your own inner wisdom, (take a couple of long deep breaths 😉). What is your heart saying? Listen to it. Know the difference between nervous excitement about trying something new and internal cues that this is not a good fit. Hiring the best life coach is an important decision. This is your life and you want the best support system to make it the all that it can be!!!
Do life coaches have their own coach?
I hope the answer to this is always yes. Life coaches know the value of the life coaching process and that any success they can achieve on their own in increased tremendously when working with a coach. We all have opportunities to evolve. The best coaches have humility and strive to be better tomorrow than they are today.
Can I get a free Life Coach Consultation?
YES! In fact, if you register and fill out a simple survey, you’ll get up to 3 of them. Just click here for more information & to get started.
The unique benefits of online life coaching...
You are matched from a base of 100’s of coaches, bringing you the best fit.
Only coaches who specializes in what you’re looking to achieve contact you.
The convenience of having your coaching sessions anywhere: from home, while traveling, or on your lunch break.
You don’t spend time traveling or hassle with traffic trying to get to your coach.
Many people find it easier to open up over the telephone vs. face to face.
Online coaching limits the overhead costs for coaches, passing the saving on to you as reflected in reasonable coaching fees.