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7 Reasons to Get Life Coaching or Business Coaching

Posted: January 25, 2021

Working toward your personal life or business goals alone through trial and error can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. It can also prove quite frustrating and expensive in the long run as you delay moving things forward trying this, trying that, each requiring new investments. If this resonates with you, perhaps it’s time to consider seeking the guidance and direction of someone who’s been there and done that! It’s time to get life coaching or business coaching. Partnering with the right coach will prove to be an easier, faster, more productive and less stressful way of moving towards your goal post.

When you seek the guidance of a coach who has been through it all before, you can benefit from their lessons learned. You can actually avoid mistakes, and wasted time and money. You also gain focus and clarity, and tap into their toolkit of resources that will help you find solutions that truly work for you. That’s the power of a life or business coach!

Now, take a moment to imagine yourself moving from just wants and desires to a defined action plan with clear objectives that you can implement in your life or business. How does that feel? You can do it! You see, coaching can help you shave years off the time it would have taken to reach your goals otherwise. Let’s explore a few advantages of life coaching or business coaching.

Here are the top 7 reasons to get life coaching or Business Coaching

  1. Building confidence – When you get life coaching or business coaching you should be under the guidance of someone capable of successfully helping you attain your personal or business goals. This gives you the confidence that things will get done!
  • Guided plan – Sure, you can draft up a plan by yourself, but when you write out your plans with the help of a life or business coach, you know you’re getting a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based) plan that works! Your coach will know shortcuts and can help you stay accountable as well. Are you beginning to see the picture? Let’s continue.
  • Coping with conflicts – Your Coach can help you cope with current conflicts and tensions in your life. They can also give you tips on how to avoid similar situations in the future.
  • Personal attention – Your Coach can give you the attention you need so you can be personally guided along your chosen path. If you run into struggles, your coach will be there to provide much needed support and guidance drawn from their wealth of knowledge and vast toolkit of solutions.
  • Dealing with challenges – As with life, things will not always go according to plan. When you hit a snag, your coach can help you overcome the challenge and steer you back into the correct direction. You can feel comfortable knowing that you are receiving expert guidance.
  • Versatility – You can decide how you’d like to use your coach. Do you want help with short-term goals or long-term goals? Perhaps you would like both.
  • Enthusiasm – Your coach likely has a great deal of enthusiasm and passion for their work, which will naturally rub off on you. Sometimes it may be difficult to keep up your drive. Thankfully, motivation and inspiration (besides their knowledge and experience) are two of the main reasons why coaches exist.

Finding a Coach That’s Right for You

There are a few tips you should keep in mind when searching for a coach that will mesh well with your personal style. The first concern is that your coach should have certain credentials and experience in the relevant fields. Be sure you do your homework when it comes to checking out your coach.

See if you can find testimonials and reviews about potential coaches. Ask around and try to talk to someone else who has been coached by this person. After all, a good referral is always more trusted!

Communicate with your potential coach and see what his or her communication style is like. Ask yourself whether or not you think you’d get along well with this person. Some people might think the coach is fabulous! However, if you don’t think you will personally communicate well, then it may not be a good fit for you.  

Coaching sessions can take place via phone, video conferencing, email, or in-person. Make sure your coaching sessions will be conducted in a format that you find comfortable. Ask yourself whether you’re the type of person that needs to meet face to face. Nowadays, with technology, we can communicate in many different ways.

Final Thoughts

In the end you should be proud of yourself for seeking expert help. Recognizing the reasons to get coaching, and the value it brings is the first step. Next, think through and follow the strategies to find a great life coach that is a good fit for you. Then, prepare yourself by understanding how you can get the most out of your coaching experience as Being Coachable is Critical to Personal Development. Finally, jumpstart your journey into the life or business you desire!

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Janet A Johnson

Hi, I am Janet A Johnson a Management Consultant and Life Coach with over 15 years strategic program/project management and business management experience. I am the owner of StrategyNook LLC, a consultancy agency specializing in strategic project management, business management, web development, branding, internet/social media marketing, life coaching and stress management. Schedule your free consultation today and let's talk strategy and customized solutions.

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