Life Coaching in St Albans & London
Why do you need life coaching?
Life coaching became a thing sometime in the 1980s. It was a development from sports coaching, because it was realised that sports people derived so many benefits from coaching. It was seen as potentially huge value to people in general, to help them achieve more than they thought they could in life.
Life coaching is for you, when you are striving to achieve more with personal goals such as fitness, business, home life, relationships and all aspects of your life.
Where you feel stuck with something, like your position at work, college or in business or with a project, a professional life coach will help you move forward.
‘A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.’ – Elaine Macdonald
Professional life coaches are qualified to promote self-discipline, motivation and provide you with encouragement. They will help you plan realistic and measurable routes to your goals and assist you in maintaining consistent action. You will help you to visualise your ideal outcome and work alongside you to help achieve that outcome.
How does it work?
Your coach will initially spend time with you defining goals. These maybe personal, sporting or business goals, to ensure you are clear about where you want to go.
They will ask ‘incisive questions’, designed to get you to think deeply about your values, belief systems and desires.
The coach may challenge you on your responses to get you to explore certain beliefs about your desired direction and they will support your vision.
‘Surround yourself with people who are going to take you higher.’ – Oprah Winfrey
They will then design a step-by-step plan with you, and help you decide the validity of each step, highlighting potential or expected obstacles along the way.
By doing this, you are able to prepare for any recognised issues in advance, although there are likely to be unexpected issues, for which your coach will provide support and guidance.
Where your goals or desires change, your life coach will assist you in modifying your plan. This will ensure you stay on the road. Your life coach will also help you to recognise milestones and to celebrate progress along the way.
What skills should a life coach have?
Life coaches are usually people with an eclectic or diverse background and tons of life experience! A good life coach will possess excellent listening skills, outstanding motivational skills, a great ability to build rapport with clients. A life coach will be non-judgemental and possess a high level of integrity and confidentiality, plus it goes without saying, a high level of knowledge and experience as a coach.
How long will you need a coach?
This is a difficult question to answer, because everyone is different. Typically, most clients remain for around a year, depending on their goals and plans, but some only need a few months’ coaching and others require more than a year.
How do I know if I should engage a life coach?
We would argue most adults in the UK should have a life coach. The most successful people on the planet will usually engage the services of a life coach or mentor. That alone underscores the importance of having a third party to keep you on the right road to success.
What you can do now.
Are you ready to work with a life coach to achieve your desires and goals?
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Available in London and St Albans, Hertfordshire.