Choosing a right life coach is essential. There might be hundreds life coach around or on the web however only one of them can help you. To find right one you should look for following qualities:
It is important that you know what you want and discuss it with life coach that you are intending to work with. If you are not clear about what you want, see if the life coach can help. The more you are clear about what you want, the easier for life coach focus on your issue. Please try to be specific as much as you can. Avoid going details of your problems or things bothering you. You need to focus on the most important one or two issues that are bothering you the most. After starting to work with a Life Coach and you are happy with their methods then you can work with them for other issues that you want to fix.
Don’t forget you need patiently walk step by step!!
- Choosing A Coach, You Need:
As mentioned earlier, there are hundreds of coaches providing their service to clients. You do not need hundreds of coaches but only the one you need.
You might hear about coaches’ word of mouth, search on internet, seeing their ads etc. It does not matter how you find them, but it is matter how you can get maximum benefit from them. The best way to gain some information about a life coach is to read their website / blog if they have one or gaining information from someone that has already worked with them.
Once you made some research and convinced yourself about a Life Coach then contact them and arrange a meeting. Most of them providing 15 minutes or 30 minutes or 60 minutes free consultation face to face meeting, on the phone or skype Video Conference.
During your meeting with the Life Coach, you should observe if the Life Coach is:
- Interested in what you are talking about,
- Helping you to identify the issue/problem,
- Listening you with care and giving their full attention,
- Giving you enough time to express yourself,
- Focused on what you are talking about,
- Telling you if they can help and what is their method to help.
- The Best Life Coach
The Best Life Coach is the one help you to overcome your issues and difficulties. Because of this reason, you should look the one you can get on and gain the maximum benefit from but not the famous one with multi awards, written several books etc.
- Refusing Coaching
In some cases, the Life Coach might not be able to work/help you because of various reasons such as:
- You or the Life Coach might experience communication issues and either of you believe it will not be a good idea to work together. In this case, the Life Coach either will tell you that they cannot work with you or refer you to another Life Coach that he/she thinks might be more suitable.
- You might need a psychologist, psychiatrist or medical doctor attention rather than a life coach. Especially if you have a history of physical or mental health issues, being on medication etc. Because of this reason please be frank with the Life Coach and mention if you have a history of physical or mental health issues or on any medication which will help the Life Coach to make decision whether he/she can help you or not. If not, he/she might be able to point you right direction and refer you to right person.
Please do not be offended if a Life Coach refuse to work with you. Don’t forget Life Coaches are professionals and they have to act the best interest of their clients. Therefore, if they refuse to work with you it is because they believe they cannot help you and it will be waste of time and money.
As a client you are also at liberty of refusing to work with a Life Coach if you feel it is a mismatch of personality or you do not trust them, try another coach.
It is essential that you and your Life Coach like and trust each other and willing to work together.
- My Approach
My coaching approach is ‘client need focused’ approach. Therefore, I prepare a program in according to client’s needs and work around this program. My program focuses on your issues, needs, goals and personality. During the program you will find out that it might be challenging, difficult but rewarding. I do not hesitate to tell the truth about your ideas, behaviours, habits etc if they are wrong or unrealistic. It is my job to make you get result you want.
Paying a life coach is an investment in yourself. Working with a right Life Coach can transform your life and enable you to gain useful techniques, habits and developing personality which can lead you a successful life.
Life Coaches are charging in according to their client’s need and attention. Each Client has different needs of attention.
I charge my clients on program base. Each program is minimum of 10 Sessions of work.
- Giving Advice
A life coach will not give you an advice what to do with your life. Life coaches help you to unlock your own talent which will lead you to make your own decisions and creating a life you desire for.
- Does It worth?
It is essential that you believe in coaching before you start working with a Life Coach. Life Coaching can transform your life for better therefore you should feel optimistic, excited and engaged with idea of working with a Life Coach of your own choice.
Coaching is a serious business and a Life Coach is as important as other professionals such as lawyers, accountants, doctors, teachers etc. Coaching requires lots of reading, research, talent, experience, attending courses, seminars and commitment. Although Coaching is a serious business, it can also be fun, entertaining, enlightening, opening mind and changing life.
You are going to invest your time and money in coaching therefore it is important you take it seriously as well as enjoy and gaining maximum benefit from it.