This is a guest post by Tom Casano – founder of Life Coach Spotter where you can find your life coach and reach your goals.
You may have heard the term “life coaching” before, but what is coaching really, and does it actually work?
A life coach is someone who helps you reach your goals and make changes in your life. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or lost and confused in your life. Maybe you had dreams but you lost your way somehow. Maybe you want to get inspired, feel motivated, and take on the world. But how?
A life coach is supposed to fill that role as your supporter, your motivator, your accountability partner, and life strategist. You might not see the real value in getting clear on what you want in your life, but once you do, it’s easier to pursue those desires. Or perhaps you already know exactly what you want in your life, but you seem to be stuck in pursuing it and making it real.
How can you reach your goals with the help of life coaching?
A life coach will help you to uncover and release any mental or emotional blocks. These limiting beliefs can keep us stuck, and we’re not even aware of them!
For example, you might want to be rich but you have anxiety that others will judge you or you’ll feel less connected to others. This would be a fear-based emotional block that is keeping you from reaching your goal of becoming rich.
A life coach is not your therapist. They’re not there to listen to your problems and just nod their head. If you’re already emotionally healthy, then you wouldn’t really need a therapist.
A life coach will challenge you, push you, and question your outlook on life. They’ll ask you “power questions” — What do you really want in life? What feeling are you after? What is keeping you stuck and blocked?
Sounds pretty pointless when reading it now, but when you’re feeling deeply stuck in your life or lost, your coach is someone you can trust and lean on to move your life forward again.
This all sounds well and good, but does life coaching actually work?
This infographic below is based on hard-data from the ICF, the most reputable coaching organization in the world. According to them, 99% of clients who have used a life coach are either “somewhat” or “very satisfied” with the overall coaching experience. That’s a pretty crazy statistic, huh? 99%? That’s almost too good to be true.
But it turns out that there’s little to lose with coaching. After all, the best investment you can make is in yourself. Think of your investment into your college education, into your health, and into your social life.
You have invested a lot of money into these parts of your life. What about investing some money into reaching your goals and finding your true purpose in life? Sounds pretty impactful for your life.
According to Life Coach Spotter’s own proprietary data, the reasons that most people seek a life coach are:
- Achieving your goals (64%)
- Happiness (51%)
- Finding your purpose (48%)
- Doing what you love (44%)
- Career (43%)
- Confidence (39%)
- Relationship/love (38%)
What’s more, according to the statistics below 80% of people improved their self-confidence and 70% improved their work performance. That sounds pretty effective.
How is life coaching so effective?
It turns out that having someone echo back to you your own limited thinking and mental-emotional obstacles, deconstructing them, and then removing them completely, is exactly what you’ve always needed to be free, to be your true self and reach your life goals.
Moreover, your life coach is bringing a wealth of tools, training, education, experience, knowledge, and higher consciousness into the process.
As ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
And that higher consciousness once brought into our lives can completely revolutionize they way we’re thinking, they way we’re feeling, and the way we’re living.
Check out this helpful infographic from Life Coach Spotter to see what you think of the effectiveness of coaching.
So what about you? What’s your take on life coaching?