Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Benefits Of Using A Life Coach

At some point in their life, most people find that they have lost their direction and passion for some aspect of part of their life. They’re caught up in the day-to-day routines and the grind of trying to survive in a world that is increasingly stressful and artificial. If this sounds like you, a life coach can act as your guide to help find happiness, purpose, and passion again.

A life coach partners with you to realign existing goals or create new ones. They can clear obstacles and break patterns of destructive thinking. Your life coach holds you accountable for the actions and decisions you need to take and make to get your life going in a positive and self-affirming direction.

Personal coaching provides an objective view of your life, what you want out of it, and how to get there. If you want to make real changes, you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone. Just as in athletics, where the coach pushes his team members past their self-imposed limitations, so your personal coach will hold you accountable for taking the measures needed to effect the changes you want.

Not everyone is ready to be coached. If you resist change and are not willing to learn and grow personally, you may be wasting your time and money. Being coachable is as important as choosing the right coach.

Before you invest your hard-earned money in life coaching, make sure you are ready to invest your time and energy as well. A coach will give you the tools you need, but you have to be willing to use them. You have to answer the hard questions. You have to do the work to reach your goals. Personal coaching only works if you work it.

Once you’ve committed to the process, your first investment of time and effort will be to find the right life coach. He or she should be someone you are comfortable confiding in – someone with whom you can be open and honest. No one can help someone who won’t be honest about his or her goals or who doesn’t want to know who they really are.

Your coach is your partner, so find someone who has successfully lived through similar challenges that you face. Are you bereaved of a parent or child? Look for a coach who has lost a parent or child and found peace and happiness on the other side. Are you struggling to make a blended family work? Look for a coach who has experience with blended families.

Interview at least three coaches and ask for referrals or client testimonials. Find out how many coaching hours they’ve actually accrued and what type of techniques they have successfully used.

The right life coach can help in so many ways and with so many personal issues: self-esteem, bad habits like procrastination, relationship issues – whatever causes uneasiness or the sense of things not right in your life. Life coaches are trained to help you determine your goals and give you the tools to attain them. If you’re ready to make real changes, don’t put off finding your life coach any longer. Now is all you have and there is no time like the present.

About Author :Martin Biginelli is a UK based life coach who also provides professional business coaching to small businesses and corporate clients. You can find out more about these services, as well as life skills coaching by visiting his website at
Occupation: Professional Life and Business Coach
Martin Biginelli is a personal and business life coach based in Barry, South Wales, in the United Kingdom.

As well as providing clients with personal life coaching and professional executive coaching, he can also provide support, coaching and diagnostics to all types of businesses and at all levels.

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