A personal coach can be a tremendous tool for success, but a coach works in a partnership with you, and you determine where you want that partnership to go.

"Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years. what are your strengths or weaknesses, and what gives meaning and purpose to life?"

Those are the kind of questions likely to come up because a life-coach needs to know what is important to you and the things you are interested in working on in your life. However, if you have trouble answering questions like these, do not feel alone. These are some of those probing questions that forces thinking about what kind of goals-motivation, if any, are guiding the direction of life. When put on the spot to answer in the midst of everything else that you are trying to manage in life, it is sometimes hard to see the big picture and easy to become overwhelmed or feel like you're lacking direction.

A Life Coach Can Help To Clarify Goals And Provide Perspective

When distractors overcharge life, many aspects of life produce high levels of frustration, ineffective choices, unhappiness, or a loss of passion -- life coaching can provide a context for discovery, motivating, and redirecting life in a satisfying direction.
Personal life coaching specializes in areas like relationships, careers, or personal growth. The goal to create a positive outcome promise by providing positive support to create confidence in the client’s ability to find solutions, develop strengths of character to create a high impact solution.

Consulting –Life Coaching –Mentoring

Do all consultants offer personal life coaching or mentoring programs? Consulting will focus on specific skills or ability development as disciplines to enhance performance. Life coaching will focus upon the person as an individual and coaching the person, attitudes, relationships, stress, balance, or the overall person. Mentoring focuses upon personal development of the spiritual life, character, or identified issues agreed upon through a personal growth and development program designed for the client.

What Not To Expect

Do not expect mental health counseling when you meet with a life coach. Even though, I use evidence-based science to understand behavior, the process is different. Simply put, a mental health clinician works to treat the wounds of the past, and a life coach assists clients in moving life forward by helping apply strategies for success to help people improve their lives and flourish.

Finding a Coach

Engaging with a life coach means establishing a professional relationship with someone that you can have a comfortable level of trust with since it is someone you will be working with closely and probably revealing a lot of personal information to, so it's key to look for someone that puts you at ease.

Working with a Coach

Once you have found a life coach, be prepared to open your mind and gain the greatest benefit for your investment. Don't be afraid to ask questions, after all you are paying for a service and you will want to understand the process and have input. On my watch, personal coaching requires a three-month commitment to start and weekly conversation, in person or by phone.

Before engaging with a coach make sure that you understand  what you are going to receive from the coaching experience and what the required investment will be in terms of time, resources, and dollars. It is customary to provide an informed consent agreement and then there is no misunderstanding in the contracting.  So, hire a coach when you are ready to make changes and invest in a process of applying  yourself to the process of personal development and growth.

Ronnie L Murrill

Life Coach | Psychology Subject Matter Expert | Educator | Creative Thinker | Writer | Public Speaker | 5600+

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