Do you feel stuck
at your current position? Have you held
this designation for longer than you like?
Do you feel the need to manage your emotions better? Do you find that
your dream job has been quite elusive despite sincere efforts? Are you frustrated
that you work hard and do not get recognized?
Or do you simply want to earn a lot more money?
Then again, you may
feel the need to spend quality time with loved ones, but find yourself not able
to, you may have a work–life imbalance, or you may have health issues and a need
to develop a discipline in exercise, diet and work. That’s when you feel like
reaching out for help. Some turn to a life
What Coach?:- We hear of a football coach, a hockey coach,
and in grand cricket there is the bowling coach, the batting coach, the
fielding coach, the fitness coach; then there is the diet coach, body building
coach, so on and so forth. So, what is
this life coach? Does he teach you how to live?
Have we not lived our lives without life coaches? Do we not know how to live? So what is life
A life coach is not
a teacher. He is not a counselor. He is not an adviser. He is not a mentor. He is neither a therapist nor a
consultant. Then what is he? Yet he is
an expert. A life coach facilitates the
process of change and decision making like a facilitator.
More Questions: - Have you felt that
you have tried everything in your powers but are not quite close to achieving
your dreams? Have you seen there is someone who doesn’t seem that serious about
life but he is moving forward seemingly without much effort? You have tried but
your relationships seem to work contrary to your intentions? Sigh!
Life on Fast Track: - Moving
targets, dynamic market trends, demanding customers, pressurizing boss, diverse
team challenges, you’re torn between family and work commitments, social
expectations; a pretty complex picture indeed.
Yet, you do manage to survive.
Somehow, you pull through. Life
goes on. And it must.
So, would you want
to manage and survive or would you want to thrive and flourish?
Life Coach: - A life coach is a medium of support you would need when you are at a
cross road. He is a sounding board that
soaks in your wants, needs and challenges by providing you a platform to
express yourself freely, without the fear of being judged or rejected. Yes, you can talk to him freely. Express your innermost dreams, fears, goals
or reservations. The job of the coach is
not to judge you. He helps you realize
your personal goals and dreams with the help of sound tools and techniques. If
you have fears, he will not dig into your past to look for solutions. He is only interested in moving you
forward. Learn from the past and move
your feet on an onward journey.
What a Life Coach Does for You: - His
job is to help you realize your dreams and goals. Hold your hand, with warmth, friendship, and
courage in a journey of self-discovery.
It is like wandering into a new city, only you will be doing so with the
service of a professional partner. Not
because he knows the city. He too is not
familiar with the pot-holes, bumpers or traffic snarls of your inner city. But he believes that you have the innate
capacity to find your own way through the winding roads and dark alleys. He believes you are your own master, that you
are whole and complete and that you have all the answers hidden in your inner
wisdom. You only need a supportive hand
and committed actions to help see the light inside of you. All you would need is a friend to support
you, who is keenly interested in seeing you improve your life and move to your
next milestone. That’s what a good life
coach would do. Both you and your coach need
to be committed to your growth and be willing to put in the extra energy into
the process of change.
Life Coach for the Long Haul: - He
would eventually understand your threshold and prod you, expand you to dream
your grandest dream, and move you closer and closer to it with confidence,
faith and courage. A life coach can make a valuable and meaningful contribution
to improve your life and help you live it to its fullest potential. A life coach will hold up a mirror so you can
see your own reflection. He helps you
clean the mirror so that you can see clearly.
He empowers you to take decisions and make choices in life from a space
of awareness rather than from compulsion or coercion. He sets you on the road to success by
developing unique strategies for personal achievement.
Only you can decide
whether you need the services of a life coach or not!