The term “Life Coach” has in my mind, become very generic.
Many people’s ideas about life Coaches suggests he/she should be an authority on everything A – Z.
And that’s not so. If a Life Coach tells you that they are an ”expert” and have a ”Plan” for everything coaching wise, then I suggest that You dig a little deeper.
If and when you have specific areas of your life that you want addressed with a view to improving, then look for someone who coaches within that specific area.
That being said, the first thing that You should look for is someone who is prepared to sit down and Listen to what You want.
Life Coaching is not one size fits all. Every one is different and has specific needs.
By the way, I’ve lost count of how many people have approached me for Coaching who “just want to be Happy”.
Now, that’s not unreasonable, however as far as specifics go, more work is needed.
There are Life Coaches/Mentors for everybody. It’s almost impossible to find an area of your life that is not covered by a “specific Coach”.
These Coach/Mentors should have expertise in those specific areas. Seek out the ones who Coach in your area of need.
Finally, make sure that You can communicate effectively with each other. You must be able to have rapport with each other to make the partnership work effectively.
And Yes, it is a partnership. You work off each other. You must have synergy.
The communication from your Coach must be encouraging, supportive, regular and meaningful.
They must also hold you to account to ensure that You make progress, not simply tread water. Your Coach must be honest with You and not afraid to tell you “how it really is”.
Best of luck with Your Coaching endeavours.
A great Coach Will add Value to your life.
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