Don’t Let Your Dreams Slide – A Coach Might Be Your Answer

A coach can facilitate the support, structure, guidance and framework needed to take a look at all aspects of your career and move forward in achieving real growth.

A coach can facilitate the support, structure, guidance and framework needed to take a look at all aspects of your career and move forward in achieving real growth – work with you to ask better questions about your career, lead you through exercises and prompt you to make changes in your thinking and behaviour.

What if You Had a Coach to Help You Reach Your Full Potential?

  1. The moment you get the “coach” bug.
  2. Coaching is often a private matter.
  3. A coach leads you on a route to self-discovery.
  4. You may need to make the transition to your new job, a new house, or new boss.
  5. A coach provides a confidential and safe environment to explore innermost concerns.

It takes courage to admit that we are not happy or unfulfilled in our careers, and it takes even more courage to admit that we need assistance.

 Coaching is not for everyone though.

1.  The Moment You Get The “Coach” Bug

We live in a world where we think that things should always be quick and easy. We seek easy answers and solutions that make us productive.

While we’re surrounded by over-simplified instant answers and dangerous get-rich-quick schemes, coaching offers something else: hard work that is intensive, empowering and often long term.

There are many issues in life and we all have different problems and challenges. When it comes to dealing with these, there are a few ways, you can go about it.

One choice is to go with the traditional approach of seeking the help of a professional counsellor or psychologist.

Another option is coaching.

The moment you get the “coaching” bug, there might be a flurry of excitement that comes over you and you feel empowered to face your fears and make the changes you want to see in your career.

You have a newfound sense of motivation to do what it takes to move forward and make any necessary changes for the betterment of your career.

2.  Coaching Is Often a Private Matter

It’s important to find someone you trust, who you can relate to on a very personal level.

Most people go through life with little or no structure. They don’t really know what it is they want to accomplish.

A coach boosts clients to take charge of their own careers by following a set of self-drawn guidelines and objectives to maximize success.

She/he empowers people to identify an outcome, devise specific measurable goals, and subsequently track progress by drawing up a plan of action or setting personal action plans terms.

Using guiding principles and models aligned with the client’s personal values, coaches also assist clients in uncovering internal blocks that may impair achieving objectives.

The best coaches nudge you in making decisions that are positive, reasonable and can bring permanent change.

3.  A Coach Leads You on A Route to Self-Discovery

With the stresses of building a career, raising children, caring for elderly relatives, etc., it’s hard to find time for yourself.

Coaches take into account your thoughts, feelings and emotions, thereby helping in identifying blocks which could hinder progress, finding creative solutions to problems and laying a path for success.

By doing so, they guide their clients on a route to self-discovery that eventually results in personal growth, self-confidence, better communication skills, personal organization and many other traits crucial to top performance.  

The best coaches do not teach you what to do, but instead, prompt you on what is the best course of action.  

They bring into your career a potential missing link, the extra energy, the motivation that you need in order to succeed – hold you accountable for implementation, help you work through fears and doubts, identify distractions and keep you focused on accomplishing your goals.

They help you properly frame your situation so that you can effectively tackle the things you need to get done. The purpose of a framework is to provide people with a consistent and coherent way in which to approach various situations.

4.  You May Need to Make the Transition to Your New Job, A New House, or New Boss

Coaches support you as you tackle the doubts, fears, and insecurities that clutter your mind on a regular basis.

Coaches are great listening partners for brainstorming and getting an objective view of your situation – and where you want to be in the future.

Maybe you have a few ideas that you need someone to bounce off, or perhaps you’re really stuck in your daily routine and looking for some inspiration.

It’s not the same as going to a therapist because it is more about goal setting, getting an objective view of your situation and where you want to go, and then partnering together to make it happen.

A coach asks a lot of questions for you to understand your limiting beliefs and subconscious patterns that may be keeping you from achieving your goals.

People generally seek out coaching after they have accepted that they need some type of outside help to figure out their next steps, but aren’t sure how to get started.

When that’s the case, a coach can really move the process along by clarifying your thinking and offering feedback.

5.  A Coach Provides a Confidential and Safe Environment to Explore Innermost Concerns

A coach navigates you in order to become more self-actualized by accomplishing objectives by breaking them down into manageable chunks and getting there one step at a time.

If you are experiencing a difficult situation, or know you want to improve in a certain area of your career, it can feel overwhelming thinking about where to begin.

Coaches listen proactively and provide objective feedback for you to understand the status quo.

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when you’re working through a problem by yourself, but it’s easier to see what changes are needed when a professional facilitates the process.

Whether you’re stuck in a downward spiral or working too hard to get anywhere, take some time out. It can be really helpful to share thoughts with someone who isn’t emotionally involved yet is willing to listen.

Drawing from a pool of questions and case studies, they get you to think about your situation in different ways. It can be an immediate assessment of where you stand and identify areas for improvement.

Getting active and accomplishing things will make you feel more in control and more optimistic about the future.

The best coaches offer an unbiased view of your current situation and possible future outcomes.

Life coaches are trusted listening partners.