“So, is life coaching like getting coached on a sport – except the sport is my life?”
This question may sound a little ditzy but whoever asks that is actually on to something.
To most of us, life coaching sounds like an awesome idea and, at the same time, a completely vague concept. What is it?
In its simplest form, life coaching is just a long conversation between two people where one person needs help figuring something out and the other person, your coach, commits to helping by being a sounding board, a truth teller, an advocate and, an accountability partner.
A coach is basically your go-to person for developing your own clarity, direction and, optimism. Through asking great, powerful questions, providing you structure and empowering you to create solutions, life coaches walk with you towards defining your dreams, achieving personal goals and, breaking through to the next level in your self-awareness and performance.
Still confusing? Yeah, I know right? When there are a whole lot of positive words just strung together, what they all actually mean can fly over our head. To keep us on the ground, just like coaches do, I’ve spoken to three people who’ve worked with life coaches before. They shared what they got from their conversations with a life coach.