Only in the past twenty years have life coaches become popular. There are different types for whatever goal you’re trying to achieve – relationship coaches, fitness coaches, nutrition coaches, divorce coaches and money mindset coaches to name a few.
I work exclusively with women in midlife who have forgotten or delayed their personal goals to care for their family. I help them get past their fear and self-doubt to confidently achieve their dreams and live life on their terms. Because we’re born caregivers, we consistently put everyone before ourselves, coming up with excuses as to why we can’t pursue our happiness.
Here are a few indications that working with a life coach would be right for you:
- You know what makes you unhappy, but you can’t be specific as to what would make you happy.
- You frequently do things for others out of guilt or a sense of obligation.
- You feel like your life is a cycle of “wash, rinse, repeat.”
- You want to make a change and follow a dream but you feel you’re not smart enough, too old or don’t have enough money to do it.
- People in your life don’t support you changing and in fact like you staying just the way you are.
If you’re not sure what a coach does, here’s some guidance:
A coach will:
- Work with you to get clear on your goals.
- Help you uncover mental blocks that are preventing you from reaching your goal.
- Shift your mindset away from limiting beliefs and self-doubt.
- Provide you with or collaborate with you on designing a step-by-step plan to achieving your goal.
- Offer support and hold space for expressing fear and disappointment when you don’t feel you can accomplish your goal.
- Hold you accountable and encourage you to succeed.
- Celebrate your success!
Recently I was included in a round-up story on what qualities and training someone needs to be a great coach. You can read my answer here.
You can learn more about my coaching services and download my free guide Five Steps to Release Fear and Live Boldly here.