If you feel like something is missing in your life, then it may be time to find a life coach that can help you get out of that rut. Sadly, many people will go on for years being miserable until they decide to do something about it. But with mentors and coaches being more widely available, now more than ever there are no excuses to not get the support and guidance you need to take control of your life.
Now you might be asking yourself, “What exactly is a life coach?”
Generally speaking, they are a hybrid of a mentor, adviser, coach, and consultant who specializes in helping you find clarity in your life so that you know what you want and then helps you achieve your goals on an incremental basis.
For example, they could help you build a better career or find your dream job; they could help you create healthier relationships and find true love; they could help you improve your health; or they could help you get your finances in order. Wherever you may be lacking in your life, they could support you in getting “in better shape.”
So if you are interested in finding the best life coach that fits your needs, here are three things you need to keep in mind that could help you in your search:
Accreditation & Training
Unfortunately this particular industry is not very well regulated which means that there are a lot of questionable schools and certification programs out there where they just churn out new life coaches like a hamburger at McDonald’s.
So in your search to find a life coach, make sure that the person you are working with has done a minimum of a six month training program.
Just like there are a million types of hairstylists whom all have a different personality, the same goes with coaches. Because you will be spending a significant amount of time with this person, you want to make sure that they fit your personality type.
If you find that you get along with people who are more reserved and conservative, then its probably best you find someone with similar traits and values. While it may not be necessary for them to be your friend, it is essential that you are able to be “friendly” with them so that there is some level of comfort on your part.
Last but not least, you want to make sure that you find a life coach who has accomplished things in their own life that you aspire to. This way they can draw from their own experience and be able to relate to your situation.