5 myths about Life Coaching

2019-11-17T16:43:37+01:00

Even though Life Coaching has become incredibly popular in recent years there is still a lot of confusion over the role of a Life Coach and how they can help someone.  

So what is a Life Coach and what can they do to help you?

A coach helps you identify where you are now, where you wold like to be and how to get there.  Coaching is proactive, giving you different tools and techniques to help take control of your life, whilst encouraging self discovery.  A Life Coach will provide you with a path to reach your goals and ultimately improve your life.  

Here are 5 myths I often hear about Life Coaching:

Coaching is only for people who have problems. 

This is one of the biggest misconceptions and stems from the belief that coaching is the same as therapy.  A therapist will focus more on the past and how it effects the present.  A coach focuses on the present and how to positively get to the future.  Coaches can help you overcome personal or professional challenges by using a raft of different techniques.

Successful people don’t need coaches. 

What do Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston and Oprah Winfrey have in common?  No matter how successful they are, they have all used a Life Coach at some point in their lives to move to the next level in their career.  Successful people have a thirst to learn and grow in their personal and/or professional lives.  This is why they seek guidance from a coach.

Coaches tell clients what to do and how to do it. 

Coaches use different tools and techniques to encourage a client to come up with their own goals and dreams.  They teach clients how to find their own solutions to day to day problems.  Coaches are experts at the process of changing behaviour to help clients reach their goals.  The client then puts everything they have been taught into practise.

Coaches have perfect lives. 

Where do you think the experience comes from to be a good Life Coach?  Real life!  Most coaches will be able to empathise with clients because of their experiences, things such as divorce, grief, depression or trauma.

Coaching is just an added expense I can do without. 

Life Coaching isn’t an expense, it’s an investment in yourself.  It can help you reach your potential in both your personal and professional life.  Businesses who invest in coaching for their employees often see a huge increase in productivity and creativity, thus increasing profits and individual earning capacity.

As a Life Coach my mission is to see something amazing in you that you can’t currently see.  To identify what is actually holding you back and stopping you from achieving your goals.  To help you grow in to the person you want to be.

If you are ready to Make the Change then book your free consultation here:

https://www.oaxlifecoaching.com/book-your-free-consultation/

Chris

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