4 Ways A Life Coach Can Help You

4 Ways A Life Coach Can Help You 11 Month Ago · 5 min read

Talyaa Vardar

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

Do you have difficulty in following your goals? Most people find no problem in setting goals and creating ways on how to achieve them but when it comes to pursue them that’s where they lag. If you need that push to take the first step you might consider consulting a life coach.

A common myth about Life Coaching says that a Life Coach tells you what to do but this is not true. A skilled Life Coach listens to you and asks questions. In fact, the world’s largest coaching organization, International Coach Federation (ICF), emphasizes that the client is the creator of the solutions, not the coach. A Professional Life Coach will help you put your best foot forward and help you narrow down your focus. Remember a good Coach does not order you around.

Four ways a Life Coach can help you get going and put you on track towards your goals are,

  1. Listens with Curiosity:
    A Coach does not listen just for the content but also goes beyond and try to understand the big picture. A Coach looks at structure and language of your speech to understand what limits you. Coach helps to build connections between what you are saying and what you want to do in order to better organize the content to find ways to move ahead.


  1. Broadens Your Thinking:
    You might be stuck in a bubble, but the Coach is not. A Coach asks you questions which may stimulate you to think outside the box. A Coach may help you identify matters that you were not aware of and hence could not resolve. A Coach draws attention to the big picture down to the small details, he asks questions to provoke different points of view and can inspire you to think from different perspectives.


  1. Asks Thought-Provoking Questions:
    ICF defines direct communication as part of a Coach’s main competencies. A Coach may ask questions which can challenge a person’s thinking. A client may say “I am not good at dancing”, a Coach can ask detailed questions to examine whether the client is true at the assumption or not such as “Do you remember a time when you were good at dancing?” Through these questions the limiting factors to reach a goal can be eliminated creating way to move forward.


  1. Creates Self-Independency: 
    Most people misunderstand that a Coach is responsible to account for client’s actions and pushes until the stuff gets done. A Coach helps the client to set SMART goals and create plans to achieve them, after that the client accountable for his own actions. The time period for a coaching relationship is defined usually at three-six months and during this time the Coach makes the you independent, so the structure does not fall apart once the Coach-Client relationship is over.


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