A Guide To Life Coaching

A Guide To Life Coaching

It is estimated that people will change jobs at least three or four times in their life. People very rarely stay in one job for several decades. What this means is that people are more likely to feel dissatisfied and may not always have the motivation they need to do the work they need to do. This is where life coaching can help.

The idea originated with sports. A retired coach used the motivational techniques he motivated with his team and applied them to the needs of business people. Over time this has become a world wide business with a wide range of people offering their experience and skills to help people achieve their ambitions.

Equally this could be applicable to businesses as well. The benefit of bringing in a coach from outside the business is that they will approach employees from a neutral perspective. This makes it easier for them to engage with people and look at their concerns.

If you are looking for a life coach it is important to consider their background and their level of experience. They ought to be able to explain how their background relates to your personal circumstances. Even if their experience is not necessarily applicable to you they should be able to engage, listen and make constructive suggestions.

An effective coach does not necessarily need to have a certificate or qualifications. However it can help to know that they have been trained specifically. This could include how to people to assert themselves in a positive manner or learning how to work more effectively in a group. Each of these aspects can help people to be more efficient in their work and over time will help them more in the long term.

There are numerous places where you can find coaching services. You may find individual coaches or an agency with a number to choose from. In each case you need to look at the kind of experience and qualifications they have in order to gauge whether you feel they will be best suited to your requirements either as an individual or a business.

Once you have selected someone for their life coaching services it is advisable to meet them in person and to discuss a brief with them. This will help you decide if their services are appropriate and will also help them get more of an idea of what they are working with and how they might be able to help. It is also advisable to ask for references or look for feedback from previous clients online to find the ideal service to suit you or your business.

Glen Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching College.

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