Why Hire a Life Coach?

leaves_in_water“The Top 14 Reasons to Hire a Professional Life Coach” could be called, “Top 14 Life Altering Benefits You’ll Receive by Hiring a Professional Life Coach.” As you read each reason, try on each one fully, as though you’ve already achieved the benefit. Ask yourself, “Is this something I want more of in my life?”

1. Design your life to maximize FULFILLMENT

Isn’t being fulfilled what life is all about? In whatever we are doing in life – work, play, relationships, fun, chores, travel – I believe in maximizing “fulfillment”. As a coach, I put “fulfillment” on the top of the list (you’ll notice this theme throughout my website) “People are gravitating to coaching more and more to truly create that ‘soulfully fulfilling life’ they’ve always dreamed of. And, fulfillment is one of the most rewarding…” However, it is one of the most rewarding by-products of outstanding coaching and your commitment to the process. As you create a more fulfilling life you will experience the following:

  • Feeling fully alive…
  • Fully appreciating and enjoying each moment…
  • Living in alignment with your individual values and purpose…
  • Living in joy and abundance…
  • Sharing and connecting in meaningful relationships…
    Doing what you LOVE…
  • Realizing your dreams and goals…
  • Acknowledge to yourself that you ARE living a truly fully fulfilled life!!!

There are many factors that contribute to fulfillment. Throughout our coaching relationship we’ll explore the 10½ Keys to Fulfillment, we’ll identify what true fulfillment is to you, and we’ll cultivate fulfillment in EVERY area of your life. Creating a life of fulfillment isn’t necessarily easy. However, it’s worth the effort. And you deserve it!

2. Create CLARITY on “What YOU really WANT in your life”

Sometimes this is the toughest step of all. In this grand smorgasbord in life, we get to choose. Actually, we have to choose, or life will choose for us. And, throughout life we often have to redefine are choices as we evolve and grow. What was most important five years ago is probably not what’s really most important to you now. In clarifying the “what’s most important?”, enormous energy is freed up. Clarity is POWER. And, often times simply “deciding” what’s important creates a chain reaction that magnetically begins to pull you toward it.

  • What’s most important to you in life?
  • What’s most important to you in your career?
  • What’s most important to you in your relationships?
  • What are you tolerating in your life?
  • What do you want MORE of?
  • What do you want LESS of?

As your coach, we’ll explore options, discover what you really want in life, and focus on what you truly love to do. Then we’ll design your life around the “what’s most important”, setting values-based goals and prioritized action items, and diligently integrate them into your life.

3. Strengthen your personal foundation, raise your standards, eliminate tolerations and set boundaries

Every person who engages a coach wants more, sometimes much more, and knows that they must make certain changes in their personal and professional lives in order to get more of what they really want. These changes take time, coaching and effort. The coach focuses on strengthening a client’s Personal Foundation, as a way to accelerate and attract more easily the client’s goals. By investing in your Personal Foundation you will:

  • Discover what your personal needs are so you can get them met once and for all
  • Develop a surplus of time, money, space, relationships and love in your life
  • Increase your ENERGY and take really great care of yourself
  • Eliminate draining tasks and commitments
  • Reorient your life around your values, and establish boundaries that support you
  • You will expect more of others’ and yourself
  • Your life will get simpler, easier and less stressful

4. Start ATTRACTING into your life, rather than struggling

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Imagine& … a life without struggle. Wow!!! I define Attraction is defined as being whole and present so that you EFFORTLESSLY draw in to you what you want in life versus having to sell, seduce or promote yourself. Through the power of Attraction you can accomplish more of your objectives in less time. Through the power of attraction you have an abundance of time, energy, love and power. Through our coaching, you’ll discover where you are already “attracting” and what can make you even more “attractive”. Attraction happens through shifting your attitude, home, life, career and habits. Attraction happens through strengthening your personal foundation. Attraction becomes a way of being.

5. FOCUS + ACTION = RESULTS

Who says you have to work harder to create more results? We’ll create the plans that maximize your desired results, without draining your life (yes, we’ll utilize that Law of Attraction we just talked about). Focusing on an effective “plan of action” is half the battle. Moving consistently toward the desired target is the other key. When people get CLEAR about what they want, often times, they quickly forget. Not because their goals and objectives are no longer important, but because they get caught up in life, get busy, and present moment challenges zap their attention. My role as your coach is to HOLD this Focus, and keep your vision alive. As your coach, I will remind you of the “What’s Most Important in YOUR life” and gently nudge you in the direction of your dreams. You’ll KEEP YOUR FOCUS and never venture too far off track. Focused Attention + Deliberate Action = Fabulous Results.

6. Accountability — The Power of your Word

Have you ever broken a commitment you made to yourself? Yep, me too. As silly as it may sound, the power of your “word” to an unbiased third party (namely your coach) can be pure magic. Having a coach to verbally commit to each week, puts more leverage on you to make your commitments happen. Some people have told me that they shouldn’t have to hire a coach to “report in” to weekly, just to get more done. Shouldn’t they be disciplined enough to “just do it” on their own? Perhaps. However, you’ll often times identify action steps through coaching that you never would have thought of. How can you implement an idea you never had? Whether you consider yourself motivated or not, disciplined or not, creative or not, never underestimate the power of your word within the coaching relationship.

7. To Create more BALANCE in your life

Balance. Is that really possible? Of course it is. And, it’s something we can all use more of. Each area of our life IS connected. When one area of life is out of balance, it affects the others. When life is out of balance& we’re putting all of our energy in one or two areas of life, depleting our energy. In coaching we’ll look at your whole life – from Health to Relationships, from Career to Finances, from “Fun & Recreation” to “Personal and Spiritual Growth”. As we focus on “rounding out” each area of your life, a ripple affect influences each of the others. Balance gives you peace of mind, energy and a deeper sense of fulfillment. And, yes, it IS possible.

8. To fully engage the BEINGNESS in your life (sometimes harder than the “doingness” in life)

We are Human Beings, not Human Doings. However, when we look out into the world we may be convinced in the latter. What does it mean to engage the “beingness” in your life? It means focusing on the states of being that you want to experience in life. Love, abundance, joy, playfulness, centeredness, connection to others are states of being. By focusing on these qualities, life shifts. The reason most of us “do, do, do” in life, is because we are seeking certain feelings, or states of being. However, if we shift our focus to the states of being we are after, then the “doing” happens more effortlessly. There are HUGE and numerous benefits to “BEING”. It’s where peace of mind lives. Beingness “attracts” all kinds of things into our lives, connection, relationships, love, money, and those things that create fulfillment. It’s where we tap into our most creative space. It’s where we find ourselves. It’s when we slow down long enough to notice ourselves, notice our bodies, notice our feelings. It’s a place of integration.

9. To challenge you to stretch and GROW in new and exciting ways

As human beings, we ALL have an innate NEED to learn and grow. In fact, people who have stopped learning and growing in life are usually dead, or among the “walking dead”. Learning and growth are among the most satisfying and fulfilling experiences available to us. I’m a huge believer in “life long learning” and pride myself in being a voracious student of life — reading 30+ books a year, attending seminars, ever expanding my professional skills through ongoing training, and learning from life through people and personal experience. I attract clients that love to learn and grow, and want to take themselves to the next level — are looking to be challenged to stretch and grow in new ways through our coaching relationship. Of all the reasons individuals come to coaching, the bottom line is CHANGE — and change means growth.

10. To explore your life purpose and vision and integrate it fully into your magnificent life

Life purpose and vision is a vitally important element in creating a fulfilled life. Those who are clear of their life purpose and are truly living their purpose every day, are among the most fulfilled individuals I know. The more integrally one lives their life’s vision and purpose, the deeper fulfilled and the more magic will be experienced. What is your life purpose and vision? How can you more fully LIVE this life vision? With a compelling vision, you find yourself excited about getting out of bed every morning, your day flies by, and you enjoy each day more fully. As your coach, I can help you identify your vision. The next step is integrating your vision into your life, so that it’s more than just “words on paper”. Many clients have even created “mini-visions” for each area of their life. The result has been living a richer, deeper, meaningful and more fulfilling life.

11. Tap your Inner Wisdom for GUIDANCE

You are FULL of wisdom right now!!! That’s right. YOU are full of WISDOM. In coaching, the most brilliance and wisdom comes from YOU. Through the art of asking questions (that’s my job), noticing the subtleties in your voice and I can tap that inner wisdom that is anxiously waiting to come out.

12. To process through problems and challenging periods

Through coaching you will get to the root of the problem and create solutions. It amazes me how quickly a problem can be solved with focused attention and TWO committed beings (namely client and coach). Sometimes what’s needed even more than a solution is a true acknowledgment of what IS. In coaching we call that “being with” a problem. It’s really not that scary. In slowing down long enough to “be with” the problem, amazing things become available. Either way “staying stuck” with problems becomes something of the past. With problems handled and resolved you’ll have more energy to invest into your life.

13. Have YOUR successes fully championed, acknowledged and celebrated

Have you ever worked long and hard to accomplish an objective, then not had someone to fully celebrate with you? Or had a personal breakthrough that your friends and family just don’t seem to fully appreciate? It can be a let-down to work diligently on a task, or “on yourself” — and then not have it fully appreciated or noticed by others. We are often are worst critics and forget to even acknowledge ourselves. I, too, used to underestimate the power of acknowledgment and championing, writing it off to fluff and hype. I’ve learned how impactful and life-altering it is — not only by noticing the impact with my clients, but in noticing the impact on ME, as I experience acknowledgment from my coach and others. It can be the single most important element in EMPOWERING you and CREATING MOMENTUM. What if ALL your Successes and breakthroughs were acknowledged, championed and celebrated? What if you had someone in your life who assumed this role? As you are taking your life to the next level, your coach will do just that. Why is this important? Simply stated, YOU deserve it!!!

14. Give yourself an EDGE in your career, in your life.

So, maybe you feel like “you can do all this by yourself” — and don’t really NEED a coach. Nobody really needs a coach. However, everyone CAN greatly benefit from a coach. All things being equal, having a coach gives you an edge over someone without a coach – in your career, in your business and in your life. Having a coach means having an edge. An edge that has you three to four strides ahead of others. An edge that gives you strength, confidence, and empowerment to handle anything in your business and your life. An edge that will propel you forward into life maximizing your fulfillment along the way.

A Few Final Words…
The reason you hire a coach, will likely NOT be the only reason you hired a coach. I can absolutely assure you that we’ll FOCUS on the primary reason you hire me (as will any coach). And there may be areas you have handled that can be taken to the next level. There may be areas you don’t deem important that become your greatest source of strength and enjoyment. When you make a commitment to yourself by hiring a coach, a whole world of benefits falls to your feet. A coach gives you an edge, enabling you to go from being great to being extraordinary.

Perhaps you now have a greater understanding of why hiring a professional life coach can be one of the most impactful decisions of your life.

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