Posts Tagged ‘Life coach’
Are you looking for a coach to motivate and push you to achieve your dreams quickly? Maybe you need someone to show you how to get courage? You might want to rethink employing a people pleaser as your coach.
People pleasers tend to …
Worry too much about hurting your feelings so they usually don’t use tough love when you need it the most.
Operate on auto-pilot. It may be hard for them to light the fire that gets you out of your comfort zone.
Don’t overlook employing a people pleaser for your business or life coach. Some of my best friends (many coaches themselves) are people pleasers and have been that soft shoulder to fall on when I’ve needed it the most.
People pleasers tend to…
Be fantastic listeners.
Never say anything that pisses you off or even upsets you in the slightest.
Support you in every way.
Gently nudge you and let you stay in your comfort zone as long as you want.
Be very likable.
One of the most determined, successful life and business coaching clients I’ve had was , Connie Kadansky. She has an uncanny ability to listen, focus anddo the work -- which gets her results quickly.
I recently asked her what she thought has helped her the most to be successful in business. This is Connie’s answer.
Here Are Ways to Recognize a Good Life Coach…
- Custom fit the sessions for you and your issues.
- Have overcome many of their own issues.
- Are both a consultant/adviser and a coach. This will save you a lot of money, time, and in the long run, get you better results.
Life coaching can help people get where they want to go faster. It can guide them in finding their passion, eradicating their creative “stuck,” and help create greater peace and joy in people’s lives. I know many coaches who do extraordinary work every day. And then…there are the coaches that haven’t found their dream job yet.
Here’s Some Signs of a Bad Life Coach…
- Don’t teach, coach, advise, provide guidance, or give you any insights.
- Get easily distracted during your sessions.
- Feel sorry for you or are condescending.
Life and business coaching is rewarding work. It’s not for everyone, but when it’s a fit I can’t think of a better job. My colleagues and the best in the business agree.
The Best Thing About Being a Coach is…
“The ability to engage with others in meaningful conversations about critically important topics is the best thing about being a life coach. I feel honored and privileged to do this important work. I get a tremendous sense of accomplishment and gratification from seeing my clients' create environments with greater authenticity, trust, transparency and alignment. Environments where everyone is in the right role, doing the right work, using the right strengths accomplishing the right results.”
CEO & Executive Coach
Phoenix, AZ 85012
I get calls all the time from people thinking about becoming either a life or business coach. It’s rewarding, life-changing work. What could be better than helping people be their best selves? Like any profession, it must suit a person’s personality. Here is some straight talk about what to consider before becoming a coach.
The Worst Thing About Being a Coach is…
“The risk of isolation. Working 90 percent on the telephone in my home office can be lonely. I love the freedom to take a walk during the day and dress comfortably but I miss the water-cooler conversation.”
CEO & Executive Coach
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Life coaches, like all good coaches whatever the discipline, usually have a gift for bringing out the best in their people. This can mean providing encouragement, new strategies and techniques, and on occasion, providing a dose of tough love. The rewards are better performances in all aspects of life, including family, business, personal and spiritual. When you’re ready to get clear, change things up for the better and commit to a better life hiring a personal coach is worth it.
Life Coaching is Definitely Worth it When We…
- Are ready to hear what others might have been afraid to say -- the good, the bad, the ultimate truth toward our happiness.
Just recently, a client of mine and I agreed to end her individual coaching sessions. She just couldn’t get into it. There is a right time for everything and sometimes spending the money and time on something you are not ready for, is a waste.
Life Coaching is not Worth it AT ALL When you…
- Don’t want to hear things that take you out of your comfort zone.
- Want to keep blaming everyone and everything else for your current jam.
- Are adamant to be right instead of being happier.
As many of you know, I’ve recently started offering “pay what you can” afford business coaching and life coaching sessions and workshops.
I’m not the only one. I’m part of a “pay what you can” movement. Restaurants, theaters, yoga classes, personal trainers, speakers, spas, cab drivers and health care clinics, just to name a few, have initiated this. I just heard an interview on the concept of “pay what you can.”
Maybe you’ve heard how a life coach can help you achieve your goals. Or you might know someone who has used a life coach to help them through troubled times. It’s great there are life coaches to help those who need it, but you’re NOT one of them. You are HAPPY with the way things are.
Here are a Few of the Many Advantages of NOT Hiring a Life Coach-
- You can AVOID doing something about your problems, thinking day after day, “Tomorrow will be better.” Lately, I think most people who have money issues are doing this.
It’s easy to get distracted just trying to earn a living, and put your dream job on the back burner. We can use several excuses; the economy is in crisis, I’m lucky to have a job, I don’t know what my dream job is, I don’t have the money to get retrained, or I’m waiting until my children graduate from high school. No matter what the excuse or excuses are, there are added benefits to it.
Here are Some of the Benefits of Not Going After Your Dream Job
Welcome to the world of Vickie! As I have been watching the news, with the markets crashing and home foreclosures increasing and social security disappearing, I have also been watching levels of panic and confusion rising among the people around me. I’ve had a strong desire to reach out to as many people as I can and, using my knowledge and expertise, do my part to take the fear away through these changing times.