Life Coaching

most successful people take advantage of life coaching

Life is generally good but you feel stuck in one or several areas in life? Are you contemplating an important decision or a course of action? Or perhaps you are facing an overwhelming challenge or a difficult situation. The most successful people hire personal coaches to make sure that they remain loyal to their authentic self, and that they do not miss other perspectives that can be pointed out by an external expert. Sometimes another person can see better than you what you've got.

In a nutshell, the lifestyle of today often involves rapid changes in all aspects of life, including location, profession, and relationships. These changes can be stressful and they require the most efficient use of all personal resources.

The most successful people hire personal coaches to help become more accountable and focused on achieving their goals. 

Personal coaching (lifecoaching) can help, for example, in the following areas:

  • Realistic evaluation of current situation and future goals - where you are now, compared to where you want to be
  • Better understanding of own inner conflicts and the way they impact your perception
  • Improving communication skills
  • Increasing resilience and stress tolerance
  • More Self-awareness and authenticity in interpersonal interactions

The popularity of coaching has been increasing in the last decades, and the reasons are quite obvious. Individuals are having more and more power to start own businesses, live abroad, or change careers. Friends don’t always provide the most helpful advice, in fact, they are often hindrance to change. Projecting their own fears of change and limitations will make many friends give advice that will keep you stuck where you are. Sometimes, when you change, you will outgrow those friends who are stuck and this is a dreadful possibility for them. In coaching, on the other hand, you are engaging with someone who is committed to your growth. He is not fixated on a story that he has created about you, which is perhaps no longer true, or it is not where you want to be.

Coaching is the perfect solution for people who do not want to engage in long-term psychotherapy, because they do not want to “dig” too deep into their past, but rather handle a very concrete challenge that they are facing right now. Coaching is much more goal oriented and it is more limited in time in comparison to psychotherapy. It is unfortunate, however, that the coaching profession is hardly regulated, leaving the door open for anyone to declare himself as a coach without a proper training. There are also many coaching training programs out there, which are not qualified by any international organization.

Since psychotherapy, in contrast to coaching, is much regulated, in choosing a coach who is also a psychotherapist, you can rest assured that the coach is also an expert in mental health, and that he has gone through extensive, many years of training. His coaching skills are then built on a solid foundation. Another advantage of having a coach who is also a psychotherapist is the possibility of combining therapeutic and coaching techniques to suit best your individual situation and needs.

Working with a life coach is an exciting process that opens you to endless possibilities and extends your inner and external perceptions. Yet this is done in a down-to-earth manner. You should never give up your dreams. Having clarity and setting up a realistic plan could be the first step towards big changes.

Being a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ensures that my training stands for the highest standards of the coaching profession.