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How To Select The Right Personal Life Coach

Oct 26, 2007
In life, most things come down to the choices you make and whether or not you learn and/or benefit from them. That's right, it is all about how you think about what is handed to you. Everyone will experience hard times in life, but those who make it through and come out on top are always positive thinkers.

But not everyone can do this alone. You might need a mentor to help you achieve whatever goals you are pursuing in life. A personal life coach could be the answer to a lot of your seeming to be misfortunes. A personal life coach can keep you on track with your goals while monitoring your progress.

The Demand For Life Coaches is Booming

The history of the personal life coach is quite short, but is booming already. Both the demand for, and supply of, qualified life coaches has expanded quickly. This phenomenon is due to an increasing number of people who find working with a personal life coach to be extremely beneficial.

Find an Instructor Not an Impostor

Nonetheless, some drawbacks to this situation are beginning to emerge. For instance, various people refer to themselves as life coaches, without having any significant experience, education, or skills in the field. Thus, to ensure that you are entirely satisfied with the coaching you receive from a personal life coach, consider the following suggestions:

* Select a personal life coach with ample experience

* Learn how long they have been coaching, and whether in a part-time or full-time position

* If you are looking for a specialized Life Coach, such as a Career Coach, Sales Coach, or Executive Coach, verify that the candidate Life Coach has sufficient experience in that niche subject

* Verify that the personal life coach has finished advanced training and has earned certification at least one institution that the International Coach Federation (ICF) recognizes. This federation allows you to distinguish which Life Coaching schools are beneficial, and which are useless

* Talk to several life coaches and use one that you seem to connect with

* Find out if the person listens well and fully comprehends your objectives

* Remember this is about you, and a good life coach will make this about you and what you want, not what they want for you

You should also request that your life coach explains precisely the services they can offer, and the cost for those services. Furthermore, learn about what type of commitment that personal life coach requests. It is wise to avoid life coaches who require advance payment for long-term programs.

Select someone who is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF governs professional life coaches, so professional ethics and practice rules preside over members of that particular group.

Choosing an unskilled or inexperienced personal life coach will not result in the end of the world, you just might experience more hard times and be out a few more bucks. However, the amount of quality life coaches is growing. Therefore, with a little research and effort on your part you should be able to find a personal life coach that can help you achieve your dreams.
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Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health who has helped people from all across the country sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than suffer day in and day out, let Brue take you by the hand and introduce you to the best way to get rid of depression and anxiety forever. It's guaranteed. Visit: VanquishFearAndAnxiety.com to learn more.
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