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Life Coach - The ABCs Of The Life And Need Of A Life Coach!

Jan 20, 2008
Life coaching has, over a period of time garnered much interest and gained popularity as well. This has resulted in many people now becoming interested in this profession of life coaching. The idea of being in a profession that not only benefits you, but enables you to help other people as well is most satisfying. If you too, wish to take up this profession and make it your own, you need to look into some things and then make your decision.

Factors To Consider

What is the type of life coach that you wish to be?

As a life coach, you need to specialize in a particular field. You can choose from amongst the different areas like relationships, fitness and weight loss, career and finances, drugs and alcohol, or even goal setting.

Where does your interest lie?

What is your passion in life? And how do think it will motivate other people to strive for their own success? You need to choose your area of specialization carefully, depending on your own personal interest to ensure that you can look forward to your work. You can understand and develop your personal strengths based on your career, educational background and your life's experiences.

Role of a Life Coach

After you have decided what area you want to specialize in, you can start considering your options where a job in this profession is concerned. There is no fixed job description, when it comes to life coaching. You just have to go ahead and form your own style of working. However, you need to be aware of your duties and responsibilities as a life coach.

You can motivate your client in the desired direction by breaking down their goals into smaller ones that can be achieved without much difficulty and formulating effective techniques based on this. There is no point in teaching your client how to do something, as they will revert to their old methods as soon as your back is turned. Instead, it is important to motivate your client by evaluating and appreciating even the slightest progress he has made and then follow the same fixed plan, followed by fixed action to ensure great output as a result.

You need to take care of the three essential elements of skills, education and training before getting into life coaching. There are many academies that provide training for life coaches. Some of these courses provide practical and actual knowledge too. However, these life coaching academies offer degrees that are not accredited by the federal or the state agencies, but are self- accredited.

The qualities you must possess, as a life coach are good listening skills, decision making and problem solving abilities, knowledge about human behavior, sharp observation power, and most importantly, the capability and courage to accept failures. This is important because some clients turn out to be stubborn and thus, do not follow your advice. But if you possess all these qualities, you will be able to, with experience, also learn the techniques to handle such clients. You should concentrate on developing your skills through becoming a life coach and then put these skills into action to help numerous others.

Life Coach And Business: Need of the hour

You see so many successful business entrepreneurs these days, and make the assumption that everything must be all hunky- dory in their professional and personal lives. However, if we see the whole picture carefully, they too are sometimes suffering in their lives - whether in their relationships or other problems. Thus, no one can avoid problems. Having a life coach just makes life easier.
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