This post was inspired because I get asked often "what does a coach do?" I wanted to give you my top 3 reasons for hiring a coach because I simply cannot imagine my life WITHOUT my coaches now that I am one, and I have been working with my own coaches for a number of years now.
in short, a coach is an expert in an area of your life that you want to improve.
I've worked with business coaches, health coaches, life coaches, spiritual coaches, and relationship coaches. I myself am a health coach because I consider myself an expert in helping people improve their health.
I started coming up against walls in my mid-20's when I was trying to figure out what it is that I have to share with the world.
I had been able to access a fair amount of what I have to share with the world on my own.
Developing a daily practice of consciously connecting with The Universe/God/Goddess/Angels/Guides got me even further.
Working with a coach has been the icing on the cake.
Here are my top 3 reasons to hire a coach.
1. A coach helps you see outside your box.
We all live in a box. The walls have been constructed by the experiences you've had since the day you were born. Some of the things you have in your box really serve you, yet there is a whole wide world of solutions, inspiration, and motivation available to you that you likely don't even see because the walls of your box are built to keep that light out.
It's the same with all of us.
Culture shapes our box. Family shapes our box. Career shapes our box. And the results we get with our health and in our lives are the results of what we have in our box.
If you have a desire to change something in your life, and you are struggling with changing it, you have to look outside your box. You have to expand it to include the necessary ideas, steps, habits, influences that will give you the answers to get to where you want to go.
A coach will allow you to see outside your box. She will show you what you can't see. She will show you without judgement. She will help you expand and grow and add the necessary tools to your box that will help you excavate new, rich ground so that your life can flourish with new ideas, new habits, new beliefs and ways of looking at the world.
Expanding your box allows your life to expand.
2. A coach will give you the honest feedback you need to hear if you really want to grow out of old patterns.
I have a lot of really nice friends. They are amazing soul-sisters. We have fun. We laugh. We play. We pray. We grow together. They are honest and kind. But the simple truth is that as amazing as their counsel and support is, it never seems to be as direct, blunt, and moving as the direction I get from my coaches (yes, I have more than one).
My coaches consistently give me direct and honest feedback. They give me compassionate counsel. And because they are not my long-time friend, I don't get to manipulate my words and stories like so many of us are conditioned to do in so many of our familiar relationships and friendships.
The simple truth of it is that we could all use a few 3rd parties in our life giving us honest feedback about what they see - mainly so we can stop hiding from ourselves. The quickest way to get to the solution that is going to make an actual impact on your results is to cut through the BS thoughts, beliefs, and habits that are no longer serving your highest good.
A coach is the 3rd party that easily detects those liming beliefs, and points them out to you so you can see clearly where you are holding yourself back.
3. A coach is already an expert in the area of your life you want to improve.
None of us can be experts in everything. A coach is an expert at helping people get the results that you are wanting to get in your life, and they want to get you there fast. Why not take the easy route and consult an expert versus try and figure it all out on your own?!
We are all living this human experience. Humans help humans. It's what we do. Coaches are simply humans who have a little more experience than you do in the area of your life that you want to improve. If you want to get good at playing the piano, don't you think it would be a good idea to hire a piano teacher?
It's the same with your health. If you want to improve your health, don't you think it would be a good idea to hire a health coach?!