10 Reasons to Hire a Coach
Have you been wondering why you should consider hiring a coach? Maybe you’ve been asking, “What can I expect from working with a coach?”
I get it, you’re not broken or need to be fixed, but we all could use support from someone that has your best interest at heart.
Did you know that almost every high-level leader has a personal coach at all times?
Why do high-level leaders have coaches?
A coach will help guide you to new levels of self-development that you may not be able to go on your own. A coach is more than a mentor or friend. They are your guiding North, your rock, your support system, your cheerleader, and your accountability partner. Coaches also can see things about you that you cannot see for yourself.
Coaches will help uncover your hidden limiting beliefs, help you to understand your thinking patterns, eliminate bad habits, and help to create healthier habits instead. They will also help you discover self-love, self-worth, your sense of purpose, and help guide you to have massive clarity and focus. They can also help with achieving your big vision goals, both in your personal and business life.
Reasons to hire a coach
Let’s look at the benefits one by one.
Solid foundational support.
Do you remember having a coach when you were in school? If so, you might remember them providing a structure for you to follow. Perhaps it was a specific routine or stability they provided.
A coach also does that. They will provide a foundational support system, one that you can feel comfortable confiding in with your deepest thoughts. As disciplined as you may be, it’s nice to know a coach is there for you to rely on, to be your rock. Depending on the terms, you may have daily, weekly, or monthly support.
Uncover Limiting Beliefs keeping you stuck.
We all have limiting beliefs that hold us back. For you, it may be something that you aren’t aware of and have been stuffing it down for years. Our childhood, before the age of eight, is when we form most of our beliefs. Uncovering your limiting beliefs is a critical point in your self-development. It’s extremely challenging to do on your own. A coach has experience in helping you see what’s been holding you back and will guide you in creating new beliefs so you can thrive in that area of your life.
Gain self-appreciation and confidence like you’ve never experienced previously.
Most clients lack self-love or confidence somewhere in their life. By working with a specialized coach, you should expect to gain a deep appreciation for who you are, become extremely confident in your abilities, and have lasered focused clarity on where you’re heading.
A guiding North for you to follow.
As humans, we like to think we can do it all ourselves, that we don’t need anyone to help us. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. You are NOT weak, defenseless, or vulnerable by asking for help. It actually makes you stronger, able, and secure.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to ask for help from time to time. Not one person has it “all figured out”.
Achieve your goals faster and with ease.
If having a higher probability of your goals sounds amazing, a coach can help you get there. Whether it’s in your personal life or your business life, working with a specialized coach will help you achieve it. Just having someone by your side, guiding and supporting you can make the biggest difference.
Help you establish healthy habits and eliminate bad ones.
Whether you’re overeating, drinking too much, or participating in self-sabotaging behaviors, a coach will help you establish boundaries and provide a course of action for you to follow. Maybe you’ve tried reducing your alcohol or food consumption in the past, but it didn’t last. A good coach will help you to see the thinking patterns around your addictions and will aid you in creating healthier ways to be, do, and act.
We are social beings that need to have connections. We thrive off being with people we love and support us. So what happens when your marriage or relationship starts to crumble? Or perhaps when you and your coworkers and/or family begin to have some turbulence? Working with a coach directly will help you gain insight into what’s working and what’s not. Having an unbiased outside opinion is critical in not only resolving the problems but in establishing healthy communication with your social circle.
Save money and time.
Did you know that working with a coach can save you wasted time and money? How is that possible if you’re paying for the service?
You begin to have clarity around what time and money mean for you. Both are energies that flow. Time can be gained when you focus on what’s really important. A coach will help you establish boundaries for your time, helping to make you more productive. When you’re more productive, you have the ability to make more money. You will also learn that money isn’t the issue, or the lack thereof. The problem is how we view money and our mindset around it. By working with a coach, they will help you see this to be true for you in your life so you can relax, trust and know that life happens for you, not to you.
Feel rejuvenated, renewed, and full of energy with balance.
Working 1:1 with a specialized coach will leave you feeling like you’ve been given a new lease on life! You should expect an increased amount of energy that flows through you like a peaceful stream. You can expect to have more work/life balance plus knowledge on how to prioritize your responsibilities to suit your schedule better.
Level up to a new, improved version of YOU.
As mentioned earlier, most high-level leaders have a personal coach at all times. This is because having someone to guide and support you is similar to wearing a shield of armor. You will not only level up to a new version of yourself, but you will feel protected, cared for, heard, and served. Sure, you might try reaching the same levels on your own, but it will take much longer to accomplish. Working closely with someone outside of your family or coworkers is tremendously beneficial. Once you’ve worked with one, you will appreciate these words as truth.
So what are you waiting for? If you are feeling unmotivated, stuck in a rut, confused, need help with addictions or relationships, have a desire to level up, and find balance and gratitude in your life, it may be time for you to seek a coach.
With so many choices available, it is recommended to find someone that you resonate with at a core level, one that specializes in the area you need the most help with to solve specific concerns in your life.
Coaching is incredibly helpful and life-changing for most people, but only if you’re willing to do your part.
What is your responsibility as a client?
A good client is committed, coachable, and able to trust the process. A great client is transparent, doesn’t hold back, and shows up to do the work.
An ideal client wants to expand in at least one area of their life. They want to live a life that is full of possibilities. A good client does their due diligence and finds the best match for their needs.
Are you an ideal client?
*The author of this article is a certified life coach, specializing in gray area drinking, and self-discovery. Be sure to visit my story page to learn more.