One of the most fulfilling professions, if not the most gratifying one is being a life coach. The thought of being able to get through someone attain his goals in life is what keeps me going as a life coach. I consider this job as priceless, and probably my clients and/or counselors view it the same as I do. Practically, no sum of money or incentives could recompense the intangible and indefinable benefits that a life coach like me could bring about to someone, and that is absolutely rewarding.
The best thing about my job is that, I have the opportunity to learn and discover something significant from the experiences of my clients, and that I utilize the same learning and/or knowledge in helping others. Needless to mention, my job as a life coach entails a give and turn procedure. By the looks of it, I am founding a mutual relationship with my clients, one way or another.
As a life coach, I get the opportunity to influence other people’s lives, and the most interesting part of it is that I also take pleasure of the chance to discover something from them, for my own benefit and personal development. I believe that experience is your best teacher. Coming from family that has experienced almost everything life has to offer, I think I have the necessary tools of a fine life coach. I also believe that there is something good in every hardship, sorrow, pain, difficulty and the like. These are essential ingredients and/or pieces that make individuals strong, not the other way around.
My objective as a life coach is to guide those directionless people to the ideal path of success. Nonetheless, directing them to the premeditated path is just the initial step of the course because making them realize their aspirations is the eventual point. It feels seriously pleasing to see and hear your counselees reach their dreams, that are once fantasies, in life because technically, their victory is also yours.
To be an effective life coach, I consistently place myself into my clients’ situation so I may be able to comprehend them, and only by then I could give consequential advices and resolutions to their problems or how would they be able to achieve their goals. It goes without saying that I also intend to feel their hardships, joy, excitement and a host of their emotions. Moreover, I always have fun sharing with their difficulties and happiness. Why? Their momentous as well as terrible experiences spice up and add meaning to my profession, in one way or another.
As a life coach, my role is almost the same as a coach of a sport. Generally, we work as a two-man team with my client, and I act as the leader. I urge and encourage him or her to work rigorously, and at the same time, enjoy while achieving the goals. We evaluate our progress regularly; I listen to him/her and vice versa, we ask ourselves what else should be done to meet the target and we keep paddling the boat until the purpose is attained. On top of that, I provide my clients with continuous feedback and advices the whole process.
The key to being an effective life coach is to always stay positive and enthusiastic, especially when I am dealing with my counselees. Certainly, they all look up to me, so I have to be hopeful/positive as well as encouraging. My counselees see me as their foundation; their source of strength and motivation, and so I have to meet their expectations. In the end, my goal is to transmit this enthusiasm and hope on to them. Indeed, the challenges that my job bring about are never easy to manage. Nonetheless, these challenges reveal the best in me, and when I am at my best, I am able to serve my clients effectively and efficiently.
As a life coach, I focus on helping my clients on several aspects of their lives, such as the following:
A. Relationship and intimacy
B. Career development and planning
C. Creativity for writers, artists, performers and musicians
D. Entrepreneurial and business development
E. Family and parenting
F. Spirituality and personal growth
G. Work/life balance
H. Motivation and time management
I. Health, aging and lifestyle
J. Finances and budgeting
K. Effective Parenting
I am assiduously working with my clients in specific areas of their lives, as though I own those concerns. With this, I am able to do something significantly and differently to help them improve on their relationship with their families, friends or workmates. I have several clients whom I have supported in attaining success in their professions and careers, leading their organizations and workforce effectively. I also have clients whom I have transformed, doing great jobs on their respective businesses and similar ventures. Moreover, I was able to successfully lead my clients’ path to attaining a better spiritual life. In addition to that, I have helped my clients’ in managing work and life effectively.
Accomplishing something in life is one thing, but sustaining the same is the most crucial one. As a life coach, it is my responsibility to help them stick to what they have achieved and never let go of success. If it is possible, dream for more and go beyond what you have attained. Life endlessly evolves and so must our aspirations as well. Don’t stop from having a vision and/or dreaming because if you have dreams you will have reasons to live and when you have reasons to live, you will never have reasons to quit.
Well, everyone can use most any measure when speaking or defining success, you can gauge it through elegant homes, expensive dress, dazzling cars, having good working relationship with families, workmates and friends, booming business, having intimate and close relationship with God, and so much more. But for me as a life coach, success is something that anyone cannot spend or the equivalent, success is like how my clients and the people around me would describe me when they are talking to someone else. Nothing else is more fulfilling and rewarding than hearing those words of gratitude and praises from clients, and it is definitely something I can be proud of as long as I live. So, this is the essence of being a life coach.