Do you want to know how to be a life coach? Great decision!
It is of course important that you study with the right organization and get experience, but if you want to know how to be a life coach then you need to look within first and make sure you are passionate about making a difference, helping people, and continuing to learn and develop.
Being a coach is also being a mentor, a leader capable of building relationships and a facilitator of discovery.
When you learn how to be a life coach, you realize you are not telling people what to do, but opening up new opportunities for them with their thinking and expanding their awareness of their own thought processes.
Being open to looking at someone else’s model of the world and to try to have an understanding of how other people think can change your outlook and intention around communication. If they don’t agree with you are they right or wrong? Actually probably neither – just different. To have this perspective and insight into the human thought process is a wonderful gift.
Life coaching means that you build a partnership with your client to help them explore options, look at their desired outcome and make informed choices. It is through this process that you help them develop goals that will not seem too far out of reach, and also to keep them excited about moving towards achieving them. One of the most important and powerful things you can do as a life coach is journey through accountability with your client to ensure they get to where they want to be. Celebration is also an important part of this journey and recognizing what your client has achieved will anchor in their win.
Once you learn how to be a life coach you will quickly notice your own behaviours, self-talk and attitudes also changing for a more positive outlook, which will give you positive results and lead you to the success you are aiming for. It becomes automatic to do a quick evaluation of how you feel, what you are thinking and how that will impact on your results.
To understand your own strategies around your behavior and have the ability to look honestly and openly at the results these strategies beliefs and behaviours are giving you, then you will be able to make change for yourself – and you do want to make change don’t you?