Working with a life coach can be one of the best investments you’ll make. Being able to overcome self doubt, achieve success, and see the world from a different lense is invaluable.
So you might be wondering, what problems can a life coach help you solve? In this article, we dive into some of the most common issues that life coaches can address and how clients can benefit from coaching. Can you relate? It might be time to reach out and begin improving your life!
Many women can feel stuck in a job, career, relationship or life. It can feel impossible to see yourself in a different, better life. You might think you aren’t worthy of a better life, or that it’s too hard to break free from the current life you’ve built.
Maybe you’ve said things like, “I’m stuck in a job I dread going to each day.” , “I wish I could communicate with my partner, but I feel like it’s impossible.” , or “Life will be this way forever. I can’t change things.”
If you’ve said these things in the past, know that you aren’t alone. Feeling stuck in your life is a common, yet difficult, part of the human experience.
There are many reasons you could be feeling stuck in your life. Perhaps you’ve outgrown a situation. People change over time. What you loved doing 5 years ago may not be the same thing you enjoy or value today.
Getting unstuck seems hard! If you feel like your life is on autopilot, it can be easy to let life take control of you. It takes dedication and work to change your current situation, and that can be scary.
Maybe you believe change means losing something. If you’re comfortable in your job and it brings you security, the idea of switching careers can bring a sense of uncertainty.
So how do you get out of this mode of feeling stuck? This is where a life coach fits right in. A life coach can work with you to identify what you really want. By helping you create a plan, it will become more achievable for you. And most importantly, a life coach can be a support for those times when you need extra strength.
Finding Your Purpose
Many of us have busy lives taking care of responsibilities, and it can be easy to put ourselves on the back burner. The idea of finding our purpose can seem daunting, or a ‘nice to have’.
In all reality, finding your purpose means finding what makes you feel fulfilled. Studies show that a person living a fulfilled life can be in better physical and mental health and even live a longer life! This is definitely not something to shy away from.
Being a certified life coach, I have helped many clients find their true passions in life. Through encouragement and self exploration, a life coach can assist in bringing you the clarity you need in finding your purpose. It can be life changing once you connect with what you truly find fulfilling!
Self-Doubt and Lack of Confidence
We can be our own worst critics. This might be hard to believe, but self confidence doesn’t actually equate to how skilled you are in certain areas. Confidence only comes from within yourself. As an individual grows in confidence, their life will grow in opportunity.
Self belief and confidence are key to making big life changes. When you change your beliefs about yourself, you are preparing yourself to take the necessary risks to achieve your goals. Building that confidence is the cornerstone in achieving your goals.
As your life coach, I will help you build that confidence. I can give you clarity on your strengths and work on building a path to that belief system within yourself. Here is a testament to the results of the coaching I offer:
“Doing the work has challenged and changed my beliefs in such a positive way about myself, what I’m capable of, and what goals I want to spend my time pursuing.”
– Sarah Blakely
You might be going through life feeling like you’re a fraud. You might fear that one day, everyone will find out you aren’t that great at your job or any area where you are a type of leader.
This is called Imposter Syndrome and is a very common experience felt by many perfectionists and high achievers.
Feeling this way can prevent people from pushing their limits and achieving more in their lives.
It can lead to perfectionism, where you feel shame for any shortcomings or mistakes. Even when you receive compliments, you might be brushing them off as good timing, or a stroke of luck. Self-talk within your own mind can contribute to these beliefs and habits.
“Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.”
A life coach can help you identify and work through these feelings of perfectionism and imposter syndrome. It may be hard to imagine creating a life without these feelings. But as you coach with me, you will see that it’s very possible to overcome these limiting beliefs.
During our coaching sessions, I will help you identify where these feelings of being inferior are coming from. And then, I will help you create new beliefs that generate feelings of confidence and empowerment that will better serve you.
Do you feel like you get taken advantage of? Maybe you feel that you don’t have control of yourself or the things around you. Do you spend time fulfilling others needs and wants only to put yourself on the back burner?
Setting boundaries can help protect your energy. It can seem difficult and scary because you may not want to let someone you love down.
A life coach can help you understand where your boundaries have naturally grown and how to assess which boundaries need to be worked on to achieve your desired balance in your life.
All the most mentally strong and successful people have a great awareness of their boundaries.
Establishing boundaries helps you discover who you are. It can lead to growth in many ways. Aside from the initial boundaries you set, you will develop the skill of how to set boundaries in more challenging situations. A life coach can guide you to grow in awareness and intentful boundary setting. You’d be surprised, it can greatly improve your relationships!
Once you understand your life purpose and believe you can achieve the life you want, setting goals is a fantastic way to work towards the life you want to create.
Maybe you know you want to change your career, improve a relationship, or start a business but where do you begin? The thought of starting the path to a big goal can be overwhelming.
As your life coach, I will help you with the steps required to get you to the next level. I can teach you how to break down your goals in an achievable way. By using effective strategies, you’ll have a clear roadmap on how to quickly progress day by day to hitting your goals.
It can be a process! There will be days when you may not have motivation to continue forward. In order to stay on course, having a support system is crucial to success. As your life coach, I will hold you accountable to the benchmarks you’ve set for yourself. Once you have the right tools, it’s a matter of accountability and support to get you to your ideal life. You are worthy of achieving your goals!
The last few years have been mentally and emotionally draining for many people around the world. With how things are going, many of us are feeling anxiety in one way or the other in our lives. It’s a fact that we are dealing with more stressors on a day to day basis. Worry can easily become a part of everyday life if you let it.
Worry can build on itself to a point where you don’t even realize you see the world through a negative lense. It is a bad place to be!
A life coach can help provide clarity by identifying the source of your worries and learning how to deal with it in a healthy way. A healthy life is one that doesn’t allow the worries of life to take over. Making space in your mind for positivity and gratefulness can help worries subside.
I can help you develop strategies to master the art of managing your mindset. Once you begin seeing the world through the lense of opportunity, you’ll discover a new sense of fulfillment in your life.
Still wondering what a life coach can help with?
We’ve covered just a handful of things a life coach can help with. Ready to learn more? Set up a free consultation to see if it’s the right fit for you! I will answer your questions, describe what to expect, and help you decide if a life coach is what you need. The best time to start improving yourself is today!