What is a Personal Coach?
A personal coach helps you identify goals, create action plans and hold you accountable to your own personal growth. In addition, a personal coach helps identify the negative or limiting beliefs that hold you back from personal growth.
As with any sport, a coach is there to support and help you hone in on your strengths while reaching for a common goal. The head coach is not there to teach you techniques, but rather to help you grow and be successful. The same can be said for a personal coach. A personal coach doesn’t consult and provide the answers or do the work for you. I am here to help you grow and develop and reach your ideal life goals.
Together, we get really clear on what area(s) of life you want to experience growth in. We create a vision that is so magical, it’s impossible to not want to reach it. I ask questions that serve as a catalyst to identifying your dreams and desires.
Then, as your personal coach, I partner with you to create goals that support and align with your life’s vision. From there, we strategize deliberate action plans and I hold you accountable to completing these steps.
I help you identify the current mindset and belief systems that may be holding you back from experiencing personal growth. These are thoughts like “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve XXX”, “I don’t know how to XXX”. I help challenge these thoughts and reframe your perspective.
Together, we evaluate where you are, where you want to go and then create the goals and steps necessary to get there. We recognize and celebrate your achievements to inspire you to continue on your journey.
How can a personal coach help?
Personal growth is key to feeling valued, respected and inspired to live a meaningful, intentional life.
Lou Holtz is quoted as saying “In this life, you are either growing or dying so get in motion and grow.”
When I become overwhelmed or unclear on my next steps, I always think of this quote. It inspires me to get moving, it only takes one small action to get the momentum moving. For me, it can be as simple as writing down everything that is running through my mind.
Which category do you want to live life in? If you chose growing, you are in the right place. A personal coach helps you plant the seeds of your desires and keeps you accountable to watering them through action!
As your personal coach, I help you clear out the clutter and get to the juicy parts, your ideal life. Once you are able to get past the muck, usually your own negative thoughts and beliefs, you create new behaviors and thoughts that are in alignment with how you want to feel in your ideal life. Until that happens, it’s difficult to actually get to those juicy parts.
This is where a personal coach is worth their weight in gold. Often, clients come to me after they have tried to make change on their own but see little or no results. The number one reason for this is because you can only coach yourself to your comfort zone. Yep, that’s it.
As your personal coach, I pose reflection questions that get you thinking beyond that comfort zone and challenge thoughts and behaviors that don’t align with your ideal life. Together, we look at your fears which become the obstacles you put in your way of achieving your ideal life. We put those fears into perspective, identify strategies to reduce the fears and create action steps that help you step beyond those fears.
It all starts with a willingness to grow. Once you get started, you become focused, confident and operate in your sweet spot in all areas of your life.
I help you prepare by becoming clear on:
- your values
- your vision
- becoming accountable to your vision
- what feelings you want experience in your ideal life
- what support you need to begin or continue your growth journey
- relationships that hold you back
- mindset and limiting beliefs that hold you back
- goals and action steps
- who you don’t want to be
- potential obstacles, roadblocks, fears
- what you need to let go of, i.e. fears, guilt, worry
- who you need to become in order to bring your vision to life
When you become clear on these topics, your growth journey begins to unfold and opportunities present themselves accordingly.
You should hire a personal coach if..
- you want to communicate better
- you lack self-confidence and self-esteem
- you want to create or increase a skill set
- you aren’t sure where to start with your personal growth
- you want to increase productivity
- you want to do things that matter rather than simply being busy
- you can’t say no to others
- you can’t say yes to yourself
- you feel disorganized
- you worry about… money, health, etc
- you don’t ask for help
- you are overwhelmed with life
- you create goals but never follow through