What is a Life Coach

Life coach is a professional who aid and empower other people to achieve and even exceed their goals, may it be in their professional or personal lives.

They enhance the power of people to excel in their workplace, become happy with their personal lives, and explore the world and their own selves.

With the utilization of specialist techniques on core psychological ethics and natural intuition, life coaches gear clients with strategies to confidently confront difficult situations, overcome emotional obstacles and eventually face life with a new perspective.

Moreover, life coaches are not preachy with the advice they give out; they only impose their personal views but leave the decision making itself to the person involved. Their objective is to empower people to reach their happiness, not reign and control their lives.

Life coaching follows the idea that in general, their clients are the only ones who could help themselves, and that they exist with sole purpose of guiding them. Their clients are the only ones who have the power to control their own lives and make decisions for themselves.

The basic principles of a Life coach include:

A) Subjectivity:

Different people have different perspectives; therefore no one determines which ideas are “right” or “wrong” in general. However, some ideas, no matter how right or wrong, may hinder people from ever progressing or being better than who their present selves. These ideas may restrict the capability of people to improve, and so outside opinions are needed for further decision making. Life coaches provide these outside opinions for the client to have a broader and deeper thinking about the actions he/she would take.

B) Empowerment:

Everyone has the power to determine the limits of their own perspective. With the existence of life coaching, open mindedness is promoted through the combination of different ideas between the life coach and the client. The client does the thinking and decision making while the life coach gives out advice and empowerment for the client to enliven these ideas.

C) Guidance:

Even with the term “coach”, life coaches exist only as guides and not instructors. Whereas instructors tell people the exact thing to do, guides provide advice and support for people to create their own decisions and actions. Life coaches guide individuals from where they currently are to where they want to be. Their aim is not to reign over their clients’ lives but to guide them to the best of their abilities. If people could think for themselves, then why do life coaches exist? Some people do not have the natural ability to properly think things through before deciding on their actions. There would always be the fear of failure, of losses, and rejection which hinders people from proactively responding to their wants and needs in life, calling for help from others.

As sports coaches exist to hone athletes’ physical ability and tact, life coaching improves the strengths of people while conquering their weaknesses.

Life coaches bring the best out of people for them to be able to live happier, better lives.