Ask ten different people what a coach is and you’ll get ten different answers: sports, diet, counselling, therapy, career, marriage, fitness, and more. There are just as many types of coaches as there are areas that benefit from coaching.
Think of a coach as part of the team of people that keep you up and running. You have a dentist, a doctor, perhaps a physiotherapist, maybe a mentor for your career; a coach is there to help you in any area that needs support and guidance. Depending on your need, you might seek out a coach to heal, train, perform, excel, or simply maintain some type of physical, emotional, or mental state. But if you’ve never hired one before, it can be a little overwhelming.
The first sign you need a coach
You feel burned out, frustrated, or overwhelmed. Aren’t we all? But for some of us, it goes a bit deeper and it impacts our daily life over a period of time. If you have noticed exhaustion accompanied with inability to fall or stay asleep, or changes in mood, energy and appetite, it’s time for an objective perspective. A coach will co-create achievable goals with you and support your path from healing to thriving and even excelling again.
A great coach is driven by your success. They align their purpose with your wins. Look for someone who gets you excited about your future, who understands your needs, and who is passionate about helping you get there. There is a perfect fit for everyone and finding the right coach for you is an exciting journey on its own.
The second tip off that it’s time for help
Everyone else is “being difficult”. Do you ever have one of those days where nothing is going right? Everyone is a pain, nothing is working as it should, and you seem to hit every pothole on the road. Well, when those days turn into weeks, it’s time for you to shake things up a bit because it’s not about what you see, it’s about what you’re focused on…
Whether it’s a career, personal development, or functional training, an unbiased coach identifies what’s not adding up in your ‘story’ and they know how to make critical small adjustments that shift your perspective.
Here’s the biggest sign you need a coach
Doubt. It comes in many forms: anxiety, imposter syndrome, and even anger. That inner voice that we barely hear in fact talks all day and shapes the way we experience our lives, our jobs, our relationships, our families, and our sense of self.
That inner voice is what makes us feel either purposeful and driven, or hopeless and without direction. And, this lack of direction then impacts our emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. Don’t let self-doubt go unnoticed or untreated. You deserve to feel in control of your life, without a doubt.
Make sure the coach you choose is accountability-focused so that they can help you identify and achieve the goals that align with your purpose, success and happiness.