If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve shared a fair amount of information on the role of a life coach. Because, let’s face it, there is no shortage of folks out there claiming to have solutions to whatever problem you’re facing. Plenty of them are knowledgeable and legitimate. But that still doesn’t make it easy to know which one to contact.

Do you need a personal trainer, a financial advisor, or a spiritual guru? Only you can decide for sure. Understanding what each has to offer is a valuable way to make the process a little smoother. With that in mind, let’s review the skills and benefits of working with a life coach.

How to Tell If Could You Benefit from a Life Coach

To begin, keep in mind that a life coach can also have certification in fields like fitness, finances, and spirituality. But, for our purposes, we’ll focus less on those extras and more on the general approach of life coaching. Below are some issues that might be pointing you in this direction:

You Lack Goals in Your Life

It’s easier than we want to admit, but we can slip into a sleep-walking phase if we’re not careful. Daily life is so full and busy with “stuff” that we lose sight of the dreams inside of us. Before too much time passes in this mode, hiring a life coach is a powerful way to shift gears. You’ll learn the strategies you need to begin identifying desires and setting goals — big and small.

photo of a person's hands holding a clover leafYou’re Struggling with Low Self-Esteem

Remaining confident has always been a challenge. In the digital age, that trend has multiplied. We live in a time when we can’t tell real from fake and people actively present carefully curated images online. A life coach is like a real-life coach. They bring you back into the material world and set about helping you ditch the need to compete. As your self-esteem grows, so does your progress.

You Feel Stuck

The above issues can combine to make you feel like you’re moving in slow motion. A life coach is ideally situated to guide you toward making the changes you need. They’ll remind you that this is a temporary glitch. As you work together, you’ll find yourself feeling motivated and self-aware. You can more clearly see what needs to shift to have the kind of life you crave. Yes, it requires commitment and planning, but that’s precisely what a life coach offers

The People in Your Life Are Not Supportive

This can be mighty frustrating but the onus is on you to create boundaries. But you’re not alone. With a life coach by your side, you can identify how others might be holding you back — and what to do about it. You don’t have to feel guilty for aiming high and not letting anyone slow you down. Learning how to safeguard your dreams and your energy is essential for navigating your way to your destiny.

Are You Still Not Sure?

Our culture often deifies individuality. But, in reality, everyone needs help and collective efforts are almost always the way to go. There could be deep-seated root issues that have you unsure what to do and thus, I invite you to reach out. Talking with an experienced therapist is a proven way to expose the patterns that are currently invisible to you. Your weekly sessions can lay the groundwork for many more positive steps.

A life coach might be ideal for you but only if you give it a try. If that feels daunting, let’s talk and get you on a new path. Reach out to learn more about life coaching.