What is Life Coaching?
One of the best-kept secrets of the successful people is that they have participated in some type of coaching program regularly to make sure that they stay on course of their goals! Life coaching is a very popular concept worldwide. In US and Canada it is widely used by most successful people. Life coaching is a broad concept whereby a life coach helps you to answer various questions for your life situations. Examples are (what are my goals, values, strengths? What should I do to find the work that I am passionate about? How to find my dream job? What is my life vision? What is holding me back from achieving in the life I truly deserve? What actions I need to take to continue progressing in my career or profession?
Why is Life coaching important?
In today’s workplace, you would meet many people who hate their jobs but due to a fear of survival, they keep on doing it even though they don’t like it!
Many of these situations come due to lack of self confidence and self discipline. When we were little kids, our parents and teachers made sure that we do things on time and do the right things. We were held accountable for our actions or lack of actions. However, once we grow older in life, things start to change as we become independent and gradually that accountability factor is lost somewhere in the fight for survival. With that the dreams we saw at a young age are also lost and many talented people end up living safe and mediocre lives at the cost of their dreams.
Some people know what is it that they want to do in life but they don’t know how to do it. On the other hand there are a large number of people who even do not know what is it that they want to do in life! Life coaching can help you in both of the above situations. A life coach helps you discover and clarifies what you want to achieve. A life coach encourages you for self discovery. A life coach supports you to generate solutions and strategies for success. A life coach helps you seek out new possibilities.
A life coach can help individuals find their passion, help them set direction and present tools to achieve their goals for which they are passionate about. A life coach helps you run your life rather than life running you. A life coach can also help generate self awareness and confidence amongst individuals by positive affirmations.
How Life coaching can help immigrants?
Immigrants are often excited about developing their dream careers in Canada and after initial years of struggle, they tend to surrender and accept whatever job is available for them. In the process they sacrifice their core competence and strength that they brought from back home to offer to Canadian work place. This is a loss-loss situation for immigrants as well as Canadian businesses.
A life coach can help immigrants recognize and overcome their limiting beliefs. Life coach can help them find their strengths and set goals that take them closer to their dream jobs/business. Life coach can also help them spend time on things they always wanted to do rather than things they have to do.
Life coaching produces measurable results
You would have seen a number of top athletes giving credits to their coaches for their success. The coach works as a catalyst in the success of an athlete by constantly providing the athlete with tested tools and techniques.
The coach also regularly reaffirms the capabilities of the athlete through positive affirmations as it is natural for an athlete to develop self-doubt after a series of failures. In your real life, life coach can help you to set the path that you always wanted to take but forgot somewhere due to day to day survival situations. Coach can help you to decide actions that you feel are necessary to achieve your goals and then set a time frame and a measurable parameters by which you know it when you achieve your goals.
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