1. What is a Life Strategy Coach?
A life strategy Coach is an accredited professional you can hire to help you improve certain aspects of your personal and professional life. Just as a top-notch athlete wouldn’t think of going for Olympic Gold without the thoughtful, experienced guidance (and motivation) of a coach, the theory is: everyone could do better with a personal life coach, too. In a nutshell, it is a mix between a mentor, therapist*, consultant, motivator, and friend.
* Note: For serious and life-threatening psychological conditions, talk to a psychologist or another certified mental health specialist.
2. What are the benefits of having a Life Strategy Coach?
I will show you techniques and simple strategies for helping you to close the gap between where you are now and what you want to achieve.
- Unbiased Input
- The Opportunity to Focus on You
- Personal Development
3. What are some of major categories covered in this industry?
Weight loss/exercise, business/sales skills, business opportunities/investing, improving relationships, confidence and general motivational.
4. What Does a Life Strategy Coach do?
Basically, he/she will do almost anything that is critical to your success. This may include mission mapping, goal setting, exercises, assignments (yes-homework), role-playing, scheduled meetings (online or in-person), recommending books, articles, posts or other sources of valuable information, among other things. The basic process is: to analyze where you are in life right now (by asking meaningful questions), figure out where you want to be and mapping the steps you need to take to get there. Another important part of it is he/she keeps you accountable and motivated.
5. Accountability will be more important.
And yet – there comes a time when those just won’t cut it anymore. You just don’t seem like you’re getting any closer to your goals. There’s no progress to be seen. Maybe you’ve hit a plateau and lost motivation. Or worse – you don’t even know where to start. It’s time for some SERIOUS help. You need a real live human to talk to. To HAVE ACTUAL CONVERSATIONS! Remember those? 🤔 🙂
Well, when you get to this point: you have two options to choose from: hiring a life coach or finding an accountability partner. Those are both great alternatives, but the best one is a life coach can actually be your accountability partner as well.
6. Reason for a Life Strategy Coach
If you haven’t used a life strategy coach, you may have some questions about how it works and what benefits you can expect so I wanted to provide an overview of the benefits for you.
This is an ongoing professional relationship that can help you to produce extraordinary results in your life, career and / or businesses. This is not counselling or therapy; it is forward looking and is about achieving positive results in your life. I will show you techniques and simple strategies for helping you to close the gap between where you are now and what you want to achieve.
There are many benefits it be had from engaging in my coaching:
Knowing what you want can be half the battle in life. As part of your pre-coaching work, I will help you to get clear about what you would like to achieve from coaching (if you are not already). On an on-going basis, coaching will help you to get and stay clear about your goals and the direction you would like to head in.
Accountability is a powerful tool for creating change. When engaged in the business & relationship strategist process, you will work with me to create goals to achieve between sessions. Coaching is very much a joint journey and as your business & relationship strategist, I don’t give you advice or tell you what to do; together we will create goals for you that will be realistic and achievable and importantly, inspiring to you. The goals should be your goals and owned by you. If for some reason you are not able to achieve that goal, you will work with me in the next session to see what stopped you and help you to move forward again. The simple act of telling someone else what you intend to do can make a huge difference in the desire to achieve it. If you find that you are putting something off week after week, it is much more obvious in the coaching scenario and gets dealt with quicker than you may do by yourself. This means that you can either get to the bottom of why you have not achieved the goal or decide to leave it to one side if you realize it no longer inspires you.
Friends and family can be a great source of support, but sometimes-unbiased input can make a big difference to your perspective and help you to see things about yourself and your life situation differently. We often hear things better from an outsider, than from people to close to the situation or us. Though your Mum may always remind you of your strengths, hearing the same message from someone outside of your situation can be helpful.
The Opportunity To Focus On You
This is an opportunity to focus on you and your dreams and aspirations. In day to day life, being busy with family, friends, work and hobbies often means that you and your bigger wants get left to the side. A life strategy coach gives you the space to think about you, your thoughts and feelings and about what is important to you. This can be truly life changing and can enable you to carve the space in your life for your goals and what is important to you.
A life strategy coach can be challenging and hard work, though also rewarding and fun. You will be looking at yourself honestly and challenging yourself to push yourself beyond your comfort zones. Life coaching will enhance your personal development and assist you in taking the various areas of your life to the next level.
7. What can a Life Strategy Coach offer you?
- He or she knows through experience how to help you set better goals and meet them. The coach has the training, expertise and skill to help you make more money and lead a more productive life.
- Your coach knows that the best motivation comes from organic and natural communication. He or she delivers critical information to you in a way that makes sense and can easily be turned into action by you.
- Your coach holds you accountable. Like a personal trainer for your life as a whole, I push you in healthy ways; assists you in reasoned, well-informed risk-taking and motivates you to achieve more than you ever dreamed that you could.
8. Why do so many people who are already successful work with a life strategy coach?
Anyone who has reached a major pinnacle, be it in business, athletics or politics, knows that no one, no matter how talented and powerful, does it alone. They know that mentors, coaches and talented supporters are essential to achieving the best results, and this is what a life strategy coach does.
Successful people work with a coach because they want more, they know they have the power to get it and they want to use every tool they can to achieve it. They want help setting and achieving goals, planning strategically, removing mental blocks, taking control of financial matters, communicating effectively and maintaining a work-life balance.
Once you start to work with your life coach, you will learn to take effective action and focus your efforts. You will stop getting stuck on roadblocks and shed your hang-ups about the past. And you will enjoy more energy and a more freeing schedule, even as you achieve more than you ever had before.
Don’t buy into the outdated idea that if you simply work hard enough and long enough you should be able to succeed going it alone. It’s just not true! Use the talents and skills of an objective, motivating, focused “friend” who shares your goals: this is exactly what a life coach is.