Coaching is a popular buzzword in today's society. Due to its popularity it's often used interchangeably with words like mentoring, counseling or consulting. Although related to these, coaching is a unique paradigm all its own. Here are a few explanations that will help us understand the term "life coach."
A Coach is a Personal Change Expert.
Coaches help people like you grow faster, understand themselves more deeply, hear what God is saying to them, and live with greater purpose and fulfillment. In the same way that a personal trainer helps a pro athlete maximize performance, a personal coach can help you get the most out of life.
Coaching is a Transformational Conversation.
The biggest surprise for first-time clients is realizing that the coach isn't there to give advice. Instead, powerful, incisive coaching questions stimulate you to examine the things in life that matter most from new angles. A coaching conversation can easily transform you.
Coaching is a Transparent Relationship
A coach is a friend and confidant, your greatest supporter, and someone who knows you well enough to call out the best in you. A transparent relationship with your coach frees you to go to places you've never gone before. See your coach as a "thinking partner."
Coaching is a Support for Change
With support, encouragement, and accountability from someone who believes in us, we can do far more than we'd ever accomplish alone. A coach helps you stay on track, overcome obstacles, and convert your "want-to" into concrete steps that are put into your schedule.
Coaching is Continuous Leadership Development
Coaches help people like you grow faster, perform at higher levels, understand yourself more deeply, and live with greater purpose and fulfillment. In the same way that a personal trainer helps a pro athlete maximize performance, a personal coach can help you get the most out of life.
Article Adapted from LifeForming Leadership Coaching