When Rob Kardashian decided to find a life coach to help him with his weight and depression, many people on social media questioned whether or not coaching actually works. While the industry is still fairly new in comparison to other mental health professions such as therapy and counseling, because of people like Tony Robbins who is the proclaimed best life coach, now more than ever people are paying closer attention to this practice.
What Is A Life Coach?
Simply put, a life coach is someone who can support you in getting clear about what you want out of life and then helps you achieve those goals. Generally speaking, they meet with you on a weekly basis to review what it is you will be working on and then provide you assignments or tasks that you need to complete before your next meeting.
While some people assume that coaching is just about motivation, it’s not. While there is a component of motivation in the session, it’s really like having a meeting with yourself where you set an agenda to take inventory of your life and then figure where you want to go next.
Who Can Benefit From Life Coaching?
Many people who are unhappy or unsatisfied with where they are at in life can benefit from a coach. For example, if you are working in a dead end job, are in a bad relationship, have poor financial management, or are unhealthy, you could benefit by working with a life coach.
If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, or are overweight you too could benefit. That being said, a coach could never diagnose you or prescribe any medications. If you are truly immensely then you may need to visit a licensed mental health provider or doctor before seeing a coach.
How Does Life Coaching Work?
Life coaching works because it’s going to force you to be more accountable for your actions and will make you look at choices from a new perspective. Very often people go about their lives not really paying attention to what it is they are doing only to wake up years later miserable and unsure how they got there.
When you work with a life coach on a regular basis, it provides you time for self reflection where you can examine what is really going on in your life. Because we live in a world that is constantly on the move, this window of time is critical for any real change in your life to take place.