It is not uncommon when faced with what appears to be an insurmountable change of circumstance to feel overwhelmed or helpless. This can be a sudden change in career, the unforeseen end of a relationship, death of a loved one, or some other traumatic event that has thrown you off-balance.
People seek coaching who suffer from mild depression or a sense of feeling blue are unable to deal with everyday activities that have suddenly become overwhelming, or are having trouble finding a reasonable sense of joy from life.
One may discover that they are feeding their lack of self esteem with bad food, drugs, alcohol, excessive sleep or may be struggling with addictions either on a short-term or long-term basis.
Coaching can help one to get a grip on their current state of affairs and map a course to recovery or increase happiness, higher personal performance or satisfaction.
Those seeking to deal with life’s challenges, choices or changes will seek out a professional life coach or consultant to get them from here to there.
Becoming a coach
There are two reasons to become a coach. The first is that it is a sensible business model and opportunities abound for coaches to help people deal with their life’s issues.
The other is that you already are – and have always been – a coach or people helper. It’s who you are, these attributes are an integral part of your DNA and coaching is a key component in your life’s calling.
If you came to this planet with the purpose to help others, you achieve a high degree of satisfaction from helping others overcome life’s obstacles.
You may also have experienced particular life circumstances with a high degree of success and are driven to help others who may be facing obstacles similar to the ones that you had to navigate.
Coaches in the Pacific Northwest
Fortunately for those of us who reside in the Pacific Northwest, many men and women have answered the call of Life Coaching and offer their services and expertise to encourage us to reach for our highest and best.
When seeking out a Life Coach, it would be in your best interest to do a little self-evaluation first, so that you have a good idea about what you expect to gain from your coaching experience.
There are may different kinds of coaches who have certain areas of expertise, like a General Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Coach, Spiritual Coach, Mentor Coach, Business Coach, Communication Coach or Financial Coach just to name a few.
Finding a coach who is well-suited to meet your expectations is a good place to start, but keep in mind that not all coaches are created equal. You may find a coach with the expertise that you desire but the coach may not be a match to your personality type.
Just as in having a sports coach, having one is better than not having one, because it will keep you on track but finding the perfect coach could rocket-launch your growth, progress and prowess in your field, achievement of goals or relationship status.
Keeping an open mind and moving forward with your coach as your accountability partner will help you to stay on your path and keep you focused on your map as you navigate your journey in this life.
© 2015 David M Masters