What is a Health and Life Coach?

An Excerpt by Ayesha Giselle Dornelly from Life-Coach Directory


To help you find direction

If you feel lost and directionless, you're not alone. Many people drift through life without much of a plan, not really knowing where they're heading. A coach can change all of that by helping you really focus and figure your true purpose. Then, once you've got that ultimate goal in mind, working with a coach is the ideal way to plan out the small, manageable steps you need to take so you don't feel overwhelmed by the scale of the journey. 


To Help you reach your potential

Perhaps you're plodding along just find but not really hitting the high notes or achieving what you know you're capable of. Hiring a coach can help you get serious about the sucess you deserve to have and motivate you to step it up a level to reach your true potential


to keep you focused on what's important

Once you've worked out what you want and need from your life, your coach is there to help you get clear about your specific goals and keep you focused on what's really important. It's easy to feel daunted by dreams that feel too big and out of reach or to be put off by mundane distractions, but a coach will help you break everything down and get focused on each indiviu


To make you accountable for your actions

If you already know roughly what you need to do to achieve your goals but you're terrible for making excuses and putting it off, a coach will put an end to your procrastination. When you're only answerable to yourself, it's too easy to say "I'll do it tomorrow"- and we all know tomorrow never comes!

A coach is there to be your conscience, providing a supportive nudge in the right direction and demanding answers when you let yourself down.


To save you time and unnecessary stress

Coaching accelerates your success, helping you get from point A to B faster than you could on your own- and save you the stress of having to figure it all out on your own. The benefit of your coach's knowledge and experience, plus the step-by-step plan they'll help you to build, can help you gain a real competitive advantage in business.


to increase your confidence and get you re-motivated

When you've been struggling along on your own for a while, it's easy to become demotivated and lost confidence in your own abilities. By putting you back on the right path, hiring a coach also helps you to rediscover the confidence and motivation you need to make it happen.


to train your brain to have a winning mindset

All athletes have coaches to train their bodies, but what really sets sporting champions apart is their winning mindsets. Mind over matter really does count- not only in sport but in work and life as well. If you want to win, you need to think like a winner- and a great coach will train your brain to do exactly that. 


to understand yourself better and identify blind spots

One of the keys to unlocking your potential is gaining a clearer understanding of yourself, what makes you tick, and what blind spots might be holding you back. A coach can help you dig deeper into your own psyche and really analyse your strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. Once you truly understand yourself, you can work on becoming the person you need to become, in order to achieve the success that you desire. 


to improve your leadership skills

Working with a coach will also help to hone essential leadership skills. The strategies you learn will not only make you a better listener but also train you to adopt powerful questioning skills. You can then apply these to analyse business success, manage others and implement changes in both work and life. 

These trains are so important, whether you're leading staff within your own business, or aiming to get ahead as an employee. 


to boost your overall well-being

Finally, coaching can also hugely benefit your overall well-being. Whatever issues you're facing in life, working with your coach is all about putting you back in the driving seat and equipping you with the road map. You'll feel in control of your life again- so your struggles will become easier to handle. You'll feel happier, more positive and supported, and confident about getting out there and pursuing your dreams. 

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