I have a new life coach who has set me off on a tangent thinking about my short and long term goals. Although I am a self-motivated person, life coaching keeps me on track. A couple of weeks ago, my coach set me some actions to work on and I’ve finished most of them ahead of time. My mind is working overtime thinking about all the things I can do with my time, career and life in general. I’ve completed a ‘me time’ collage around the theme of a six pointed star. My girls (4 and 6), who wanted to join in, made a heart shaped ‘pot of dreams’ collage. Life feels brilliant.
My overall goal took me a few days to perfect. It was suggested that I write this out and place it somewhere visable. I was also encouraged to have a timeline which we can work through together to achieve my 6-12 month overall goal.
So, where do you find a life coach and how much does it cost?
Most life coaches offer the initial session for free which may be useful to see if it’s for you. I first considered coaching when a friend put me in contact with someone who was working towards a qualification and as part of her course she required a few ‘guinea pigs’. I was fortunate to be offered twelve free coaching sessions. This was almost two years ago and it encouraged me to write my book, seek out agents and establish my website www.tipsandluxuries.com.
Then about a month or so ago, I felt like my life needed direction again and a friend told me about www.coachmefree.com. Many trainee coaches advertise their services here, as it allows them to build up their hours and at the same time offers coaching to people who cannot afford it. Before contacting them you can read about each coach to find out how much experience they have and what they have to offer. On this site and possible others you can get started with a few free sessions. Charges for qualified coaches vary, but as a guide you may be looking at around £40-£60 an hour, although they may offer shorter sessions for less.
So, why have life coach?
Sometimes we just need direction. Life coaches are not there to advise or recommend, but to encourage and bring out the best in you (which I am feeling the benefits of already). They like you to have a bit of an idea of what you want (just a few bullet points will do) but even if you have no idea, their powerful questioning, written questionnaires and techniques can provide you with answers. Somewhere buried deep inside you could be the seed to move forward with your life.
As Jim Rohn says – ‘You cannot change your destination overnight but you can change your direction overnight’.
Until next time……..