Introduction to Life Coaching
In a hectic society with mindfulness and self-care practice on the rise, you’ve probably heard of the term Life Coach being thrown around the internet, as well as social media platforms you frequent—but what exactly is a Life Coach? Let us break it down for you.
What is a Life Coach?
By definition, a Life Coach is a wellness professional who helps people make changes to their everyday lives to reach greater progress and fulfillment. They are often individuals who radiate positive energy inside and out and want to inspire others to do the same. Using their extensive knowledge and training, Life Coaches help carve out a path to success using a goal-oriented, action-based processes.
What does a Life Coach Provide?
Life coaches do not act as an angel on your shoulder or a positive voice within your conscience. They are trained professionals who help individuals navigate their own path to greater fulfillment, progress, and success. The materials or insight they provide can vary from one coach to another, however, they all share a common goal to improve the lives of their clients through action plans that they will actually follow. Life Coaches provide a variety of services including helping you manage your day-to-day tasks, building strong, healthy habits, releasing negative energy in sustainable ways, guiding you through roadblocks you may be facing, shifting your mindset, developing meaning and a powerful vision for your life, and many, many more.
How to Know if a Life Coach is for You
With all of the previous information in mind, hiring a Life Coach may not be the right fit for everyone, but you may be wondering how to know whether or not it’s right for you. If you have trouble managing your tasks, finding meaning or purpose in life, adopting positive habits, creating goals and taking action towards them, or if you are just experiencing overall negativity with little sense of direction, you may benefit from a life coach.
Finding the Right Life Coach
Beginning your journey with a Life Coach is important, but choosing the right Life Coach for you, is even more essential. Here are some qualities to look for when choosing a Life Coach:
- They are a trusted professional with extensive credentials
- They have your best interest in mind and aren’t working solely for profit
- Their values align with your values
- They are realistic rather than overly positive
If you’re unsure whether or not you’ve made the right choice or simply don’t know where to start, consider sitting down for a consultation with a few different coaches to see whether or not you are ready to take that step.
Overall, a Life Coach can be the difference between the past you are finding yourself stuck in and the future you want. They have the potential to allow you to connect with your inner self while finding your place in the world around you, making long lasting changes to your mindset and lifestyle that can enable you to thrive. It’s important to note that hiring a life coach does not automatically mean that all of your problems are going to subside or that you will only experience positivity in life. It means that you are taking the necessary action to make changes that will positively impact your life and help you achieve your goals.
I am Jen,
As a dedicated life coach specializing in co-parenting, divorce, and single motherhood, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience to my coaching practice. I am deeply committed to helping women not only survive divorce but also thrive as they transition into their roles as single mothers. I provide tailored coaching to assist my clients in developing effective co-parenting strategies, fostering healthy communication, and creating nurturing environments for their children.
I am also the author of the best-selling book “I am Amazing: From Invisible to Invincible”. My self-help memoir offers hope and inspiration for anyone who has felt overwhelmed by life and their struggles with mental health. With raw honesty and vulnerability, I provide an intimate look at my journey from victim to victorious.