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Life Coaches – Helping you to help yourself.
In a world of high class entrepreneurs, fast paced urban life and a growing awareness of health and personal potential, the fairly new profession of the life coach seems to have grown into place perfectly.
The job of a life coach is to help an individual meet his potential and help them with their problems. Coaching is meant to help a person ‘re-discover’ themselves, draw on their inner strength, and basically wake them up to their potential and help them to make the most of their talents.
A coach will become part of your life, your council, your advice, your encouragement and your tutor. Their task is to learn all that they can about you, and then help you learn about yourself. We all have talents, skills and creativity that we are not fully aware of and a life coach will help you identify those and make them work for you. Their job is not like a therapist but more like a best friend or a personal trainer, helping you to develop skills and confidence. The coaching usually requires very candid self-examination and may involve large personal upheaval.
Life coaches are trained professionals. If you seek one you should look for credentials from a therapy, counselling, or mentoring background. Most coaches will have some kind of background in people skills and accreditation from an official life coaching institution. While many of these credentials are not recognised formally, there are a wide variety of groups that teach the skills necessary to be a life coach and their tutelage will provide the coach with a wide skill set. Most coaches already have a natural flair for identifying strengths and weaknesses, social work, counselling and a genuine desire to help people.
Some groups argue that life coaching is fraudulent. Due to the fact that it is not a government regulated institution, any person can claim to be a life coach and with a degree of acting and psychology can make you believe that their help is changing your life. However a wide majority believe that life coaching is a wonderful way of turning your life around or giving you a positive new outlook on the world. People often come away from sessions feeling wiser, stronger, more in touch with themselves, and more capable of reaching their goals.
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of life coach guidance
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