It’s a blessing to have a tribe of people you love who care for you, support your dreams, and help keep you on the right track.
Some people will be a great support, but many won’t. Some of the goals you set out to accomplish and generational curses you intend to break are for friends and family to be among “the cloud of witnesses;” not part of your wise counsel. Fortunately, life and personal development coaches fill that need for wise counsel while still providing the care and understanding you value from friends and family.
Here’s just 3 ways hiring a coach can help you to be successful in ways talking to family friends may not have been.
With a personal development coach, such as myself, you will receive:
Advice from friends and family tends to be limited by their personal experiences or perception of you. Whereas, a life coach offers an unbiased perspective to guide you in establishing what success will look like for you and developing a plan of action to achieve it.
As a certified life coach, I sought out professional skills and training that I use to elicit results from clients. By taking a faith-based approach, I also seek divine insight to impart on my clients.
Family and friends are there to love and support one another. That’s the beauty of these relationships. However, support and partnership are not one and the same. The capability of friends and family to support you may be hindered by circumstances taking place in their personal lives. You never know what someone may be going through.
With a life coach, you get a partnership, meaning we’re in this together. You give me the position to hold you accountable and I hold you accountable to achieve your goals. I meet you where you are so you’re free to be vulnerable in a safe space.
Win Focused Strategies
You love your family and friends because there’s an emotional attachment. You’ve created memories sharing both good and bad times. Yet, from these emotional connections may come emotional advice. Your family and friends may be persuaded to advise you in a direction they feel you’ll be safe. The problem is, the safest place may not be the place for you to be to achieve your goals. It may even point you in the opposite direction.
A coach is attached to you achieving a “win” as you’ve defined it. We talk through your motivation, desires, and potential setbacks to find the best path to get from where you are to where you want to be (even if it’s not the easiest).
” Take good counsel and accept correction— that’s the way to live wisely and well. “Proverbs 19:20 MSG