You have gotten this far in life, mostly on your own initiative. You didn’t ask for help along the way, to be honest not too many offered to help as you muddled along. So, you ask now at a turning point in your life, why do I need a coach? If I do get a coach, do I coach myself or find someone to coach me?
Think about this, you have been making all your life and career decisions yourself. You've succeeded thus far, but something is missing. Have you achieved that one goal in your life that is the root of all your struggles? No? Want to know why?
Yes you need a coach!
When selecting a coach do your research, a good coach should be trained to be a coach. You would not hire a psychologist that didn't have a degree or a Ph.D. in psychology.
A experienced coach brings the best in you to the surface by asking the right questions.
Here is what a good coach can do for you.
When You Are Stuck:
You are stuck, what to do, you are in conflict with your emotions. A coach will help you figure out what is important to you by deconstructing the what-ifs that are the root of the inner- battle.
Help You Let Go: You have bad memories, battle scars, past experiences that prevent you from seeing the clear path to take.
A coach helps you work past the past memories that seem to prevent you from thinking clearly to move forward.
Help Clear Your Vision: You have a vision of what you want to accomplish, the lack of a plan clouds the way. Results coaches know what strategies to implement to get the right plans in place to make that vision clear.
Help You Become Efficient: Staying motivated is difficult when there isn't enough time or resources to waste while reaching for your goal. Coaches can help you find solutions to those challenges, so you can move forward with your goals.
Helps You Step From Your Comfort Zone: You have gotten too comfortable in your mundane routine. Coaches will help you to challenge yourself, try new strategies, learn something new that makes this journey to your goal exciting.
Maybe you can make it without a coach, maybe not. Wouldn't it be so much more satisfying to achieve your goals with the help of someone who has the knowledge, experience and know how to take you to the next level?