We all know what it’s like when you want to make a change in your life. You want better habits. You want to take steps to be happier and healthier — but you can’t find the time, energy, or resources to get started.
But, there is a way to find the motivation and drive to make progress in your life — and you can get through a life coach.
What’s a Life Coach?
A life coach is an advisor who works with individuals to help them achieve their goals and live a happier, healthier life.
A life coach is a trusted guide who helps you identify the goals you want to accomplish and develop a plan that will lead to your desired outcome. The coach then helps you stay on track to accomplish your goals. They hold you accountable while giving you the resources, motivation, and encouragement you need to move forward.
A life coach is not a therapist or counselor. To be a life coach, you don’t need the same credentials as certified counselors or therapists.
But, a counselor or therapist can act as a life coach. Counselors or therapists can offer similar programs as life coaches. In fact, their programs may be even more beneficial because they can also use therapeutic methods to help you overcome obstacles that may be holding you back from living up to your full potential.
Related: How to Find the Right Type of Counseling Services
What Does a Life Coach Do?
In the same way that athletes benefit from coaching on the field, many of us can benefit from coaching in our daily life. We all have goals that we want to achieve, but we don’t always have the motivation or the direction we need to achieve them. Life coaching gives you the support you need to reach your goals.
Clients meet with their coaches on a set schedule to check in on progress and to create plans for tackling the next steps on the path to living a proud and accomplished life.
Whether you find yourself struggling with weight loss, or learning new skills, or just organizing your life in a way that’s healthy and productive, life coaching can provide the extra bit of “oomph” you need to get the ball rolling and keep it that way.
No matter your goals, life coaching can help. That’s because your individual goals usually aren’t the obstacle that needs to be overcome — your approach usually is.
A professional can light the fire inside you that can propel you into a new life of fulfillment and pride.
How to Find a Life Coach
There are many options to finding a life coach that aligns with your needs. Here are a few steps to follow to find the right fit for you.
1. Start with your goals. Consider what you want to work on, and then look for a coach who can help you with your specific type of goals.
2. Look for coaches who have proper credentials and certifications. At Loving Life Today, all of our life coaching providers have professional experience and credentials that make them trusted advisors to our clients.
3. Consider if you want to meet in-person or online. There are many options for great online counseling services. At Loving Life Today, we welcome our clients to visit us in our offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg or to participate in appointments online.
4. Don’t be afraid. Seeking support is difficult, but don’t let the fear or uncertainty hold you back. If you have goals you want to achieve, but are finding it difficult to reach them — ask for help. At least, reach out to learn more and see if a life coach can help you get to where you want to be in your life.
Loving Life Today is proud to offer Life Coaching services (in addition to therapy and counseling) at our two offices and through virtual sessions. To get started, simply book a Wellness Intake on our website or call 813-609-6946 (M-F 9am-5pm) to schedule.
During your Wellness Intake session, we’ll review your goals and expectations and create a plan to reach your health, wellness, or professional goals. Take steps toward a happier, healthier life. Get started today.