We all have the tendency of losing confidence, getting butterflies and becoming a quivering wreck when facing serious challenges. This happens to the best of us so you are not alone. Consider this scenario: There was this tall, vibrant and good-looking guy equipped with the best qualifications, but unfortunately his career was heading nowhere. This guy had switched 2 jobs in 5 years and never got a promotion, despite his cordial and honest dealing with people. They never truly appreciated anything he did and didn’t seem to like him.
A closer examination of his personality traits revealed that he lacked credibility, poise and confidence when talking to his colleagues, and seldom smiled. Honestly, he was a loner who had little interest in asking his senior colleagues for feedback. He also had no yearning for personal growth and development, and had a bleak outlook of his organization.
The panacea to his problems required a total executive image makeover, which among other things, needed serious coaching and training. As a result of his coaching sessions, he was able to figure out what he really wanted from his career, why he wanted it and where the support was going to come from.6 months later, he ended up joining the marketing department of Procter & Gamble as a senior and secured 2 successive promotions.
We all get stuck at times, questioning our purpose in life or have a midlife crisis. Making positive changes in this situation has a lot to do with self-improvement, which requires the help of a personal life coach. The International Coach Federation conducted a study, which revealed that a whopping 80% of people who engaged personal life coaches experienced numerous positive changes in their life. Here is how working with a personal coach can immensely help you.
If your confidence level is not as high as you desire, a life coach can be valuable to you. Although we all wear our battle scars, but the difference between happy and miserable souls is that the happy ones have realized it is fine to let the pain go. People tend to hold onto their royal pains, similar to holding a beach ball under the ocean, which is just plain exhausting.
Despite our attempts to push it down, sadness, grief and trauma have their own unique way of creeping up on us, and they can seriously undermine our confidence. This is where a personal development professional or coach comes in the picture and helps us face and mend our battle wounds. A talented personal life coach will assist in guiding you through the sad memories and pain in a manner that allows you to heal and restore confidence.
Sometimes, your patterns and choices do not support your goals. Despite having clarity of where you want to be, you persistently make self-destructive decisions, which keep you attached to your lousy habits. You are lacking the commitment you need to make your dreams a reality and you have no idea how to hop on to the right track. In this situation, a good life coach will help you in clearing the obstacles in your way and in reaching high levels of growth and personal commitment. He/she will achieve this by clearly articulating your personal and career goals and by guiding you towards attaining them.
Making Huge Transitions
When you face a major life transition or need to make a significant career change, it is a no-brainer that you will end up burning your family and friends out if you keep treating them like therapists. Transitions evoke anxiety, uncertainty and stress, which can set us on edge. Hire a life coach and he or she will lend the support you require to effectively and seamlessly make the transition in your future life with a positive attitude.
A personal life coach can help you identify your vision of a successful partnership, your expectations and any unmet needs. A strategy will be devised and discussed to deal with your problems, helping you to attain fulfillment in a particular aspect of a relationship. On the other hand, if the relationship is not in your best interests your life coach will guide you how to amicably terminate it.
There can be a variety of reasons why you may need a personal life coach and each session can help you in a different way. You may not have confidence in your relationship or you may doubt yourself or your ability to form connections with others or you may be struggling with the overwhelming anxiety that ensue a relationship conflict or problem. Your life coach will show you how to cope with a contentious situation, how to maintain composure and not toss the blame.