That’s a good a question, isn’t it?
How do you know what type of life coach you need?
How do you know what life coach to choose?
There are many different types of life coaches out there, but how do you know what type of life coach you need for your particular case?
The truth is that you might not even really be sure, so that’s why I decided to give you some pointers in this article to help you choose the best life coach for your specific needs.
But first off, let’s define what a life coach isn’t.
A life Coach isn’t a Therapist or a Psychiatrist
I was asked the question a couple of times.
What’s the difference between a coach and a therapist?
I thought that it was a good question, as it seems that the difference is not that obvious for people at large.
The easiest and quickest answer I would give you, if you asked me that question, is that a life coach deals with people who may be looking for help within their work, relationship and issues related to their everyday life, but they won’t help you with mental health issues.
That’s not the job of a life coach to help you with mental health issues that call for a doctor. A life coach is NOT a doctor.
If you feel that your problems have more to do with clinical mental health, then you need to consult with a specialist that deals with this type of problems.
A life coach will help mentally healthy people who feel stuck in their life, but they will not deal with serious mental issues such as depression or any other mental diseases.
Keep in mind that a life coach is a helper, not a doctor.
So, this said, your next question might be, then…
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach is someone who can help you see the world like you’ve never seen it before.
A life coach is someone that can help you embrace life in a totally different manner, by changing your mind over.
A life coach could serve you as a magnifying glass, helping you to realize what is standing between you and your issues. Between you and success.
A life coach can show you the way to a better life, more success, better relationships, more money and so on.
That’s what a life coach can do for you.
What Different Types Life Coaches are there?
Not only there are many different types of coaches, such as sports coaches or business coaches, but there are many different coaches within the life coaching field as well.
There are career coaches, relationship coaches, success coaches, energy coaches, peak performance coaches such as Tony Robbins, and so on.
Within these main categories, you also have more specific narrowed down niches, such as “reiki healing coaches,” “performance coaches,” “leadership coaches,” or “parenting coaches,” for example.
And that’s really just a few.
The more specific you go into your search, the more chance you’ll have to find the right coach for you.
So basically, jour job is to find out what area of your life you are needing help with.
What area of your life do you need help most with?
Matching your Personality with that of your Coach
No matter what type of coach you might think you need, it is very important that you find the perfect match for you.
There isn’t a specific recipe that you need to follow here, since why you will or won’t click with someone depends on too many invisible factors for me to tell you how you will or won’t connect with a specific coach.
Once you know the type of coach that you need, you will have to decide who is best for yourself.
Most good coaches will make themselves available for a free consultation with you to see if you are a good match for each other.
At times it could be the coach who realizes that they wouldn’t be a good fit for you, and in most cases, they probably would be able to refer you to someone else.
A good coach would not pretend that they can help you if they can’t.
That doesn’t mean that they are not competent, it simply means that their field of expertise is not the best fit for you.
Something Important you Need to Know about Coaches
Not all Coaches are what I would call personal development Coaches.
So, if what you need is true personal development coaching, meaning a coach who can teach you about the law of attraction, vibrations, the subconscious mind and overall success, like I do, then be sure to pick a coach that knows about those things.
Not all success coaches have the same level of knowledge and expertise in this regards.
If you are looking more for a business coach to help you with some business related strategies, then that’s the type of coach that you should be looking for, but that doesn’t mean that they are expert about how to attract what you want, for example.
Of course, most coaches should be able to teach you about mindset, but they are different levels of it, I must say.
What can I help you with?
I can help you master this law of attraction thing that will change your life and reprogram your subconscious mind while doing it.
I can teach you to quit your job like I did and live the life of your dreams.
I can help you banish terms from your vocabulary such as:
- Life is hard
- You have to work hard to get what you want
- This is my reality
- Things can’t change from one day to the next
Because, all of the above are actually lies.
Life doesn’t have to be hard.
You don’t have to work hard to get what you want. You just have to know what you’re doing.
Your reality is brought on by your thought pattern. So I can teach you what “reality” really means.
Things did change drastically for me in just 8 months. Believe me that really feels like from one day to the next.
Once you’ve worked with me, you won’t say any of those things anymore.