Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Personal Life Coach

Mar 02, 2018

Life can be challenging at times, to say the least. People lose their jobs, get divorced, lose loved ones or carry the remnants of childhood neglect and abuse with them all through adulthood. While many people reach a point where they can admit they need help, others choose to avoid dealing with the issues in hopes it will simply go away on its own. The result - many people walk around with the deep routed scars, ultimately ending up with anxiety, depression and even physical illness. For those who do want help though, hiring a personal life coach is a great option.


Choosing a personal life coach isn't a decision to be taken lightly. It's crucial to ensure that your coach is a perfect fit for your personality and specific challenge. Below are two common mistakes you should avoid when hiring a personal life coach.


1. Not choosing a coach with experience with your specific struggle

When a person becomes a lifestyle coach, they can choose to specialise in a niche they are passionate about. This will help them better understand the challenges of their clients. Selecting a "jack of all trades" might not be the right choice. Be specific about your challenges and ask directly if they have experience in that field.


2. Hiring the first lifestyle coach you come across

When choosing a lifestyle coach, it's important to consider things like age, sex, personality and beliefs. Your coach might look good on paper but it's not to say you will get along like a house on fire. In order to get the best results from your coaching sessions, trust will need to be established. And for that to happen, you'll need to at least like each other. Get in touch with a few life coaches before you hire "the one".


Hiring a personal life coach could be the best decision you ever make but it could also be the worst if you don't consider the elements mentioned above. Start your journey of finding the right lifestyle coach by getting in touch with Integrative Life Coaching today.


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