In my last post I shared What does a Life Coach do? The next question that I get is who benefits from coaching or what are the benefits of coaching?
Coaching benefits all those who see a gap between where they are and where they want to be and most importantly want to bridge that gap!
If you are satisfied with where you are and wish to remain where you are – Coaching is not for you.
To explain the benefits of coaching, I will address three typical questions that I get:
“I am happy, how will coaching benefit me?”
Coaching works when you wish to achieve something and want to move away from status quo in a direction of your choice. Think of a road journey – A road which has some rough patches and a smooth patch. A sensible thing to do is to accelerate in the right direction on the smooth patch and navigate properly so that it hurts less, when in a rough patch. When you are feeling happy – you are in better position to accelerate. Coaching will help you to accelerate in the smooth patch and help you tackle challenges when in a rough patch but if you don’t wish to travel – that choice is completely yours!
“I don’t have a goal, how will coaching benefit me?”
As long as you wish to have a goal, there are coaching benefits in store. If you don’t have a goal and you are okay with it then coaching is probably not going to help you. Coaching can help you discover your next goal/agenda/dream. Coaching will help you refine your thoughts into actionable goals and prioritize them. Many a times it’s simply getting rid of a particular challenge that opens up doors of success and fulfillment. In such cases – getting rid of that challenge becomes the goal.
“What are the benefits of coaching?”
Coaching benefits depend on how much the coachee/client is willing to extract from the coaching session. While there is no exclusive list of benefits, my clients’ feedback helped me put together the following benefits of coaching:
Coaching will benefit you when you want to convert your goals/ambitions/dreams into reality. Let’s accept it can be daunting at times to do it all alone. A coach will be your partner in the journey. Just remember a coach wins when you win!
Now that you know what a life coach does and who benefits from coaching, I understand you may still have a question “What exactly happens in a coaching session?” My next blog will help you discover that! If you have any other question – I am a click away 🙂