The industry of life coaching has gained popularity over the last couple of decades. It is a multi-billion dollar industry now and has the potential to grow more in the very near future. This growth has largely been sparked by the need for guidance and the drive to succeed both in terms of our personal and professional lives.
In our personal lives, we seek out a knowledgeable figure to steer us through the difficult times and help us enhance our relationships with partners, family and even children. In our professional lives, the ever-changing corporate environment demands that we are constantly adapting and growing to the new challenges we are confronted with everyday. We also seek a life coach to help us make sense of the situation we currently find ourselves in, so that he or she can lead us through the changes required to become better people for ourselves and for those around us.
In doing so the life coach uses various techniques (positive psychology, neuroscience, the study of change) to get to the root of the matter in question and help the coachee gain insight and find his or her way into realizing his or her full potential.
What are the Essentials of Life Coaching Services
A great life coaching service has many ingredients, so I will at least provide you with just three most common feedbacks from clients.
Essentially, the profession of a life coach is one that deals with people. This means that the client most often than not expects a personal touch. By “a personal touch”, I mean the ability of the life coach to take the feelings of the coachee into consideration. Being trustworthy, kind, warm and non-judgmental goes a long way to cement great ties between the coach and the client.
Secondly, the flexibility of the sessions scheduled is important. People are busy and sometimes their timetable may not necessarily agree with yours. Also room should be made available for the client to express him or herself the way they find comfortable. Providing such flexibility will give the coach much more insight into the person in question, and hence will be able to meet their specific needs.
Last but not the least, orderliness and structure is vital if you want to win the confidence of the client in question. It is therefore essential to set the agenda beforehand. This also allows the client to think through issues while giving him or her sense that you have everything well-thought out.