Why is life coaching so powerful?
So – when asked about any possible options for recovery from any sort of addiction, there are a few avenues one can pursue. There’s the obvious rehab route, you can some alternatives like sober coaches or sober companions, but then there’s life coaching. This – naturally, leads to the question; Why should I pick life coaching? What makes it stand out from the rest of the options I have?
Life coaching, for those who may not know, is defined by The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach as a coach trained to offer advice and guidance to people who may feel “stuck”. It can be helpful to those in recovery to give a bit of a roadmap amidst the chaos, but more importantly, it can help anyone. A lack of motivation, a loss of structure or stability, not knowing where to go in life – life coaches address all of these issues. We can all use some help, and a life coach is essentially a raft when you’re drifting too far away from the ship. It isn’t meant to make you reliant on that life coach, but to give you enough to make it back to your feet and thrive.
But what exactly does a life coach do?
Well, it was touched on earlier, but often life coaching entails a whole lot of evaluation, planning, and implementation of solutions offered by your coach. If you have issues with time management, they can help you set a schedule and utilize some techniques to stay on track. They can offer an objective perspective on issues you may not realize you’re biased in or that you may need advice for, they can increase productivity, focus, work performance, and even communication skills. Life coaching is unfathomably powerful.
However, with that being said, it’s vital to know that life coaching is not a replacement for therapy. They both serve unique purposes and can work in tandem, but neither can replace the other. Granted, they’re both similar on the surface, but it’s helpful to think of it this way: Therapy can address past issues. Things like trauma and unresolved past grievances. Life coaching is very much focused on the here and now. Specifically, what’s holding you back from progressing currently? You can’t move forward if you have trauma holding you back but knowing where to go afterward is downright essential.
Finally, if that isn’t convincing enough, there are the stats! According to a study gathered by Luisa Zhou, among the companies and individuals questioned, an astounding 99% of people who hired a coach were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the experience. On top of that, 80% of clients reported improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence and nearly 75% reported an improvement in relationships, communication skills, interpersonal skills, work performance, work/life balance, and wellness. On the company side of things, there was a reported 221% ROI! Life coaching makes a huge difference both on the personal side of things and the financial side for any prospective company that wants to make a great move for their employees.
If you feel at all lost or overwhelmed, a life coach can help you. No matter the circumstance, lifestyle, or preference for learning. They have fully remote and mobile services, if need be, there are organizations that provide trusted and licensed coaches, and experience with all sorts of issues! If you want more information, The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy are wonderful resources for all things coaching. They’re leading and trusted providers of both life coaches and life coach certification services, hiring in-house after appropriate experience and training is gotten.