You may have heard about coaching. Or maybe you’ve heard that coaches are some sort
of therapist. But what is a coach, really? What’s it like to have a coach, and why would
you want one?
Before you hire a coach, you need to be clear on what exactly a coach is. A coach is not a
therapist, counselor, or mental health professional. A coach’s job is to support adults as
they work to improve their lives - personally and/or professionally.
As a Coach we view you as a fully capable, competent, and whole individual who would
like to grow. A coach is trained to be an expert in creating the life you want to step into.
This means they have received education in how to move you forward and how to
So why would you want to hire a coach? There are so many reasons why you may want
assistance from a coach, such as:
Managing life transitions
Building and maintaining motivation
Uncovering strengths and weaknesses
The first step in hiring a coach is finding one that is a good fit for you. Most coaches will
do a free consultation with you so you can see if you like their style and have a
connection. You want a good relationship with your coach, so you should shop around
until you find the right one for you.
Some coaches meet with you in person, while the majority are now utilizing telephone or
video conferencing. What’s the cost? A good coach is going to have a few options for you
to choose from. It all depends on you and what you would like to accomplish. The time-
frame is in direct proportion to what you would like to achieve.
Coaching delivers an outside perspective on your unique situation, a person to challenge
you to go further, and a support system to count on. Coaching is powerful and life
Do any of the reasons above ring true for you? If so, why not take that first step and
schedule a call!