You’ve heard of life coaches before. You know that they can help within a wide variety of niches (careers, wellness, relationships, etc). You know that they’re not meant to help with serious physical and mental health issues, but that they can help with optimizing your current wellness. You know that the life coaching field is quickly growing as more and more people recognize its validity. So you’re starting to wonder: how do you know if you need a life coach?
You want to optimize certain areas of your life.
If you’re wanting to start exercising, eat more healthy, nurture your relationships, go on a spiritual journey, find yourself, or create change in any other part of your life, you might need a life coach. You’re already healthy (so you don’t need help from a medical professional), but you do want to make positive changes in your current habits, routines, and lifestyle. A life coach can help you hone in on how to make those changes and move towards your ideal life.
You struggle to reach your goals by yourself.
There are lists of all the things you want to do and all the positive changes you want to make. You’ve pictured how your life will be once you reach your goals, but making the jump from creating a goal to actually getting the work done is harder than it looks! If you’re struggling to reach your goals, a life coach can be the accountability partner you need to make sure you’re moving forward and getting stuff done!
You like to read personal development books.
I see you reading up on how to be influential and how to be more productive and how to live happier! Power to you! That’s how I got my start, too. (The first personal development book I picked up was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin) If you’re reading personal development books, you’re likely wanting to grow into someone even more awesome. Where books can apply to large groups of people, a life coach can provide you with a personal touch.
You research life coaches, wellness, personal development, and more online.
Again, doing your own research is a great way to get started on your journey towards personal optimization. There are so many free resources out there (including on the See Heather Smile blog and email newsletter!) that you should absolutely take advantage of. But if you’re finding the information is getting repetitive or just doesn’t go deep enough, it’s time to hire a life coach.
You stalk a couple coaches on social media.
If you’re spending a good chunk of your social media time watching coaches’ Instagram Stories and liking their content, it might be time to take the leap and sign up for their coaching packages. It’s clear that you like what they’re saying, otherwise you wouldn’t be actively following them and engaging with their content. You can check to see if they offer discovery calls, or shoot them a message to ask them about their coaching process!
After reading through this post, do you think you might be ready for life coaching?
Through See Heather Smile, I offer self-care coaching for creatives who want to optimize their wellness routines so they’re in a better place to reach their creative goals! Click here to learn more.
Enjoy the journey,