Discover 8 Benefits of Working with A Mindset Coach
Your world is full of conflicting thoughts and actions. When you try to cut through the barrage of “shoulds” and “advice” from well-meaning friends, you get even more confused, and the pit in your stomach keeps growing. Only you come from the unique place of being that creates your reality.
You are the one that hears the internal criticisms from your mother or x spouse, and as much as you try to quiet those voices, they keep coming back.
Why is that?
You know these opinions and beliefs are not yours, you read every self-help book you can get, but success is fleeting. Is it time to put these obstacles to bed?
I have never liked the term life coach. It stirs in me a bit of scepticism and snake oil salespeople., but of course not all life coaches fall into those categories. But some do. I don’t mean to demean those who call themselves a Life Coach and do fantastic work, but many pick up the moniker because they have survived a bad experience and now believe they can “heal the world.” They are prepared to give you advice and tell their story but can they help quiet those critical voices or even discover where they come from and how to ask them to leave?
Coaching through Life is a challenging career and not one to be taken lightly. All of my colleagues that work in the coaching field have studied and experienced their craft over many years. A good coach of any sort is a stable catalyst for personal growth while learning the skills of challenging your thoughts and questioning your perception of reality. We all come with our own stories, imposter issues, shameful secrets and shady beliefs, and they form a foundation of how we present ourselves to the world.
When the way you present yourself to the world is not in line with how you want to be seen by the world, you call in a coach.
I call myself a Mindset Coach. I also have a story to tell about the why I call myself a mindset coach.
In 2013 I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and spend the most part of the next year dealing with invasive surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. I had a good deal of time on my hands to reflect on what my life was about. What was a good at? Where did I leave my biggest marks on those lives I had the privilege of touching.
My coaching work was front and centre. I am a trained and certified business coach, who worked with senior leaders in high tech companies to grow the leadership bench. What I found when I looked at my most successful coaching gigs actually left me surprised and then really excited. I started to look at the common threads of these success stories and came up with 6 common denominators. And each of them had to do with our mindset and the stories we tell ourselves. I was often brought in to work with a leadership behaviour that was causing some issue and we always went eventually though this mindset path.
I am also a trained therapist. I worked with families and individuals for years to support and guide them through meaningful transitions in their personal and family life. I understand human nature and the fears we bring to bear on changing at any level. Change is hard but it is made easier when there is a process in place to walk you through the steps with a full safety net in place.
I have since put a process together to focus primarily on the core mindset of the individual who has contacted me for coaching and we go through the 6 predictable steps to achieve higher confidence, better relationships, stronger interpersonal work relationships, setting boundaries, etc.
So, I stay away from the term Life Coach and call my particular form of coaching, Mindset Coaching.
What a Coach Isn’t?
Coaches aren’t therapists, managers, or friends. Caches found their calling in the sports world, where their main goal was to teach, support and motivate. Life coaches/mindset coaches do the same thing and require the level of commitment and dedication that sports coaches are known for demanding. They identify strategies to build strength in learning new skills and strategies in the area of your life.
Actual coaches demonstrate relevant life experience and expertise. They’ve been there, done that, and done it well. They also know how to light fires within their clients to create permanent changes. With the right coach, individuals can realize their best personal and professional lives.
Great coaches take in the full view of their client. That includes the mind, body and the spirit of the individual.
- Coaches focus on action. People must take steps to change their lives. Some people will take small steps at first, while others are ready for significant and sweeping changes. A good coach inspires action by using step-by-step plans and continual feedback loops.
- Coaches accept you where you are without judgement. When you contact a coach, the understanding is that you are interested in change. A good coach will determine your level of readiness and commitment to change and that you will reap the benefits from your investment in money and time. Your coach is only successful if you are successful.
- They let you be you. No judgement and no outcome expectations. Good coaches do not force personal beliefs on clients. Rather, they use sessions to help clients find inner confidence, goals, and expectations. Some people need yoga while others thrive in high-energy kickboxing classes.
- They break down complex thoughts, ideas, and plans. Many individuals feel overwhelmed and reach out to a coach. Coaches break down unrealistic expectations, goals, and fears into digestible pieces. Knowing where to start is often the biggest strength of a coach.
- They expedite goal realization. The primary purpose of hiring a coach is to build a new set of mental and physical habits that help you reach your goals faster. Alone, overcoming challenges, planning, and maintaining motivation can take years. With a coach, people gain enough clarity and support to build momentum.
- They ask the right questions. During stressful times, people often feel stuck, and they can’t discover the root of problems. Coaches ask the hard and profound questions that help people identify and overcome pain points. Whether you struggle with energy after lunch or you find excuses for not working out in the morning and at night, the right questions may reveal new truths about you and encourage proactive planning.
- Planning is a well-established principle of success, but people often under or over plan and fall right back into old habits.
- Coaches excel at crafting flexible schedules that prioritize goal-driven activities.They deliver experience-driven tips and tricks. Sometimes the smallest tip or trick sparks an epiphany. Consistent contact with an established coach often yields invaluable wisdom and actionable tips that make the entire process worthwhile￼You can apply these 8 ways coaches contribute to health and happiness to nutrition, physical fitness, work/life balance, relationships, and self-love. Also, it’s important to note that most coaches offer an initial consultation where you can consider your own personal benefits of working together.
So what do you have to lose? If you would like to chat with me for a discovery 30-minute session please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.