Welcome back to our #CoachConversations -series, after a brief Summer hiatus we are back to work on delivering content about the world of coaching directly from professional coaches themselves. Still many misconceptions about coaching exist that we’d like to bust.
As the founder of Coachilla, I go through a lot of material related to self development and entrepreneurship. Last week I read this article by Peter Diamandis. In it he referenced the six basic human needs we all have as described by Tony Robbins. After reading the article I understood something fundamental about coaching. It can help us improve our lives in all of these basic needs. How? Read on.
At Coachilla, we want to help you find the coach that best matches your needs and personality. A good match between the client and coach is the foundation on which a good coaching relationship is built on. From that foundation of trust it’s easier for you to discover and achieve the things that you want in your life and work. That’s why we decided to collect some of the best advice we’ve found online from blogs and the ICF’s knowledge base about selecting your own coach.
We at Coachilla have talked to a lot of people about coaching in the past year. We always ask people we meet what they think coaching is, what they’d expect from a session with a life coach and what they think about coaching in general. With a few exceptions, the answers are always quite far from reality.
Thanks to a few con-men, some ‘Hollywood expectations’ and some misconceptions in the back of the mind, many people just don’t seem to know much about real coaching, or recognize its benefits.
Well, we couldn’t let that stand.
Here at Coachilla we’ve often faced a situation during discussions with friends and partners, where people tell us they actually have no idea what personal coaching really is and how it can help them. Having experienced coaching myself I feel it’s our responsibility to raise awareness around its benefits and the coaching profession in general.
That’s why in this post I decided to offer some clarification on life coaching and how it can help you. I’ll first talk about what coaching is.