What does a Coach do?


Coaching involves regular, structured conversation with a client: an individual or team who is within a business. Life coaches may or may not have a background or experience in your field. A coach is a life specialist, an expert on helping you develop all areas of your business and/or personal life. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, a life coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen.

A coach will: 

  • help you identify and articulate your dreams for your life
  • hold you accountable for your actions (or lack of action)
  • help you define what success means to you
  • mentor you
  • help you identify what is really important
  • help you measure your progress
  • help you set long-term and short-term goals to help you work toward the fulfillment of your dreams
  • help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be
  • brainstorm with you
  • help you recognize that you have a lot more potential than you are using today and helps you discover how to use it
  • encourage and support you
  • help you try new things and master new skills
  • help you uncover what you already know, but aren’t applying, to help you achieve results
  • help you identify and remove the obstacles that are getting in your way
  • help you hold yourself accountable to yourself
  • listen to you
  • help identify your personal motivators
  • celebrate your successes with you!
  • help you identify your strengths and capitalize on them
  • help you identify your limitations and minimize them
  • provide you with valuable feedback you can use
  • challenge you
  • identify resources that you can utilize
  • introduce you to new ways of thinking
  • keep you focused
  • provide you with new ideas and resources you’ve never considered