Many look at life coaching as a way to motivate yourself to reach financial goals. While it’s true that there are many life coaches who make financial success their primary focus, and it does represent a part of life coaching, there is considerably more it than improving your career.
What are you goals, anyways? Is what you’re working for what you really want? Most people have a number of different types of goals—financial, family, social, community, and more—so how can you prioritize all of your wants? Even if you’re reaching you goals, are you doing so efficiently, or are you sacrificing more than you need to reach them?
These are the sorts of questions that life coaching seeks to answer. Much like the coach of a sports team, the role of a life coach is to provide a ‘side-line’ perspective, helping you to keep track of the big-picture that can so often get lost when you find yourself caught up in the thick of things, and providing expert advice that is informed by a lifetime of research and experience.