What is a Life Coach? (and Why You Need One)

A life coach is a wellness professional who helps all types of people succeed in their personal and professional lives. They will work with you to identify and overcome obstacles and make the most of your strengths based on your particular goals and needs. 

Here’s a brief overview of the types of life coaches to consider for your individual needs. 

Types of Life Coaches

Holistic Life Coach Career Coach  Divorce Coach  Executive and Leadership Coach  Family Life Coach  Financial Coach  Fitness Coach Health and Wellness Coach  Life Skills Coach  Recovery Coach  Relationship Coach  Spiritual Coach 

Should You Hire a Life Coach? 

- Getting married - You landed a new job  - You want to improve your physical health  - Getting divorced  - You’ve completed an addiction treatment  - You have a mental disability  - You recently become a part of a blended family 

Here are several situations that may warrant a life coach.

Here are some things to ask yourself while you’re looking for the right professional. 

- What type of life coach are you looking for? - When do you want to start?  - How much time can you devote to life coaching each week?  - What is your budget?  - How will you measure success?  - Would you like to meet in-person and virtually? 

There are many reasons you may prefer in-person life coaching sessions. If you’re easily distracted or have difficulty building trust online, an in-person life coach probably makes the most sense.

Hiring a Life Coach Near You

Questions to Ask a Life Coach

- What is your background? - How long have you been a life coach?  - Where can I find reviews or testimonials?  -What is your philosophy? -How much do life coaching sessions cost?  -What can I expect from your sessions?  -What is your cancellation policy?  

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