While hiring an executive or life coach can be a powerful solution to help you solve personal or business problems or achieve goals, it's not a miracle solution. Instead, you may need a therapist. Despair is what drives many people to become a life coach. It's an easy label to put on.
If you just call yourself a life coach and don't take the time to position yourself and educate yourself about what you coach, it's not good. A trained coach will work with you to be clear about what satisfaction would be for you. In general, fulfillment is about living a valued, purposeful and lively life, and balance is about choosing a life that is in action, aligned with a compelling vision. It's worth it if you completely submit and purposefully do everything your coach wants you to do.
However, hiring a coach would generate enormous amounts of money, but believe me, it's worth it to improve you or your business. Thank you also, Karen, for confirming my opinion that the combination of basic education and training as a coach is a fantastic platform for developing my successful business. Your coach will help you figure out why this is the case and overcome any limiting beliefs or patterns that aren't working. Research conducted by the International Federation of Coaches has revealed several ways in which coaching clients have discovered that coaching is valuable to their lives (ICF 1998, ICF 200).
Once your coach understands why this change is important to you, they can help you raise awareness about where you are in the process, if you want to make a move and what it will be like. However, warning of confusion, the credentials awarded to coaches who have met the education and experience requirements of an award-winning body, such as the ICF, in theory, could also be awarded by an unreliable awarding body (so be careful, they also require a background investigation). I agree that training is a skill and that you are passionate about your skill will help you overcome those difficult moments. If you have trust issues, hiring a life coach could really change your life.
Coaching is a terrible business model and requires more hustle, blood, sweat and tears than you can imagine. In addition, it takes a certain type of person to succeed in business, and they are not necessarily compatible with the kind and generous nature of most coaches. Anything is possible, and learning the ins and outs of the business aspect of coaching is an important piece that will help you ensure success. Most coaching is sold in bundles of several sessions, such as one month of training or three months of training, which you can then renew.
Once you start to see coaching as a way to make money, all the relative stress that this entails will greatly affect your training and make it extremely difficult. I really loved the work I did, but people who want to be life coaches are probably doing so with the same desperation that I had, which is not good for anyone.