I’m at a point in my life that I feel like I am being pulled in several different directions, I am being forced to make decisions for my Dad years before I ever thought I would, I wonder if I am being a good parent to my four children and I wonder if I am being the best partner for my husband of almost 24 years.
Many people visit counselors, psychologists and other medical professionals to listen to them, give advice or prescribe medication to help them through rough patches in their lives. My Dad had recently had a discussion with me about consulting a life coach for advise and guidance. At first I thought it was a bit odd… I had never heard of a life coach before.
The profession of Life Coaching is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be. Life coaching draws inspiration from disciplines including sociology, psychology, positive adult development, career counseling, NLP, mentoring and other types of counseling.
I liked the idea of Life Coaching. Someone to listen, help you talk out your challenges and gain a direction sounds fantastic. After a little searching online I actually found a life coach in Denver that I liked. It was kind of cool to read how some coaches specialize in things like professional goals, finding your inner Queen, relationship coaches and even executive coaches.
Although I am not at a point to seek outside help, it was enlightening to me to find out about other professions that are out there to help you get through the rough patches in your life with more than drugs. Sometimes I feel like I need a good shot of something, but I realize we all have stuff we have to work through and getting there with a clear mind and conscious is a great goal to have.
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