How to choose a lifestyle coach who’s perfect for you?

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The question “How to choose a lifestyle coach who’s perfect for you?” is a very common issue. So let’s dive in and discuss what’s helping you to pick the right coach.

Everybody needs some help. Maybe not all the time but there will be times in our lives when we could all do with someone to help us get back on track. This is especially true when it comes to making lifestyle changes. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking, start a garden or just generally live a healthier life, a lifestyle coach can be a huge help.

But how do you choose a lifestyle coach who’s right for you? Here are some things to consider:

Before you even start looking for a lifestyle coach, it’s important to know what your goals are. What do you want to achieve? Be as specific as possible. This will make it easier to find a coach who can help you.

Making the first step

Then the first step is to figure out what you need. What are you struggling with? Once you know that, you can start looking for a coach who specializes in those areas.

Next, you’ll want to look at their qualifications. Do they have experience in coaching? Are they certified? What kind of training do they have? Make sure they have the right skills and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Finally, you’ll want to meet with the coach and see if it’s a good fit. You’ll want to feel comfortable talking to them and be able to trust them. They should be supportive and encouraging, but also honest with you. If it doesn’t feel right, move on.

Let’s have a look in detail at what’s important to look for as you’re choosing a lifestyle coach who is perfect for you. All successful lifestyle coaches share several key attributes in common. You can easily discover them with 8 simple questions:

How is the communication of your future coach?

When you begin searching for a life coach, look for someone who asks relevant questions to ensure that you think about your process in the proper light. They are not there to give you all of the answers; rather, their role is more demanding, and it includes assisting you in exploring your issues to find solutions on your own. Life coaches that succeed will also evaluate your communication style and modify their approach to help ensure that you understand and remember their advice.

Is your coach a good listener?

Deep listening is crucial to effective communication. Lifestyle coaching isn’t only about talking; it’s also about deep listening. Top life coaches are open to listening so they can understand and know you. They will look you in the eyes, give nonverbal affirmations, and follow up with good questions that demonstrate that they were paying attention carefully.

Is she/he neutral in opinions?

A lifestyle coach must be able to confront you as needed while being non-judgmental about your decisions. When they notice you obstructing your development, they need to call you out in a kind yet honest manner. A good lifestyle coach walks the line between trusted confidant and professional consultant, pitting you against your comfort zone to help you achieve more.

"My coaching style is straightforward, communicative, and calm. To achieve big goals in little steps is my preferred method of coaching. My private but also small business clients have found this to be helpful because it keeps them feeling in control and motivated."

Daniel P. Hirschi
How to choose a lifestyle coach who's perfect for you?

Is your lifestyle coach accountable?

Your coach must be considered accountable for your success. You need to be able to rely on your coach to follow up with you about your progress and how well you’ve implemented what you’ve learned during your sessions in the real world. If your coach is unable to hold themselves accountable, they will also be unable to hold you responsible.

Will you get a personalized plan?

You are as unique as your situation, and successful lifestyle coaches can assist you in designing a route that addresses your limiting beliefs while also achieving the goals you desire. That’s why for example, I am crafting a customized strategy that specifically benefits you and your objectives, rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all technique.

How does she/he set goals?

The goal of coaching is to help you achieve your objectives. Simply put, how do you know if you’ve reached this objective? The only way to assess whether you’re making progress is to set goals – also known as outcomes – therefore having a coach who can assist you with these metrics is crucial.

Is your lifestyle coach honest with you?

Communication with your coach is key to receiving constructive criticism. You must be able to open up with your coach, but she/he must also set clear boundaries with you. They aren’t there to be your buddy; their goal is to assist you in reaching or exceeding your targets. In return, you must make sure that you are honest with your coach about your learning style, preferences, and personality. The clearer they are on yours, the better your experience will be.

Does she/he challenge you?

Changing your life will put you out of your comfort zone. The greatest life coaches have a growth mentality and will constantly push you to alter yourself and improve. You are capable of incredible things, which is why you need to find a life coach who believes that. Otherwise, he or she won’t be able to help you reach your full potential and lead you toward a truly satisfying existence.

How to choose a lifestyle coach who's perfect for you?

These are the 8 questions you should ask yourself when looking for a lifestyle coach. Keep in mind that there is no perfect coach for everyone and the best way to find someone who’s right for you is to ask around and do your research.

Don’t be afraid to interview multiple coaches before making your decision. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your chosen lifestyle coach and trust them implicitly to help you achieve the changes and the success you wish for.

 

What is my style to coach, you ask?

My coaching style is straightforward, communicative, and calm. To achieve big goals in little steps is my preferred method of coaching. My private but also small business clients have found this to be helpful because it keeps them feeling in control and motivated.

I focus on the strengths of my clients and help build on those while developing a plan that works for their unique situation. Would you like to work with me? My coaching is available in german, romana and english language.

More information about me you’ll find here: www.sanaterrafarm.ro/daniels-seite

For a free consultation send me an email: info@sanaterrafarm.ro

More information about my coaching you’ll find here: https://www.fiverr.com/share/wwNjGA



 

 

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