Why would anyone pay for a Life Coach? Never be flummoxed by this question again - read the inspiring answer that coach David Frank Gomes gave when he spotted this question on the social media question and answer site Quora.
So, Why would anyone pay for a Life Coach?
How you spend the energy we call money depends on what you value, so I might ask the same question about why anyone would spend money on a TV, as I don't see the value in having one and have lived without one for almost a decade.
If you value exploring your own life and your own mind, if you value understanding how you work and where you get stuck, if you want to clarify what's important to you and gain fresh perspective, and if you want a champion in your life, then you would want to pay for a life coach, the same as you might pay for a personal trainer if you wanted to take your fitness to the next level or pay for a holiday if you wanted relaxation.
For me coaching isn't just about fixing problems, it's a idea, a type of conversation one has with ones self and with the world, and your coach facilitates that conversation. The coaching relationship can last a lifetime, and it only gets richer and deeper with time.
I don't need my coach, but I desire to have that unique relationship in my life and it makes my life much richer deeper and very rewarding on so many levels. It is also helpful to keep me accountable in my daily life to the things I say are important to me.
Steve Jobs had a coach for many years. Eric Schmidt, the executive Chairman of Google for 10 years has a coach. Bill Campbell coached them both.
WHY NOT YOU?
The great thing about coaching is you can try it out for free. Almost all coaches offer free sample sessions.
Contributing Author: With great thanks to David Frank Gomes, Coach and Chief Possibility Officer at Life Compass Coaching. The Journey Is the Destination.
Let's start a conversation. How do you describe coaching? Why WOULD anyone pay for a life coach? How would YOU have answered this question?
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