Inspiring Others

Inspiring Others

Inspiring others: 4 great steps

Being a life coach, you need to be able to inspire others to make a change in your life. However, has there been a time, where you are worried that you won’t have the answer, or you’ll give the wrong answers? Well here are 4 great steps for you as a life coach to take to help inspire others to make a change.

1. Be there for them
When they signed up for your sessions, your clients know that they are being held accountable to you. They know that next week you are going to ask them did they do it. You just need to be there for them. By being there for them, you are helping to push them to discover what is important in their life and inspiring them to move towards achieving their goal each and every day.

2. Listen to them
You need to listen to your clients with undivided attention. You need to gather what the client is saying and what the client actually means. You may ask questions such as what steps can you take to what do you really mean? This way you are asking questions that will make the client really think of what they are really saying.

3. Talking it out
Sometimes all that is needed to find a solution to the problem is to talk it out. Every week, you are giving your client the chance to talk out the problem that has been bugging them for the whole week. When the both of you are talking out the problem, it will shed more light on the issue they are facing.

4. Two head are better than one.
When your client is telling you about their issue, you are able to observe it from a detached point of view. This is because you are not personally involved in that issue. You are then able to give an objective observation that will give a whole different perspective to your client’s issue. You might even suggest different solutions that they have never thought of.

In conclusion, most people think that to inspire others, you need to get out of your box and do the fantastic to reach to the clients. The most important thing actually is to be there for the client and to be understanding. Only through that you will be able to inspire your clients to make a change for the better.

How to be a Life Coach

How to be a Life Coach

Inspire Yourself, Inspire Them

Life coaches are consultants who work with people and help them achieve and make the desired changes in their lives. If you want to take on the job as a life coach, here are a few steps that you should take first.

Firstly, you need to be caring and emphatic. The work of a life coach involves listening and understanding other people’s problems. Then you need to help these people and encourage them to achieve their goals. This requires you to be extremely caring and emphatic. If you are an impatient and unfriendly person, you would lose patience with your clients fast and would not be able to communicate well with your clients.

Secondly, you need to decide on what area of life coaching you want to specialize in. Some life coaches specialize in helping people with their interpersonal relationships, businesses, careers or even on a personal development level.

Thirdly, you need to be trained. You have to enter training at private institutes which offers this course. This will help you to receive accreditation from a recognized organization such as International Coach Federation or the International Association of Coaching. Although this is not a requirement but getting yourself accredited makes you part of the organization’s life coaching network and this can direct clients to you.

Fourthly, it is recommended that you get yourself mentored by an established life coach too. A life coach has to have personal and professional development too. Whilst you are receiving your mentoring from an established life coach, you too can also start to give out coaching of your own. By doing so you are actually putting what you learn in to practice and it accelerates your learning process too.

Lastly, you need to continue to improve your life coaching skills. Life is about constantly learning so keep on taking the continuing education classes to develop yourself not only from a professional point of point of view but also for your own personal development.