Sometimes being a life coach is a little like being a teacher. I don't always know what the long-term effect of my work has been. Sometimes at the time of my work with a client, that person will tell me what a difference our work is making or has made—and in specific terms. Many times, however, the work is a process. We begin it ... and the client can take it from there.
Sometimes a client will circle back and tell me how things are going after our work is finished. But most times, that doesn't happen.
So it was fun for me to come across this factoid in my recent AARP magazine: "85—the percentage of life coaching recipients who were somewhat or very satisfied with the experience." All right, then. I am glad to hear that.
I've worked with a life coach myself. And most likely, I will again at some point. I know how effective it can be to have someone with no skin in the game listen to what's going on for me and ask questions that get me to think about things in a new way. It helps me stand back and see things more clearly. It gives me a different perspective. And sometimes it helps me let go of ideas that aren't helpful so I can come up with solutions that fit better where I am now. It helps me bust some myths, too.
Please feel free to contact me if you feel stuck or want help with any issue in your life. I always offer a complimentary strategy session with absolutely no obligation, too.