The Importance Of Life Coaching

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Life coaching has become increasingly popular over the last ten years as people have realized mental health is just as, or more important than physical health. Not only has it become popular, it has recently found its way into healthcare by “applying new ways of engaging the patients and making them accountable for their health” (Ammentorp). Having a knowledgeable, educated person who can be there to assist those going through difficult times is one of the most rewarding jobs in todays world. Life coaching is based upon the cognitive behavioral approach and is used to help give people guidance and overcome obstacles they face within their own limiting thoughts. Life coaching is quickly becoming the preferred choice of many who are open to seeking…show more content…
Coaching is a method that time and time again has effortlessly proven useful in enhancing personal insight and in the shaping and reinforcing of desired behavior within many different contexts. In the most recent years, coaching has received special attention as a method to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors since obesity has been a recent epidemic. In todays society, one in three people are obese, not overweight, obese. Coaching has been shown to help people fight urges and control issues with food, allowing them to release internal issues so that external tangible items such as food and substances are not abused. When in an actual coaching session, the issues most important to the client are self identified and self prioritized, and therefore, it is the clients that choose the topic, the action and the results that they want to achieve. Allowing the conversation to move swiftly and free of restrictions, during a coaching session anything and everything is allowed and accepted to be talked about. This gives people a sense of relaxation as they can really open up and express things that could potentially be harming them as well as their mental and physical health. Providing a comfortable, warm, judge free zone for clients is a key component of…show more content…
People who decide to take on the role as a life coach are able to learn extremely important tools they can utilize throughout the rest of their lives such as positive thinking, listening skills, being able to sit back and assess a situation before jumping to conclusions, etc. It also helps to teach students and future life coaches how to achieve internal qualities such as self-awareness, confidence, and stimulate the five external competencies of management, assertiveness, understanding differences, stress management, and work/life balance. Acting as a conduit and mediator also evolves communication skills and appropriate compassion for your clients. Many research concludes that coaching substantially increases the effectiveness of the links between self-development, management development and organizational effectiveness (Wales). Providing insight and helping others learn how to effectively evaluate and express their feeling, in turn helps and teaches the coach as
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