Benefits of Having a Life Coach

Have you ever felt like you were living life unaware of what direction you were going? Do you have questions that you ask yourself but you just can’t seem to answer? If so, a life coach might be what you need. Life coaching is not counseling or therapy. It’s about getting to the root of the problem and finding a lasting solution. A life coach is someone who can guide you in the right direction and help you answer the questions that seem to go unanswered. Life coaches don’t necessarily have to be certified but when looking for a life coach make sure that they are reputable. There are several benefits to hiring a life coach or mentor. Let’s discuss. 

Personal Development 

Hiring a life coach can help you to achieve a stronger and more positive outlook on life as well as yourself. A good life coach should: 

o Challenge you and make you dive deep to get to the root of the problems that you might be experiencing. 

o Push you past your comfort zone. 

o Make you more accountable. 

o Make you think about ideas you have never thought of. 

o Help you to understand yourself in a better way. 

It won’t be easy but it can open you up to a whole new direction in your life. 

Unbiased Opinion 

Getting feedback from friends and family can be nice but sometimes you won’t always want to hear what they have to say. When getting advice from others, especially if they are close to you, keep in mind… 

o You won’t always like what they have to say. 

o They might not always be honest because they might not want to tell you the truth or be upfront about certain issues. 

A life coach has every reason to tell you the truth or what they honestly think. They are there to help you figure out what is best for you and to help you reach your full potential. 


You might be at a point in your life where things are feeling fuzzy or out of place. A life coach can help you see clearly again. If you see your coach daily they can… 

o Help you to commit to a clear path to success. 

o Support you after a setback. 

o Give you honest feedback. 

Tell them what you would like to get out of the sessions and if you don’t know what you want to get out of the experience, they can help you come up with a plan. 

Reaching Your Goals 

Going into your coaching session, you might not have a set list of goals in mind but by the end of a few one-on-ones, you should have a journal filled with goals that you want to achieve. With the help of a good life coach, you should be motivated to reach those goals. However long it may take, as long as you have a positive mindset, your goals won’t be unreachable. 

When you come to a roadblock in life, you shouldn’t just turn around and forget about moving forward. Come up with ideas to surpass the problem and find a solution. If you need help doing so, a life coach could be the perfect push to living your best life. A life coach can help you achieve personal success, provide you with their full unbiased opinion, give you the clarification that you seek, and guide you in the right direction toward reaching your goals. If you or someone you know is interested in a one-on-one coaching session or couples guidance, contact Dr. Howard at 239-325-6504 or visit for a consultation.