with David D’Silva
As an experienced business consultant,I have found that more often than not, an individual is in need of life coaching in addition to, or as an alternative to, business coaching. Many clients seek my help in business whereas unknown to them, they will benefit more from life coaching. That’s why I, David D’Silva offer life coaching in my strategy for success in business and in life.
We tend to separate these two aspects as we refer to them as ‘work life’ and ‘personal life’. I see it differently. These two entities are intermingled and must be dealt with as a whole. Our work life affects our personal life, we spend too much time at work for it not to have an effect. It’s natural. Sometimes, our personal lives just need a little outside help.
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach is someone trained and experienced in helping individuals reach their maximum potential and achieve their goals. Using a variety of techniques in both their personal and professional life, a life coach clarifies objectives that every individual inherently has. Once identified, coaching in how to achieve those goals begins. Ultimately, the final result is an overall improved personal and professional life and the achievement of long and short-term goals.
What Does A Life Coach do?
Lets not get confused here, I assure you a life coach is not a therapist. A life coach helps you identify both positives and negatives in your life that are preventing you from achieving more specific goals in your life. Whether that goal is business or personal, a life coach will focus on it specifically. This may include business transitions such as mergers or expansions, or it may be personal such as communication. The two can and often are interlinked where personal and business overlap such as in co-operative management scenarios.
Negatives in your life hold you back from achieving goals. They prevent you becoming who you want to be and getting where you want to be. A life coach will train you on how to remove or change these negatives so they are no longer an obstacle.
Positives include goals, objectives, aims, strengths, vision, energy and more. These positives in your life may not always be clear and the goal of a life coach is to identify these positives and show you how to best use them in your life. Take advantage of your strengths, how to plan to achieve goals, harness your own energy and make it work for you.
Adopting all the positive aspects of your life allows you to maximize your full potential.
What Does a Client Learn from a Life Coach?
In truth, many people don’t know what they want. Some think they have an objective but when looked into, realize that’s not where they want to be.
The right life coach uses investigative skills and experience to clarify what a client actually wants and how to achieve it. Here are some aspects a life coach can develop for a client:
Self-realization of real life goals, what a client really wants for him/herself
Plan a strategy to achieve specific goals envisioned by the client utilizing the experience of the life coach
Plan on removing obstacles in life which are holding the client back
Methods to maximize on strengths and overcome weaknesses
Realization of personal problems and how to avoid them
Increased client confidence as a business person to become a confident leader and entrepreneur
Increased client confidence as a person helping to build relationships through networking
How Life Coaching helps in Business
Most businesses rely on developing relationships with clients. These businesses have higher client retention statistics.
Businesses with good employer-employee relationships are more likely to succeed, one reason being that long-term staff tend to be more experienced.
A happy boss makes a happy employee. Through achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, removing negatives and overall improved life, the knock-on effect is a pleasant employer-employee-customer environment.
Relationships are the mortar of every business and life coaching teaches a client to build and nurture relationships making them strong and longstanding.
Develop enthusiasm for your business. A successful business feels rewarding and seeing advancement inspires enthusiasm in further development. An enthusiastic business owner will always be a successful business owner and take pride and enjoyment from his/her work.
How Life Coaching Helps in Personal Life
We only have one life and it is finite. I believe a primary responsibility for life coaches is to ensure a healthy work/life balance. Avoid burning out or growing a hated for your business. Life must only be complimented work. Remember work should always take second place to life.
Identify objectives and plan a method to become who you envision yourself to be whether physical or mental change. Overcome self-limitations to advance your life.
Get the motivation and confidence to begin that business you have always wanted.
Who Hires A Life Coach?
A life coach is hired by anyone who wants to progress toward their goals. For people and businesses that feel they have become stagnent. What’s unique about life coaching is that it is a service that can be undertaken by someone in any niche. From actors to plumbers, servers to corporate business CEOs. The lessons learned in life coaching benefit everyone irrespective of their career.
If you think back some time, did you have goals or dreams of where you wanted to be. If you are not there now or feel you are not moving in that direction, you may benefit from Life Coaching.
How Does A Life Coach Evaluate A Client’s Situation?
Let’s start by saying, every client is unique with unique combinations of problems, unique strengths and unique weaknesses. As a life Coach, I investigate clients from multiple perspectives. This includes some surprising aspects such as physical condition, social skills, mindset, spiritual and more! My evaluation is in-depth and thorough to derive what is really holding you back and what you skills you are not utilizing enough.
How Can I Find Out More?
If you want to find out if life coaching is an appropriate service for you, contact me via ThinkingThru or through google plus: David D’Silva for life coaching. I will discuss your troubles and determine if life coaching will help you. If not, I will propose what I believe would be a more beneficial alternative to help you get where you want to be in life and in business.