You know you need a coach when … (Part 1)

by | Mar 1, 2013 | Entrepreneurship, Mindset

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I recently saw an article about using a life coach for personal development and it made me think of why someone would hire a life coach … or a business coach, for that matter. So I came up with six simple signs that it is time to hire a life or business coach. Today, I’ll share with you the ones for needing a life coach.

You Need a Life Coach if …

1. You life is not producing the outcomes you desire.
This is what I call the ‘hamster wheel effect.’ Basically, you keep producing the same outcomes, but they are no longer what you want. But, no matter what you try, you find yourself stuck in that hamster wheel of repeated results. A life coach can help you see your situation from a different perspective and assist you in shifting to new habits, ways of seeing things and strategies that will get you the results you want.

2. You notice you have a self-defeating monologue in your head,
but can’t seem to stop it.

Negative self-talk is one of the worst things you can do to your self. Sometimes this self-deprecating monologue is inspired by words spoken to us by family, friends and cohorts, other times it is an off-shoot of a negative experience. A life coach can help you re-frame those self-defeating words and turn them around into a new self-confidence boosting script.

3. You want to take a self-inventory to find areas to focus on for improvement
Sometimes you know you have some things in your life that you want to change, but are feeling overwhelmed about where to start. A life coach can help you develop an inventory of areas to improve upon and then assist you in prioritizing which areas to work on first.

4. You have self-sabotaging behaviors you want to reprogram
Much like negative self-talk, bad habits can keep us stuck in a rather unpleasant hamster wheels. These behaviors can be obvious, like smoking or eating too much fast food, or they can be more subtle like chronic procrastination. Whatever your self-sabotaging behavior may be, a life coach can help you turn it around.

5. You have a life goal that you want an unbiased accountability partner to help you achieve
Sometimes we need help achieving a goal. That’s why athlete’s hire sports coaches … to help them achieve their athletic goal. A life coach can help you with life goals, such at finding a significant other, loosing weight or facing a fear of heights.

6. You want to change, but you don’t know how
Sometimes you may feel the call to change your life, but you aren’t sure of how that change should look or be approached. A life coach can help you get clear on what you want out of your life and then how you can achieve it.


If you are ready to explore the idea of hiring a life coach, set up a free 15-minute laser coaching consultation with me. We’ll chat about your goals and discover if we are a good match to work together. If not, fine. If so, great. Either way, you’ll leave the conversation with valuable information to help you move forward.

“… as a coach, there is no unfamiliar terrain for Carma … She does it all with the same level of grace and clarity. I would send any entrepreneur that needs to get re-inspired and laser-focused on their dream to Carma.”

– Rev. Rochelle Walden, Spirit in Business coach

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