First, know that this is written on a bias. We, as coaches, acknowledge that the value we see in our service, is possibly not the view taken by the masses. We get it.
Coaching is a way to come at a goal from a new perspective. Your coach will see potential and greatness that you never saw or were willing to accept. Your coach will know what to say when you question yourself and your goals. Your coach will be there, ready for you to meet those goals and they’ll be there when you falter.
Part of understanding the worth of a coach is understanding what coaches are and what they are not. A health coach isn’t your best friend. A health coach is first and foremost commitment to getting you to a place of deeper understanding of your commitment and to getting you there. A coach is the person that will tell it to you straight and will stop you from running through the valley of emotional failure and shame when really, you just went off track. A coach isn’t in your space to make you feel warm and fuzzy or talk about feelings and circumstance. A coach deals in the now, the real, the actionable.
A coach is there to be the voice that cheers you into the next higher level of personal existence.
Even coaches have coaches. The nature of being coached is in being coachable. If you can be coachable in your life you can be open to what is possible for you, even if you aren’t able to see it.
Coaches guide you through blind spots and build up your tools to allow you to meet the struggles of life and bust through them.
Rather than wondering if a coach is worth it, try on that the struggle isn’t worth it. The struggle to see what you aren’t seeing, be what you aren’t being and hear what you aren’t giving to yourself. All of that, the blindness of it all, that’s what’s not worth it.
There, our shameless self-promotional pitch…
Carry on being awesome.