The personal growth industry varies greatly, with different practitioners bringing their own unique blend of skills to the table. Its overall focus is work that looks to improve individual awareness and sense of identity, help to develop talents and unlock potential, work to enhance the quality of life, and contribute to the identification and realization of goals and aspirations.
Motivators, therapists, coaches, mentors, health and wellness professionals, counsellors and spiritual teachers (to name a few) all compliment the sector in their own specialized ways. Within each discipline there are many different styles and techniques that aim to develop and add to an individual’s personal development. They have their specialized approaches and address niche requirements. They are also very different from each other.
If you have never worked with a professional coach before, you might think their job is to give you advice and tell you what to do, handing you all the answers to your life’s problems. The reality is quite different. A coach is there to help you uncover your own answers, guide you toward your own solutions, and hold you accountable for taking action.
Coaches achieve this is by asking their clients the right questions. Powerful questions that can force you to look at your situation from another perspective, thereby encouraging the breakthrough you need to succeed. You are the expert in your own life after all, and your coach’s job is to motivate and bring accountability, while assisting you to find the answers that already lie within you.