At some point in life, you might need some extra help to achieve goals, improve an area of life, overcome personal barriers or you may just be a place of needing to determine what’s next. At this point, some people choose to employ the services of a coach to help them identify, explore and move beyond what is getting in their way, or to help them identify the key steps and actions required to make progress.
It’s also possible to be helped to overcome challenging moments in life – depending on the skills of the coach and the willingness and motivation of the coachee. Having someone help with the process of self-discovery, can be an effective way to achieve our potential, with most coaching session happening once a week, costing anything from $50 to $1500 and more depending on who the coach is. According to the International Coaching federation (ICF) in 2017, the coaching industry was worth $2 billion dollars and is continuing to grow year on year, worldwide. Thus, there is an increase in people seeing coaching as a viable way to assist them in their personal, business and working lives.
But what happens between the sessions or when the coaching sessions finish? Also, not everyone can afford to pay for coaching, or has access to quality coaches. There is a way you can help yourself without a coach, and can learn to use the same tools and strategies to get the same or similar results.
That’s were self-coaching comes in!
More and more people are seeing ways to help themselves, making self-help and inquiry a part of their everyday routine. People no longer, just seek answers from gurus and sources outside of themselves, they are turning within. With good intention, a clear focus and a douse of self-care, self-coaching can be just as viable as any other self-help or personal development tool.