How do you choose the right personal coach?

Want to be happier without really trying? Well, you have come to the wrong place, then. Not because we do not believe everyone deserves to be happy—quite the contrary. We know it takes a lot of hard work and determination to make it happen. Some people have it, and others are simply looking for the easy way out. They want someone else to put in the effort while they reap the rewards. We are sorry to say it does not work that way. Nothing worth having in life is free.

If you are ready to push yourself to the limits to transform your life, choosing a personal coach is the first step in finding what makes your heart sing.

Personal coaches are fantastic at sorting through the muck that is your life to isolate the source of struggle that is holding you back. Not only will they tell you what obstacle you face, but they also will provide solid strategies for moving past it. Whether your goal is to launch a new career or improve your self-esteem, a personal coach is an excellent investment toward making it happen.

Wondering and wandering

Ever wonder what it takes to achieve your life goal? Is that little voice in your head arguing with you about what it takes to go from dreamer to doer? An old cliché advises, “if you can think it, you can do it.”

How often does your mind begins to wander as you daydream about your perfect life? You play the reel over again in your head, with yourself in the starring role. You are doing amazing things and living an inspiring life. If given a choice, you probably would prefer to stay lost in your thoughts than deal with the harshness of reality.

Research tells us that what fills our thoughts is what makes us the happiest in life. Find a personal coach who gets this. Be very upfront about your dreams – even if they seem a little out there – in your initial consultation. The best personal coaches know how to pull those dreams out of your head and turn them into a plan for personal or professional growth.

No doubting the daydream

A personal coach is laser-focused on your success. Every session you have with your coach should get you closer to identifying and achieving your most prominent dream. Developing an empowered mindset is the most critical component of any growth plan. An excellent personal coach knows that most people struggle with their limiting beliefs. They manifest as that little voice in the back of your head that tells you that what you want to do is impossible to achieve, so you might as well give up now. Sometimes, you give in to that voice and quit before you have even really tried.

Limiting beliefs are like having your rubber boots stuck in a puddle of mud. You keep trying to pull out the boot to free yourself instead of pulling your foot out and leaving the boot behind. The right personal coach gets this and will gently nudge you to ignore the voice saying, “you can’t,” and embrace the voice that says, “at least try.”

Consulting your instinct

Intuition. Instinct. Spidey senses. Call it whatever you want, but the result is the same. If something feels off about a personal coach during your initial consultation, that is the universe’s way of telling you to keep looking. Science backs up the belief that when you get that twinge deep in your gut, you will do well to heed the warning.

If your first session with a personal coach does not leave you feeling upbeat about your future, then you have not found the right fit. You must be comfortable sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with a personal coach.

Referencing their expertise

When you choose to work with a personal coach, you are hiring their expertise. It is a good idea to make sure they know what they are doing. How is the best way to verify someone’s street cred? You talk to people who have been there and done that and are willing to share their experiences. In other words, ask for references. Reputable personal coaches have zero issues sharing contacts who are eager to verify their bona fides. Do not just get the references. Call them. Take the time to follow through before you commit your time – and your money – to hiring a personal coach.

Fitting the pieces

Finding the right personal coach is like assembling a complex puzzle. Once the last piece falls into place, there is no question you have made the right choice. Are you ready to get to work on shaping your future? Call us to schedule your no-obligation consultation to see if Gabriel Enescu is the right fit for your personal coaching needs.