What does a Coach do and why do you need one?

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Lets assume you are ready to change some aspects of your life. Imagine that you are really kicking butt in some areas of your life and that makes you feel super happy and accomplished. Yet, there are other areas of your life that you can’ t seem to get on top of. This can create frustration at the very least and may go on to create mental, physical health issues or may affect our quality and quantity of life.

Lets assume you have already explored this area of change already over the years. You have given it the ultimate commitment to end up in the same place or even worse. You have learnt some things over the years that have helped you in some way, but your overall progress is either non-existent or slow. It’s like climbing a mountain to reach a point or even the top and then slipping backwards either to a lower viewing platform or worse, you slide all the way to the bottom. This has been known to create feelings of failure, sadness, regret and even self-loathing.

You have used a lot of tools that are designed to help you over this time. All the latest information and technology, latest diets, strategies on change or you may have reached out and asked others for help. This may or may not have worked for you. These tools or people may have been cheering you on and given you feedback where necessary to keep you on track. But usually they are designed with their own agenda’s and own ideas in mind that may or not have worked for you overall. This can make you feel like you are still very much alone on this journey and still slipping down or unable to climb the mountain.

Now, let’s imagine that you find someone to work with who has a whole different approach to helping you. They listen to you – really listen to what you want where you have been and where you are today. What your strengths are, what your weaknesses are and take the time to understand you.  They stand beside you and support you.

They become your ally.    

This person is not in your close circle of friends, not your family, partner, or work colleague. You employ this person to help you find you way up the mountain. To find the footings that support your climb so that you are more secure and able to keep climbing upwards without slipping. By prompting you to look within and find those amazing strengths and to work on overcoming fears that may be holding you back. This person spends time to really get to know you to enable you to do what you had given up on.

This person has a backpack full of tools that have been proven effective in creating long-term change. They will ask you a bunch of questions to measure your readiness to change. With your permission they will push you they will challenge you in a whole different way.

They will always treat you respectfully and with compassion at the same time they will confront and challenge you to do your best.  They will hold you accountable to the goals that you create within a time frame agreed upon.

This person is more then just about gathering information and bullying motivation out of you. They work on helping you find the motivation and strength within yourself. They will be there for the highs and lows .. they will be there when you reach the peak of the mountain to celebrate the climb.

They are your coach…

(I read and loved a similar definition written by Michael Arloski – Psychologist and behavioural health expert. )

Kerri xx

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Written By Kerri Harvey

Kerri is a Certified Metabolic Health Coach, Professional Health and Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Consultant and Hormone Enhancement Coach with more than 16 years experience working in the Health and Fitness Industry. Kerri’s key to success is her methodical process of collaborating with clients to achieve results.

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