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19 There doesn’t have to be something wrong to use coaching

graphic-2by Una Hearne.

People are often prompted to use a coach because they are unhappy with some aspect of their life or career. But it doesn’t have to be about moving on from a bad situation. It is about moving forward from wherever you are. Coaching, at its heart, is about raising your awareness and developing as a person. This is just as valid when life is great as it is when life is tough. Change is inevitable, life will move on and the more conscious and engaged you are, the richer your experience of all phases of your life.

We make choices that affect our quality and experience of life all day every day. The more conscious we are of what makes us happy the better quality choices we will make for ourselves and the better our lives are.  By happy, I mean truly deeply happy, not just temporarily cheered by a bar of chocolate. Although there is nothing wrong with a bar of chocolate!

Coaching can be very special time for you, time to take stock, to appreciate yourself and your life, to give some attention to what you want out of life and to ensure you are set up to make the best quality choices for yourself and your future. When things are not going well, you are not at your most resourceful, your energy is lower and getting help from other people is essential in order to progress. When things are going well and your energy and resourcefulness are high, think how much more you could achieve – how much bigger could your dreams and actions be if you have help to progress. How much more and better use could you make of the resources available to you, including professional help such as coaching?

Coaching is a process that can help you to live a better quality life no matter where you are now and no matter what state you are in. As I’ve said before, you don’t need a coach all of your life but a good coach at the right time for you can help you enhance your life profoundly.

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