Life coaches work hard to improve both present and future aspects of their clients’ lives. Just as an athletic coach would serve as a motivator, advisor, and playmaker for an athlete, similar is a life coach’s role. However, there are many factors that contribute to creating a blueprint for success. So which skills are most important to tackle? Here are three essential topics that every life coach should cover with their clients.
1. Goal Setting
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”—Pablo Picasso
Goal setting is one of the most critical skills you can share with your clients. No matter how prosperous one becomes, there is always progress to be made. Teach your clients to identify their passions, set obtainable goals, and create clear-cut plans to achieve them. Affirm that goals prevent us from becoming stagnant and unambitious. Goals encourage us to dream big.
2. Time Management
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”— Michael Altshuler
Time management can either propel you toward greatness or stunt your growth; there is no in-between. Talk with your clients to discover how (and when) they work best. There are many different time management techniques available, so choose the one most closely aligned with your client’s personality and natural tendencies.
3. Work-Life Balance
“You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”—Zig Zigler
Although work-life balance is a foundational part of long-lasting happiness, many people struggle to master it. Life coaches can help their clients figure out how to set boundaries and make the most of their time. Offer practical tips to ensure that your clients have a chance to experience the best of both worlds.
As a life coach, you have a special opportunity to positively impact the success of others. When working with your clients, make sure to cover these three essential topics, and watch how their lives flourish in response.