Throughout the process of being mentored, a life coach will help you explore yourself to determine what is blocking you, what you want, your why, and your how. They will help you find your path or purpose, and even help you determine your perfect career as well as improve your life.

Many life coaches use personality tests that will give them a better idea about your strengths, alignments, and traits. There are a variety of different things they can help you with, from your career, personal problems, identifying and reaching goals, spirituality and much more.

It’s all about finding a fresh perspective and looking at life from a different angle. It might seem small, but you can make dramatic determinations about your life with the help of a mentor or coach. It’s all about providing you with the techniques and tools that will help you find the solutions to achieve what you want out of life.

Your Goals, Your Direction, & Your Purpose

A coach will help you become more mindful about your beliefs and perspective, which will assist you in adopting new understanding about how to reach your goal. Coaches will listen without judgment, which helps you see your issues in a new light. It’s common for us to get so bogged down in assumptions that we stop recognizing deeper truths. Looking at life from another angle can bring relief.

The first step is not just determining where you want to go in life, but where you are now and how you will get from point A to point B. A life coach will help you take action in the areas of your life where you feel atrophied, whether it’s due to uncertainty, fear or anxiety.

A mentor or coach will ask you deep questions that assist you in taking your visions and dreams and helping you make them a reality. This is how you will meet your potential and improve your life.

Your Accountability & Motivation

A coach or a mentor is not the same as having a friend who is cheering on the sidelines. A coach is an advocate. Someone who will absolutely support you and encourage you, but keep you going in the right direction. You’re not going to hear a round of rapturous applause when you do what you are meant to do. Coaches keep pushing you and challenging you.

Sometimes, having someone to hold you accountable is all that you need to push yourself forward. As long as you have a coach, you should be moving forward getting closer to your goals. Your coach ensures you have a purpose, a direction, and that you are making progress.

Various approaches and techniques can be used, from visualization to hypnosis, affirmations to meditation, and even, an emotional freedom technique. Everyone responds differently to the available techniques, so it may take a bit of experimenting to determine which approach is right for you. However, there is a lot to be said for uncovering your ultimate purpose and intention. These can provide you with clarity on what path you should be taking.

If you’re enlisting the services of a professional life coach, you can expect your first meeting to last up to an hour as they learn as much about you as possible. You may find it isn’t right for you, the coach isn’t right, or this is the perfect time to get to know yourself. So, be prepared to answer a lot of probing questions and take personality tests. True happiness is found in knowing yourself and finding your purpose and a life coach can help you uncover yours.

Author's Bio: 

Judi Moreo is an author, speaker, and life coach. She has written 11 books including “You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power.” Judi can be reached at