4 Good Reasons to Consider Working With a Coach

4 Good Reasons to Consider Working With a Coach

People decide to work with a professional coach for all sorts of reasons. 

Some come to coaching as they want to gain clarity about the next step in their journey. Others because they feel stuck in their current situation and want to determine ways to move forward.

There are also those who want to accelerate their personal or professional growth and recognise the value of having someone in their corner.

Then others who want to get better at managing stress to improve their wellbeing and relationships, and just need some help in knowing how to get started. 

If you can relate to any of these common reasons, and you’re not currently working with a coach, then read on, as I’m going to share four reasons why working with a coach may be just what you need.

1. You’re unclear about your future

Working with a coach can help you gain clarity about what you want for the future.

If you have questions about the direction your life is going in, your ambitions or the possible steps to help create the changes you’d like to see, coaching can help.

In other words, it can lead to experiencing light bulb moments that have the potential to change the trajectory of your life.

Or just simply give you the kick up the backside you know you've needed for a while...

As a coach, I have the privilege of sharing in many of these moments. Those powerful occasions when my clients realise something they’d either been suppressing, denying or hiding from for some time.

It’s often in those moments when they’re able to move from uncertainty to having the confidence to start taking responsibility for shaping the life they want without the excuses!

2. You feel stuck in a rut

It’s all too easy to get trapped on the hedonic treadmill, where you go round in circles without a clear sense of what motivates and gives you purpose.

And you know as much as I do that this is nonsense! Why?

Because without a sense of purpose, simply running from one responsibility to the next can lead to feelings of frustration, discontent, and increased levels of stress.

Just think of how 'unhappy' or overwhelmed you feel when giving time and energy to things that are utterly meaningless.


But having a coach can help you escape feeling stuck in your current situation, challenge your mindset, and empower you to move forward.

As a coach, I invite my clients to...

Slow down... take an honest look at their lives... determine areas of dissatisfaction and frustration... and consider where change might be needed.

Then, having identified what matters most, they’re better able to identify the steps needed to get traction towards the changes they want to see with less bloody stress!

3. You want to accelerate your progress

It’s not uncommon for top performers to work with coaches. In fact, most high achievers will elicit the input and support of a coach throughout the course of their development.

They do this because they know they’re able to go further and faster with someone willing to offer an objective perspective about their progress.

When working with me, my clients can expect to receive honest feedback, questions to challenge their beliefs, and an invitation to remain laser-focused on the main thing.

In view of this, their chances of progress increases, they see results, and they gain more confidence to trust not only the process, but most importantly, themselves.

Anyone wanting to accelerate their progress in life, would do well to work with a coach.

4. You realise you can’t do it on your own

In an increasingly individualistic culture, the notion of being a ‘self-made’ person is a popular, yet false, idea.

Honestly, it makes me sick when I see people on YouTube spouting foolishness about how successful they are and how they 'made it' on their own.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for striving to achieve goals and making a difference in the world, but spare me the BS about doing it solo... please!

Truth is, it’s not easy to admit when what you've done historically hasn’t worked. And it's equally not always clear to see either.

So much for doing it alone, eh!

But when working with me, my clients are encouraged to see where success (however defined), is hard to achieve when holding to unhelpful beliefs about their ability ride solo.

Yes, their resourcefulness and resilience are validated, but not at the expense of acknowledging the significance and valuable role that others play in their lives.

As a result, they develop a more rounded view of themselves, and those they need in order to experience the changes, progress, and success they long for.


The above reasons for working with a coach are just four of many. And personally, through my own work with coaches, and where I’ve had the privilege of coaching others, I see the value in each.

Collaborating with a coach can be a turning point in gaining clarity about your future, gathering momentum, and seeing progress in the areas of life that matter to you.

So, if you think you might benefit from coaching, book a Consultation Call to talk about what working together might look like.