• Penn Vieau

What the heck is a LIFE COACH?

Today it dawned on me that many people may not know what a life coach is. Therefore, I thought I would take some time to elaborate, providing clarity of what I do. A life coach is someone who helps an individual focus on their present life, make any necessary adjustments (big or small), and helps them move forward to achieve a life of fulfillment.

Being a life coach involves more than offering tips or advice to your client. Life coaching requires you to get to know your clients quickly, assess their goals efficiently and formulate strategies to help them meet their goals. Most importantly, it is not about your past; it’s about your future!

It is sometimes very difficult for people to make the necessary changes to move forward to bigger and better things, and they may feel stuck in a certain area(s) of their life. A life coach can help a person take an introspective view of their situation, sort out their feelings surrounding it, acknowledge any fears or trepidations that may be holding them back, gain mental clarity and create a realistic plan to achieve their desired results. Life coaching supports professional growth, personal growth and development that is focused on the future.

Most people do not have a life coach. They resist it. They think that they can “do it on their own” and often aren't willing to make that investment in themselves. In my opinion, this is a trap that most people fall into that holds them back from having massive success in their lives.

There are several reasons why you should have a life coach:

  1. Makes you more accountable

  2. Saves you time and can provide you faster results

  3. Reduces your stress and frustration

  4. Gives you ideas you never thought of

  5. Provides you insights

  6. Gives you a stronger sense of belief and self-confidence

The best of the best have a coach. The reality is, successful people have coaches. Nobody does it on their own. People that think, “I can do it on my own” will most likely not achieve their full potential.

Coaching has always been a passion of mine, and I've been fortunate to have worked with men and women around the country. I currently have clients that I continue to coach for over a year now and have helped people get incredible results in their life.

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Penn Vieau  |  Leadership Expert - Speaker - Life Changing Coach  |  Madison, WI  |  |