The Power of Coaching: Help People Change Their Lives for the Better

When it comes to helping people change their lives for the better, coaching is an incredibly powerful tool. That’s because coaching helps people to identify and achieve their goals, overcome obstacles, and make lasting changes. 

If you’re looking to help someone transform their life for the better, then coaching could be the perfect solution. Here’s what you need to know about coaching and how it can help people change their lives.

What is coaching? 

Coaching is a process that helps people identify and achieve their goals. It involves working with a coach who will help you to set goals, overcome obstacles, and make lasting changes. 

Coaching is different from therapy or counselling because it is focused on the present and future, rather than the past. Coaching also tends to be more action-oriented, helping people to take concrete steps towards their goals. The action is not ‘action for the sake of it’, but focussed on the client’s learning. So, ah-ha’s inside the reflective coaching conversation are converted into ‘learning experiments’ outside of the session.  Through this action people not only work towards their goals, they also grow and develop in themselves. 

How can coaching help people change their lives? 

Coaching can help people change their lives in a number of ways. First, coaching can help people to identify their goals. This is often the first step in making any kind of change, as it can be difficult to make progress if you’re not sure what you’re working towards. 

Second, coaching can help people to overcome obstacles that are preventing them from achieving their goals. This might involve helping them to develop new skills or strategies for dealing with difficult situations. 

Finally, coaching can help people to make lasting changes. This might involve helping them to develop new habits or ways of thinking that will support their goal-achievement in the long-term. Coaching is fundamentally based in Humanistic Psychology, which believes in Human Potential. The learning process already mentioned is essentially the unfolding of the individual’s potential in the area that they wish to achieve more in. 

Even though coaching is present and future focused, with methodologies like Neurolinguistics and Sandplay, coaching is capable of working at ‘depth’ with life’s biggest challenge: undoing the programming of past experience to live in the present. This can mean re-setting beliefs, such as ‘I am not good enough’, or ‘I don’t deserve to have money’ that are fundamentally irrational and usually set in early childhood, but drive a person’s behaviour in the present with actions that self-sabotage success, or just feel like ‘imposter syndrome’. With the right methods, coaching is capable of belief change that leads to behavioural change without spending the majority of the conversation time in the emotional past. This is one of the reasons that it is a rapidly growing industry. 

If you’re looking for a way to help someone change their life for the better, coaching could be the perfect skill to add to your existing skillsets.  You can check out our Professional Coaching CertificateNLP Practitioner and our combined course Professional Neuro Coaching Certificate for this.

And, if you value a high quality education, it is now possible to study coaching at a postgraduate level.  Look into the Master of Arts Neuro Coaching, where you can combine a personal development experience of a lifetime in face to face practical units, with critical thinking and academic research online.  

About the Author

I am a qualified Coach (ICF PCC level) with over 17 years of professional experience as a Coach working in both organisational and personal development. I am also a Coach Trainer, the only person able to deliver the practical units of the Master of Arts Neuro Coaching in Australia.