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"So which swimming pool do you work at?" This is a question I have been asked many times when I say that I am a life coach. I usually laugh and reply "I am not a life guard, I am a life coach."

What is a life coach?

A life coach is someone who works with people to help them improve the quality of their lives. This could be in a variety of areas such as their career, finances, relationships, health and wellbeing, or even their spirituality.

How does someone become a coach?

There are several coaching trainings available now as life coaching is a profession in its own right. Some one can get the training, however there some qualities that are really well suited to coaching.

Some qualities to look for in a coach:
  • A genuine interest in people
  • A desire to make a difference
  • A definite interest in their own development
  • Can think big picture
  • Ability to listen deeply

How do you know that a coach has these abilities?

Talk to them. Ask them about their training, but also if they have their own coach or not. That will give you an indication of whether they value their own development. Ask them about what brought them to coaching in the first place. Find a coach you feel comfortable with; someone who will challenge you, but with empathy.