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What Does a Professional Life Coach Actually Do?

October 20, 2021

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Hello, I'm Jen
As a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®), I am uniquely qualified with the knowledge and experience to help you with ADHD issues, hoarding, chronic disorganization, and aging. 

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You have goals in mind but don’t know how to start tackling them.
Your home doesn’t look like the house of your dreams, and you want help to make long-lasting changes.
Or you have ADHD and struggle to focus your 100% on checking off your goals.
You have lots on your plate and no clue what to do next.
You feel stuck, worried, and lost.
This is where a life coach comes in.
A life coach provides perspective and support to guide you to achieve your goals – big or small. Like a GPS, they point you in the right direction, and you take the wheel to head towards your destination.
A life coach works with you to change your life.
Do you want more energy, more time, or more space? A professional life coach helps you achieve your goals in several simple steps.

1. Your Life Coach Listens to Your Story and Pinpoints Your Goals

Your story is unique, and the first step to getting to know you is to listen. Your coach understands that being heard is essential, and their first and most important task is to listen to your story.
As you speak with your coach, they learn about your story, goals, and struggles. They take in how you speak, your tone, voice, and most importantly, how you talk to yourself.
As you share about yourself, your coach asks questions to understand your goals. Through questions and a clear plan, you identify what’s next for your life.

2. Your Life Coaches Identifies the Barriers, Struggles, and Blind Spots Keeping You From Your Goals

Achieving a worthwhile goal requires hard work and effort, and you know that. Maybe, that’s why you have a hard time getting started. And maybe, there’s something you don’t see what’s preventing you from achieving them.
Whether you tried to create more time for yourself, have a livable space, or have peace of mind, all your efforts haven’t resulted in any long-lasting results.
Your coach helps you figure out the barriers and hurdles that are keeping you from achieving your goals.
They can be tiny ones, like working in a different area in the home, or huge hurdles, like mindset work.
Some things make our lives harder, and a life coach works with you to find out what those barriers are. Once the obstacles are identified, you make slight changes to make your daily tasks a little more easily achievable every day.
Your life coach also helps uncover blind spots. As an objective person in your life, they reveal areas where you can’t clearly see because you’re too close to the situation.
It’s not your fault you aren’t achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself. It can be because these goals aren’t aligned with your values and are instead based on societal standards.
If you haven’t been achieving your goals or feel like you’re not finding the right motivation, it’s because we often need help gaining clarity in our life.

3. Your Life Coach Creates Effective Action Plan You Can Put Into Place Right Away

Take away the confusion and get ready for an action plan to jumpstart your goals.
After you share your story and identify the hurdles, you work with your life coach to create an action plan.
The action plan is not as scary as it sounds. An action consists of small, daily tasks to cross off your to-do list to bring you closer to your goal.
These daily tasks show that the huge goal can be broken down into small bite-sized pieces that you can surely achieve.
It isn’t a lack of motivation that prevents you from achieving your goals, and it can just be that you don’t have a solid plan…yet.
A clear and laid-out plan allows you to see what’s ahead and take each day one day at a time. With that, you find the most important things to direct your energy on without spreading yourself too thin and burning out.

4. Your Life Coach Provides Perspective, Support, and Accountability

Your coach doesn’t only provide an action plan, but they also offer perspective. A coach has experience helping others, and they’ve lived a life of their own too.
As individuals, we often get stuck in our minds and have specific perspectives ingrained. You may see things one way your entire life, but your coach provides a different perspective and knowledge to help you get closer to your goals.
An action plan is terrific if you stick to the action plan.
You may find yourself having a hard time sticking to goals and even falling back to old habits after a few days. Your coach keeps you accountable and checks up on you to see how your plan is serving you.
If your plan isn’t working or you’re struggling, your coach works with you to find something that works better for you. So you take steps to achieve your goals – no matter how small the steps are.

Celebrate with your life coach

5. Your Life Coach Celebrates You and Your Wins!

You began your journey lost, scared, and unconfident, and as you’ve worked together with your coach to tackle your goals, you’ve done it.
You’ve come out on the other side confident, certain, and happy with your growth and progress through your time together.
You’re crushing your goals and doing things you never thought you could.
The next best thing after winning is sharing your wins!
You should be proud of yourself for going so far.
Who is the best person to share it with?
The person who has heard your struggles and seen you through thick and thin. Your coach is so happy and proud of you for everything you achieved because they know where you started and all the hard work you’ve put in.
This doesn’t only apply to huge goals, but small wins every single step of the way deserve to be celebrated.
Your coach is with you throughout the process to celebrate every win with you.

Why Work With a Professional Life Coach?

A life coach can significantly improve your life in many ways.
A professional life coach focuses on helping you to create the life you want to achieve. Whether it is to become more organized, have more time, or become more focused.
They work with you to achieve your goals no matter how big or small they are. If you’re tired of feeling like you are not getting anywhere, a coach provides guidance, support, and knowledge to help you get there.
Your busy schedule doesn’t have to stay with you. You can enjoy your life while staying productive without burning out. It is possible with a life coach to skip all the trial and error and get to your goals fast.

Where Can I Find a Life Coach to Work With?

Working with a life coach is easier than ever. If you are looking for a life coach who’s certified to work with people with ADHD and chronic disorganization, there is no need to look any further!
As a professional organizer and life coach, I’ve helped many clients with ADHD take back control of their lives.
If you have ADHD, chronic disorganization, or lead a busy life with big goals that seem too far away, I can help you. All you have to do is click the button below to get started.

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