Life can be complicated, beautiful, exciting, unpredictable, and scary. Life is like a box of chocolates. Life is any number of complementary and contradictory things depending on who you ask and when you ask them. And whatever life is to you, what matters is making the most of the life you’ve been given and what you’ve achieved so far. That means being ever mindful of your overall wellness, whether that’s keeping your body in shape through exercise and a healthy diet, keeping your mind strong through meditation and healthy modes of thinking, or simply being the best you possibly can with the help of friends, family, or even a personal life coach.
But as we all know, life isn’t always easy. Highs and lows can come and go at seemingly random times, and now and then, we all trip and stumble on our wellness journey. Those lapses can be temporary or become bad habits that stick and become hard to shake off, negatively affecting every aspect of our wellness. That’s why having a healthy support network is essential to personal success and wellness and something everyone from any walk of life should have or begin cultivating. And one of the many ways people bolster and strengthen their support network — but more importantly, begin living the life they’ve always wanted — is with a personal life coach from Wellavi!
As an innovative, one-of-a-kind wellness platform, Wellavi offers a transformative, fully online array of wellness coaching services to internet users worldwide! Each wellness professional that coaches through Wellavi is free to coach in their own style, on their own time, and at their own pace, which also means that you, as a user, can shop around to find a coach that works best for you. You’re never stuck with a coach or program you’re unsatisfied with. So, from social and mental wellness sessions to holistic personal life coach assistance, Wellavi is home to it all!
But before you jump right into finding a personal life coach on Wellavi, we want to use this blog to help you fully understand what a personal life coach is for, how to find one that is qualified and professional, and how to benefit from one.
What Is a Personal Life Coach?
A personal life coach is a wellness professional dedicated to helping clients find greater contentment and fulfillment in all aspects of their life, from the financial and intellectual to the social, professional, and mental. A personal life coach’s approach is a holistic addressing of your wellness, as opposed to a specific aspect of it, as a personal finance or personal mental health coach might do. This holistic approach serves to address issues — both internal and external — that are affecting every aspect of your wellness and your life in general.
What Exactly Do They Do?
This holistic approach to wellness is accomplished through a variety of means, which can include:
- Engaging with and implementing improved self-care strategies, which serves to improve one’s ability to engage with both the highs and lows in life
- Using the aforementioned self-care methods to work through and break bad habits that currently or have recently affected any aspect of your general wellness
- Establishing healthy daily, weekly, and monthly routines that will function to create a sense of order, which will help keep your wellness in balance
- Having compassionate, honest, and thorough conversations to further assess the state of your wellness and act as a form of spoken therapy and self-help dialogue
But that’s far from all a personal life coach may offer you. The services and methodologies adopted by a personal life coach vary. That’s even more true here at Wellavi! In addition to everything mentioned above, we channel our coach’s services through our proprietary Six Dimensions of Wellness approach to life coaching.
Wellavi’s Six Dimensions of Wellness Approach
Don’t let the name throw you off, as the concept is simple. We’ve broken down the concept of personal wellness into six categories that fully encapsulate an individual’s overall wellness (or at least very close to it). Those categories are as follows:
- Physical Wellness — Your overall body self-image, physical health, and physique
- Mental Wellness — The state of your mental health, worldview, and self-acceptance
- Social Wellness — Your ability to create, build, and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships, as well as engage in social activities
- Professional Wellness — The satisfaction and happiness derived from your professional work life
- Financial Wellness — Your income, spending, and financial stability
- Intellectual Wellness — Your level of intellectual and creative stimulation as well as the ability to partake in activities that provide it
Using these Six Dimensions of Wellness, our coaches can provide unique and insightful advice and services to address each category to improve your wellness. Likewise, they’ll be able to more easily keep track of your progress as you find success reinvigorating each aspect of your wellness.
How to Know if You Need a Lifestyle Coach
There are many reasons why you may need a lifestyle coach. Keep reading to learn more about the reasons someone would reach out to a lifestyle coach and if any of them pertain to you.
Do You Feel Lost?
Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? In your work or relationships? Or are you unsure about what you want to do with your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might need a lifestyle coach to help you figure out what goals you need to set. A lifestyle coach will also help you organize your lifestyle to help you attain and maintain your goals.
Fear Is Taking Control
Is fear preventing you from setting and achieving your goals? For many people, chronic feelings of fear can present extremely limiting and debilitating mental blockades which ultimately stop them from living the life they desire. Left to its own devices, fear has the power to convince you that not taking action and moving towards your goals is always justified. Fortunately, overcoming fear is possible for everyone. A lifestyle coach can help you identify and overcome fears so you can achieve your goals and increase your quality of life.
Feelings Of Inadequacy
Feeling inadequate often arises from the belief of not being good enough. For many people, fear and feelings of inadequacy tend to go hand in hand. Typically, these feelings have little to nothing to do with our actual performance, competence or abilities. Rather, they stem from a place of low self esteem and worth. Negative self talk and perception can take over and manifest into unhappiness which can lead to a lack of motivation. A lifestyle coach can teach you more positive self-dialogue habits that increase self esteem.
You Can Be Self-Destructive
If you have a history of self-destructive behaviors, then you know that can also keep you from obtaining your goals. It’s good to have someone like a lifestyle coach helping you stay accountable and on track with your behavior and goals.
If you have trouble focusing on tasks and goals, you’re not alone. Underlying medical conditions, psychological disorders, and environmental triggers are amongst several common causes of difficulty concentrating. Although the solution for improving concentration can be different for everyone, there are plenty of methods that a lifestyle coach can introduce and teach. Additionally, a lifestyle coach can help you develop a customized plan to improve your focus.
Poor Time Management
Managing your time is important to effectively achieve any goal you set your mind to. Not only that, but it’s also important to have good time management to have a healthy and balanced life because it gives you time to prioritize yourself and make time for self-care and relaxation. With the help of a lifestyle coach, you can identify what some time wasting activities are and either cut them out completely or reduce the amount of time you spend on those activities.
There are many reasons to need a lifestyle coach. If you see yourself in any of the above examples, it might be time to contact someone to help give you the guidance and techniques you need to obtain your goals and become a happier and healthier you. Even if we didn’t list something that pertains to you, it would still be beneficial to reach out to Wellavi and find out what we can do for you.
What Kind of Person Needs a Personal Life Coach?
Anyone may find themselves in need of the assistance of a Wellavi personal life coach. As we mentioned in the introduction, inherent in life is a series of highs and lows that we may or may not be able to react to appropriately, given the current circumstances of our lives. A personal life coach can be a temporary measure that some folks use to get their life back on track when they need extra help, or it can be a lifelong consultant for approaching each week with enthusiasm. Or it can be something in between — a coach you return to every few months for a routine wellness checkup.
No matter your reasons for seeking a personal life coach, they’re all valid. And to name just a few examples to give you a clearer idea, here are some common reasons we’ve found that people come to Wellavi in search of a personal life coach:
A Poor Worldview or Outlook on Life
Having a negative view of yourself, your life, the world around you, or all three can be a massive detriment to your overall wellness and mental health. Many people seek a personal life coach for specialized help from a wellness professional who will help them discover new, healthy, and more optimistic ways of perceiving their existence.
A Noticed Set of Personal Issues Affecting Overall Wellness
You may already know what it is about yourself or your day-to-day life that is holding back your wellness, but you may not know how to remedy those issues. A personal life coach will help you see those issues from various angles and offer advice and suggestions that may provide the guidance you need to resolve them.
A General Dissatisfaction
Sometimes, you just may not know what it is that’s bringing about your sense of dissatisfaction. Whether it’s a symptom of a mental health struggle like depression or anxiety, a lack of excitement in your life, or something else, a personal life coach can often help talk you through your emotions and figure out what is ailing you. And from there, similar to the points above, your coach can reframe your thinking and give useful suggestions for dispelling that dissatisfaction!
Seeking Advice for Major Life Events
Often, there may not even be an underlying problem — just the desire for advice on a past, current, or upcoming life event. Making large strides in your life, such as getting married, starting a new career path, or dealing with the death of a loved one, can be stressful. Sometimes the best person to seek advice from is a coach who has no stakes in the game other than helping you find peace of mind with the decisions you’ve made or are going to make.
Here’s How to Find the Right Coach for You
You must put a lot of trust in a personal life coach. After all, you’re giving them the responsibility to help you through whatever is bothering you and throwing your life and overall wellness out of whack. As such, you’ll want to find a coach that you’re not only compatible with on a personal level but who is also qualified and professional to offer the level of help you’re looking for.
Vibe Checking the Coach
Though this step may come after you thoroughly research a personal life coach’s services, we’re placing it first because your compatibility with the coach is just as important as their services. Of course, the coach is not there to be your friend, but they are someone you’ll be spending frequent time with, and they should be someone you can trust, be relaxed around, and not feel like it is an obligation to converse with.
You’ll want to ensure that your chosen personal life coach is:
- Friendly and able to approach every conversation with the right attitude and optimism
- Empathetic and able to appropriately relate to and offer advice for your feelings
- Professional and able to exude the traits above without crossing or blurring professional boundaries
- Dedicated to their craft and to helping people achieve their wellness goals
Of course, those are only suggestions. Your chosen personal life coach should be held up to your standards, and your standards alone — and that’s the beauty of finding your coach through Wellavi because you can do just that!
Researching the Services
First and foremost, it should go without saying that the personal life coach you choose to work with should offer all the services you’re looking for or think you may need. Other than that, there are three other considerations we recommend taking into account when researching your possible life coaches.
A Quality, Transparent Track Record
A clear, consistent, and successful track record is the most important part of any personal life coach’s services. This will show that they have a clear history of experience and that the services they offer have been proven effective for clients like you.
Frequent and Flexible Availability
As we said earlier, life can be a chaotic mess sometimes. As such, you’ll want to find a personal life coach that is active and flexible enough in their scheduling to offer the guidance you need at the times that will suit you best. Plus, it certainly helps to have a coach open to easy, guilt-free rescheduling whenever you need it, like our personal life coaches here at Wellavi offer.
Finally, be sure to find a coach that offers their services at fair and reasonable rates. And if the financial aspect of finding a personal life coach has been holding you back from hiring one, Wellavi is the place for you! Our coaches’ services come at honest and competitive rates, and with all the extra benefits of receiving coaching through Wellavi, the price point will be well worth it!
Find Your New Life Coach at Wellavi Today!
Is it time to find the guidance you need to take your life back into your own hands? If so, Wellavi is home to the personal life coaches you need! Signing up for Wellavi is easy. All you have to do is sign up and take our simple Wellavi TrueSelf assessment, which will help provide insight into your unique Six Dimensions of Wellness and match you with a selection of coaches and wellness programs that will work best for your needs. From there, your journey is yours to direct with ease, thanks to the Wellavi platform! So let’s get started today!