You have probably never heard of David Lee Brewer, Larry Moss, or Bill Campbell. However, you have definitely heard of some of the people that they have coached.
David Lee Brewer has been a vocal coach for Beyonce Knowles. 1 Larry Moss has been an acting coach for Leonardo DiCaprio. 2 Bill Campbell has been an executive coach for Jeff Bezos. 3
Athletes aren’t the only people who work with coaches. Peak performers in every field do. You can’t become your best on your own. You need one-on-one help from qualified professionals.
In this article, you will learn the four biggest benefits of working with a coach. First, let’s define what a coach is and what a coach is not.
What Is a Coach?
A coach is someone who helps you get from where you are to where you want to be. There are many different kinds of coaches. For example, there are sports coaches, executive coaches, career coaches, peak performance coaches, health and wellness coaches, relationship coaches, and life coaches.
Coaches also have vastly different approaches. First of all, some coaches only work with clients one-on-one, while others only work clients in a group setting. Secondly, some coaches only offer highly structured programs, while others only offer programs that are much more flexible and customized. Finally, some coaches are more like consultants/advisors who teach you how to get where you want to be, while others are more like guides who help you figure out how to proceed.
Coaching is often confused with therapy, but the two are very different. Coaching is more focused on helping you achieve future goals, while therapy is more focused on helping you heal from the past and present. If you want help dealing with a mental health issue, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you should work with a licensed therapist, not a coach.
The 4 Biggest Benefits of Working with a Coach
There are many benefits of working with a coach. Here are the four biggest:
1. You gain clarity and perspective.
Everyone has times when they are not sure how to move forward. Sometimes you will have a clear goal but be confused or overwhelmed on how to make it a reality. Other times you will lack direction and be unclear on what you actually want to achieve.
Even if you have a strong support system of family and friends, there are many times when they will be unqualified to help you. During those times, support from an unbiased coach is extremely valuable. A great coach will help you gain clarity and perspective on how to move forward.
2. Your confidence increases.
When you aim high and want to achieve big things, it is normal to doubt yourself at times. If you never doubt yourself, that’s actually not a good thing. It’s a sign that you probably aren’t aiming high enough.
A great coach can help boost your confidence in several ways. First of all, success feels much more possible when you have one-on-one access to a top-notch coach. Secondly, you will not feel like you are alone on your journey. You will have someone else who is also invested in your success. Lastly, working with a coach takes some of the pressure off you. No longer will you have to figure out everything on your own.
3. You increase your accountability and consistency.
Knowing what to do and actually doing it on a consistent basis are two totally separate things. Many people also work with a coach because it increases their accountability and consistency. There is nowhere to hide when you have a coach that is tracking your progress and whether or not you are following through on your commitments.
Great coaches also have a knack for bringing out the best in others. They are demanding and supportive. They make you want to succeed for their sake too, not just for yourself.
4. You get better results faster.
No matter how talented you are or what you want to achieve, there are experts who can help you get there much faster. They have already gotten where you want to be and/or helped other people get there. Why spend months or years struggling and trying to figure things out on your own?
A great coach can help you discover how you are holding yourself back and help you avoid common mistakes with your goals. He/she can also help you determine the key action steps that will unlock your full potential.
My Experience Working with Coaches
In addition to being a coach, I have also used a variety of coaches to help me get where I want to be. For example, I worked with a public speaking coach to help me prepare for my first paid speech. I have also hired entrepreneur coaches to help me grow my business. In addition, I have hired career coaches to help me navigate several times in my career when I wanted to move in a different direction.
While some of these coaches were better to work with than others, each one helped me experience the benefits noted above. I gained clarity and perspective, my confidence improved, my accountability and consistency increased, and I got better results faster.
Summary and Final Thoughts
A coach is someone who helps you get from where you are to where you want to be. You can’t become your best on your own. You need one-on-one help from qualified professionals. There are four main benefits of working with a coach:
- You gain clarity and perspective.
- Your confidence increases.
- You increase your accountability and consistency.
- You get better results faster.
Peak performers in all walks of life have coaches. If you want to take your life and career to the next level, work with a coach who can help you get there.
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About the author: Pete Leibman is the Creator of StrongerHabits.com. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, executive recruiter, athlete, and peak performance coach. His work has been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and CNNMoney.com, and over 500,000 people across the world have read his articles.
- You can learn more about David Lee Brewer here: https://www.brewer-international.com/en/the-teacher/.
- You can learn more about Larry Moss here: https://larrymoss.org/larry-moss-studio.html.
- You can learn more about Bill Campbell here: https://techcrunch.com/2016/01/12/lessons-from-bill-campbell-silicon-valleys-secret-executive-coach/.