You may be familiar with the popular TV show Shameless. It’s based on six Gallagher siblings who live together in Chicago and work together to pay bills, get jobs, and find happiness. The eldest child, Fiona, takes on a mother role and cares for her five other siblings. While she struggles with this big task, she makes it work and eventually decides to pursue owning her own business. After trial and error, she eventually lands on purchasing an apartment complex which she plans to renovate. As we all know, life has a funny way of getting to us which in Fiona’s case, causes her to have a lot of high highs and low lows. For the goals and aspirations she has for her life, Fiona could greatly benefit from the guidance and support of a life coach.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in getting what we want, that we forget to ask ourselves why we wanted it in the first place.” – Ian Gallagher
Life coaches work with people to help them find an equal balance between their personal and professional lives. Their goal is to guide their clients and help them in making monumental decisions in life like buying a house, taking a new job, or moving to a new city. The life coaches at Thriveworks Newark Counseling are experts in helping people hurdle their obstacles and grow into their personal lives and careers. If there is something you want to achieve or need a little extra help getting out of your rut, consider reaching out to our office. We’d love to help you.
Scenarios for Life Coaching: How Can it Help?
The life coaches at Thriveworks Newark Counseling work to help people find their goals and work to achieve them. Our coaches will use a variety of different methods and techniques to help you figure out what your talents are, what areas in life you feel like are lacking, and help you move up your career latter. Here are some scenarios in which a life coach could prove to be beneficial:
- You are in a relationship of four years and you and your partner really haven’t discussed taking the next step. You know you love your partner and it’s hard to imagine life without them. However, there are things that still bother you and you don’t know if they’re worth fighting for. You’d really like to travel more but your partner is okay with never leaving their hometown. While that’s great for them, it’s not for you. You don’t know how to move forward.
Life coaches will work with you to figure out where your values align and make a strategy for how to achieve them. They can also help you make hard decisions like whether moving on from your relationship would be the most beneficial or teach you the tools for better communication.
- You’ve been working at the same company since you’ve graduated college and you’re coming up on your fifth anniversary. You’re hoping for either a raise or to be promoted to the next position up. You feel like you’ve been working hard enough to earn it, but your boss ends up choosing someone else for the position and you still don’t get a raise. You want to work somewhere where you feel appreciated for the work you do but don’t know where to turn.
A life coach can work with you to better understand what your career goals are and needs as an employee. Maybe you want to switch to a whole new field or maybe you just need help finding a company that better aligns with your views.
- As a parent with two young children, you are constantly on the go. When you find out that your grandma can no longer live on her own, she moves into your home. Now you have two kids to take care of and just became a full-time caregiver to your grandparent. You know that your schedule is too packed to take on this role, but you are feeling guilty over the thought of finding them a retirement home to live in.
Your life coach will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of each scenario and offer skills on how to problem-solve. They can help you make tough decisions like this while also taking into account your mental wellbeing.
Life Coaching: What to Expect
Life coaches will have you rate different areas of your life such as career, finances, love, and personal leisure on a scale from 1 to 10 to get you thinking about where you might need some assistance. What career would you choose? If money was not a factor, where would you vacation and for how long? What would you want in a dream home? These types of “miracle questions” get us thinking and moving in the right direction
Life coaches work with people to find the issues that stop them from moving forward and pursuing their dreams. They can equip you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to turn your dreams into reality. In addition, they will be your biggest motivators, help you stay accountable, and push you in the right direction.
Work with a Professional Life Coach at Thriveworks Newark, NJ
When you decide to work with a life coach, it’s important to make sure that you are going with a trusted professional who has the credentials and background to help you. At Thriveworks Newark, NJ, our life coaches are those trust professionals. If you have something hindering you from achieving your goals in life or simply just don’t know what to do next, consider working with us.
To get started, visit our online booking portal or give us a call. We have flexible scheduling options, accept most major insurance carriers, and don’t operate with a waitlist. Don’t wait any longer to start living the life you want. We look forward to working with you.