If you are the go-to girl in your group, you probably have these 3 characteristics and don't realize it. You probably don't realize it because they come so easy to you. They are the most powerful characteristics of a life coach.
1. You pretty much have your ish together.
You're not perfect by any means, however you are a highly motivated person. You're not afraid to take risks not afraid of failure and you absolutely LOVE helping other people do the same. You create written goals and you stick to them. You probably have a work out regimen and you only surround yourself with people who have goals and a sense of purpose in their own life. You invest in yourself often. You visit the doctors for your yearly check up and you keep track of your credit and finances. You love to keep your home clean and free of clutter. And you also tend to have a positive attitude no matter what you are going through. People respect you, look up to you, and love you.
2. You are a good listener.
In the coaching field this is called 'active listening'. One of the most valuable things you can be as a life coach is a good listener. Most people do not have the ability to listen to someone else talk for long periods of time about themselves. In a coach-coachee relationship, the coachee is the one that all the focus is on, and so they are the one that should be doing most of the talking. It can often be challenging for people to speak their truth, but people talk to you because you are a good listener.
3. You are not too afraid or timid to ask hard questions.
If people want warm and fuzzy advice they don't come to you. They know you are going to ask them the hard questions to make them think. When they think through your questions they gain clarity and a different perspective on their situation. And they often end the conversation by saying, "Thank you so much for listening!"
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Which one, if not all 3 of these characteristics, do you have?