Why Have a Coach in Your Life?

Andrea Swensen, Certified Life Coach, Career Coach, Success Coach, Business Coach, Executive Coach, Performance Coach, Skills Coach, Wealth Coach, Group Coach. Contact me today.  I have a special offer for you. I am a certified coach. I have spent over 2000 hours coaching individuals and helping them achieve their personal, life, business, career and success goals.  With your purchase of 10 sessions coaching package, I’m offering you an additional session for FREE, a Hello Beautiful Ladies T-shirt and a FREE downloadable book and video of your choice from my website.  Go to the HBL website under the Breakover or Shop Tab and sign up for your coaching session today.  If you. Have questions or would like additional information, contact me at [email protected]

Life coaching has grown to be a hugely successful form of talking therapy, to the extent that it has helped turn people’s lives around. A life coach is someone that looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives.



Maybe you’ve never heard of life coaching. Or maybe you think it’s for other people. Or maybe you think it doesn’t work. Let’s clear up some common misconceptions. First of all, life coaching is an umbrella term that encompasses coaching for any number of areas from relationships to finances to cultivating healthy habits. Life coaching is very popular with people of all ages throughout the world. Coaches and clients can be in different places, as sessions most often take place by phone or Skype. There are life coaches for every age group, life stage, ambition, and goal you can imagine. Life coaching is a process and requires the full commitment of the client. Coaches help clients identify blocks, challenges, and opportunities. Additionally, many life coaches are very accomplished in their own lives and are good at asking key questions to unlock their client’s potential.


There is a saying, “The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.” Great life coaches know how to ask you the type of questions that evoke the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life. Additionally, coaches work with you over a set period of time to make sure that you follow through on your commitments; that key piece known as accountability is built into the coaching process.

So, what is the No. 1 reason to hire a life coach?  Because you learn how to create a life you desire and see actual results, you will develop a greater appreciation for life and those around you. Your positive energy will influence how you relate to your loved ones. Your real-life results may inspire those around you to pursue their own goals. Your newfound energy, appreciation, and sense of responsibility will elevate the quality of your relationships. It will also mean that you remove the pressure you may have put on others to offer you advice, support, and accountability for your goals, so the time you spend with your loved ones can be focused on enjoying and truly appreciating each person exactly as they are. You start seeing them as unique individuals instead of people who owe you something or have denied you something. In the process, you become stronger and more skilled at living a better quality of life. 


If you’re not ready to hire someone, many life coaches offer a lot of great content on their websites for you to use in your own life.  For example; the Hello Beautiful Ladies website is full of FREE downloadable content and videos to help you reach your life and career goals. When you are ready to invest in yourself and if achieving some of your authentic life goals results in you creating deeper, more meaningful relationships with those you love, then reach out to me, Andrea Swensen. I’m a certified life, success, career and business coach with over 2,000 hours of coaching experience.

There are many types of coaches available. If I can’t help you, I can refer you to someone who can.

  1.  Business coaching– Business coaching is always conducted within the constraints placed on the individual or group to meet organizational goals
  2. One on One Coaching for Executives–  One to one coaching is increasingly being recognized as the way for organizations to improve Executives for developing new skills, improving performance, and preparing for advancement. Offer to coach at the executive level and tied to organization goals, often results in improved business results. Executive coaching is often delivered by coaches operating from outside the organization whose services are requested for an agreed duration or number of coaching sessions.


  1. Personal/Life Coaching –The personal/life coach helps individuals gain awareness of and clarify their personal goals and priorities, better understand their thoughts, feelings, and options, and take appropriate actions to change their lives, accomplish their goals, and feel more fulfilled.
  2. Career Coaching– The career coach helps individuals identify what they want and need from their career, then make decisions and take the needed actions to accomplish their career objectives in balance with the other parts of their lives.
  3. Group Coaching –Group coaches work with individuals in groups. The focus can range from leadership development to career development, stress management to team building. Group coaching combines the benefits of individual coaching with the resources of groups. Individuals learn from each other and the interactions that take place within the group setting.
  4. Performance Coaching –Performance coaches help employees at all levels better understand the requirements of their jobs, the competencies needed to fulfill those requirements, any gaps in their current performance, and opportunities to improve performance. Coaches then work with the employees, their bosses, and others in their work environment to help the employees fill performance gaps and develop plans for further professional development.

  1. Newly Assigned Leader Coaching –Coaches of individuals assigned or hired into new leadership roles help these leaders to “onboard.” The goal of the coaching is to clarify with the leader’s key constituents the most important responsibilities of his/her new role, the deliverables in the first few months of the new assignment, and ways to integrate the team (s)he will lead with the organization. The major focus of this type of coaching is on helping the new leader to assimilate and achieve his/her business objectives.
  2. Relationship Coaching –The relationship coach helps two or more people to form, change, or improve their interactions. The context can be work, personal, or other settings.
  3. High-Potential or Developmental Coaching –The coach works with organizations to develop the potential of individuals who have been identified as key to the organization’s future or are part of the organization’s succession plan. The focus of the coaching may include assessment, competency development, or assistance planning and implementing strategic projects.
  4. Coaching to Provide Feedback Debriefing and Development Planning –Organizations that use assessment or 360 feedback processes often utilize coaches to help employees interpret the results of their assessments and feedback. In addition, coaches work with individuals to make career decisions and establish professional development plans based on feedback, assessment results, and other relevant data.

  1. Targeted Behavioral Coaching –Coaches who provide targeted behavioral coaching help individuals to change specific behaviors or habits or learn new, more effective ways to work and interact with others. This type of coaching often helps individuals who are otherwise very successful in their current jobs or are taking on new responsibilities that require a change in specific behaviors.
  2. Legacy Coaching –The legacy coach helps leaders who are retiring from a key role to decide on the legacy they would like to leave behind. The coach also provides counsel on transitioning out of the leadership role.
  3. Succession Coaching –The succession coach helps assess potential candidates for senior management positions and prepares them for promotion to more senior roles. This type of coaching may be used in any organization that is experiencing growth or turnover in its leadership ranks. It is especially helpful for family businesses to maintain the viability of the firm. Since assessment is often part of this intervention, clear expectations and ground rules for confidentiality are essential. It may be necessary for some companies to use separate consultants for assessment and coaching.
  4. Presentation/Communication Skills Coaching –This type of coaching helps individuals gain self-awareness about how they are perceived by others and why they are perceived in that way. Clients learn new ways to interact with others. The use of video recording with feedback allows clients to see themselves as others do. The coach helps clients change the way they communicate and influence others by changing their words, how they say those words, and the body language they use to convey their intended messages.
  5. Team Coaching –One or more team coaches work with the leader and members of a team to establish their team mission, vision, strategy, and rules of engagement with one another. The team leader and members may be coached individually to facilitate team meetings and other interactions, build the effectiveness of the group as a high-performance team and achieve team goals.



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