Our previous article discussed how a life coach can help you set personal and professional goals and achieve a healthy work/life balance.  This article will address how accountability and counseling work together to reduce and address negative influences preventing your from staying on track with your life coaching plan.

Accountability

Fear is often the main culprit that keeps people from pursuing their personal and professional goals.  Your life coach is also your accountability partner who is there is encourage you and make sure your fears do not get in the way.  If there are obstacles keeping you from moving forward, your life coach can help you identify and work through these challenges and fears.  It’s easy to say, “I will do that….next month.”  Procrastination leads to apathy and apathy is not productive.  Accountability by a certified life coach can help you stay on track and achieve the fulfillment of being able to say, “wow, I did it!” as you accomplish various steps along the way.

Counseling & Therapy

Effective life coaching involves ongoing counseling and therapy.  Having a life coach who is also a psychologist or psychology expert is an added advantage.  Someone who works in the field of individual/couples counseling, addiction counseling or other types of therapies can draw on their expertise when counseling you as your life coach.

When selecting a life coach, don’t be afraid to ask for their credentials and experience.  After all, this is your life and you want to make sure the person providing life coaching is not only passionate about what they do, but qualified to do it.  Susan Pazak, PhD is a licensed psychologist in the State of California with more than a decade of individual and marriage counseling experience.  She also has extensive experience in addiction counseling.  Give Dr. Susan a call to learn more about how her life coaching expertise can help you identify and fulfill your personal and professional aspirations.

“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it”
Caroline Myss

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