Focusing on your strengths with a life coach
Many folks consider making some changes in the new year. This may include starting a business, traveling the world, changing careers, or becoming more intentional about your fitness goals.
If so, it’s reasonable to need a little help along the way. That’s why life coaches have become so popular in recent years.
According to the International Coaching Federation, there are approximately 53,000 life coaches based in 168 countries worldwide as of October 2022, and the industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
Stacy Crawford, coach and founder of Klear Water Coaching Wellness, primarily leads with the Clifton Strengths assessment in her practice. The CliftonStrengths has been around for over 40 years, and it identifies what you’re good across 34 themes.
“Coaching is something that I really love a lot. It’s really about forward motion and what is top of mind in the moment,” Stacy explains how coaching differs from counseling. “While we make want to work with some things in the past, we’re not going to go back and uncover that and spend a lot of time there.”
If you’re looking for a life coach, Stacy Crawford recommends making sure you find a good fit.
- What are your areas of expertise?
- Who is your ideal client?
- What certifications or educational qualifications do you have?
- How do you describe your style?
Stacy adds, “Most coaches will offer a free consultation and that is a great way to get to know whether the coach is a good fit for you. Be cautious of individuals who have not had coaching training, but have decided to hang a shingle. The International Coaching Federation is a global accrediting body that provides a code of ethics and verifies education and knowledge before certifying coaches.”