Can I Be My Own Life Coach?

Do you want to take control of your life?
Do you want to do it by yourself?
Do you have what it takes

We can’t recommend life coaching highly enough.

Life Coaching is about helping you move forward in a focused and structured way at your pace and to your agenda so you can become the person you really want to be.

The question is: can you be your own life coach?

We think that people with the right amount of self-discipline can be.

What we can provide you is the tools and advice you need to follow and then it’s up to you to make sure you take action and follow them.

If you are too easy on yourself and ‘let yourself off the hook’ every time you fail to take action you promised you would take, it’s not going to work very well. However if you are able to write down your plans and stick to them, learn and understand the life coaching tools and techniques and apply them – if in effect you are capable of wearing 2 hats, one as the coach and one as the coachee, then there is no reason why you can’t be your own coach.

This is not to say coaching yourself will be as easy as working with a qualified coach – of course it won’t be.

Of course you’ll save money by being your own coach. But a life coach could save you a lot of time. A good coach will ask the right questions, keep you on track, motivate you, shine a light on the answers you always had within you and support you in the kind of non-judgemental way that only a good qualified coach and no-one else in the world can.

If you’re still determined to do it yourself then it’s a good sign.

Read on.

Can I Really Be My Own Life Coach?

Being your own Life Coach requires you to wear two ‘hats’, that of the Coach and that of the Coachee.

It therefore takes a certain amount of motivation, dedication and discipline to fulfill both roles, though is completely achievable with the right attitude. Do you think you’re ready? Well, answer these questions honestly and we’ll see:

  1. Do you want to change your life more than anything else in the world?
  2. Are you lucid and honest with yourself?
  3. Are you ready for the emotional uphheaval and work involved in this journey?
  4. Do you always go through with the tasks you set yourself no matter the obstacles thrown at you?

It is easy to embark on a life coaching journey. What most people find difficult (even those hiring a life coach) is holding fast and maintaining motivation. If you’ve answered something other than yes to any of the questions above, then you might find being your own life coach difficult, or impossible. In this case, look at this article where you will find other ways of finding free/cheaper life coaching.

If, however, you are 100% determined, 100% motivated, 100% ready for the journey, 100% lucid and honest with yourself, then … let’s start!

We believe an investment in coaching is one of the best investments you’ll ever make. That being said we also believe in helping people and knowing that not everyone will want to part with their money we want to at least help you do what you can for free if that’s the route you want to take.

What we can guarantee you is that though the life coaching articles on this site are free, they do not compromise in any way in quality, being provided by professional, experienced, qualified coaches (take a look at our coaching site).

Please Note: we are not trying to sell more coaching here, far from it, we have enough clients (which for us is a small number) and are not particularly looking for more. Self coaching is just not as tailored or personal as a 1-2-1 arrangement would be, but it doesn’t mean to say you can’t do it. We put a LOT of effort into the free articles posted here and we wouldn’t bother if we didn’t think they would work.

Feel free to contact us for more information by e-mailing [email protected] or by using our contact form.

Let’s Begin The Journey:
The First Steps As Your Own Life Coach

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Comments

Can I Be My Own Life Coach? — 16 Comments

  1. Just found your site and I love the concept. I am doing life coaching right now for three months to try it out, and I am enjoying the experience. I do believe it is helpful to take a look at one’s life and see how we can make it more satisfying and meaningful. Your post was great for me because I want to learn more about how to be my own life coach when my coaching sessions are over. Thanks for sharing!
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    • No problem at all Cathy and thanks so much for leaving a comment to let us know it was of value.

      Feel free to let me know if you have particular questions about any aspect of Life Coaching either here or privately and I’ll do what I can to help,

      take care & best wishes,
      Isabelle

    • Hi Mika,

      If you look at our post which details how to create and use a Life Wheel then you’ll see that Life Coaching deals with every aspect of life, business/work and relationships included. Though normally the life coaching angle is to look more at fixing imbalances, blocks and stresses in different aspects of our lives that prevent us from moving forwards rather than more ‘technical’ business specifics (such as how teams are formed, how to network or how to communicate effectively) so there is some overlap (e.g. you could use limiting beliefs, compelling future etc to tackle these issues in a business setting) but then there are also more specific business & management tools and techniques where a business coach or consultant would deal with that area in more depth.

      I hope that makes sense but let me know if you’d like more info,

      cheers,
      Alan

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  4. Living a balanced life is only half the battle of achieving a relative level of control in life. The other half is all about tapping into ones’ potential to self-develop as an individual and enjoy living life by design.This is where a professional life coach is able to offer a system that feeds positiveness and fire in the belly to take action to turn those initial dreams and goals into something tangible and sustaining.
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    • I totally agree, being your own life coach is not about making your life ‘balanced’, it’s about making it what you want it to be. We’ve written a post on Lifestyle Design which complements this one and explains it further. Check it out.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Isabelle

  5. This is a concept I like. But man it must take some fortitude to pull it off. Do you think it’s possible for people to still make changes at the same pace though? I mean it’s a cool idea, I just can’t imagine that it wouldn’t mean a slower rate of progress.
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