7 Reasons to Hire a Coach

Why Hire a Coach?

You may be wondering why hire a coach?

Put simply a coach can help you figure out what you want in life, and more importantly help you turn those ideas and dreams into reality.

  • But what does that mean for you?   
  • What sort of things do they help with?   
  • What can they do for you?   
  • Can they help you with your specific situation?   
To help answer some of those questions I have compiled a list of the top 7 reasons most people hire a coach: -

1. You lack a clear vision

You might be stuck in a rut and want to make changes, but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you are struggling to understand what you want in life; you may feel lost and confused. You are not alone; more than 80% of people don’t have a clear vision for their lives.

A good coach helps you figure out what you want in your life. They give you the space, time and support to think through what is important to you so you can work out the future you want. Once you have established a clear vision, they help you devise a plan to reach that vision, and they support and encourage you as you move towards that new future.

2. You want to make changes in your work life

You may want to makes changes in your career or work life e.g. change jobs, change career, get a promotion at work, or set up your own business.

A good coach encourages and supports you to explore the options available to you and what best fits with your needs, values and ambitions. You will gain focus and get serious about the success you deserve to have. You will be more motivated to step it up a level to reach your true potential.

3. You want a more balanced life

You may want to have a more balanced life e.g. your work and family life are not balanced, or your health and well-being has been neglected and in need of special attention.

A good coach helps you explore where you are now and what is important to you based on your own personal values. They help you come up with your own personal vision and then provide the support required to motivate you, and keep you focused on achieving your vision. They give you the confidence and assurance you need to make the necessary changes.

4. Your vision is so big you’re overwhelmed

You might already know what you want in life but are finding it difficult to see the wood from the trees so are not making the progress you want or need to, towards achieving your vision. It's natural to feel daunted by dreams that feel too big and out of reach.

A good coach will help you break down the vision into more manageable steps so you can gain clarity and focus which enables you to start making progress towards your dreams.

5. You want to do it faster - Time

In our modern world Time has become a precious commodity. We live hectic lives in a fast-paced busy world. You may not have the capacity or time to work on your vision or solve your problems on your own.

Working with a coach will save you time by helping you find solutions faster than you would on your own. You will be encouraged to think beyond what you would on your own. You will build you own step by step action plan faster than you would on your own. You will be more focused and motivated to achieve your vision in the fastest way possible.

This can give you a real competitive advantage in this highly competitive world, especially in business.

6. You want to be more self-confident

By definition, self-confidence means to have faith in or trust yourself. Self-confidence can be the way you feel about your skills, abilities, looks and behaviours; or it can be the way you project yourself to others. Improving your self-confidence can enhance all aspects of your life, but especially your work and home life.

A good coach helps you challenge your beliefs about yourself, boost your self-esteem and helps you build a strong and positive self-image. If you truly believe in yourself, so will others. They show you that you are just as worthy of success as anybody else, and they stay by your side as you gather the experience you need to believe in yourself and become more self-confident.

In a survey 80% of people saw their self-confidence significantly improved after a series of coaching sessions.

7. You want to stop procrastinating

Do you procrastinate or leave things till tomorrow? But tomorrow never comes! Most people procrastinate, so you are not alone!

A good coach helps you break the bad habits that are making you procrastinate and help you replace them with new more positive ones; they help you change your mindset. This allows you to be more proactive and be more disciplined and focused on achieving your vision. Say goodbye to the procrastination monkey and his friends!


If any of this sounds familiar then it might be time to hire a coach. Many of the most successful people have hired coaches and continue to receive coaching support to stay on top. 

Most people who have been coached repeat the process again in the future. In a survey 96% of people said they loved it so much they would invest in further coaching in the future. Almost 100%, need I say anymore!

If you would like to see if coaching is right for you, I invite you to contact me to book a free coaching taster session. I promise there is no hard sell.  e-mail - help@thefitzcoach.com or call +44 (0)20 3287 3165 or Facebook message me.

The survey referenced above was carried out by PWC on behalf of the International Coaching Federation. The full results are available on their website.