Some have mistakenly looked at coaching as something for someone who is weak and needs to raise their performance up to an acceptable level. While a coach can be helpful in this way, it not the best reason to use a coach. Coaches are hired by high achievers so that they can rise to an even higher level than they are currently. This is one of the reasons why coaching works so well; it brings out your best. Coaches believe you can create your own best answers. so they are trained to support you in that process.
"Coaches believe you can create your own best answers."
The reasons people want coaching is endless and unique as the person themselves. Here are a few examples that motivate people to use a coach.
To make significant changes
To better deal with uncertainty
To make better decisions
To reach goals faster
To grow spiritually
To become financially stable
To have a collaborative partner
To improve relationships
To know more about yourself
To be a better leader
To simplify their lives
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons for using a coach. I have personally coached dozens of people across different fields of vocation and in different stages and goals in life. The comment I've heard most often is, "Why didn't I do this earlier?" Perhaps it's time to think about "testing the waters" with a coach on an issue that has been on your heart for a while, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Talking to a coach would be a great first step.