Discover your strengths and talents: With your coach, you can talk about what moves you and inspires you and what you’re just plain good at—the kind of things you want to keep doing. You’ll also talk about things you don’t enjoy doing, but you are very successful with. Combining this information will help you to know what types of activities you should pursue, how to approach tough situations and maybe even what career path would be right for you.
Make informed decisions about how to best manage stress: The hardest time to learn how to be less stressed is when you are in the middle of a crisis. With your coach, you’ll learn how to handle stressful situations before they occur so when they do, you will make good decisions. These techniques will help you get more done and feel better while doing it.
Learn ways to stay healthy and balanced in your life: Life has so much to offer you as a young adult. It’s hard not to feel a little overwhelmed by all the possibilities. Some days you feel great, and then there are days when it seems like there’s nothing good in your life. Your coach will work with you to strike a balance between these feelings. You’ll also work on keeping your school work, extracurriculars and personal life manageable. Balance is all about priorities; with your coach, you will figure out what’s most important to you so you can achieve the goals you want to reach.
Learn more about yourself and your relationship with others: As you explore your talents and goals with coaching, you’ll start to realize some things about yourself. You’ll realize how you handle stressful situations, how you set your goals and how you prioritize your life. By knowing yourself better, you’ll learn how to better deal with other people, recognize behavior patterns and relationships that are holding you back and learn how to better manage your relationships.
Fine-tune your academic and organizational skills: Your life is probably pretty hectic, and sometimes you wish you could just push a stop button to get everything in order before proceeding. While a coach can’t give you a stop button, they can equip you with the skills you need to work through busy times and also the seasons when you are a bit bored.
Develop a personal mission statement: What are you going to do with your life? That’s a pretty big question! Your coach will work with you to help you figure out your mission in life. That doesn’t mean you’ll be mapping out your 5-year, 10-year and 25-year plans. You’ll figure out what direction you want to take. What are you passionate about doing? What do you want to be sure that, when you look back on your life, you’ve done with your time? You’ll work with your coach to mold this information into a personal mission statement.
Work toward goals that you choose: Ultimately, you’re the one who has to live your life. With a coach, you are empowered to set your own course and make your own goals. Your coach will be there to guide you along the way as you learn to create your plan and identify potential roadblocks to getting where you want to be.