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What is a Life Coach and do you need one?

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Generally speaking, there’s not much you “need” in life beyond the basic necessities. That’s the short answer. Do you like how I got myself out of a job first sentence in?! As you may expect, there’s a longer answer, with a more nuanced approach. So what is a Life Coach and do you need one?

“People choose to hire life coaches because they want to do more tomorrow

than they can do today.”

Tony Robbins

The meaning I assign to “doing more” in this particular context is achieving more of what you really want in your life, not “doing more stuff” for the sake of productivity. That’s what a Life Coach helps you focus on:taking control of your present so you can create the future that suits you and your dreams. Contrary to Counselling or Psychotherapy, there’s no diagnosis or treatment, advice giving or past digging. It’s all about where you’re at right now, where you want to go and taking actions to get there.

You don’t need to wait for a crisis to work with a Life Coach

Taking your life to a new level is something you can aspire to, whether you’re at a crossroads (personally or professionally), or already achieving a lot of what you want but feeling like you’re not quite optimising your potential day in, day out. 

It’s also worth to note that according to a 2018 report by PWC, coaching is one of the fastest growing profession in the world – it is so because it actually works. Coaches with the right training and tools do make a difference in people’s lives, I’ve experienced it firsthand. And here’s what the International Coach Federation reported in their Global Coaching Client Study: “Coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness”.

So, if you:

  • have a feeling you’re only living a fraction of your potential (energy and health wise, work wise, family wise)

  • have lost track of who you are and what you want from life and need to gain clarity

  • are ready to fully embrace your calling but not sure where to start

  • have a tendency to prioritise everyone and everything else in your life and want to look after yourself better

  • want to feel happy and energised more often than once a year when you go on holidays

  • want to inspire your children to become their best

Then you will definitely benefit from coaching.

There’s nothing like living life with intention and purpose…

It’s priceless to be clear about what you want, who you are and what you’re here for. It’s priceless to jump out of bed every morning looking forward to the day ahead and to go to bed at night proud of the choices you’ve made and the person you’ve been that day. If you’re keen to make the most of your time on this planet by doing things that truly matter to you and by the same token, inspire the next generation to do the same, give coaching a go.


There are many styles of coaches and types of coaching to choose from. I cannot speak for everyone else out there, but I love what I do with a passion and I’m fully committed to putting my training and experience at your service so you achieve the results you’re looking for. Most importantly, I’m committed to helping you reconnect to the greatest gift you were born with: INTUITION. So that ultimately, you’ll be able to coach yourself. If you want to learn more about how I coach, click HERE. And you haven’t seen it yet, watch this video where I introduce myself and my work.

Presence is the underlying theme of my coaching: a quality of being where I’m fully absorbed and engaged with you in the moment so we can both access its power and wisdom. I know how to listen deeply and help you connect with the wonderful compass that resides deep inside and that can help you navigate any situation and undertake any challenge that you set your heart on. 

If all of this has tickled your curiosity, I’d love to connect. You can book a free conversation with me HERE so we can determine whether we’re the right fit for each other.

I can’t wait to meet you!

Author: Elise Clement. Elise is a holistic psychotherapist, certified life coach and matrescence specialist. You can find out more about Elise and her work HERE.

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