A wise life coach offers the following advice…

In 2013, co-founders of “Why Not Now,” a life coaching business designed to “help foster and encourage your inner strengths, identify hidden and untapped resources, and put you confidently on the path to designing the life you’ve always wanted to live,” committed suicide.  Their death sent shockwaves throughout the coaching industry and beyond.  It lent credence to the belief that life coaching is nothing more than platitudes and cat posters with inspiring messages that have no grounding in the real world. If trained life coaches don’t practice what they preach, why should anybody listen to them, let alone pay them? Periodically, I think about these two people.  They remind me that you never truly know another person’s pain.  While I do not sit in judgment nor do I assume that they were frauds or hypocrites, I can’t help but wonder why would two people dedicated to helping others live their best life chose to end their own in such a horrific way.  As a result, I pause to reflect on my own coaching practice and life.  Am I living MY best life? Do I practice what I preach?  What makes me think I have all the answers? The reality is, I don’t…. READ MORE: Expert or Fraud? YOU Decide

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