My Personal Definition of Coaching: A collaboration with the client to generate a conversation that creates a context for creativity and insight, which empowers and enables the client to become who and what they want to be in the world.
Other Definitions: These are from two of the professional organization with whom I align my work:
My selfish answer: Because I want to meet you and learn all about you!
My other answer: Because a coach will listen to you in a way you’ve only rarely been heard. What a coach reflects back to you can in itself be a powerful experience.
But, don’t just listen to me. Here is what some others say:
I love how this coach, Andrea Owen, outlines why you might want a coach: http://yourkickasslife.com/coaching/8-reasons-you-need-a-life-coach/
For a business perspective, check out Forbes’ reasons for hiring a coach:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2015/09/23/should-you- hire-a- life-coach/#786e4e142ef9
If you’re more of a lifehack reader check out these reasons:
http://www.lifehack.org/374973/12-signs- that-you- really-need- life-coach
For some people I know, The Huffington Post is a good authority. This is a thoughtful take on a corollary to having a coach: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/prema-srinivasan/the-number-one-reason-to-_b_7809724.html “The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.”
And the ever popular question: how is coaching different from therapy? I found an expert answer: https://www.growingself.com/therapy-or-life-coaching/