Life Coaches Halethorpe MD
Silver Spring, MD
OK, so you've just reached your weight loss goals and made it through a fad diet, commercial or medical weight loss program or weight loss center, and are eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Congratulations! You've been through diet plans like South Beach, Atkins and low-carb diets. But, you're STILL not happy with how you FEEL--the balance (or lack of it) in your life.
Relax, BestDietForMe.com analysts and Marketdata have it covered. We published a major market study about the self-improvement market in February 2004 ("the Market for Self-Improvement Products & Services"). In this study, we have a chapter covering the personal coaching market. Below is useful information to help you understand what personal coaches do, how much they cost, and how to find one.
What Is A Personal Coach?
Coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals and organizations to develop more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. Coaches work with clients in all areas including business, career, finances, health and relationships. As a result of coaching, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.
Professional coaches are trained to listen and observe, to customize their approach to the individual client�s needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from the client. They believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful and that the coach�s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has. While the coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, the client is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires.
Personal and life coaching represents the largest portion of the market. It first developed in the United States. The corporate coaching market is smaller in size.
The market is very broad-based. Typical customers include retired persons, people in transition phases of their lives (i.e. those coming to the end of their career or work lives), Baby Boomers, and even college students. College students� parents may pay for coaches to help their children with career counseling, so that they have more focus or get a jump on the competition of new graduates. Coaches may also work for people starting a new business, or for small business owners that are looking to grow their ventures.
Recessions are actually good for the coaching business. In these rough times, there is more demand for career coaching and help getting over lay-offs.
People hire a coach when they are starting a new business, making a career transition, reevaluating their lifestyle choices or simply feel ready for a personal or professional breakthrough.
The coaching field is unregulated. No license is required. Consequently, anyone can be a coach. The profession is painfully aware that inept coaching makes the field look bad. As a resu...