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Personal Development

Personal development coaching aims to evaluate and assess your current strengths and weaknesses in order to improve a certain aspect, or aspects, of your life.

Just as an athlete would have a coach to push and support them, a personal development coach is there to make you feel at ease and confident in changes you want to make in your life. You deserve to be happy and proud of where you are; a coach will help you achieve that happiness and develop any skills you wish to improve.

On this page, we will explain what you may expect from a personal development coaching session. You will discover how this form of coaching can help you to improve your life and assess your own skills.

What is personal development coaching?

Personal development is about increasing your self-awareness. Coaches aim to help you recognise where you want to be in life and how you can get there, as well as identifying the potential that already exists within you. This is often accomplished through a series of questions designed to help you recognise, accept and build upon your strengths and weaknesses.

You should expect to be given the opportunity to assess your emotional well-being and how you are progressing in life. You will consider whether you are happy, whether you are reaching your goals, your state of mind and your relationships.

A coach may not necessarily offer direct advice and they will not tell you exactly what to do. But, what they will do is offer guidance and support through personal development plans and strategies, in order for you to set goals and continue working on achieving these on your own.

A personal development coach will also:
  • Ask questions in order to guide you to an answer.
  • Encourage deep thoughts about how you are living your life and the changes you want to make.
  • Challenge your thoughts by identifying inconsistencies.
  • Support you through difficult decisions.
  • Assist you with creating and following your personalised plan.
  • Help you to create strategies and reach your goals.

Is personal development coaching for me?

Personal development coaching can cover a range of issues and concerns. This could include money management, confidence building, public speaking or any other skill linked to promoting personal growth.

To discover whether personal development coaching is for you, consider the following questions:
  • Do you wish you had better communication skills?
  • Do you want to become more confident?
  • Do you want to be more motivated?
  • Do you need a specific skill to advance further in life?
  • Do you want to be happier?