Adrienne Potter

Why Work With A Coach?

My belief is that we are never the finished article, merely work in progress, and as such we should never stop learning and developing.

It is not just the elite and professionals who choose to work with a Coach, many individuals choose to work with a Coach to improve their life, sporting performance or enhance their career.

If you are reading this then it is likely you are already aware of the benefits of working with a coach. You are just looking for the right fit. It could be that the concept of hiring a Coach is very new to you and you are curious to know more about the benefits of working with one.

With that in mind I ask you to think back to your younger years. Were you part of a team, or did you attend sports clubs, such as tennis, martial arts or swimming perhaps? Perhaps you were more musical and played an instrument?

Think of some of the benefits you gained from being Coached.

  • Change of mindset
  • Bad habits changed
  • Improved performance
  • Increased confidence
  • Goals Achieved


Exactly the same benefits can be applied when you take the decision to work with a Life Coach.

"Our past may shape us, but it doesn't define who we become." - Alyson Noel

Peeling Back The Layers

  • What role does your job have in defining you as an individual?
  • How are you defined by your position within the family
  • What is important to you right now and why?
  • What has led you in your search for a Coach?


As a coach these are all questions I will be asking, so perhaps now is a good time to take a moment to reflect.

The journey of self-discovery is not an overnight one and it requires

  • Honesty
  • Patience
  • Trust


Honesty and patience from within, and trust in the process.

Setting Goals To Keep You On Track

Throughout the process you will establish a level of self-awareness most probably never previously reached, discover your current values – something most rarely consider – and feel a level of empowerment through personal commitment.

You will be able to set and achieve goals by building new habits and create consistency in the actions you take.

Mention goal setting to some and the barriers will rise but the important thing to remember about goal setting is, in order to reach the big goal at the end, we need to set smaller goals – stepping stones – in between.

When we break the process down into smaller bite sized chunks we enable the changes we make to become more attainable and permanent.

It is the smaller goals that keep us on track for the main goal.