Freelancing can be a lonely business — I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I’ve also spoken about how to build a support system for yourself. In this blog post, I want to talk about a specific person you might need: A coach.
At various stages in my career, I’ve had different kinds of coaches. My first one was Jaya Narayan Ramani, who helped change my mindset from trying to desperately fit into salaried employment towards a more liberating journey that I have now.
After multiple blunders in being a boss over the last few years, I now have a leadership coach. She helps me build the businesses and systems I need to achieve the ambitious goals I’ve set for myself.
I would say without a shadow of doubt that these coaches played a crucial part in where I am today. The thing is that they don’t tell me what to do. They make meaningful conversations and offer tools for me to clarify my thoughts and take action. It can be a hell-hole inside an entrepreneur’s head — my coaches helped me clean up mine
So, how to find one?
Keep an eye out. Pay attention to posts on LinkedIn, Instagram etc.
Try free sessions or group coaching programs. You won’t find the perfect coach in your first try. Keep looking.
Engage a coach for specific goals and see how much their help is working for you.
Remember: They won’t change your life. You’ll need to do that. They might just clear the fog in your way.