It is easy to note that the levels of stress, anxiety, pressure, relationship issues, financial burdens, competition woes, etc are on the rise. It is this trend that has set an alarm and we have realized the importance of “Quality of life”. And this is why the life coaching trend is gaining popularity.
“Why did life coaching gain popularity in the late 20th century and what role does it play in navigating modern life challenges?”
Since we address to the FAQ of life in this section, here comes another one in the series. Well, there is a string of questions that come to mind when we speak of life coaching. Some of them are –
1. Why is life coaching becoming so popular these days?
2. When did the concept of life coaching originate?
3. Why did people from earlier generations not need life coaching?
The Origin of Life Coaching
The concept of life coaching has been around for several decades, but it began to gain mainstream popularity in the late 20th century. The International Coach Federation, which is the largest professional coaching organization in the world, was founded in 1995.
The History of Life Coaching
As for why people in earlier generations needed life coaching, the need for personal development and self-improvement is not new. Throughout history, people have sought guidance and support in navigating the challenges of life. In the past, this guidance may have been sought from religious leaders, community elders, or other respected figures in their society. In those times life was not considered as scary as it is made out to be in today’s times. Career, health, relationships, and finances were just a part of life and the end of life.
As I always say, life is the biggest niche, everything else is just a micro-niche. We need to stop investing in our idiosyncrasies and start living life as it is meant to be. Live life breath after breath!!!
In more recent times, as society has become more individualistic and people have been encouraged to take more control of their own lives and careers, the need for personal development and self-improvement has become more pronounced. The rise of technology and the internet has also made it easier for people to access information and resources about personal development and self-improvement.
Why do you need a life coach?
Forget about the Guru or why you need a coach or a guru. Just walk your path and grow in knowledge. When you benefit and have someone to thank, that is your Guru.
If you want to play soccer, you need a coach. If you want to play the violin, you need a coach. Similarly, in life, one needs a coach for managing the mind, and relieve you of tension, stress, fear uncertainty, jealousy, greed, hatred, and all these negative emotions. So this is the role of a Guru – to relieve you from all negativity and infuse positivity in you.
As a result, many people have begun to turn to life coaches as a source of guidance and support in navigating the complexities of modern life. Life coaches can help people to set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and make positive changes in their lives.