I don’t put much faith in coincidences.
You’ve landed on this page because you’re at a crucial point in your life. You’re looking for some guidance in the form of a life coach or lifestyle consultant.
But the process of finding the right person is overwhelming.
I feel you.
Actually, I came to this exact realization myself. That’s why I founded AYRIAL.
AYRIAL is an association, but it’s also a like mini search engine for qualified, fully vetted life coaches and lifestyle consultants (and more, but I’ll get to that in a moment).
Why search AYRIAL instead of Google?
Great question. When you search Google, you’re likely to find the life coaches and lifestyle consultants that are closest to your geographic area.
And while this is all well and good, that’s really all you know about them.
You don’t know that they’ve received a high-quality education, have real life experience or have worked with other clients like you.
They haven’t been vetted.
When you search Google for a lifestyle consultant, you still have a lot of work to do. Because you have to vet that lifestyle consultant yourself.
On the other hand…
When you search the AYRIAL Association of vetted lifestyle consultants and life coaches, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting high-quality results every time.
At a glance, you’ll see a consultant’s area of expertise, client services, testimonials and location. Most are available by phone, Skype, Zoom, too.
And here’s the best part:
You’ll find more than just life coaches on AYRIAL.
You may be able to find a life coach that meets more than just your coaching needs.
Many coaches and consultants specialize in other areas too. Here, you’ll find intuitive consultants, business coaches, certified feng shui consultants, intuitive counselors, dreamwork consultants, spiritual mediums and more.
How to make the most out of your consulting sessions
Okay, so you’ve found the right consultant. What now?
Even a lifestyle consultant will advise you on how maximize and prepare in advance of your first session. Because it’s all about making productive use of your time and money.
Lifestyle consultants almost always charge by the hour or monthly retainer, so you should always go into your meetings with a clear direction in mind.
Here are a few tips to help get the most out of each coaching or consultancy session.
- Identify your main goal. Ask yourself what you hope to achieve from your session(s).
A lifestyle coach may help you in many areas of life, but there should be one main focus of your conversations (especially at the initial session).
Remember that you will likely have multiple sessions where you can delve into various topics. And you’ll be most efficient when you target one main topic for each meeting.
- Keep a journal
Depending on your needs and life coaching agreement, there may be extended time between meetings. Maybe you meet with your consultant biweekly or monthly. Between sessions, keep track of your progress in a journal.
Review that journal before each meeting, so you can come up with talking points for the session. You may talk through challenges, triumphs or sources of confusion.
- Don’t hold back
Your life coach doesn’t need to know your life story, but be sure to share any and all relevant information. In order for this person to help you, they need to know all the pieces of the puzzle.
Your coach or lifestyle consultant is a professional and will not judge you. So feel free to express your thoughts and concerns.
- Prepare to be challenged
Your life coach or counselor isn’t there to stroke your ego. You aren’t hiring a yes person.
If that’s what you’re looking for, look elsewhere.
Your coach is there to challenge you to become a better version of yourself. They want to help you. As such, they may deliver hard truths and harsh realities. Your coach will undoubtedly push you out of your comfort zone. That’s where success lies.
If you’re facing any important decisions or want to refocus your efforts towards a new goal, it’s a great time to hire a lifestyle consultant.
The benefits of working with a lifestyle consultant include:
- Achieving your goals
- Financial savings
- Peace of mind
- Mental, spiritual and physical alignment
- Increased sense of fulfillment
But here’s the thing…
The only way to ensure you’ll get all these benefits is to work with a vetted lifestyle coach.
You can’t expect miraculous results from someone you pulled off the street (or a quick Google search). It’s simply not realistic.
If you’re ready to start your journey and find the best life coach or lifestyle consultant, check out some of our featured consultants.
The AYRIAL vetting process validates that the professional lifestyle consultants uphold moral and ethical standards, including keeping their client sessions private and confidential.
But if you’re not quite ready to connect with a consultant yet, don’t worry.
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