Faced with a new challenge, it is difficult not to doubt. Little or a lot, but something always escapes our control. Will I be able to? Am I risking too much? Am I wrong? We always have a friend on hand who slaps us to ingratiate ourselves with our ideas and make sure everything will go well. But this is not always the case, and in the end, all we get is a disservice. To obtain an objective, distanced opinion, there are the ‘coaches’, experts in giving a professional point of support to your need for change, to advance in some sense or to fulfill a goal, whatever its nature. Because not only for senior executives who seek to make a leap from one multinational to another is the personal trainer designed. From housewives to workers with very different goals resort to this service.

Inés C. is an example. The owner of a small local business, she went to therapy years ago to overcome her sickly shyness. An attitude that did not favor anything in business. Until one day, they told him about the possibility of hiring a ‘coach.’ In four sessions, she felt more progress than in two years of therapy: she had managed to throw a great party where she would do the business of her life. This example is one of those that José Miguel Gil, president of Asesco (Spanish Association of Coaching), likes to tell to tell what is and, above all, what is not her job. We do not look back. We neither diagnose nor advise—we startup. We are the fulcrum of the action. Without it, there is no ‘coaching,'” affirms the representative of Asesco, and with this clarifies the basic difference with the therapy that a psychologist can offer. Although in your case, it is too.

How is this relationship? Personal trainers go through consultation like any other professional and, in the first, perform a 360º check of the person. Although the objective that you put on the table is usually related to professional life, personal life is also the object of study. “They are linked areas, and one influences the other”, Gil points out. The reasons why you come to the consultation are many: change jobs, open a new company, rethink your schedules, increase your productivity, be less tired, learn to delegate, find the motivation that allows you to be happy with your approach again vital. Or regain confidence after a period of professional decline.