Life coaching may not be for everyone, but if you ever ponder what direction your life is taking, maybe it is for you.
Coaches can help people to define a clearer career path, to develop their business and to achieve a better work and life balance.
Coach Steven Decker of The Ponds aims to give his clients tools and awareness to come up with their own solutions to reach life goals.
"I am where I am today because I was asked questions like 'where am I now' and 'where would I like to be'," he said.
Mr Decker, the president of The Ponds and Kellyville Ridge Community Association, said objectivity is one of the benefits.
"People in your own environment often can't offer the input you need," he said.
Sometimes people have goals, but having negativity around them rather than positive support can stop them from reaching those goals."
Mr Decker's passion for life coaching stems from his own experience when he realised his 20-year career in the RAAF wasn't what he wanted any more.
"I started seeing a life coach then decided it was something I wanted to do for myself," he said.
"I love that it's a modality that focuses on solutions and not the issue."
He now teaches other coaches through forums and workshops with EQ Events.
Mr Decker also owns Empower U to Success and Better Blokes, a coaching busines that helps men.
LOOKING FOR A LIFE COACH?
■ Empower U to Success: Sessions aim to empower people to take control and fulfil their potential.
■ Life Psychologists, Parramatta: Career and life coaching.
■ Essentials in Life, Penrith: Personal, professional and health coaching.
■ Express Life Coaching, Blacktown: Individual and group coaching to help clients find balance in life.