If you started a new job and you were given an unfamiliar task and were unable to determine on your own a good course of action, what would you do? Wouldn’t you reach out to fellow employees and seek knowledge from them? I understand that some would have specialized knowledge and some would be in a better position to help, but wouldn’t they be the ones to consult? On the other hand as an employee if you had knowledge to impart and perspective to give wouldn’t you volunteer to help a struggling coworker?
At some level in life, we’ve all had our challenges, we all have knowledge and perspective to provide to others and can help each other even if it is only to hear someones troubles, let them release some pain, and share some understanding. We all need someone sometimes and life coaching can be a wonderful way to provide that presence.