WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?
Life coaching is the art of empowerment and can help you find answers, solutions, and direction from within yourself. Empowerment is the art of self-determination and acting on one’s own independent decisions and authority resulting in an accomplished state of self-responsibility and self-confidence.
Life coaching can help you discover what you really want and help you accomplish your goals at an accelerated pace.
We all need support to survive and thrive in life. A life coach will support and encourage you to take action based on your wants and needs.
A life coach will help to expand your awareness by asking powerful questions and identify what is going on in your life right now that need attention, discover what obstacles or challenges there might be, then choose a course of action.
A life coach can help you become more receptive and open to possibilities by creating a peaceful atmosphere and bringing you to a comfortable and relaxed state. Once the mind has calmed down it will naturally allow true guidance and answers to come to the surface.
Life Coaching teaches you to connect your head and your heart in a way that transforms your passion for your dreams into action for your life. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for life!
Life Coaching is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, therapy, or counseling. The core belief of life coaching is that the client has all of the answers within themselves. Life coaching may briefly cover the past and pinpoint the problem, but will then quickly move on to finding a solution.
Life Coaching can include a wide range of topics, have a look at these examples…
- Spiritual Growth
- Money and Finances
- Time Management
- Business Success
A life coach is someone who has a passion for helping others by working with the client to create a clear action plan to achieve a specific goal and support personal growth. By supporting the client to listen to their true inner guide, a life coach can reflect back to them in such a way that helps the client see what they need to do. A life coach will bring out the very best in others by challenging them to accomplish their goals and dreams at an accelerated pace and facilitate their ability to find a spiritual perspective within everyday life situations.
A life coach knows the client has all the answers to every question or challenge deep within them, even if those answers appear to be unclear, concealed or hidden. The coach’s role is to listen carefully and acknowledge what the client said. Next, the coach will ask specific questions and use powerful tools to help the client find answers within themselves.
“Revolve or Evolve?” Sometimes life can be tough, and a person doesn’t know which direction to go. As a result, they keep revolving in circles and have difficulty moving forward. A Life Coach will help the client find clarity and motivation to take action based on their wants and needs. By the end of a session, a client will feel better, become excited, motivated and have a clear view on what steps to take to achieve his/her goals. With a follow-up session, the Life Coach will check-in with the client to see if they are following through with their action plan.
A life coach knows how to really listen and hold space for their client with undivided attention. A professionally trained life coach will never interrupt the client while they are speaking but will know when they may need to jump in with an acknowledgment or ask a question. It is often useful to say “What I just heard you say was…” and repeat back to them the key points of what they just said. A coach also will listen for what is not being said. Often the client will avoid saying what needs to be said for fear of having to face an emotion or difficult decision.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND ACTION
Accountability is one of the most important aspects of coaching. It is the responsibility of the client to account for their actions. A life coach will hold the client accountable to their action plan in a compassionate way in order for them to get what they want and to be able to measure the result of their action.
“What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little or no consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” ~John Ruskin
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
A session is usually about one hour.
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
In-person or by phone.
Everything discussed will remain completely confidential, and will not be shared with anyone without your consent.