What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching provides you with a safe and open environment for self-discovery, the ability to gain clarity and insight into the challenges you face in your life, and take the steps to move forward with the changes that you desire. Life Coaching applies to all areas of your life although many Life Coaches offer specialization in certain areas of focus (i.e. I focus on personal relationships and connecting to your authentic self). A Life Coach is a personal confidant who listens to your needs and desires, offers powerful questions to move you forward, provides effective accountability, and supports your growth and progress without judgment, opinion, advice, bias or interference.
How is Life Coaching different from traditional therapy?
A Life Coach is not an advice giver or traditional therapist. Life Coaching assumes that you are a mentally healthy person. The answers you seek already reside within you, coaching provides tools to facilitate the process of gaining clarity and understanding. A Life Coach assists you by engaging your inner higher self, enabling meaningful and conscious choices, and supporting consistent action that aligns with what you truly want. The process of coaching engages two people (You and the Life Coach) together to raise awareness and therefore the ability to act. Life Coaching is more action-oriented and focuses primarily on being in the present moment and looking towards the future. Differences between...
How might you benefit from working with a Life Coach?
Many times we are our own worst enemies. Discouraging thought patterns, experiencing unacceptable behavior from ourselves or others, feeling generally stuck and unable to see a way to implement change, constantly fighting to get through each day yet feeling completely unsatisfied and exhausted by the end of it - these are all elements of an unbalanced life. A Life Coach offers awareness, encouragement, feedback, information and accountability to help you overcome blocks and discover how to put your body, mind, and spirit into harmony so your entire life will become more meaningful and balanced. You start to see yourself as a whole, balanced, energetic and positive person. The benefits of working with a Life Coach include:
What is involved in a typical life coaching session?
A typical life coaching relationship begins with a complimentary intake session between the Life Coach and the Client (You). This intake session is helpful to define the Client's needs and desires, identify areas for improvement, and get a feel for the Client's synergy with the Life Coach. Then the Life Coach and Client meet via phone or in person on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for a 45-minute coaching session. Typically a Life Coach and Client will work together for a minimum of three months so that the coaching process has time to develop and progress is recognizable. Some Clients have Life Coaches for a few months, some have Life Coaches for a few years - the process is all about meeting the Client's individual needs.