Perhaps you’re reluctant about life coaching because you think the coach will heap criticism on you. That’s not what life coaching is about at all. With life coaching you’ll get someone who listens to your thoughts and goals. Then the coach helps you nurture yourself and plan for the future.
When you seek life coaching help, you’re consciously stepping out of your hectic life. Working with a life coach gives you a chance to reflect on your personal strengths and challenges.
How often do you ever get time to focus on your wants and needs? Life doesn’t stop for you to catch up unless you make it. And life coaching is an effective method for stopping the clock. Then you can discover how to enjoy each day more than ever before.
I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you.
With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
Life coaching combines the power of accountability, encouragement and planning to keep you motivated. If you slide back into old habits, the coach reminds you how to try again. Your focus will stay on action instead of excuses.
The accountability comes with encouragement. You won’t be updating your life alone. You’ll have a coach to help you strive for positive change.
Clear actions are defined during your coaching sessions so you’ll know what to do. Your motivation is constantly strengthened as you follow your life coaching plan. Every step you take toward your goals adds to your motivation.
When considering a particular area of life, be it career, family, relationships, health, and so on, individuals fall into one of five camps:
1. I don’t know what I want;
2. I know what I want, but don’t know how to get it;
3. I know what I want and how to get it, but something keeps holding me back;
4. I know what I want, how to get it and I’m motivated and on track; and
5. I know what I want and I’ve already got it!
The life coaching process is most relevant and beneficial for those people falling into the first three camps above. A fundamental principle behind coaching is that each person knows best what they want. Friends, regardless of how well they may know you or whether they have your best interests at heart, still see your life from their perspective. Parents, mentors, counsellors and the like bring to the table their experiences and advise you on what you should do based on that. However, what may be relevant and important to them, may not always be equally so for you.
Call it gut-feel, intuition, or a hunch you generally do know what you want or don’t want at some level. It may not be at a conscious level, or worse yet it may be well hidden but at your very core you do know. An effective life coach is one who is able to help you access your own inner knowledge. In doing so, you establish what you really want in a particular scenario. The coaching techniques employed to do this vary from person to person and range from asking powerful open-ended questions and creative visualisation to considering the same subject from a variety of different perspectives.