What is a Life Coach?
A life coach empowers you to set goals and establish accountability for personal and work success. A life coach guides you as you articulate your aspirations, clarify the choices before you, and create action plans to achieve your goals. You set the agenda, and the life coach serves as an objective sounding board to help keep you focused and on track. A life coach helps you break through old barriers and develop new practices so you can reach your desired goals.
How Does Life Coaching Differ from Therapy?
Life coaching is not therapy, although life coaching and therapy can complement each other. Through coaching, you develop strategic actions to help you move forward. Coaching does not attempt to explain behaviors, delve into your past, or identify pathology.
Who Comes to Life Coaching?
My clients may come to coaching because they want to change something in their lives or business and they want help along the way. My clients are committed to living their lives to the fullest.
What Happens in Life Coaching?
Before you can go anywhere, you have to know where you are starting. I will help you clarify what you want and need out of coaching. Following this, regular sessions will start (one to four sessions/month) where you will be asked questions and led through exercises related to your goals. By the end of each session, a homework assignment will be developed to give you a clear sense of what to focus on in preparation for the next session. I will be available for email check-ins in between sessions. If you truly commit to the process, you will find that the real benefits of coaching show up between the sessions.
What Can I Expect From Life Coaching?
Although the coaching experience is different for everyone, it tends to give rise to common outcomes. As a result of coaching, people are better able to effect change and accomplish goals. In addition, they enjoy increased self-esteem, improved communication skills, enhanced relationships, better work-life balance, and less stress. They are better able to make decisions and navigate the daily demands of their jobs and home lives. They have a clearer sense of what is important to them and how they want to live their lives. They feel better physically, more connected spiritually, and are finally moving forward towards definitive goals.
What Are the Benefits of Phone Coaching?
Coaching over the phone allows you to open up more fully and provides you with flexibility in your environment. Instead of worrying about what you may look like when you get emotional, you are in the privacy of your own home so you can really focus on the work at hand. Or you may prefer to bring your cell phone to your favorite location where you feel most relaxed, creative or energized. Again, coaching is all about you – so you get to decide. Coaching over the phone also allows you to work with your life coach regardless of where you are.
What About Confidentiality?
Everything we talk about is 100% confidential and unless you tell someone that we are working together (or give me your express permission to do so) no one will know that we have spoken.