What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is an individualized
process in which a Life Coach helps clients identify
specific goals and assists
them in developing and implementing plans of action which will encourage them
to move forward so they can achieve the desired outcomes. This will be achieved using different methods
of communication and detailed analysis of the client’s current situation,
strengths, skills the client already has and/or needs, and limitations such as
beliefs, fears and/or self sabotage behaviors. The Life Coach will actively listen, observe,
support, empower, inspire, motivate, challenge, and hold the client accountable
throughout the whole process. The Life Coach
will build a partnership with the client based on positive
rapport, respect, and commitment.
Are Life Coaching and Therapy the same?
Life coaching is not
therapy. A life coach is a professional who is an expert
in one or many different areas and does not require a license to be able to work with a client.
A therapist is a professional who specializes in an specific area
and who, in most cases, is required to have a license issued by the state or an organization in
order to practice. A life coach meets
the client where he is at in the present and focuses on a desired outcome for
the future. Therapy goes into a much
deeper level and could involve dealing with past issues that are holding an
individual back and tries to resolve them using, in many cases, medical models
Do you need a Life Coach?
You can benefit from the services of a Life Coach if you...
would like to make changes in your life.
are ready to create the life you really want.
would like to enjoy more success in all areas of your life.
have ideas in your head but don't know how to put them into action.
have limiting beliefs and need help to overcome them.
like to feel challenged but have a hard time staying motivated.
Why does coaching work?
Coaches have the ability to view things from afar — in what some call "helicopter vision" — and
to shed new light on difficult situations. Often they can act as a
sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills, and
motivate. — CFO Magazine
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and
commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to
excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." Mario Andretti