WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?
A life coach is someone who will help you set and define your goals, and help you discover who you are in the process! A coach is a person capable of encouraging, supporting and challenging you to achieve your goals. A coach is trained to listen to the underlying emotion in the conversation and can pick up emotions and thoughts below the surface of an issue. A coach will always point you towards a greater awareness, a greater sense of growth and progress. A coach will celebrate your successes, help you identify your obstacles and support you in moving forward towards a greater place than you could achieve without their support. The main objective of a life coach is to help you grow into a much happier life.
What sorts of people have a life Coach?
Anyone and everyone can have a life coach! The common denominator is people who are looking for increased awareness, increased personal growth and concrete changes in their life.
What happens during a coaching session?
During the session we will review the actions steps we discussed in our previous session and discuss the benefits and possible down side of the action/progress. Then we will define what the topic of coaching will be for that session, what we want the end result to be and begin exploring different avenues of understanding, feeling and awareness around that topic. No two life coaching sessions will ever be the same! Sessions usually end with some concrete action steps to do during the time between our meetings.
How long are the coaching sessions?
Coaching sessions are usually 60 minutes long, but can be varied depending on the needs of the client.
How many sessions will I need?
Depending upon the goals that are set forth by the client, it can take a varied amount of time to accomplish what is desired. Ultimately, the duration of coaching is based on the needs of the client.
Where does the coaching take place?
The majority of coaching takes place over the phone or via Skype. In person sessions are limited and depends on scheduling and availability.
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
The main difference between coaching and counseling is that in coaching, we focus on the present and planning action steps into the future. Although sometimes it is important to explore a previous pain, hurt or situation that may be causing a road block to a future goal, life coaches normally are looking forward with a positive, optimistic perspective and leading the client's towards growth, change and increased awareness.