What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching, often called personal coaching or simply "coaching," is a one-on-one, collaborative process in which a trained professional (the coach) helps you (the client), achieve your personal life goals. These goals may include just about anything: more self-confidence, weight loss, career change, better relationships, and many more. People from every possible age, background, and occupation get coaching, but they all have one thing in common: a desire to achieve something more in their personal or professional life. Whatever your goals, a professional coach gives you motivation, accountability and support, keeping you focused and taking action from week to week.
Why one must work with Life Coach?
One of the most common reasons people report for wanting to work with a coach is the feeling of being "stuck." They’re stuck in a job they don’t like, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship or stuck in a life that lacks meaning and purpose. A coach’s job is to get you unstuck and they do this with a number of tools, techniques and processes designed to help you find what drives you, where you want to go, and the best way to get there.
The use of the word "coach" is not an accident. A personal life coach is fundamentally no different from a football coach or a tennis coach. A good sports coach will keep you focused on your goal, provide feedback, encourage you when you’re feeling frustrated and make sure you’re challenged enough to make real progress from week to week. Likewise, a good personal life coach will help you stay motivated, focused and give you objective feedback to help you get farther and in less time than you could on your own.
I am a psychologist by profession enabling you to draw on your inner and outer natural resources thus shifting personal paradigms and beliefs leading to personal transformation. Every one of us already has power, it’s just a matter of peeling away the stuff that shadows who you are and what you are capable of. As a coach I create an environment where you and your dreams, your challenges, fears and victories are the focus. A time and space to be you, to find out who are and what you want, and to then go out and create that despite external environmental challenges.
What Can I Expect During a Session?
The practitioner will discuss your goals, structure them according to your personal and professional life with the aim of achieving greater productivity. You can expect a life coach to motivate, assure, prompt and encourage you to achieve your desired goals. Your life coach will listen to you, communicate whatever is needed, ask the right questions and lead you to self-discovery. Together you can generate tools and techniques that will help you move closer to your goals. Figuratively speaking, you can expect to achieve more in life within less time with an accredited Life Coach.
Is Life Coaching Right for me?
If you want the best out of your life, then why not? Life Coaching does not work on unresolved issues of the past but focuses on the present instead and that’s how it differs from counselling and therapy. It is an exploration of the self and often reveals new interests, passions and different paths to follow. A positive change in one area of your life would automatically impact on other areas of your life.