Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
Life Coaching is a designed alliance between coach and client where the coaching relationship continually gives all the power back to you, the client. We believe that you know the answers to every question or challenge you may have in your life, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside.
With the help of coaching, we can easily recognize those barriers in ourselves which may prevent us from achieving the balance and discover new perspectives. It is essential to work out an effective plan and tools so that we can achieve our aims.
Coaches assist clients to develop a plan to bridge the gap between where the client is now and where the client would like to be. Client goals can vary a great deal from personal goals such as attaining a greater level of personal fulfillment; professional goals such as achieving certain business benchmarks; sporting goals such as attaining a level of competence and achievement; and family goals which may include leading a more stress-free family life.
A Life Coaching approach can help if:
- your life has got onto a downhill and you cannot find the brake, with which you can stop it
- you are worried about your future
- you have unsolved problems, which cause conflicts in your family life or work
- you want to achieve new successes
- you are lonely
- you feel that your surroundings do not understand you
- you are looking for a partner
- you want to divorce, but you have not decided it yet
- you cannot see exactly where your life is going
- you would like to get a clear self-picture of you
What a Life Coach does
Knowing how to ask for what you want is the first step to getting it. As a life coach, you can help clients find their voice and use it confidently.
Teach practical skills for overcoming fear, insecurity, and lack of motivation. Everything from writer’s block to fear of failure can be addressed at the root with a comprehensive understanding of human energy.
Lead by example, by becoming a compassionate, helpful, positive force in the world.
Potential Benefits of Life Coaching are so numerous and so highly individual – these are only a few common advantages of taking a coaching session:
- Improve Self-confidence and self-esteem
- Experience emotional healing
- Identify and clarify business or personal goals
- Forgive others and release old feelings
- Improve relationships with loved ones and co-workers
- Get motivated with a clear action plan
- Create and maintain healthy boundaries
- Work through major life transitions
- Develop and implement organizational skills
- Be held accountable for a weight loss plan
- Stop over-spending and get out of debt
- Develop leadership and public speaking skills
How Can I Help
Health and Wellness Coaching
We can focus on reducing stress, creating more balance in your life, making healthy diet choices, and finding an exercise program you’ll follow so you can improve your health and feel better. You may be interested in “Walk and Talk” coaching, where I coach you while we go for a walk. When you are feeling fit and trim, you’ll have more energy, feel more comfortable in your body and feel better about the other areas of your life too.
Using Coaching and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), this type of coaching works on your “inner game.” We can take the confidence you have in one aspect of your life and bring it to another area where you want more confidence and trust in yourself. I’ve had terrific success with NLP for CEOs and executives who do public speaking, managers and individual contributors who make presentations, and those who are successful in their careers and want to be equally successful in social situations.
You will have an opportunity to explore the dynamics of your relationship. Through coaching you will better understand each other’s perspective, needs and desires, and expand your understanding of each other. We will look at how you can support each other in times of conflict and make your relationship grow. Once you agree on a vision of how you want your relationship to look, you can take the steps to get there.
Coaching for teenagers
Teenagers deal with a variety of overstress ranging from family relationships, to expectations at school, to peer pressure, to the pressure they put on themselves. We can come up with strategies for reducing stress and anxiety and set goals for the future so teens can begin to take control of where they want their lives to go.
Coaching for parents
Learn to be more effective and actually enjoy parenting. Once we clearly define your goals as a parent and your vision for your relationship with your child(ren), we can come up with strategies and steps you can take to be the parent you want to be. As a parent of a boy and a girl as well as a coach for many parents, I can use both personal and professional experience to help you be a successful parent.
Learn to be more effective during your day. I have helped people “add” hours to their day by managing their time, prioritizing, getting organized, and eliminating activities that aren’t helping them get what they want. What would you do if you found yourself with more time during your day? How would your life be different if you felt organized, timely, and more in control?
In organisations, the situation is different than with individuals: there is a group of co-workers that need to work together on a long-term basis, creating leadership and social structures. I endeavour to develop a team towards a more harmonious cooperation and communication within the given context. After team coaching, the team is able to work together towards common goals.
In a good team, the team building happens constantly and by the team members themselves. The team players remind each other of agreements that were made and work together effectively. Conflicts and hindrances to cooperation are solved within the group, with respect for each others values.
I look at and play with the group dynamics to solve conflicts and tensions. Group members are trained to coach one another and solve conflicts independently.