What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is motivational, inspiring, positive, exciting and action driven! Life coaching helps you look at where you are now and where you’d like to be, and helps you bridge the gap. By raising awareness and encouraging you to take responsibility for your life, I can help you rise to your own particular challenge and go further than you ever thought possible.
So, is this magic? Does the Life Coach just wave a magic wand and make everything wonderful? Sadly no, and it has to be said, that coaching involves a lot of hard work and commitment. However, if you are ready for change in your life, the benefits can be enormous.
Sounds good so far, but what if you’re unsure if your issues are suitable for coaching? The only way to be really sure is to have an informal chat with me.I offer a free phone consultation to see if life coaching is right for you. Call 770-789-0847 today. However, have a look at the following statements and see if they apply to you.
*I've had a problem or challenge that's been around for a long time, but I've never managed to sort it out.
*I have a pressing issue to resolve but don't know where to start.
*Things are OK for me but could be better.
*I seem to spend all of my life trying to catch up.
*My life seems to be all work and no play.
*I think things would be great if only I had …..a new job, I could lose weight, I could sell my house…………etc. etc
*I would just like to run my ideas past someone who isn't going to pour cold water over them all the time.
*I feel isolated in my job but find it difficult to talk to colleagues in case they take it as a sign that I've failed.
*I'm hiding relationship problems because I can't share them with family and friends, as this would feel disloyal to my partner.
*I'm in a rut and feel too drained to get out of it.
*I've lost direction.
If you've identified with one or more of these statements, then life coaching could make the difference you're looking for.
The Benefits of Having a Life Coach
*You get to talk about your problems and challenges with someone who's not going to interrupt you, make judgements about you, criticise what you're saying, or offer opinions based on their own experience.
*If you're feeling negative and lacking in motivation, your coach will help you challenge limiting assumptions and beliefs you may be holding, about the situations you find yourself in, that are stopping you moving forward.
*Life coaching will give you the space and time to think through your challenges and options.
*You can use your life coach as a sounding board for all of your ideas, like your business plan, what to put in a presentation, how to have a successful interview, how to start a new hobby, your new fitness regime; the list is endless.
*If you've lost direction, your coach will help you to focus by setting you some highly effective exercises designed to help you identify what you'd like to have, be and do.
*If you've got a nagging doubt about what you're doing in your life or things just don't feel right, but you don't know why, it may be that your not sticking to your values, the things that are most important to you, like achievement, dom, success, caring for others, peace of mind etc. Your coach will help you discover your true values, and help you work on a plan for fulfilling them.
*Everything you say will be in total confidence.
*Your coach will offer suggestions if it is appropriate and something you would welcome.
How Does Life Coaching Work?
My coaching services are offered via SKYPE or on the telephone. We will meet at a pre-arranged time for weekly sessions, which last 50 minutes.
During that time, I will establish an issue with you, and encourage you, with a series of questions to set a goal. With guidance from me, your coach, you will explore various options open to you that might enable you to take a step nearer to your goal. What if talking to someone doesn’t appeal? I also offer email coaching which can be surprisingly effective, giving both of us the time to think before setting our thoughts, questions and answers down in type.
Whichever method you choose, life coaching will be a challenging experience for you, requiring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment, but well worth the effort.
What is the difference between life coaching and psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is process oriented and addresses past issues, cognitive distortions and patterns that are holding you, the client back. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
Life coaching is goal oriented and 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 stresses action, not process. Life coaching tends to be shorter term in duration and devoted to the present.
They are two very different modailities which each have merit and value. When we embark on a professional relationship you will be very aware which service you are receiving.
Please call me at 770-789-0847 for a free consultation to see which service is right for you.