What is Life Coaching?
re you wondering whether life coaching would be helpful for you or someone you love? This page will help answer your questions so you can take the next best step in your personal journey.
Life Coaching Defined
At its core, life coaching is a transformative partnership designed to create long-lasting change. Clients develop the skills and confidence to take charge of their own lives.
Why Hire a Life Coach?
- To make the most of your one, unique life.
- To become who you are meant to be.
- To experience success by understanding how to overcome challenges and obstacles.
- To experience the success you yearn for.
Coaching is the Ultimate Apprenticeship
Coaching is an apprenticeship in which you learn to accurately spot obstacles that are working against your success, gain eye opening insights, and practice new skills. Coaching provides real-time feedback to help you make course corrections along the way and to support you when the going feels tough.
There is no university degree for making the most of life—yet we all make decisions that directly affect our wellbeing and our future. Most of us have also experienced the painful consequences that can result from these life-altering decisions.
Letting circumstances or your perceived limits dictate the way you live your life leads to disappointment. It decreases self-confidence and gives you more of what you don’t want.
Many professions use apprenticeship for deeper learning and mastery: law, medicine, engineering, and teaching, to name a few.
What about your life? Are you ready to master it?
Does Coaching Work?
In the Coaching Success Stories section of the website, real clients share stories of how life coaching has dramatically reshaped their lives in positive ways. Their stories highlight how coaching is an agent for change and living a happier, more satisfying life.
Here are some examples:
The Elements of Successful Life Coaching
A supportive relationship: Life coaching is based on a transparent, supportive relationship, which science has shown to be the central factor in effective learning and change.
The coaching container is a private space in which the client feels safe enough to take the necessary risks to learn and grow.
This relationship fosters a sense of emotional safety, providing a secure home base from which to take the necessary risks for learning and growing.
Accountability is built into each session. Consistent structure, action, and regular reflection on the work you’ve completed makes YOU accountable to yourself. This structure facilitates goal-directed learning.
Your unique perspective: You are the expert on your life. As a certified life coach, I have experience integrating your knowledge with proven processes to create long-lasting change. Great results are possible when we work together.
There is no fixing: I believe you are already whole and capable just as you are. Coaching is about growth, and allowing the greatness that is already inside you to blossom. You do not need fixing!
Empowerment is the ultimate goal of coaching. It is designed to reinforce your gifts, strengths, autonomy, and self-confidence. It is not done TO you, but THROUGH you. You come out stronger and less reliant on others for goal-directed behaviour.
Adaptability, flexibility, and an individualized approach make the work highly personal and attuned to the unique needs of each client.
The Difference Between Life Coaching and ADHD Coaching
ADHD coaching is life coaching with a psycho-educational component. Clients learn about how ADHD is affecting their lives, options for managing their symptoms, and ways to implement concrete changes effectively. This process includes learning about executive functioning - the root challenge in ADHD - and how to enhance it for best results.
Have I Answered Your questions?
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