What is a life coach?
1. What is a life coach?
A life coach is trained to be a non-judgmental, unbiased listener that uses Socratic questioning to help devise a path of change for each client. We use methods derived from various psychologies and counseling disciplines to create strategies for the desired behavioral modification or goal. We begin in the present using current assets, set goals for the future and hold our clients accountable for doing the work necessary to reach their sought after outcome.
2. What are the differences between coaching and other therapies?
My coaching practice stems from the theories of Positive Psychology. Traditional psychology uses the Freudian approach, which seeks to determine what went “wrong” in the past and examines the negative emotions associated with those experiences. Coaching, however, begins with the positive emotions associated with what went “right” in the past, where you envision yourself in the future, and which steps will help you make that vision a reality. Coaching is solution based and relies on the integration of positive interventions for your success.
3. Why use a life coaching services?
There are many reasons to use a life coach. I’ve listed the top four goal oriented responses from clients.
- If you are unsatisfied or frustrated with your current direction in life, have ideas of which way to go but you are unsure and the end result is not clear, through Socratic questioning we help you create clarity, identify solutions, and redefine personal goals.
- If you stand in the way of your own success by making the same self sabotaging decisions that prevent achievement or let others keep you from your personal happiness, during our sessions we work together to identify those barriers, overcome them and learn to let go of what no longer gives to you.
- If you lack motivation to reach your true potential or question your next steps to reinvigorate your passion, we help you realign your core values. We begin with a focus on satisfying personal and social relationships, and then we work on changing perspectives, which combined, improves motivation, inspiration and self-worth.
- Is it difficult to put your best self forward at times? We compartmentalize life responsibilities and expectations to make them manageable, and work to attract success in life, in professional environments, and in personal arenas.
4. What can I expect from coaching sessions?
We begin each session with a recap of your progress since our last conversation and then you decide the topic of discussion for that hour. My job as a life coach is to empower you and provide you with the tools to take action and make the changes you want. Your job, as the client, is to learn to believe in your success, take responsibility for your action plans, and cultivate positive perspectives for life, one day at a time.
The overall goal is to accomplish the following:
- Identify and define priorities, goals, and personal values
- Develop strategies for change to overcome roadblocks
- Implement an action plan for achievement and life balance
At the end of each session you will receive a recap of the items covered and your next action items.