Thursday, April 23, 2015

What Is a Life Coach?

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I'll be writing about life and life coaching.  Some topics I plan to cover are motivation, weight loss, fitness, special needs, goals, positive thinking, habits, balancing work-home life, getting unstuck,  community involvement, self-esteem, making your dreams come true one step at a time, breaking down road blocks that stand in the way of you realizing your goals, how to get the most out of your life coaching sessions, believing in yourself, and shaking up your life to make it the best it can be.  

First, though, what is a life coach?  

What is a life coach?

A life coach helps you change your life for the better.  A life coach is a guide, a motivator, and a listener, not a psychotherapist, counselor, or consultant.  A life coach doesn't have the answers, but she does ask the questions which will help guide you to your own answers to problems in your life that make you feel "stuck."  Let's say, for example, you are bored with your job but you don't see any way that you can leave it.  The life coach helps you figure out, through discussion and exercises, how to jazz up that current job and make it more satisfying. (Click here for more information.)

Benefits of working with a life coach.

You are in control.  You decide what to discuss during the sessions.  Your life coach is your partner, guiding you through the sessions and providing non-judgemental support throughout the coaching process.  A life coach can provide you with accountability to keep you moving toward your goals.  You'll discuss and work through your life issues in a safe, trusting atmosphere.  There is no blaming, no yellinng, no guilt trips.  The life coach is in your corner throughout your working partnership, cheering you on toward a happier, more fulfilling life.  (Click here for more benefits of life coaching.)

What kind of life coach am I?

I'm pretty casual.  I want you to feel at ease and able to talk about your issues, dreams, and goals with me.  I provide the guidance, exercises, and accountability mentioned above.  I make sure that you follow through on tasks meant to bring you closer to your dreams.  I provide regular email support, sending you links and articles to compliment the coaching sessions.  We'll laugh, maybe even cry a little.  We'll celebrate your victories along the road to reaching your ultimate goals.  If something isn't working, we'll change direction.  No pressure.  What we talk about is up to you.  You lead the way and I'll guide you along, toward the happier life you desire, by asking appropriate questions.  Your answers to these questions will bring you closer to solving the issues that are standing in the way of your living the best life that you can.  I will help you discover your own answers to life's questions, and uncover the real you, helping you to become the best You you can be.  Through discussion and exercises, I can can help you break down barriers that are keeping you from experiencing life to the fullest.  

I will absolutely keep all your information and my conversations with you confidential.  I have a variety of coaching packages to choose from--short-term, medium-term, long-term, email coaching, phone coaching, month-to-month, etc.  You decide which package you would like.  You decided when the coaching partnership ends.  If you have any questions, be sure to contact me.  If you are interested in the free session to see if life coaching is for you and if I'm the right coach for you, click here

Do you need a life coach?

You may find life coaching beneficial if you:
  • feel stuck in your current life situation 
  • want to jazz up your life in general
  • need accountability, motivation, guidance and/or support to get through a temporary setback
  • need support and guidance during a loss of loved one, job, or pet
  • think about starting a fitness program but don't know where to begin
  • fear getting hurt if you start working out
  • have a health issue and wonder if you should be working out
  • have mobility issues due to an injury or medical condition
  • would like someone to provide accountability, motivation, support, encouragement and guidance as you make fitness a part of you life
  • need accountability, motivation, guidance and/or support to get through a temporary medical setback
  • have issues with family and/or friends related to mobility and medical problems
Check out the blue individual coaching tabs on my home page to see which type of coaching might be a good fit for you.  And, again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I'd love to hear from you.  

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