People from every walk of life share a common dream. We all want to be happy, fulfilled, and successful in — whatever we define as success. However, just living life is enough to distract us into falling away from our goals and getting stuck in cycles of self doubt. This robs us of our power.
So What is the Solution? Enter the Life Coach!
What is Life Coaching?
The greatest athletes, the greatest team, the most successful companies use coaches. Life coaching brings these proven methods to you! This is a process of self improvement that will help you grow as a person. It focuses on YOU! This process is designed not for your spouse, boss, parents, children, friends or company. It helps you determine the goals that are important to you. Life Coaches assist you in becoming the World’s Leading Expert on the most important person in your world, YOU! Your Life Coach will help you understand the uniqueness that is within you. Your coach will help you achieve control over the results you achieve through coaching. You will be able to determine what is important to you. What are the things that you are passionate about and what are the steps to achieve or accomplish those things.
Have you ever felt “stuck” or that “you have hit a wall”? Have you ever felt that you wanted to take things to a new level? Things may even be working well but you know that is not all you are capable of. You know that your best is still hidden inside of you. Life Coaching is the process that will help you find that. Coaching is not targeted at psychological illness and coaches are not therapists or consultants. Life Coaching is about assisting a client in closing the gap between where they are and where they want to be. They will help the client determine what is important to them, what is missing in their life, or business. They will help the client determine what outcome they are REALLY looking for. The coach, will then ask questions, listen, and reflect on what they hear and challenge the client’s thinking in a way to create the transformation that they want to achieve. Clients report greater levels of confidence, self-esteem, a passion for life, enhanced relationships and a far more focused approach to their life and to their business
Just like a personal trainer motivates and walks you through the exercises you need to become more physically fit; a life coach brings a new focus to your life so you can become stronger and more focused you.
Life Coaching is About Empowerment
Imagine how far you can go to reach your dreams if you have a professional coach helping you focus on each step while also providing guidance on future goals. You may be surprised to know that successful performers, like, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, used coaches. When Michael Jordan was going through his championship run, he used a shooting coach. This is a player that led the NBA in shooting and yet he felt the need to hire a shooting coach. Tiger Woods, who many feel is the greatest golfer to ever play the game, has used a swing coach at different times in his career.
A coach is an outside set of eyes that will take a nonjudgmental view of the goals you want to achieve. They will help you drill down to what you REALLY want to accomplish or achieve. They will work with you to examine your progress and what is the best course to take to help you reach your goal. They are there with you every step of the way to adjust as needed. A coach will act as a sounding board for ideas and help you examine where you are going to help you stay on track.
Life coaches help you stay focused on goals. They work with you in a nonjudgmental way to help you realize your own potential and to gain confidence. Sessions are most often conducted discretely over the phone — although some people work better using email, text chat, video chat, or in-person sessions.
Life Coaching is a Process
The process starts with an assessment to help you and the Life Coach determine where you are on your life’s journey. This assessment is designed to determine what are your natural areas of strength are. I go back to the story of Michael Jordan. He was an excellent basketball player. Most people would agree that is was certainly one of the top 10 players of all time. His father had wanted him to be a baseball player during his younger days. After James Jordan was murdered in 1993, Michael decided to pursue a career in baseball. Michael made it to the minor leagues in the Chicago White Sox system. After less than one year away from the game of basketball, Michael returned and led the Bulls to 3 more NBA championships. The lesson is to focus on your passions not someone else’s. That is where a Life Coach is an invaluable resource.
After we receive your assessment, we will schedule an initial appointment to help us get to know you. This will last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Our goal is to help you determine what you REALLY want to do. We will ask you questions designed to help you find out where your passions lie. It is always easier to do something you are passionate about than something that is a chore. Once we are able to determine what you are passionate about, we will help you develop a plan that will help you systematically reach your goal. This is a proven process that is tailored to your desires and goals.
Your Life Coach will schedule time once or twice a month for you to discuss progress. These sessions will be scheduled in a way that will provide you an opportunity to have a sounding board to discuss your progress. You will be able to see your progress unfold right before your eyes. During your sessions, you will review progress since you last meeting and map out the steps to take to move you forward before your next session. Each step will be tailored to your personal goals and desires.
You will not be alone in between each session. You will have unlimited email access to your Life Coach. Most questions can be answered using this method. In the event that is not the case, an additional session can be scheduled depending on both of your schedules.