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Ever wonder why so many successful people, including athletes and high preforming businesspeople, have a coach? They DO make the investment in their self!!
Life coaching is a practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals. Life coaches use multiple methods that will help clients with the process of setting and reaching goals. Coaching is not targeted at psychological illness, and coaches are not therapists nor consultants.
Life coaching has roots in executive coaching, which itself drew on techniques developed in management consulting and leadership training. Life coaching also draws inspiration from disciplines including sociology, psychology, positive adult development, career counseling, mentoring, and other types of counseling. The coach may apply mentoring, values assessment, behavior modification, behavior modeling, goal-setting, and other techniques in helping their clients.
Three standards and self-appointed accreditation bodies are internationally recognized: the International Coaching Council (ICC), the International Coach Federation (ICF), the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and the European Coaching Institute (ECI). No independent supervisory board evaluates these programs, and they are all privately owned.
Some assert that life coaching is akin to psychotherapy without restrictions, oversight, or regulation. The State legislatures of Colorado after holding a hearing on such concerns, disagreed, asserting that coaching is unlike therapy because it does not focus on examining nor diagnosing the past. Instead coaching focuses on effecting change in a client’s current and future behavior. Additionally, life coaching does not delve into diagnosing mental dysfunctions nor analyzing the past.
According to a survey of coaching clients, “sounding board” and “motivator” were the top roles selected for a coach. Clients are looking for a coach “to really listen to them and give honest feedback.” The top three issues clients seek help on are time management, career, and business
TRANSFORMATION (from Webster’s) to change the form or appearance of; to change the character or nature of radically; to change energy from one kind to another.
Our clients come to us with portions of their lives that they are not happy with. It is our role to show them how to “transform” (see the Webster’s definition) themselves. We believe our clients have the ability to have the abundant lives they want, and we coach them into finding and utilizing the skills within.
We do believe that every person needs a “spiritual”, not a “religious” component in their life to achieve balance.
Coaching makes the process “Co-creative”; the client does not transform their life on their own, but the co-creation of a transformed life involves the client along with “outside” help including their coach.
Many of our clients are very comfortable with the word transformation and it is a change they want. Change is the key word, and this is accomplished by setting goals, following a simple action plan, the client being heard and supported and through the process, getting on the life path that is in keeping with the client’s vision of “happy” and successful.
Outcomes that may be realized:
- improved self-esteem and self-respect
- feeling comfortable in who you are and no feelings of inferiority
- a far more holistically balanced life-mentally, physically and spiritually
- improved relationships with others
Personal Coaching is a relationship which is designed and defined in a relationship agreement between a client and a coach. It is based on the client’s expressed interests, goals, and objectives.
Personal Coaching is a learning process. A Personal Coach may use inquiry, reflection, requests and discussion to help clients identify personal and/or business and/or relationship goals, develop strategies, relationships and action plans intended to achieve those goals. A coach provides a place for clients to be held accountable to themselves by monitoring the clients’ progress towards implementation of their action plans. Together they evolve and modify the plan to best suit the client’s needs and environmental relationships. A Personal Coach acts as a human mirror for clients by sharing an outside and unbiased perspective on what they are observing about their clients. A Personal Coach may teach specific insights and skills to empower the client toward their goals. Finally, a Personal Coach encourages the client to celebrate the achievement of milestones and goals.
Are you not worth the investment?
- Our track record shows success with people who:
Want specific things in their life and feel “Stuck” or not performing to THEIR expectations
- Suffer periodic depression (a black cloud over their head)
- Do not generally look forward to a new day
- Work and/or personal relationships are in decline
- Are using alcohol, drugs, or mood altering activities too frequently or have a relationship with one who is
- Can relate to the statement “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”
- Feel that no one listens to them
- Want to experience balance, joy, abundance, serenity and hope in their life
- Are lacking confidence and do not love themselves