Curious Minds Want To Know -- FAQ's
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach is a trusted mentor who helps you identify and uncover obstacles that keep you from reaching your fullest potential in a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create and achieve what you want for yourself.
What kind of people have life coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help attain their relationship, career, finance, and health goals. Working with a personal coach is not limited to any tyoe of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own lives.
What happens in a life coaching session?
Each session is individually tailored to the client and will vary based on their needs. We will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and begin to creat a plan to achieve your goals.
How is coaching differendt from consulting or counseling?
Coaching involves a relationship in which the coach assists their client to discover their own plan, assist their client to explore options, to experiment, to learn from mistakes. A coach acts as a sounding board, helps to clarify answers, often uses coaching tools to facilitate this discovery and to facilitate experimenting on the client's plan. Coaches assist their clients in discovering the solutions that will work for them. And, a coach sets up an acountability, in the way the client would like to be held accountable, to continue the momentum and growth. They help their clients celebrate their wins, both big and small. Coaching focuses on the future.
Consulting is based on the consultant having specific industry experience and the consultant brings an outsider perspective. They may offer systems and processes to resolve specific answers to problems, and they are hired to provide answers and solutions.
Counseling is generally used to assist a client in looking to the past for understanding of why things are the way they are. There are many modalities and specific practices to assist the client to review what happened previously, and the counselor may work with the client on some roads forward.
Do I really need a personal coach? Can't I just do it by myself?
More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don't even realize what stands in their way. A personal coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective and can help you realize your patterns and habits. A coach can also be a safe, confidential resource to explore options thay you may not feel comfortable discussing in other situations.