I love it when someone asks me, “What does a Life Coach do?” I love it because it opens up a discussion on all the possibilities that can come from coaching. Am I a counselor? A therapist? No…and I don’t claim to be and it’s important to understand the difference between them in order to know if coaching is right for you.
For the most part, people seek out coaching services when they feel stuck in one or more areas of their life. Coaching focuses primarily on the present and the future, and as a coach, I consider the client to be the expert in their own life. My role as a coach is to walk alongside the client, pose powerful questions, use intuition and insight and sometimes even nudge them a little to unlock the greatness they already have inside.
Coaching is simply transformational. I’ve experienced this transformation in my own life. My coach helped me when I was struggling with my own personal and career path. She helped me figure out which parts of my life to develop more fully and which ones to let go because they no longer served me. Coaching helped me let go of my fears and discover my authentic self and purpose.
So who are my clients? Just about anyone can benefit from working with a life coach. I work with individuals who are looking to make a career change, grow their business, or in the midst of a relationship change or loss of a relationship. Some are dealing with life changes and some want to address that nagging feeling that they’re just not living their life purpose.
The process begins by discovering what means the most to the client and how that aligns with their core values. Then we identify all those things that are getting in the way and begin to move towards the goals the client sets for him/herself. What emerges is an individual with a greater knowledge and freedom of self and a clear sense of direction and personal empowerment.
In the end, what you end up with is a life that is truly yours, one of your very own design along with the confidence to move forward and succeed.