Do you have goals that you want to make happen, but something keeps getting in the way? Are you living your dream life?
Each of us has different dreams, goals and desires that we want to create in our lifetime.
For some it might be having a family, for others an exotic vacation or creating your own business.
What stops you from actually creating those desires? Is it limiting beliefs, habits, fears, disorganization, lack of support or no accountability? Which of those stops you in your tracks, take a moment and think about it? This is where a life coach can be valuable to you to help you achieve those goals and overcome what’s getting in the way.
So, what exactly is a life coach?
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. A coach is there to guide you from where you currently are to where you’d like to be. Life coaches are not therapists, they’re not there to help you heal from deep emotional issues from the past. They’re also not consultants, so they’re not there to tell you what to do or give advice.
Some life coaches do have areas of expertise and may be able to offer you that service. For example, as a health coach for 10+ years I can offer my life coaching clients health advice in addition to whatever we’re working on in our life coaching sessions. What life coaches do provide is guidance so that you can find your own answers. We do this by asking powerful questions that will help you come up with the answers that are already within you and just need to be brought to the surface.
We encourage you to take action steps (daily, weekly or monthly) that will help you to achieve your goals and we hold you accountable without any judgement.
Life coaches work with people in many different areas of life however some coaches do specialize in particular niches. There are life coaches for relationships, spirituality, life transitions, career changes, fitness, finding your purpose, etc.
Coaching sessions typically last 30-6 0 minutes and can be every week or bi-weekly. Some coaches work with clients in person, while others work over the phone or videoconference.