If you have been playing attention to friends, family, magazine articles or television lately you have probably heard about someone working with a “coach”. You may look at this person and think, “They don’t look like an athlete. Why do they need a coach?” In recent years a new type of coaching has been growing in popularity.
In this blog I want to address some common questions about this emerging type of coach and what we do and how coaching can help you.
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a process designed to help clients clarify and achieve personal and/or professional goals. It is a collaborative effort between the client and the coach built on taking action to reach a goal or solve an issue. Life coaching is about moving forward rather than dwelling on the past.
What does a coach do?
By asking thought provoking questions a coach encourages the client to look within themselves to find the answers. These answers can then assist the client in creating a resolution to a barrier or in developing an action plan to achieve a goal. Coaches can work with clients on a number of topics including relationships, finances, health and spirituality.
In addition, a life coach:
- Helps the client recognize current blocks and barriers to the successful achievement of their goals
- Acts as a sounding board for the client’s thoughts and solutions to their challenges and plan of action
- Motivates the client to do more than they would on their own
- Encourages the client to take their goals more seriously
- Assists the client in taking focused and effective action
- Creates momentum and consitency for the client
- Holds the client accountable for following their action plan
Why do I need a coach?
Everyone no matter who they are experiences some type of block or barrier that limits their ability to grow either personally or professionally. Even some of the most well known self-help gurus seek out the help of a coach. A lifestyle coach provides you with a supportive and nonjudgmental arena in which to identify and discuss your current challenges and limitations.
How are coaching sessions done?
Coaching can be done 1-on-1 or in a group setting. Clients can meet with their coach either in person, via the telephone, Skype or occasionally through emails and instant messaging. A typical coaching session will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
On a more personal note:
What sets you apart from other coaches?
My focus as a Transformational Life Coach is to help my clients identify and clarify the limiting beliefs and habits that keep them stuck in a rut and block the path toward their goals. Once we have identified the barriers then I assist my clients in releasing the limiting beliefs and work with them on creating and implementing an action plan so they can achieve the success they desire and deserve. I use a variety of lifestyle coaching, hypnotherapy and mind/body wellness techniques to help my clients find their personal path to success. I meet with clients on a 1-on1 basis either in person or through Skype. I also facilitate group sessions on a quarterly basis in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
How do I set up a session with you?
Sessions can be purchased through my website, www.wellnessphx.com and you can keep an eye on this blog or my Facebook page for upcoming group coaching sessions. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me at using the Contact Form below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a Happy Healthy Day!