Life Coaching

Why choose coaching?

 

Consider this: when you were young, you learned from your environment and people around you how to navigate through life. Life is changing and evolving and what was right for us years ago may not be as valuable or useful today.  Coaches have experience and knowledge to help you make the changes you want to make and support you through the entire process.

So let’s take a look at what coaches do.

 

Motivator

Success is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics.

 

A life coach is a source of motivation and inspiration that gives you the push you need to reach your full potential. We all need motivation and encouragement from outside of ourselves to make a significant change.  Life coaches are like trainers for your life goals. They have the professional training and mindset that helps you stay on target and motivated toward your chosen goals.

Planner

Effective planning is something a life coach has mastered. Knowing what you want to accomplish and help re-focus your thinking to make sure you’re going about it in an effective and meaningful way is one of the primary approaches that coaches use.  Developing effective and clear plans, helps you reach your goals quicker and with less effort. Speed and is key to keeping momentum up and creating lasting changes.

 

Accountable Team Member

A life coach is someone who will keep you accountable toward reaching your goals and making positive changes. We are firmly a member of “TEAM YOU”.  It is your goals and direction that set us in motion.  Coaches hold you accountable to what you said you will do, and because of that you will be more motivated to keep progressing toward your goal and celebrate your gains with you.  If you’ve ever played sports, you’ll understand that coaches help you reach your goals and hold you accountable to the work necessary to meet those goals.

 

How is coaching different from counseling?

 

Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

Life Coaching is a designed alliance between coach and client where the coaching relationship continually gives all the power back to you, the client. We believe that you know the answers to every question or challenge you may have in your life, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside.

You, the client, are the only expert in your entire life who truly knows who you are and what you need. You are the only expert who can recognize what is absolutely best for you. We are simply experts in the coaching process. As your coach, we help you discover what your own personal "best" might be.

Every day we make choices to do or not do many things. These choices may range from profound to trivial and each one has an effect that makes our lives more fulfilling or less fulfilling, more balanced or less balanced, that make our process of living more effective or less effective. Life coaching helps you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life.

 

We are highly trained as generalists and can coach superbly on any aspect of life. However, we may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas :

  •  Confidence, Self Worth & Self Esteem

  •  Loving Relationships That Work

  •  Career Change - Creating Workplaces That Work

  •  The Mastery of Balance - Juggling a Life

  •  Self Care - Getting Your Own Needs Met

  •  Living Your Purpose

  •  Hot Buttons - Managing Anger, Upsets, Frustration and Stress

  •  Managing Grief, Loss, Sadness and Change

  •  Connection Parenting

  •  Self & Identity - Surviving the Oppressive Over-Culture

  •  Homesteading, Environmental Activism & Permaculture

  •  Artists - Creativity & Art

  •  Food, Nutrition, & Optimal Health

 

 

Mindset and Mindfulness Experts

Your strategy doesn't matter without the right mindset to implement it. Most people are held back by their own limiting beliefs -- they are the chokehold to success. Our coaches are trained to help you identify and break those patterns. By identifying mental traps, you can begin to replace them with empowering beliefs that launch you towards success.

Many people, overwhelmed by obligations (“musts” and “shoulds”), blame others or their circumstances in order to be able to cope with their less-than-ideal situation. This is a trap, which only reinforces the situation and increases the feeling of being out of control.

 

People who succeed consistently are doing something different than anyone else — they have created an action plan that leads to success.

 

The right resource isn’t a tangible item, but rather a mindset, an emotional state – creativity, decisiveness, passion – when you engage it you can get any other resource on earth. If you don’t have what you want, it’s because you haven’t committed.

 

Most of us know what to do, but don’t take the actions to follow through. What holds you back is the fear of failure. It’s ok to be afraid, it is not ok to let fear stop you. Learn how to take massive action and commit in times of uncertainty. Step out of your comfort zone –where the real growth happens.

“How can I be happy in life?” is a very common question. We hear it a lot from our life coaching clients. Happiness is, no doubt, the most important thing in our life. If we are happy with ourselves, happy with our health, happy with our relationships, happy with our career and happy with our finances, there is not much else we need.

Unfortunately, most people are not happy, at least not as happy as they would like to be. To be happy, we can take charge of our life, grow our confidence, become the person we desire to be, improve our lifestyle and follow our dreams.

“What’s going on with my life?”

Most people put an enormous effort to change their unhappy circumstances with the skills they have but it leads nowhere because those skills (or lack of them) are what brought them to this point in the first place. The sad part is that constant failure attempts to change that brings people to giving up on relationships, on love life, on success and even their health. Many people start compromising, negotiate with circumstances that high jacked their happiness. They just give up and live and unhappy and unfulfilled life believing this is their destiny. It is not!

 

 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

 

Everyone deep inside has the right answers to these questions. Deep down, we know what we need to do and the pain is cluttering our thinking, we feel overwhelm and when we gather the strength to make a change, it is not easy to do it alone. With the right guidance, encouragement they are able to design a brighter future and walk confidently towards it.

Life coaching is the gateway to any future you desire, where self-confidence, love, success, health and wealth are part of your every day.

It is very important to note that life coaching is a beautiful trendy name to something that has been here for many years – personal development. We are all growing and evolving and have the potential of being happy and successful and personal development, with the help of a life coach, is an effective way of achieving it.

The relationship between you and your coach will determine the success of your program. Your coach will study your circumstances, your beliefs, thoughts and adjust the program to your needs and goals. Whatever you want to achieve is acceptable and every desire is treated as an honest desire. Your coach will help you find where you may be stuck and show you ways to get your life flowing forward again.

Your coach will be in contact with you in between sessions and encourage you practice your new tools and empower you to take small steps forward towards your success and achievement.

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