Life Coaching

Maximize your potential, fulfill your dreams and find your joy!

 

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a professional relationship that will help you produce extraordinary results in your life, career, or business helping you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.  A coach will partner with you to design the life you want and bring out your own brilliance and resources so that you can achieve excellence and live your purpose.  Coaching has been defined in many ways. The essence of coaching is unlocking a person’s potential.

 

Why should I hire a life coach?

Hire a coach if you are feeling unsatisfied despite all you’ve accomplished, or you hunger for more! If you’re tired of comparisons, being afraid of change, and not feeling good enough – because not only is it exhausting, it’s holding you back. If you’re ready to dig deep and are committed to taking actions towards change.

A coach can open a door to potential you never knew was possible and it cements your commitment to self!  As a certified life coach I will work with you to get clear about what fulfillment would be for you.

 

What is the difference between coaching and counseling/therapy?

Professional coaches know the importance of identifying the characteristics and ethical considerations which differentiate coaching from consulting, therapy, mentoring, counseling, or even friendship and support group membership.

While coaching and therapy share some similarities, psychotherapy often focuses on the impact the past has on the present, on healing psychological dysfunction, and on relieving emotional pain. The therapist is considered to be the expert, the one with answers about what is right for the client.

Coaching focuses on the present and future, the client’s strengths, life purpose and goals, working with clients to create possibilities to enrich their life. Based on the belief that all individuals are whole, capable individuals, coaching assumes the client is expert, able to determine what is best for their lives and the coach works along with them to maximize their personal and professional potentials, to close the gaps to create extraordinary lives.

 

What are some topics I could be coached on?

You can be coached on anything!  Here are a few examples:

    • Passion/Purpose Renewal
      Our passions change over time, this places you back on the right track if you happen to have lost track of your passion and purpose.
    • Work/Life Balance
      This is crucial to your well-being and helps to prioritize the demands of your career and personal life.
    • Goal Setting
      Develop Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound (SMART) goals and stick to them effectively.
    • Gratitude
      This enables you to express more appreciation and cultivate inner gratitude.
    • Creativity & Innovation
      This empowers you to think outside the box, to conceive something original or take a deeper look into your dreams!
    • Self Awareness
      Simply put, self-awareness is about understanding your own needs, desires, habits and everything that makes you YOU. The more you know about yourself, the better you are at adapting life changes that suit your needs. … Being self-aware is the ability to see our true selves without blinders
    • Productivity
      This brings to light your personality type and daily routine so that you can find ways to become better at your job and life.
    • Habits & Routines
      This identifies the periods where you are most productive in the day, to develop a strategy to optimize your efforts.
    • Time Management & Focus
      Create boundaries with yourself and people around you, to keep you focused and properly manage your time.
    • Risk-Taking
      This allows you to explore opportunities and determine if they are worth going for!
    • Confidence
      This helps anyone who is tied down and stuck by their lack of self-esteem, shyness, limiting beliefs and fear. Be empowered to challenge the doubts and perceptions that are holding you back.
    • Perseverance
      This brings to light strategies that help you move forward, especially when you are experiencing delay or complications.
    • Professional Growth & Direction
      Gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve your professional and career objectives, and unlock your potential.
    • Values Alignment
      This furthers personal integrity, revealing where personal values are aligned and attuned (or not) with your actions.
    • Accountability
      Saying what you want out loud and having someone to help keep you on track makes it easier for those things to actually happen!

 

How will I track my progress?

Research shows that people who write down their goals experienced a 42% increase in goal achievement. Those who broke goals down into action steps, made a commitment to someone, and provided weekly progress reports increased goal achievement by 78% (Source: Summary of Recent Goals Research, by Gail Matthews, Ph.D., Dominican University, 2007).

I recommend that you bring a notebook and pen to every coaching session. At certain points, I will prompt you to write down key insights or steps that you identify. I also require you to complete a brief set of questions both before and after each session. This serves as a written record as to what is accomplished from week to week and over time.

How much does coaching cost, will my insurance pay for it?

You cannot use your insurance benefits for coaching, although you may be able to use your HSA.  The cost per session is $99.