What is a Life Coach?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

 

My definition: Coaching allows a client to move from where they are now to where they want to be.

 

A Life Coach...

 

Helps you discover what you really want.

 Ask you to be more than you thought you could be on your own.

 Helps you to gain clarity and focus, to produce results more quickly.

Provides you with the tools, support and structure to be more.

 

What is Self Care?

My approach to Self Care Coaching will help support you in creating a specific program “For you, By You” to take the steps needed to live out your dreams. The program will help uncover your inner critic and will allow you to develop the Kryptonite to silence it. Working together I will support, challenge, encourage and believe in you. Because I know you already have what it takes to be a person living without regrets and/or excuses. My purpose is to hold the mirror up to show you what I see.

Imagine:

  • Leaving self doubt behind
  • Getting up in the morning excited about what you have to offer this world
  • Truly believing in yourself
  • Breaking free from procrastination & easily going through your to do list
  • Being capable to balance family and work
  • Feeling and looking good
  • Feeling strong and able to go after your biggest dreams
  • Doing something for yourself and not feeling guilty about it
  • Treating yourself as if you were the most important person-because you are!

 

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    How is coahing differenct from Consulting? Therapy? Sports coaching? A best friend?

Consulting

Coaching is similar to consulting. However, in a coaching relationship the coach stays with the client in a close partnership to help implement the new skills, changes and goals and to make sure that they happen. In consulting the consultant offers more know-how guidance and suggestions, often sessions are scheduled on as as-needed basis.

 

Therapy

Coaching is not therapy. Coaches do not work on any psychological "problems" or get into your

past or deal much with understanding the human behavior. This knowledge may come as clients

move forward toward personal and professional goals that will give them the life that they really want,

but is not the focus of a coaching relationship.

 

Sports

Coaching includes several principles from sports coaching, like teamwork, going for the

goal, being your best. Unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not competition based or

win/lose. Life Coaches focus on strengthening their client’s skills, not on helping them beat the

other team. Life Coaches look for win/win solutions.

 

Best friend

A best friend is wonderful to have. However, is your best friend a professional who you are willing to

trust to work with you on the most important aspects of your life and/or business? You can have both a

best friend and a coach.

My Do's & Don'ts as your Coach

What I do as a Coach:

 

Listen openly to what you have to say

 Offer different perspectives

 Provide structure

 Assist in setting goals, planning and strategizing

 Hold you accountable for what you want to achieve.

 Trust you to make your own decisions

 Show up with your best interests at heart

 Tell the truth

 Believe in you and your highest good

 Be a partner in bringing out the best in you

 Provide a encouraging and supportive environment

 Respect the confidentiality agreement we make

 Be an on-going resource for you in accomplishing your dreams.

What I don’t do as a Coach:

 

 

Do your work for you

 Judge you

 Give you legal or financial advice

 Take responsibility for you or your actions

 Try to cure you -That’s Therapy!

 Make assumptions

 Lie to you

 Waste your time

 Make decisions for you

What I expect from you, as my client

Commit yourself to intentions that are truly meaningful to you

 

Take ownership for your progress and your accomplishments

 

 Make your coaching sessions a priority in your life

 

 Be prepared for every session

 

 Let me know how the process is working for you.

 

 Make sure to listen to your heart as well as your head

 

 Pay attention to your intuition and to what your “gut” is telling you

 

 Be completely truthful with me and to yourself

 

 Be willing to stretch beyond your current comfort zone

 

 Let me know if something isn't working for you

 

 Have fun and enjoy the process!

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