L I F E C O A C H I N G
Today, with so many responsibilities, attractive options, demands and distractions, the pace of life can sometimes feel almost overwhelming and ‘life balance’ may feel like an impossible dream.
A life coach uses the power of commitment to enable their client to achieve beneficial and measurable results in all areas of their lives. Life coaching is a holistic process that has the power to balance and harmonise life.
The initial coaching session is designed to include a broad assessment of you, the client, in order to establish where you are at now in your life and to see where you place your level of satisfaction in the significant areas of a balanced life: Career, health, finances, relationships, personal growth, spirituality and recreation.
Because we don’t always live our lives in discrete compartments, there are links between all of the significant pieces. Health affects our career; finances and recreation intertwined; relationships are interwoven throughout.
It is hard to pull a thread out without bringing two or three other pieces out with it.
Coaching for balance focuses on widening the range of perspectives and therefore adding more choices. Ultimately balance is about making choices: saying ‘yes’ to some things and ‘no’ to others. This can be challenging.
Life Coaching can equalise life balance. ‘Coaching’ means action and learning. These two forces, ‘action and learning’, combine to create change.
The Client - Coach Relationship
Coaching exists solely to serve the client’s needs and agenda.
The coaching relationship is an alliance. It is an ‘alliance’ because both players are intimately involved in making it work. Clients are not buying an off-the-shelf personal success program.
The relationship between coach and client is designed and customised to meet the exclusive needs of the client.
The coaching process is entirely about the client and the client’s agenda. The goals that are set are entirely those of the client’s own choosing.
Accountability is unique in the coaching relationship because it is completely judgment free. The objective is action and learning, not specific results. There is no such thing as failure in coaching – only feedback and learning.
Coaching is a highly effective way of facilitating motivation and ultimately creating ‘change’. It can be equally effective used as a stand lone therapy or alongside other forms of therapy, to include hypnotherapy.