life coaching 101
What is life coaching?
What is life coaching, anyway?
I am a graduate of Martha Beck's Wayfinder Life Coach Training. While Life Coaching is a well-established craft and profession, one of the first questions I am most frequently asked is, "What is life coaching?" Great question! I firmly believe there is no one-size-fits all answer for this, because life coaches and their clients are like Cheetos, each one is unique. (I was going to say snow flakes, but thought that was too cheesy.)
Let's try this on for size - you know how sometimes life can feel like you're stumbling around alone, confused and lost in the dark? Not to be a downer, but life can get pretty tough and confusing. It's during these times that it is crucial to work with your own coach to regain inner strength, direction and resiliency.
Do any of the following statements sound familiar?
"I hate my job, spouse, etc. and don't know what to do"
"I've lost my job, spouse, etc. and don't know what to do"
"My kids are grown, now who the hell am I?"
" I just became a stay-at-home parent and feel I've lost my sense of identity"
"I'm afraid to __________ because _____________"
Life coaching is about partnering up with an advocate (Me!), who supports, challenges, guides and turns the damn lights on so you're not feeling scared, lost and alone in the dark any more.
We dig deep, because that's where the treasure is buried. We uncover thoughts, beliefs & behaviors that no longer serve you. We overcome fear that's keeping you playing small. We learn to embrace the difficulties because the results of inner work are incredible.
If you're ready to get to know yourself better, tap into your power and sense of self worth, let's go. We got this!
I happily provide no-obligation, no-cost consultations.
"Those who have a "why" to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.
- Viktor Frankl
"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."
- Joseph Campbell
with a coach?
Who works with a coach?
Resourceful, intelligent, open-minded people like yourself. My clients have been from a wide range of professions and backgrounds. Life coaching is all inclusive. Basically, life coaches are the 'personal trainers' of your heart, mind and soul.
In the midst of chaos and uncertainty in your life, have you ever said to yourself , "geez, now what?"
"Now what" people are my kind of people!
What can I expect when I am being coached?
Initially, we will explore what feels 'off' in your world to determine the most advantageous starting point. This is your opportunity to get it all out in the open and off your chest. Bringing issues out of the dark corners is the first critical step in acknowledging and overcoming them.
My coaching packages are priced and uniquely tailored to each client. We will work together to agree upon frequency, timing and number of sessions moving forward. Coaching sessions can be done in person, via phone or video chat, whichever is most convenient.
Your well being and progress are my main priorities. I will be your advocate, and hold you accountable. I will not shy away from challenging you or be afraid to piss you off when I push you to your edge, just like an athletic trainer would do for your physical fitness.
My promise to you: I will dedicate every tool, skill, intuition and spark of wisdom I have to helping you reach your goals and desired outcomes.