What is a great life?
The answer is different for everyone, but most people would agree that a great life includes something worth living for, maybe even worth dying for. Something that inspires you, energizes you, pulls you forward and makes you jump out of bed in the morning, eager to start the day. Something that was made for you and you alone; that utilizes your unique talents and gifts. Ultimately this something makes a difference in the world around you, and will leave an impact on it, long after you've come and gone. A great life would bring more meaning, purpose, love, laughter, wonder and adventure to your time here. At the end of your journey you would look back on a life of significance, rather than one of regret. A great life is not something we experience. It's something we build. That's what life coaching is all about.
What is life coaching?
Professional coaching is an ongoing partnership designed to help clients do or achieve anything they desire in their personal or professional lives. Typically done through a long-term relationship, life coaches aid clients in creating visions and goals for all aspects of their lives or businesses, as well as multiple strategies, the necessary psychology, accountability and other resources to support the attainment of those goals.
How does life coaching work?
Coaching sessions typically take place one-on-one between coach and client, but can also be conducted in group settings. Sessions are an hour long and can be held in person but most often are conducted over the phone (or Skype for international clients). We offer 3, 6 or 12 month coaching packages with the option of weekly sessions, every 10 days, or every two weeks (4, 3, or 2 sessions per month). The frequency and duration of coaching sessions depend on the client's unique situation and needs. The coaching structure can also be adjusted as the coaching relationship progresses and requires change.
Who is life coaching for?
There is often a misconception that to work with a coach, your life has to be a mess or you can’t succeed on your own. This simply isn’t true. We work with some of the most successful individuals in the world, including C-level executives, politicians, celebrities and professional athletes. The starting point varies client-by-client, but the common denominator is always growth.
There are four general categories of people who come to coaching:
1. People who don’t know what they want and need some help figuring it out. These people typically feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed and confused—often manifesting in states of frustration, anxiety, dissatisfaction, anger or depression.
2. People who do know what they want, but don’t know how to make it happen. They are either overwhelmed and can’t see the way forward, or they have tried some things in the past and haven’t been successful.
3. People who know what they want, and know how to make it happen, but they just aren’t taking action on their own. These people are often hung up by a psychological block, such as procrastination, fear, a limiting belief, an internal conflict, or a general lack of motivation.
4. People who know what they want, know how to make it happen, and are taking action, but want to be pushed out of their comfort zone and held to their very best. These people are high performers who often manage other people, but don’t have someone holding them accountable, providing an unbiased sounding board and helping them improve their own performance.
What is the difference between life coaching and therapy?
While a lot of the industry's training originated from theory and techniques in traditional psychology, life coaches differ in many ways from social workers, counselors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other kinds of therapists. Coaching is not about processing your emotional history or diagnosing/medicating mental health issues. Coaching is action-oriented, focusing on the future and what steps are needed to get from your present self to your ideal self. Therapists often want to get to the origin of a behavior, while coaches are more concerned about assisting clients to change their present behavior so they can produce a desired result in the future. While life coaches, like therapists, value insight, coaches help move quickly from the realm of insight into setting goals and taking action. Unlike therapy, life coaching does not treat mental disorders as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. While someone with a mental disorder can benefit from life coaching when used in conjunction with therapy, coaching should not be used as a substitute for assistance from a mental health professional and/or a medical doctor.
Can I sign my loved one up for life coaching?
We would love to help your loved one change his or her life, assuming they want help. But unfortunately life coaching will not work forced upon people who are not ready and willing to change. We would be more than happy to set up a free sample session with your loved one, to talk more about how life coaching works, and better gauge whether it's something they are open to and interested in.
How much does life coaching cost?
The cost of coaching varies depending on the frequency and longevity of the coaching package. We offer the option of breaking up your coaching contract into monthly installments, or to pay in full for a discounted rate.
Coaching is a significant investment in yourself and your life, and we take that investment very seriously with a commitment to deliver the results that matter most to you. We are in this business to help you change your life, not to take your money. That's why we offer a Risk Free, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are not completely satisfied with the value you are receiving from coaching, we'll give you your money back! Just send us an e-mail within 3 days after your 2nd session and we'll issue you a full refund!
We also offer a free, no obligation coaching session to introduce you to the power of coaching and to discuss the best package to fit your unique needs. Contact us now to set up your free session and to learn more about how coaching can help improve your life.