Get the Most out of Life
Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, giving advice, therapy, or counseling. Life coaching, often called personal coaching or simply "coaching," is a one-on-one, collaborative process in which a trained professional (the coach) helps you (the client), achieve your personal life goals. These goals may include just about anything: more self confidence, weight loss, career change, better relationships, and much more. People from every possible age, background, and occupation get coaching, but they all have one thing in common: a desire to achieve something more in their personal or professional life. Whatever your goals, a professional coach gives you motivation, accountability and support, keeping you focused and taking ACTION from week to week.
One of the most common reasons people report for wanting to work with a coach is the feeling of being "stuck." They’re stuck in a job they don’t like, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship or stuck in a life that lacks meaning and purpose. A coach’s job is to get you unstuck and they do this with a number of tools, techniques and processes designed to help you find what drives you, where you want to go, and the best way to get there.
The use of the word "coach" is not an accident. A personal life coach is fundamentally no different from a football coach or a tennis coach. A good sports coach will keep you focused on your goal, provide feedback, encourage you when you’re feeling frustrated and make sure you’re challenged enough to make real progress from week to week. Likewise, a good personal life coach will help you stay motivated, focused and give you objective feedback to help you get farther and in less time than you could on your own.