What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is a synergistic relationship between coach and client designed to tap into your full potential. Just as Olympic athletes wouldn’t think of training without the added insight, objective perspective and enthusiastic support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEO’s use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers or businesses to the next level.
The basis of my practice is to use coaching skills to actively listen to my clients, individuals or couples, providing the ideal environment to get to the bottom of the situations, uncover belief systems, working then on a cocreative relationship to transform thoughts into actions and measurable results. I am not an expert on your life, I don’t know what is best for you nor do I think I do.
My expertise is in listening. I listen for your greatness, your blocks, your beliefs, your wants, needs, goals and aspirations. I am listening to your “mental constructs.” This helps me to help you create awareness where there may not have been. In my coaching practice my clients decide if they want to hear external suggestions or not. You as the client make that decision. If you decide you would like my suggestion in a particular situation after we have arrived at clarity about it, then I will help you in brainstorming options and solving problems, taking the co-creative relationship to the next level where both of us collaborate in determining the best approach to the situation.
This hybrid collaboration, coaching / consulting is frequently very effective. If you would benefit from knowledge that I have, I am happy to impart what I know. Where I stop is when I feel that telling you something about yourself that may rob you of the self discovery. I am well equipped to impart knowledge in communication, leadership, conflict resolution, finding self worth and helping you connect to your own unique contribution.
If on the other hand you prefer to take it one step at a time and have me use more traditional coaching skills to guide you towards your own ideas and solutions, I will let you have the space you need and will be your guide with powerful direct questions. The choice is yours, Either way I will be on your side, on your team and you will be in control to change the approach at anytime.