Curious about life coaching? Is it appropriate for me or for members of my family?
Life coaching often contains the following features:
- Techniques and simple strategies for helping you to close the gap between where you are now and what you want to achieve
- Techniques for learning how to deal with negative thoughts and mental blocks
- A type of support that focuses on achieving positive results and is forward looking
- A type of support which is holistic, i.e. encourages you to achieve overall well being and to set in balance the different aspects of your life
- A professional relationship between a coach and an individual whose purpose is to provide assistance in clarifying and achieving meaningful goals and making practical decisions.
- A type of support suitable for ordinary people as a means of helping you to identify and pursue a vision of who and where you want to be
- A pragmatic type of support encouraging positive actions, the ability to learn from experience and the capacity to build on success
Whereas people in the past may have turned to therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists or counselors to assist with overcoming anxiety or stresses, many are now turning to life coaches for the following reasons:
- Life coaches work in a pragmatic way helping clients to move forward, focusing primarily on how to create a brighter future
- Life coaches are willing to provide a short series of focused sessions as deemed appropriate
- Life coaches focus on getting results and on clarifying and achieving the outcomes their clients want
- Life coaching provides a balanced approach to follow: – it is holistic, being concerned with a person’s whole well being and way of life