Frequently Asked Questions About Life Coaching
What is life coaching?ol
Life coaching is a results-orientated alliance between a coach and an individual who wants to make positive change. The coach is a trained communicator who guides the client to discover strategies and inner and outer resources to reach their goals more efficiently and with less stress.
What is the differences between a therapist, mentor, and coach?l
A therapist treats emotional issues and mental disorders.
A mentor is a model who provides information, resources, and support.
A coach partners with emotionally healthy individuals to achieve their goals by focusing on awareness, accountability, and action.
With so many coaches, how do I know which is right for me?
Decide what you want from coaching – help with relationships, career, finances, productivity, wellness, starting a business, or something else. Search for coaches under that category.
Talk briefly with three coaches.
Then arrange for a longer conversation with the one who stands out.
To see if you are a good match for each other, ask about their training, experiences, coaching style, and fees. Also, request to see testimonials.
If you find a coach you want to work with and you're ready to start, schedule the first session.
Is coaching expensive?
While high-profile coaches can be expensive, many well-trained, experienced coaches offer services in their area of expertise at affordable prices. To keep costs down, you can arrange for short-term coaching or sign up for a video course that includes communication with the coach.
How does working with a coach help a person to achieve goals more quickly?
The coach is a dedicated partner who helps you achieve your goals. You bring your strengths, values, dreams, and commitment to change. The coach helps by being a skilled communicator, confidential listener, sounding board, trained results-oriented facilitator, and accountability partner.
Since the coaching process is forward-looking and positive, clients develop the confidence and mindset that propel them toward their goals. With greater clarity, continuous support, and a step-by-step process, they achieve their goal more efficiently and with less stress.
During sessions, clients explore new options and create an action plan to attain their weekly goal. Communication continues between sessions with texts, allowing a chance to tweak the week's task or celebrate success.
An added benefit to coaching is that a positive change in one area of your life has a ripple effect on the other areas. A long-lasting benefit is the understanding of the process to use to reach future goals.
How does coaching fit into a busy schedule?
My clients have no difficulty keeping appointments. I offer evening and Saturday sessions for those who work during the day. Also, there is no need to build in travel time because sessions are on Zoom or by phone. Texting in between sessions enables easy communication. One benefit of coaching is better time management. You'll probably have more free time because of the new positive habits you are developing through coaching.