What is Life Coaching?

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Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative partnership that will help you identify your personal and professional goals, realize your strengths and potential, and create a plan of action to take control of your life. It is a partnership based on trust, confidentiality, creativity, integrity, wisdom and professionalism. 

The Path4Change approach integrates the most effective, evidence based change theories and methods into an effective coaching framework to accelerate your progress in sessions and beyond. 

Do you:

  • Think everyone else is great, but you feel lacking?  
  • Have anxiety, worry, self-doubt holding you back?
  • Have great ideas but are scared to take action? 
  • Feel unsure of how to start?

The Role of a Professional Life Coach 

A Life Coach is a certified professional who works collaboratively on your goal or issue to help you identify and modify key aspects in your life that are holding you back from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive, non-judgmental space to help you identify want you want and how to get there. 

My Path4Change process uses strategic approaches and tools that I have found to be most effective in helping my clients achieve their goals.  These are evidence-based methods and strategies from the fields of counseling, consulting, organizational development, and the positive psychology movement.  

What Types of People Have Coaches? 

People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to attain their goals. I help people with any personal issue or goal, ranging from relationships, career, finance, health and life goals.  

Coaching Sessions
Coaching is offered on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on your current issue or goal. A two month commitment is typically the minimum amount of time it takes to make, reinforce, and solidify major changes in your life. Some core skills we will strengthen along the way include your optimism, stress tolerance, flexibility, stress management, problem solving, reality testing, impulse control, decision making, independence, assertiveness, self-awareness and self-regard to name just a few.

For this reason, clients must be committed, high functioning, exceedingly motivated, emotionally stable and not in crisis. Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy or substance abuse treatment. Life coaching may augment your therapy, but the work of coaching is best practiced when major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed.

Am I Ready for Coaching? 

The first step is often awareness. Do you: 

  • Have a strong desire to change some area in your life?
  • Have a goal to start or problem that you are ready to face?
  • See some benefits to making a change?
  • Feel open to trying something new?
  • Have time and energy to commit to this right now?
  • Feel ready to commit energy and effort towards your self-improvement?   

Join me for eight weeks to discover how to:

  • Eliminate negative self-talk, procrastination and resistance 
  • Confront habits, patterns and routines that limit your potential 
  • Gain clarity about your values, priorities, and choices 
  • Discover your inspiration, motivation and purpose 
  • Use techniques that accelerate change
  • Move from ideas & planning to doing & achieving 
  • Continue to use these principles in any situation.