- Are you living the life you wish to have?
- Are old patterns keeping you from being as successful as you can be?
- Do you have balance in your life?
- Are your relationships going as well as you would like them to go?
- Do you have problems communicating effectively with people in your workplace, with family members, with friends?
- Do you wish you had more self confidence, or happiness, or success?
- Are you in the midst of a career transition?
- Do you need help in crystallizing your goals?
- Are you thinking about retirement and wonder how you will spend your time?
- Are you in a rut?
If any or many of these questions apply to you, you may be a good candidate to work with a life coach. A life coach can provide you with the tools to make the changes you are interested in making.
What a Coach Does
- A coach provides a client with support and encouragement as he or she defines and strives to achieve new professional and personal goals.
- A coach holds a client accountable. Goals are more likely to be achieved through accountability.
- A coach provides structure and strategy for achieving goals.
- A coach provides a neutral point of view and objectivity to the client's ideas.
- A coach encourages a client to use his or her "inner wisdom" to identify new purpose and passions.
- A coach can recommend new resources for the client to use to attain clarity, understanding, and purpose.
How Does a Coach Differ from a Consultant?
- A coach leads from behind and has a client centered perspective.
A consultant will tell the client what to do and solve the client's problems.
- A coach will work with a client to seek thinking beyond solving problems and finding solutions.
A consultant will have a knowing stance and may be averse to conflict.
- A coach will challenge a client's mental frameworks and provoke visionary thinking.
A consultant may make a "head without the heart" connection. A coach will always try to make a connection between a client's head and his/her heart.
- A coach will paraphrase and clarify what the client says.
A consultant wants to "add value."
- A coach will work with the client to uncover resistance.
A consultant will assume a Parent mode.
Where Can I Learn More?