Do I Need a Life Coach?
What a Coach Does.
How Does a Coach Differ from a Consultant?
Where Can I Learn More?

Do I Need a Life Coach?

  1. Are you living the life you wish to have?
  2. Are old patterns keeping you from being as successful as you can be?
  3. Do you have balance in your life?
  4. Are your relationships going as well as you would like them to go?
  5. Do you have problems communicating effectively with people in your workplace, with family members, with friends?
  6. Do you wish you had more self confidence, or happiness, or success?
  7. Are you in the midst of a career transition?
  8. Do you need help in crystallizing your goals?
  9. Are you thinking about retirement and wonder how you will spend your time?
  10. 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.

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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.

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How Does a Coach Differ from a Consultant?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A coach will paraphrase and clarify what the client says.
    A consultant wants to "add value."
  5. A coach will work with the client to uncover resistance.
    A consultant will assume a Parent mode.

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Where Can I Learn More?

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