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What is life coaching/personal coaching?

How does life coaching work?

What is appropriate to talk about in coaching?

How can I become a Life Coach?

 

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I am interested in some testing, but you don't seem to offer it anymore.  What gives?  Can I still get (fill in the blank)?

 


What is life coaching/personal coaching?

Life coaching is directed towards moving forward, change, improvements and results.  Your coach is skilled at getting the best from you, helping you discover your own best answers, tapping into your own internal motivation, getting you in touch with what matters most to you, and encouraging you to feel great about taking action.  Your coach also adds energy to the process and your life by their own enthusiasm and belief in you and what you can accomplish.  Learn more about life coaching here...

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How does life coaching work?

Usually coaching is done over the phone.  This seems to work really well for several reasons:  The geographical location of the client and the coach doesn't matter...Allowing the most beneficial match possible to be the top consideration; people tend to be a more honest and open with the sense of anonymity on the phone; and no special trips are needed out of the house - Saves time, money and gasoline!

The coach and client usually talk weekly, 3 times a month.  In the calls you talk about what has went well and what hasn't, if you accomplished your specific goals for that week, and what the next steps are.  Throughout this process, the coach is asking powerful questions that help you access your best information, talents, emotions and self.  The coach also provides support, objectivity, structure, energy, positivity, insight and technology (tools).

Between calls, you will have steps to take in your own life, and/or exercises to complete that help you learn more about yourself.  You can also usually talk to your coach on email as much as you want, to make sure you are staying on target. 

Coaching is sort of like a partnership, where you work together intensely and powerfully on your life!  Learn more about life coaching here...

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What is appropriate to talk about in coaching?

Some people will want to focus just on the issue at hand, for example, finding a career, improving a relationship, etc.  However, coaching recognizes that you are a whole person!  Your whole life is a system, in which each aspect affects every other.  How are you going to make a good decision about your career future if you hate your home environment?  How are you going to improve your relationship if you are completely stressed out about money?  So, as much as you are comfortable, your coach will encourage you to consider your whole life:  Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual (connection to something larger than yourself), health, environment, relationships, work/career, finances, etc.  Of course, if anything is off limits, just let your coach know!  Usually you will set the ground rules early in your sessions.  Learn more about life coaching here...

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How can I become a Life Coach?

Great coaches are authentic, successful people with a knack for getting the most out of life.  They have a sincere interest in others, without a need for controlling what others think or do.  Coaching is a challenging but very rewarding career area.  Please learn more about becoming a life coach here.

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I am interested in some testing, but you don't seem to offer it anymore. What gives? Can I still get (fill in the blank)?

We have changed our career and personality assessment offerings with an eye towards the best for our clients.  If you have a special request, please email Coach Michele at michele@mylifecoach.com and let her know your circumstance and what you are interested in.

 

 

 

 

 

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