What is a Life Coach?
- Life coaching is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals. Life coaches help clients set and reach goals using a variety of tools and techniques. Coaches are not acting as therapists or consultants.
Coaching involves a skilled, trained professional working with a client to help that client reach a specific goal or set of goals in their professional development. It is intended to be a creative and thought-provoking process that enables the client to maximize their potential in specific areas important to the client.
The specific areas of coaching may include but are not limited to, career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, amongst other goals.
A professional coach may use inquiry, reflection, requests and discussion to help clients identify personal and/or business and/or relationship goals, develop strategies, relationships and action plans intended to achieve those goals. A coach provides a place for clients to be held accountable to themselves by monitoring the clients’ progress towards implementation of their action plans.
Costs and Payment:
Initial sessions are $125/hour with follow up sessions $60/half hour, schedule on a bi-monthly basis and
What Can I Expect from Life Coaching?
The first step is that you and I will conduct a phone interview as a first step to explore the fit between us and the goals you have set. The second step includes setting our first appointment. Preferable this is a one hour face to face meeting, but it can be over the phone. As a Life Coach I will send you a questionnaire before our first formal session to prepare both of us.
You will want to think about:
• The goals you want to reach
• What about now makes this a perfect time to start
• What time and energy you are ready to invest
• What kind of feedback helps you change and focus
Following the first session we will come to an agreement about how to proceed from this point re:
frequency of sessions, payment schedule, contact between sessions, etc.
Links to inspiring blogs:
Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we
can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. It is by Leo Babauta
Unclutterer: Daily tips on how to organize your home and office
The unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized. A place for everything, and everything
in its place is it’s gospel. It offers small suggestions that keep us on track on a daily basis. Sometimes
we’ve already done them, sometimes they are a great idea that help us think of what we could do in our
own space. It is by Erin Rooney Doland
The Happiness Project
THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is the memoir of the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages,
current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier – happily, it was a
#1 New York Times bestseller. As one of the hundreds of experiments I’ve conducted, I started this blog.
Here, I recount my daily adventures in pursuit of happiness. – it is by GRETCHEN RUBIN
1000 Awesome Things
1000 Awesome Things is a regularly updated, Webby Award winning blog written by Neil Pasricha,
that posts one awesome thing in life each weekday. If you need 30 seconds to stop and smell the
flowers, this is a website for you!
TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by a private non-
profit formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” The blog and videos are fascinating!