Welcome to week 13 of The Weekly Well! Here is where you will find weekly inspiration to live your best life. This week I want to go back in time a bit to a post I wrote a couple of years ago. I recently did my first Facebook Live...phew, so glad to have that under my belt friends! I was a little freaked out, but it went well. Anyway, the topic was an introduction to me, The Weekly Well, and just a general idea of what I do. This rang a bell, as I haven't talked about what the hell a life coach really is in awhile. So. I want to share a prior post explaining life coaching for all of you out there new to the idea!
In case you missed my FB Live, check it out below. Be sure to tune in next week too, I will post on FB what day and time!
Here is the post from January 22, 2015. You can also find the original here.
Life Coaching, What is it Really?
Whether you’ve heard of life coaching for years or just stumbled upon it recently, there is a good chance that you still may wonder. “Hmmm… that life coaching thing, what is it really? I don’t think its therapy, but what exactly is it?”
Read on to learn:
- The formal definitions of both Life Coaching and Counseling
- Life Coaching explained compared to a doctor, consultant, personal trainer, and therapist
- What I personally offer as a Life Coach
Life Coach as Defined by the ICF
The ICF is the International Coaching Federation and they define a professional life coach as:
Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Counseling as Defined by the American Counselling Association
Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.
Here's My Take
- When you are coughing and have a sore throat, you go to a Doctor
- If you want to lose 20 pounds, you go to a Personal Trainer
- When you have a mental health problem, you go to a Therapist
- If you want to improve your life, you go to a Life Coach
Another Way to Put it:
Suppose you’re having trouble learning how to drive a standard car and want help. A consultant might say, “I’m going to drive the car and become an expert so I can create a model for you to follow.” A therapist would say something like, “Let’s talk about your past experience with cars.” The difference is, a life coach would say, “Tell me where you want to go, how you want your ride to be, and we’ll make a plan.”
What I Specifically Offer As a Life Coach
In case you are curious, I help women go from dull to sparkle and from lost to having a vision. I help women reorganize their lives to reflect their passion and purpose and I facilitate change. I am like a personal trainer for your dreams and mind.
Why now? Why are we hearing about Life Coaching at this point in history? It seems to me like we are at a point like no other in time. We are living longer and have more opportunities than generations before us. Collectively, we are on the verge of pushing the envelope for personal truth. For many, many people, good is just not good enough anymore.
We are fully understanding that we only get one time around, and we want to make it...great. Phenomenal. Our own. We are starting to really get that Don’t worry, Be happy, really isn’t enough. We are right on the edge of fully understanding the truth in Don’t worry, Do happy and are ready to create our lives purposefully.
That’s what it is.
This is what I do.
Wrap It Up
I hope this clears up any questions you may have about what a life coach does and how life coaching can help you! There is a ton of additional info on my website you can peruse if you still have questions, including a handy questionnaire titled Is Coaching For You. You can find the questionnaire here.
Before I leave you until next week, try and take some time to think about how a life coach can help you. Any time you are ready, I got you! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments!
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Do Well. Be Well. Live Well
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