What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching helps you challenge and change anything that is holding you back. It is a liberating and pragmatic journey of reflection, self-discovery and personal growth. It helps you gain clarity and direction for positive change. Coaching concentrates on solutions over problems.
Being results focussed, it helps you move through any challenges or obstacles currently stopping you from achieving what you want. Coaching can help you make decisions and reach goals. These might be related to family life, career, romantic relationships, weight management, spiritual or personal growth, hobbies or education.
Coaching is collaborative and supportive. It assists you to unblock your potential to improve the quality of your life, creating a life for yourself that is more fulfilling, balanced and purposeful. It is about moving from where you are now to where you want to be, so you set the agenda. Just believe or be open to believing that you can succeed. Empowering stuff!
How can Life Coaching help me achieve my goals?
If you already know your goal(s) that’s great. If you are unsure, coaching can help you to define them. Indeed, you might have a nagging feeling that you are dissatisfied with areas of your life but not know exactly where or what to do about it. If so, we take a holistic view of your life to identify and prioritise these areas.
How can Life Coaching help with negative thoughts?
Whilst coaching is outcome focussed, it also works to challenge and work through negative thinking and limiting beliefs – that voice inside your head that prevents you from taking action. Indeed, we often think that we are not worthy of change, or we don’t dare to believe that achieving our goal is possible and so we stay stuck. Acknowledging and challenging what keeps you stuck, frees you to start moving towards where you want to be.
For change to occur, you have to want it and be willing to take responsibility for necessary action, so your commitment is important. If something doesn’t work, we reassess, viewing ‘failure’ as a new opportunity to learn and as valuable feedback. At all times you are supported on your journey.
How much time should I allow?
The average number of sessions required is between six and eight. It is not unusual to achieve a goal, take a break to consolidate and build upon it, and then return to work on another goal. Goals can evolve or change too.