Life coaching is the inherent belief that people are already capable, competent, empathic and compassionate.
Life coaching focuses on the positive aspects of the human condition, much like positive counseling; it does not focus on the negative, irrational, and pathological aspects of life. Life coaching is specific and goal-oriented. Life Coaching enhances performance, allows individuals to feel better about self, ensures smooth life transitions, deals with challenges, achieves goals, become more successful, and improve the overall quality of one’s personal and professional life.
Life Coaching makes use of positive resources, such as hope, resilience, and optimism, all of which improve job satisfaction, performance, and dedication in the workplace. A life coach is as much a mentor as a therapist. Most coaching is short-term and consists of straightforward, supportive, solution-based counseling. With the right coach, you will be able to explore ways to alleviate stress, cope with challenges, survive transitions, and make more positive choices in your personal or professional life.
The theory behind coaching is simple: Focusing on inherent strengths helps clients actively express themselves and leads to a more authentic, motivated, and invigorated life of achievement and success. A systematic review of studies, published in the International Coaching Psychology Review, identified five key factors that determine the effectiveness of a positive coaching relationship. These include:
1) Establishing and maintaining trust
2) The coach’s understanding and ability to support a client’s emotional responses and problems with empathy
3) Two-way communication
4) The coach’s ability to facilitate and help client’s learning and development to reach goals
5) A clear contract and transparent process
As a Life Coach, I invite you to uncover your true potential and find out who you really are and what you really want. I honor you as a person of strength, being whole, resourceful, competent, and creative; a person who wants to make radical appropriate changes in your life worth celebrating. Providing you with guidance and support, I can help you discover the answers that lie within YOU!