Life Coaching is defined simply as “a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals.”
Life Coaching vs. Therapy
The goal of therapy is healing- starting from the past, the goal of therapy is to identify issues that may have plagued a person, and through the identification of those issues, attempts to “work through” issues. Therapy is primarily problem oriented.
Life coaching deals with the “here and now”, and what you want and what is needed to achieve it. In coaching, the emphasis is on the present and future. It is solution oriented.
How Does It Work?
If you look in different facets of society, there are coaches; in sports, in gyms, in the workplace, there are people who are designated to assist in creating a favorable situation for the individual, whether it is winning a championship, losing weight, or being the best company branch of the region.
Here is a general overview of the coaching process:
•Introductory life coach session: This is complementary! •Coaching package (Coaching Agreement, Welcome Material, Questionnaire) •Sessions via telephone, Skype, or face-to-face. •Email follow-ups and correspondence
Through these sessions, here are skills that will be enhanced:
•Tactics/Strategies to confront obstacles •Focusing on what is achievable (See. Plan. Do.) •Reducing “negative self-talk”, and converting to positive thoughts •Tracking progress and reevaluation of goals •Time management/Increasing productivity •Creating positive habits •Achieving personal goals •Confronting F.E.A.R.