Life Coaching FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful, ongoing relationship that helps you focus and realize your visions and goals. With a coach, you will get the tools and support to remove obstacles and facilitate change. Coaches help you to grow, understand yourself even deeper and live a fulfilled life with purpose.
What does a relationship with a life coach look like?
In the same way a coach helps a professional athlete perform at higher levels, a life coach helps you maximize your personal and professional potential. A good life coach is a partner who supports and challenges you to explore new directions you’ve never explored before to see the possibilities in you and beyond. As your coach, I will support, encourage and believe in you, while holding you accountable and keeping you on track to move towards your goals. Together, we will co-create a collaborative relationship that works for you to live out your values and dreams.
How is coaching done?
Typically, individual coaching is done by telephone. Video (Skype or Zoom) option is available especially for the first session, if preferred.
What is a typical session like?
The hallmark of coaching is self-responsibility. The client sets the agenda for the session, and the coach follows that agenda. First-time clients are often surprised to realize coaches aren’t here to give advice or solutions. Instead, you can expect powerful and clarifying questions, focused and fine-tuned planning tools, and accountability. By expanding your capacity by leveraging every situation, you’re prepared to take on challenges in life. Coaching can transform you and the way you look at life. As your coach, I’ll support you thoroughly and wholeheartedly during our time together.
What are some of the common misconceptions about coaching?
Coaching is not therapy, counseling, or consulting. Coaches are not here to give you advice or solutions. As your coach, I believe you’re whole and resourceful. I support you in reaching your own decisions and results that you’re responsible for, which in the end is more powerful. Coaching does not treat illness or pathology. You will find that coaching focuses on strategic planning and personal growth and does not attempt to heal emotional trauma. A good coach focuses on you, not the issue or problem at hand. Coaching is focused on your strengths, not weakness, and on the future, not the past. Coaches regularly refer clients to other professionals for issues that are better suited to a therapeutic relationship.
Are you properly trained?
Yes. I am certified through the extensive and in-person Coaching for Transformation program with the Leadership that Works organization at the New York Open Center in NYC.
How do I know if I need coaching?
In my opinion, every single one of us can benefit tremendously from being coached. If you’re sincerely ready to make a change in your life and are willing to put in the work to archive your goals to create the life you want, then I’d say you’d be an excellent candidate.
How will I know if you’re the right life coach for me to work with?
I’d say listen to your intuition. Ask questions. Express your concerns. Not everyone is a good fit, and that’s perfectly OK.
What’s my next step?
Book your free 30-minute Crystal Clarity Session with me. And feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you.