What is a Life Coach
A life coach is a professional who helps individuals and groups have the life they desire by unlocking and reaching their fullest potential. A life coach helps guide you to set goals, take action, make wise decisions and achieve direct results in your life.
Life coaching is a collaborative process, where you and a coach work together to create a plan that will help you reach your goals.
Life coaching does not mean getting advice. Coaches are trained from recognized schools by the International Coaches Federation (ICF) to help their clients find their own answers. They are trained to actively listen to what the client is saying and ask thought provoking, powerful questions that coincide with where the client is and where they’re struggling or stuck.
What can a life coach help me with?
A life coach can help you in any area of life – self discovery, self love, personal growth, business, career, and so on. If you feel like you need help figuring out how to get where you want to go in life, or if you feel “stuck,” like something is in the way of your goals, life coaching may be right for you.
Coaches can help you set and achieve goals, manage stress, improve relationships, increase self-confidence, develop better decision making skills and more. They can also provide accountability so that you stay on track with your goals. With the right life coach by your side, you can create positive changes in all areas of your life.
Are life coaches effective?
Life Coaches can be extremely effective, especially when the client and coach are a good match. In a study conducted by International Coach Federation (ICF) conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that “80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills.”
Coaching vs. Therapy
Simply put – life coaching is not therapy. Coaches do not diagnose or treat any mental health conditions. Instead, they help you understand yourself better and make decisions based on that knowledge. The client is always in the drivers seat and the coach helps pave the way or provides a road map.
Therapists and coaches are both incredible listeners and both use questioning techniques to help clients dig deeper and understand themselves. However, the biggest difference between both professional are coaches are typically forward thinking. For example, coaches assess where you currently are and help you build momentum to reach your next goal. Therapists, generally speaking, may be less focused on achieving certain outcomes and goals and instead focused on achieving a higher quality of life, less stress, inner peace, coping with daily issues, healing trauma, etc.
Put simply, you may choose a coach over a therapists if you re looking for specific results in an area of life. However, therapists and coaches work incredibly well together for maximum results.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Life Coach
- What am I looking to gain? What is my end goal?
- What are my expectations?
- How much am I willing to invest?
- Can this person help me get where I want to go?
- Do I need or want help/support?
- Does this person’s content resonate with me?
- What drew me to this person?
My Life Coaching Program
My name is Ashley and I am an NLP certified life coach & EFT Practitioner. I consider myself to be a visionary life coach. I help people see bigger and more expansive futures, then I help them create a plan to get there. My current programs can be found here.
Lastly, I post a lot of helpful content and tips to get you started on Tiktok, Youtube, and Instagram.
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