Just about everyone has a vision of his or her ideal life. For some reason or other, in your case, if it hasn’t transformed into reality yet, getting in touch with a life coach could be a significant first step towards realizing the vision that you have in your life. Coaching is a transformational journey that puts you in touch with yourself. It’s a co-creative process where a coach walks hand in hand with his client as their accountable partner, to help them recognize their skills, beliefs & values, and dreams.
They work with clients to help them reach their goals and to succeed by supporting them to move past challenges that stand in the way of those goals. Life coaching often includes principles of sports coaching, such as, the coach may push, pull, and stretch you in ways that may feel uncomfortable to bring out the best in you, challenge you to do more than you think you can, gives constructive feedback pro to your growth and motivates you to stay on track in accomplishing your goal. But unlike sports coaching, in life coaching the coach does not mentor or instruct how to win any game. Your life coach will help you discover ways to win your own life.
You become the owner of your success story in which your coach plays the role of a friendly catalyst. Life coaching sessions take approximately 60 minutes to 90 minutes. These sessions can be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, whatever suits the client and the speed at which he is ready for taking actions to achieve his goals.
Coaching and counseling are similar in the sense that both counselors and coaches ask the client questions, sometimes requiring a lot of soul-searching. Neither a counselor nor a coach will give advice but they will listen to what you say and direct the conversation with further pertinent questions. However, whereas the typical counseling session will be dealing with emotions and issues in the past affecting the present, the coaching relationship is focused on the future and deals with optimizing the opportunities in your life for you to ultimately achieve a bigger objective and greater happiness.