WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?
Coaching is where someone aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. This can be by excelling in your career, finding happiness, good health, exploring the self and the world and achieving ambitions.
This will be done by harnessing specialist techniques based on core psychological principals and natural intuition, life coaches provide clients with the tools to confidently face difficult situations, push past emotional barriers and eventually view life with a more fresh positive and hopeful outlook.
Just as a sport coach enables sportsman/woman to hone themselves into the fastest, strongest most tactical competitors in their disciplines, coaching helps people from all personal and professional backgrounds improve their strengths and build upon their weaknesses to make the most of their lives. It is a practical, problem solving approach to supporting people in moving forward in all areas of their lives.
A life coach will not attempt to to give out advice, this is because, giving advice is a way of imposing a personal view of the world onto the client ( the client may or not share the same view) also, it is not the coaches job to become personally involved in a client’s life. Coaching is about objectivity, structure and empowerment, not instruction or indoctrination.
A coach will help identify where the client is in the now, where they want to be, and how to get there. Then the coach will assist client by keeping them on track until they achieve their goals. This will be done with the coach not imposing their own ideas on their client and not showing them how to do things. The coaches role is to assist people find their own way, whether this would not be the way the coach would do it
At the centre of it all lies the idea clients must be given the powers to help themselves. Offering advice, opinions and judgements would undermine some of the basic principles behind coaching.
LIFE COACHING CAN HELP WITH
- Building a life/work balance that is fulfilling
- Relaxation skills
- Improving your health and well-being routines e.g diet, exercise
- Help with stress and looking at the triggers of stress
- New strategies
- Focusing on what they truly desire
- Improve their self esteem and confidence
- Work performance
- Putting together a life plan, understanding our aims and goals
- Improving your ability to relate to others
- Improving our awareness of ourselves
- Improving your self-discipline and motivation
- You will discover how to identify and understand your skills, strengths and weaknesses
The coach helps identify where the client is now, where they want to be and how to get there; and then keeps them on track until the achieve their goals. It is important that the life coach does not impose their own ideas on the client, life coaches do not tell people how to do things. The coaching role is to help people find their own way and keep them moving along that way, whether or not it is the way the coach would have chosen from themselves
Please contact Secure Mind Solutions on 07444 928 382 if you require this service.