What is life Coaching?

 What is Life Coaching

‘You are the key to your success. Coaching is the Catalyst to unlock the door’

I often get asked what Life Coaching is. So I thought I would just write a short list of some of the questions you maybe asking yourself.

 Life Coaching

Life Coaching is an interactive process where a qualified coach will help an individual to develop and to make changes in their lives.
Life Coaches will work with the client on all areas of their lives. As a result of this coaching process the clients can set better goals, they can learn to take positive action in their lives and make better and more informed decisions.
Professional Life Coaches are trained to listen and observe and to customise their approach to the individual client’s needs. Through this process the clients will choose their own solutions and strategies.
A Coach believes that all clients have an inherent solution to all their own problems and complexities. The coach’s job is to bring these inherent solutions to the attention of the client and to then support the client to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has. The process is not one of giving advice and mentoring, it is to help the client to look deep within their own resources and choose their own solutions. A Life Coach is there to give feedback and an objective perspective. The client is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires.

Is the Life Coaching Process Confidential?

Yes, a Life Coach will adhere to a code of conduct (for more details check http://www.lbcai.ie/codeofethics.php). All information is completely confidential and will not be discussed outside of the sessions without expressed permission from the client.

Why do I need to see a Life Coach?

There is an old saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees. This is what happens in our lives we get so bogged down doing what we always do that we don’t look further than the rut that we are currently in, yet there is a growing dissatisfaction and a feeling of not achieving our goals. This is when a life coach can help you, as an outsider they can help you make the changes but still maintain an objective perspective.

Can everyone benefit from Coaching?

Yes you can. When there is a willingness to try and do something or make changes in your life, going to see a life coach is a wonderful way of getting yourself kick started. Do you sometimes feel that there is something wrong or not quite the way you want it but you are not too sure who to talk to? As an impartial person a Life Coach can help you sort through the things that are worrying you and help you see what is important and help you to take some action to make those simple changes.

How long would I need to see a Life Coach for?

In general the Life Coach will suggest a 1 hour session, once a week for 4-6 weeks. At times the Life Coach, with agreement of the client, might suggest that some actions be done between the sessions to get the full benefit of the Coaching but this would not be time consuming.

A coach is someone who tells you what you
don’t want to hear, who has you see what you
don’t want to see, so you can be who you have
always known you could be.”
~Tom Landry

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