What is Life Coaching?

“The best part of life is that we can continuously learn and grow, which in return helps us better choices so we can live happier lives – Coach Brian”

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Let us familiarize you in what life coaching is and how it can help you take back your life and all the happiness that you truly deserve.

What is Life Coaching?

What Life Coaching Isn’t?

Who is a Certified Life Coach?

What Types of People Need a Life Coach?

What are the Benefits?

Who Makes a Good Candidate?

What are Some Coaching Focus Areas?

What Types of Coaching are Available?

Why are Goals So Important?

Reasons Most People Don’t Set Goals?

Why is a Life Coach Better Than Your Friends, Family, Significant Other & Co-Workers?

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is the act of empowerment, expanding people’s awareness through powerful questioning technologies and leveraging their gifts and talents within themselves much faster than others could do on their own. It all starts with “YOU” gaining the “CLARITY” of your “VALUES”, making positive and meaningful “CHOICES” towards your goals you would like to obtain and by taking consistent “ACTIONS”. Through coaching, you will identify areas of your life you’d like to learn more about, re-define, recognize, eliminate, strengthen, and improve. It’s with these discoveries that enable you to reconnect and align your mental, emotional and physical state of beings. This ongoing partnership helps clients produce a more balanced, healthy, happy and meaningful quality of life in their Personally, Professionally, and Spiritual worlds. With this new awareness and recognition brings a new shift in perception, allowing you to be focused and “present” in the world you live and create. The focus of being coached is to find the following in yourself:

  • The How’s vs. The Why’s
  • The Outcomes vs. The Problems
  • The Possibilities vs. Necessities
  • The Mores vs. The Lesses
  • The Positives vs. The Negatives
  • The Curiosities vs. The Assumptions

The Successes vs. The Failures

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What Life Coaching Isn’t?

You’ll be very happy to know that Life Coaching isn’t acts of witch craft or voodoo.
It also isn’t the following:

“Religion-based”, which goes into depth about the origins of God.

“Therapy”, which goes into depth about various issues, usually dealing with the past.

“Counseling” which generally results in giving the client answers.

“Psychology.”  which is the science that deals with mental processes and behavior of an individual.

“Psychiatry.”  which is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

It’s important to realize and understand that Life Coaching is more action-oriented and focuses primarily on the present and future.

In Life Coaching, the client determines their own “answers” and finding their own “A-HA” moments, while working together in a partnership during the coaching session.  A Life Coach holds the clients responsible and accountable.

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Who is a Certified Life Coach?

A Certified Life Coach is an individual who has been educated and trained by an advanced school or college.  After graduation, this individual receives a certification giving them the ability to help others move forward from where they are today and to achieve successes in goals that will bring true happiness in oneself.   They offer support and encouragement, without passing judgment or holding anything back.  They make you responsible . . . for yourself.  They are there every step of the way during your time of enlightenment, while honoring your light.  They help clients confidently shift perceptions and offer new possibilities within themselves, by creating a safe and supportive environment that produces ongoing mutual respect and trust.  They also help unlock and open new doors giving you the ability to now walk through them with a new defined sense of truth and strength, in the pursuit of the goal you had in mind.

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What Types of People Need a Life Coach?

Anyone can need a life coach.  Life coaching isn’t based on anyone’s sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, disability and any other characteristics.

There aren’t any specific types of people, other than those who want more out of life:  a better job, a more meaningful relationship (with a loved one –friends –family), a healthier way of looking and feeling good, a better outlook or quality of life full of passion and purpose.  There are no boundaries other than your own.

And that’s the point of Life Coaching, getting what you “WANT” in living your life full of the happiness that you truly deserve.  It’s simple really.

Just ask yourself what you want more of and learn how to get rid of the things that are holding you back.  Don’t worry.  We all get a little lost sometimes and that’s ok.  The point is we are “ALL” human.

Sometimes we feel happy and sometimes we don’t.  Sometimes we feel disappointed and let ourselves down.  The importance is to take notice of your feelings and emotions and go get what you want in living positively and productively.

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What are the Benefits?

The greatest BENEFIT of being life coached is the learning process of how to move forward from where you are today and getting what you truly want out of your own life.

Whether you are wanting to “Re-write” your life’s story, “Live” in the present moment, “Love” from the depths of your heart, “Achieve” the goals that bring you happiness, “Believe” in your greatness, “Discover” your happiness from within, “Explore” the passions in your heart, “Leap” without worrying about a net, “Conquer” the fears that hold you back, “Value” yourself and achieve success, “Travel” and take a journey into yourself….it’s all about taking back your life and not taking yourself for granted. However, the most important benefit of being coached, is to discover the “KEY” that’s within “YOU”!

People do not realize that if we change one little thing about ourselves it will have a positive effect on so many other things. For a moment, picture yourself in front of calm pool of water. You pick up a tiny pebble and toss it in. You watch and notice a ripple starts from the center and works its way out. By simply making a single change in your life you can change your entire world and be one step closer to any goal that you truly believe in. Your life becomes that ripple in the water and positive things start happening because you are making them happen.

We all know the ABC’s of life, but have you ever heard of the CBA’s? Napoleon Hill, an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature, wrote a famous quote in the 1900’s that stated, “”Whatever the mind of man can Conceive and Believe, it can Achieve.” So if you take a moment and can C-conceive in an idea or feeling, B-believe in the idea or feeling then you can A-achieve the idea or feeling you truly want.

The other Benefits of being coached are the discoveries of your TRUTH, the understanding of your KNOWING, the believing in your MEANING, the comprehension of your CLARITY, the setting of GOALS, the connection towards your greatest ASSETS, and the shedding of fears, anxieties and self-doubts that might be been holding yourself back from getting the “Happiness” that you truthfully want out of life.

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Who Makes a Good Candidate?

Just about anyone from any profession makes a good candidate for coaching.  Below are some client types that make a good candidate.

The Accomplished
The Administrator
The Arrogant (high ego, thinks they know it all)
The Athlete
The Baby Boomer
The Chaser
The Clueless
The Coach
The Consultant
The Corporation
The Counselor
The Creative (artists, writer,  designer, experimenter)
The Dentist
The Dissatisfied (never enough, whiner, critical)
The Engineer
The Entrepreneur
The Evolved
The Family Business Owners
The Genius
The Head Case
The Leader (CEO, executive, director, politican)
The Lost (confused, uncertain, no clear path)
The Manager (supervisor, the leader, manager)
The Micro Business
The Military Transitioner
The Network Marketer
The New Age (metaphysical, energy, meditation)
The Not-for-Profit Professional, Director
The Performer (actor, dancer, singer)
The Physician
The Ready-to-Retire
The Rebuilder (recovering from 4 loss, spouse, depression)
The Recently Divorced (transitional, creating a new life, socializing, dating)
The Religious Professional (minister, priest, rabbi)
The Resister (resist learning new things, rigid)
The Restorative (12-step, recovery, difficult childhood)
The Retired (financially secure, done with previous life)
The Retired Professional (talented, experienced, open)
The Sales Professional (realtor, insurance agent, outside sales)
The School Teacher / Professor
The Searcher (new age, hopeful)
The Services Professional (attorney, accountant)
The Single and Looking (single, seeking a relationship, spouse)
The Slacker (unmotivated, casual, disconnected)
The Small Business
The Stressed (short on time, money, space)
The Striver (pushes self, compelled, future-oriented)
The Stuck (unhappy with current career, life)
The Super Sensitive (highly sensitive, think-skinned, reactive)
The Super Star (high performer, high goals)
The Teenager ( 13-19, with a dream or without one)
The Trainer (trainer, speaker, presenter)
The Transitioner (job change, career change, lifestyle change)
The Turnaround (nearly bankrupt, sinking fast)
The Unconventional (contrarians, experimenters, early adaptors)
The Yuppie ( 30’s, 40’s, reasonably affluent)

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What are Some Coaching Focus Areas?

Many people have different criteria’s when it comes to what they are looking for.  Below are some focus areas that might resonate with you:
Financial Stress / Problems
Personal Organization
Happier / More Fulfilled
Communication Skills
Personal Evolution Track
Relationship Problems
Relationship Enhancements
Life Purpose Clarification
Salary/Income Increase
Stress Reduction
Personal Life Plan Design
Blocks / Limits Removal
Spiritual Development
Time Management
Internet/Cyber Skills
Decision Making
Adrenaline Reduction
Motivation / Inspiration
Structure / Support
Finding Mr. / Mrs. Right
Problem Resolution
Balance Improvement
Career Change / Transition
Career Advancement
Goals Identification
Setting Priorities
Personal Foundation
Values Clarification
Needs Identification / Satisfaction
Toleration Reduction
Post-Recovery Track
Self-Care Skills
Truth Identification
Family Communication
Increase of Awareness
Creativity / Innovation Skills
Acceptance of Events / Others
Stronger Boundaries
Higher Standards
Compassion / Empathy
Confidence Enhancement
Fear / Resistance Reduction
Strengths Identification
Peace / Harmony
Self-Awareness
Personal Turnaround

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What Types of Coaching are Available?

Whether you want a better quality of life in your Personal, Professional and/or Spiritual world, a Certified Life Coach can help you with inspirational and motivational *1-on-1 or in group support that is totally confidential and in a safe environment, whether in person, over the phone or on-line on the internet.  The possibilities are endless to accommodate your needs according to your life’s schedule.

*Most one-on-one clients like the privacy and frequency of these individual and customized sessions.

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Why are Goals So Important?

Every day you hear people talking about setting and reaching their goals.  By breaking down their importance you can see that it’s important to set obtainable goals that aren’t out of your reach.

When goals are set, things happen. They “HELP” you feel good about yourself, “PROVIDE” attitude adjustments, “ESTABLISH” self-discipline and motivation,
“GIVE” you direction and purpose, “TAKE” you toward where you want to go, “CREATE” good habits and patterns to follow and “ELIMINATE” others from controlling your life.

Set a goal to discipline yourself.  If you don’t, others will.

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Reasons Most People Don’t Set Goals?

The reasons why most people don’t set goals for themselves is because they “FEAR” commitment, failure or success.  They lack focus, have a poor attitude and don’t understand the “VALUE” in their life.  They just plain don’t “WORK” for that in which they want.

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Why is a Life Coach Better Than Your Friends, Family, Significant Other & Co-Workers?

Did you ever get the feeling that the people in your life think they have all the answers and that they know how to fix you? In all your years, you’ve probably heard these statements before…this is what you should do, if I were you I would, I know you better than anyone, so trust me when I say……

Our loved one’s mean well and they want us to be happy, but they are giving you a biased opinion in what they think you should do. When you are being life coached, you are working with someone who only wants to help move you forward, making you aware of your thoughts and feelings, while alerting you to where you are on a specific topic and having you take actions so that you can make positive choices that will enhance your life. They are always focusing on showing you what you have right in front of you and how to rise above the fears, anxieties and self doubts that hold you back from your greatness. They are there every step of the way through good and bad times. They are direct in their approach to help you in never giving up. They become your personal cheerleader and self motivator. They give homework so you can start learning about your patterns and how to overcome them. Your best interest is always on their minds.

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What the Media and Press Say About Coaching?

“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management— to make the most of a persons valuable resources.

“Coaching is an action-oriented partnership that, unlike psychotherapy, which delves into patterns of the past, concentrates on where you are today and how to reach your goals.”

“A coach is part advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager, and part strategist … The coach prods the client to keep to the action plan.”

“Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.”

“Part consultant, part motivational speaker…coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals.”

“The benefits of coaching appear to win over even the most cynical of clients within just a few weeks.”

“THE EXECUTIVE says his fears disappeared when his supervisor described the proposed coaching as an opportunity ‘to get some outside points of view on what we do’.”

“Once used to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers.”

“As for coaching, having someone listen to you and encourage you, and break everything down into easy concrete steps is rather nice.”

“[Coaches] are becoming popular with professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to improve their performance in business, to better their relationships, and to help set goals.”