What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is an ongoing interactive partnership designed to help clients produce extraordinary and fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. It is NOT counseling or therapy. It is forward- looking and goal- orientated and helps clients achieve positive results in their lives and move from where they are right now to where they want to be.
As coaches, we are trained to listen, to observe and to customize our approach to individual client needs.
I believe that every person is naturally creative, whole and resourceful and it is my job to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that you, the client, already have.
Who can benefit from Life Coaching?
Well, the simple answer to this question, is everybody and anybody!
Life is a series of transitions, and most of us get to a stage in our lives when the transitions seem to come thick and fast, even when we don't want them to - sometimes small changes and sometimes big ones, sometimes planned and desired and sometimes unexpected and traumatic! The end of a relationship, change or loss of job, a new job, bereavement, moving to a new area, retirement, kids leaving home, etc. etc. We get stuck in-between the known and familiar and the fear of the unknown next step.
Does this extract from William Bridge's book Transitions sound familiar? It is as if we launched out from a riverside dock to cross to a landing on the opposite shore - only to discover in midstream that the landing was no longer there. And when we looked back at the other shore, we saw that the dock we had just left from had broken loose and was heading downstream.
Sometimes we need a little help with the difficult process of letting go of an old situation and launching forth again in a new situation.
My job is to help you to find creative solutions which lead you to realizing your highest and best potential. We look at your strengths, values, qualities and beliefs to unlock who you are at your core, what is important to you and what is standing in your way. We look at your highest goals and visions and how you are going to get there. I am your accountability partner, your cheerleader, your sounding board and your motivator.
BALM certified Family Recovery Coach
Certified teacher of the 12 principles, of Be a Loving Mirror (BALM) program