“Life coaching is a powerful and motivating process of self awareness and discovery aimed at realizing your potential.
Life Coaching is really about taking a look at the relationships in your life. The core relationship is the one you have with yourself.
- How do you see yourself?
- Are you happy?
- Are you fully satisfied?
- Is there are area of your life you’d like to improve?
Coaching is about taking a look at each area of your life and helping to increase your satisfaction in the areas your less than happy with. Choosing a coach should be a positive educational process. You should ask questions so that you know the person you hire has experience and credentials so that you can trust that coach to help you reach your goals. There are several organizations that a coach can belong too. Ask them which ones they are members of and why? The leading coaching organization for professional certification is the International Coach Federation(ICF). I’m certified by the ICF and Kansas City has a local ICF chapter. They have a list of coaches in the Kansas City metro area. If you’re looking for a local coach, feel free to check Heartland Coaches Alliance out and see who might fit your needs and help you become satisfied with your life.
When choosing a coach look for certification of an accredited school. Coach specific training is key to helping you identify a coach who can help you along your path. Ask to meet with the coach or at the very least interview them over the phone. I personally like to have a consultation to discuss what the client is looking for and what I as a coach expect from my clients. An open dialogue from the beginning will help your coaching experience go smoothly and help you gain the most. Professional life coaches can help you clarify what your goals are. For example you might say I want a new job. Helping someone clarify what type of job or career shift you want to make could involve exploring what is it about your job that you currently have that you like and what do you dislike. My personal message to every potential client is: I want you moving toward what you want, not away from what you don’t want. If your moving away from what you don’t want, you’ll make rash decisions and might end up with another unfulfilled career. The same could be said about just about any decision. The clearer your vision of what it is you want that will make you happy and satisfied. The better chances you have of actually obtaining it.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Karl Von Clausewitz
- Do you want to change, create or achieve something in your life?
- Are you lacking the support and or needing motivation?
- Do you have a vision but you don’t really know where to start?
- Do you desire a more healthy and happy life style?
Whether you want a more rewarding relationship, improve your health, more business success, a more fulfilling career, a more active social or spiritual life, or more satisfaction, less stress and balance – personal coaching can provide you with the structure, feedback, support and motivation to really accomplish your personal goals.
The best way to find out how coaching can help you create the results you desire and understand the true value and potential benefits of coaching is to experience it personally.
Call to schedule a consultation to see if coaching will help you achieve your goals.