What is a Life Coach?
The first thing to keep in mind is that Life Coaching is not therapy. Therapy or counseling is provided by a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve deep-rooted problematic or self-destructive behaviors often caused by past traumas. Therapy is a long-term process that requires regular sessions.
A life coach, who is not a healthcare professional, typically works with clients to identify relationship issues, personal obstacles or self-imposed limitations, create action plans to achieve specific results, and guide clients along the way. The interaction between a life coach and a client can be regular or periodic, depending on the needs of the client.
The Benefits of Working with a Life Coach
There are many benefits to working with a Life Coach. If you are dealing with a personal issue, having a hard time making decisions, or simply don’t know how to get started on a new path, a Life Coach can help you assess your situation from a neutral perspective, objectively consider the various options available to you, help you define your goals, and develop an action plan to achieve those goals.
What is Expected of Me as a Client?
As a client, you should be prepared to be candid with your Life Coach about yourself, your challenges, and your needs. You should also be open to making meaningful changes in your life, even if they are outside your comfort zone. As with any worthwhile endeavor, you will need to dedicate the time and energy to achieve desired results.
How Long Does It Take?
Every situation is different, so the number of sessions, frequency, and mode of communication will depend on the client. There are no minimums or up-front commitments. I am very flexible and will adjust to meet the client’s needs.
The initial session is 90 minutes. Each follow-up session is one hour, which can be done either live, by phone or through video chat. Sometimes a client needs just 15 or 30 minutes to discuss a specific matter, which I will gladly do, as well.