What do we do in life coaching sessions?
Life coaching is a partnership between the coach and the client. We spend an hour on the phone each week in a coaching session. In a session, I as the coach do not tell you what to do or give you advice that may not apply to you. Each session is a dedicated time for you to focus on what you really want and what needs to happen to create it.
I listen to you, and I ask you thought provoking questions based on what you tell me. These questions will help give you different perspectives on your situation. They will also be a way to work through the matters that may be a hindrance to you in your life. The questions will also be the way that you set your goals and achieve them.
In a nutshell, life coaching:
- Is a process of self exploration and discovery, clearing out what hinders you.
- Focuses on setting meaningful goals to take you where you want to be.
- Helps you maintain better focus to produce the results that you want.
- Helps you stay motivated, make significant changes, and achieve more that you may think is possible.
How will you help me find my direction?
We spend at least two sessions focused on you finding your direction. I believe that you have all the answers within you but you just may not know how to find or organize them.
We look at your life as a book that you are currently writing. At the moment you probably have some sort of writer’s block and don’t know what the following chapters (i.e. your future) should be about. We look at some of the previous chapters in your life and how it shaped you – this plays a big role in finding your direction. The questions I will ask you will make all the difference here.
We’ll also find your strengths, weaknesses, interests, values and skills. Eventually your life story will become clear to you and it’ll be your confidence and vision to guide you as you go through life and need to make decisions.
How do I know if coaching is for me?
If you really do want to make a change in your life and are willing to put in the work then it is for you. Coaching isn’t magic, but you can achieve whatever you want if you are willing.
What is your coaching style?
I listen more than I talk. However, as a coach I will make sure that you reach your goals and so I will push, nudge and encourage, but not beyond what you think you can handle.
I am very interested in you, your life, your story and where you’re going. You won’t feel judged for anything that you say. There’s no point in that. I want to make sure that you get to where you want to be.
How does coaching work: Where do we meet? Do we correspond outside of our sessions?
Usually we have our sessions over the phone or Skype. If we’re in the same area and you would like to meet up in person, we can do that. I have clients throughout the USA so meeting over the phone naturally works better.
We can correspond outside of our sessions via text or email. I’ll respond as quickly as possible. I usually respond after my other sessions so it may take me a few hours to get back to you.
How long are coaching sessions and how many will we have?
Each session doesn’t go over an hour. We usually prepare to end a session at the 50 minute mark. We then summarize what we covered and plan homework for the next session.
We can have as many sessions as you would like or until you have reached what you set out to do. Typically, the minimum is 4 sessions. The average number is 12 sessions.
What is your specialty? Do you coach in other areas too?
My specialty is helping people find their career path. It’s not to merely help you find what job to take or what single area of work to pursue. What you come out with is an understanding of yourself in a way that you know what you’re on earth do in the world of work.
I do coach in other areas too, such as working through stress and anxiety, building relationships and achieving results. I also enjoy measuring habits and coaching people into developing new or weak habits that they would like in order to benefit their life. Habit development will really help you in your career too.
An example is, you work in an office where you need to break down big tasks into smaller ones, you need to keep calm under stress and around your coworkers, and most of your work is done as a team. Let’s say you struggle with all of the above, but you love the company and the type of work that you do. We could set goals of developing the following habits: Simplifying tasks, frustration handling and team inclination. Upon development of these habits, it would dramatically change your experience at work.
Properly understanding yourself, your habits, your strengths and weaknesses is an invaluable asset to all the decisions that you make in life. But even if you do find the right kind of job, you want to make sure you know if the work environment is conducive to your behavioral habits.
Who have you worked with?
- Junior high students
- High school students
- College students
- People new to the work force who aren’t sure about the career that they chose
- Moms who are ready to go back to work but aren’t sure what to do or how to go about it
- Parents needing guidance in raising their children.
- Spouses who miscommunicate with each other and aren’t as affectionate anymore
- Those in their 30’s unhappy with their careers