What is Life Coaching?
Coaching is an evolving relationship between two people, the Coach and the Client. Within this relationship, the Coach assists the Client to maximize his/her potential, achieve goals and produce successful outcomes. The first step in this developmental journey, however, is awareness. For the Client, awareness means understanding ‘why’ s/he needs to embark on this journey of self-discovery. For the Coach, awareness means understanding ‘why’ he/she is in this line of work.
Life Coaching begins with an awareness that every human being can be, do or have whatever they want in life. As a Life Coach, I adopt a holistic approach to my work with clients. This means that I see my clients as whole human beings who are capable to be, do or have anything they want as long as they focus on their resourceful states. It also means that I provide my clients with strategies and ways to focus on the present (and not dwell on the past) by identifying what they want in life. I aim to support my clients in their journey of reclaiming their ‘lost’ confidence while helping them move forward in the areas of their life where they wish to see change. Life Coaching is about breaking down the barriers which hinder this change from happening. Examples of such barriers are limiting beliefs and negative emotions that have been stored in the subconscious from childhood, only the person who carries them is not aware of them.
Life coaching is a unique relationship between a professionally trained coach and a client. I see myself as a non-critical and non-judgmental mentor, guiding my clients to gain the skills and attitude toward a fulfilling and stress-free life. I am committed to promoting and supporting my clients’ growth, learning and development so that they feel they are no longer alone in this journey of discovering what is meaningful in their lives. I work with them to establish better goals, sustain momentum, overcome setbacks and move towards success. However, the real protagonists in this journey are the clients themselves.