A life coach is someone who aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals - including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring the self and the world, and achieving ambitions.
By harnessing specialist techniques based on core psychological principals and natural intuition, life coaches provide clients with the tools to confidently face difficult situations, push past emotional barriers and eventually view life with fresh, hopeful and enlightened eyes.
Just as sports coaching enables athletes to hone themselves into the fastest, strongest, most tactical competitors in their disciplines, life coaching helps people from all professional and personal backgrounds improve their strengths and build upon their weaknesses to make the most of their lives.
Life coaching is about objectivity, structure and empowerment, not instruction or indoctrination. At the heart of it all lies the idea that clients must be given the power to help themselves.
The term 'coaching' itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for 'carriage', which is a means of transporting something from one place to another. A life coach, therefore, is an individual who guides another individual from where they are in life, to where they want to be in life.
Research has shown that people are basically the sum of their actions and a product of their upbringing (nature and nurture) but rarely do we know ourselves thoroughly.
“Life Coaching is a practical tool for personal exploration and development.”
This plus their cumulative experiences and the circumstances in which they live their lives, all tend to form certain outlooks and expectancies for the future. When this outlook becomes restrictive we may fail to reach our goals and become frustrated with our lack of personal and career achievements.
Working with a Life Coach will allow you to overcome any obstacles and setbacks which have in the past prevented you from reaching your full potential and achieving the goals which you have been aiming for. Coaching is all about establishing a dialogue based on empathy and helping you to get to know yourself better and to make the most of your talents.