Misconceptions concerning the role of a coach abound. This is partly due to the variety of disciplines for which coaches exist (e.g. sports, resume writing, management, public speaking...and many more).
In addition, the number of "life coaches" has multiplied exponentially in recent years. Reasons include:
The steadily increasing number of people in the western world who
are searching for a counterweight to
nonsensical media bombardment, relationship conflict,...and more;
It has become "in" to describe oneself as a "Life Coach";
Steady rise in unemployed former middle managers seeking a role.
There is no doubt, however, that better educated sections of the population are genuinely searching for greater meaning in their lives.
What is a "life coach"?
What characteristics does a good "life coach" have?
What does a client need to be aware of when choosing a "life coach"?
Role of a "Life Coach"
The primary task of a life coach is to be a facilitator of the client's (re-)orientation process.
The client is the only possible owner of his/her process. Therefore, only the client can find the solutions to the issues and/or problems that they have.
A coach supports the client in gaining focus, orientation, direction, towards building the life they really want to live.
How? By asking questions to get to the root of the issues. By digging, needling, positively provoking, refusing to let go when s/he encounters resistance. Powerful questions will challenge the client to ask themselves still further questions all focused on solutions.
With time, the client gains clarity on what really matters, expanding their ability to be aware of what really 'is' at any moment.
The coach is a catalyst.
Positive Life Change for and defined by the client should be the outcome of Life Coaching.
This is inherently challenging.
One essential: Only clients can know, deep inside, what feels right for
them. This feeling guides them towards answers they are seeking.
A life coaching session would usually last from 30 to 60 minutes. Extended sessions can be booked considering Clients needs.
Booking an appointment is a must.
Sessions conducted via phone, Skype or in person.
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