Life Coaching is a co-creative process between a coach and a client, designed with the purpose to maximize the client’s full potential, both personally and professionally.
The pursuit of happiness and the quest for meaning are at the center of our human experience. Philosophers and psychologists have attempted to address it since Socrates’ musing: ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’
Life Coaching emerged in the last decade and has since become a popular option to facilitate the inquiry for a fulfilling life. A life coach is professionally trained to help clients define and achieve personal and professional goals – finding a soul mate, enhancing relationships, landing a dream job, achieving fitness goals, growing a business, becoming an effective leader, or discovering a purpose in life.
Life Coaching is a synergistic partnership. By combining intuitive perceptivity with cutting-edge coaching techniques, a coach helps the client shift their perspective to find clarity, create a compelling vision for their future, identify meaningful goals, generate momentum, and implement a consistent action plan. Throughout the process, the coach provides a structure for accountability, feedback, and encouragement.
Life Coaching is not about giving advice. While a piece of advice may sometimes help to get over a bump in the road, a life coach helps the client to follow their internal compass and chart their own path. A coach encourages the client to take ownership of their hero’s journey, unlocking their inner resources and assists them in working through the challenges on the way – the fears, doubts, loss of focus, limiting beliefs and other forces of inertia.
A good coach helps the client discover and trust their own voice, instead of adding one more voice to drown out the client’s innate wisdom. For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves their attitude towards work and life.