How A Life Coach Can Benefit You

A few months ago I successfully completed The Launch Sequence offered by Veranda Lane Life and Leadership Coaching.  Completed really does not sound like the right choice to use since it was truly the beginning of greatness in my personal and professional life.

So just what does a life coach do?

Put simply, life coaches take techniques from psychology, counseling and mentoring, and combine them to help their clients achieve their goals. Some examples of the techniques used include behavior modification and goal-setting, although almost any technique can be brought in if the coach believes it will be helpful. The coach’s most important role is to simply listen to what their client has to say, and help them work through the problems that are standing between them and their goals.

During the process, individuals will be asked questions that help them to really examine their lives through a whole new set of eyes and from an unbiased, knowledgeable perspective.

Some questions will be relatively straightforward: are you happy with the way your life is going? What are you looking to improve in your life – the way you accomplish your work, the amount of and quality of time that you have for your family? Other questions will require more thoughtful answers.

These questions are designed to help the life development coach see to the obstacles that stand between the client and their ultimate success in realizing their goals. These questions encourage the life coach’s clients to focus on their fears, their challenges, and on whether or not they are committed to reaching their stated goals.

Reaching goals, like life coaching itself, is a process. Unlike a therapist, a life coach will not work with his or her client to discover the roots of their problems. Instead of looking to the past, a life coach will help their client look to the future. At the end of the process, an individual will be able to clearly identify his or her goals and develop the tools and resources that are needed to achieve them.

Honestly, after each conversation with Raven I would have to sit and decompress for a few moments. Our talks truly helped to solidify my goals and to formulate a written, tangible plan of action.

Raven has a free webinar this Tuesday for those that are wanting to launch a new business. This webinar will be especially helpful for those that will be balancing a full-time job while starting their new business. I highly recommend her services and encourage you to register for her free webinar this week.

 

  5 comments for “How A Life Coach Can Benefit You

  1. May 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Michelle!!! Thanks so much for sharing this heart warming review! I truly believe in the power of intentional planning and outside accountability that you get from working with a coach. You were such a pleasure to work with and I’m consistently impressed by the activity and growth I’m seeing in your business/blog every single day :)

  2. Kalley C
    May 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I think this is great! Not many people see the value in life coaching, but it looks like they can help us in so many ways.

    • May 16, 2014 at 6:35 am

      So true! I was skeptical for years but once you sit down with one and really commit to working together to better yourself – it’s a great experience!

  3. Jenise
    May 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Nice summary! Thanks for sharing!

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