What is life coaching?
The easiest way to describe what to expect with life coaching is to understand what it is not.
What life coaching is not:
- Consulting or advising
- Therapy. While coaching can feel therapeutic, it is not therapy.
So, what is life coaching:
A coach is like an action-oriented guide working alongside you to help you remove blockers to success, and help you achieve your goals.
Whatever the sport, every player has a coach whose goal it is to help them see where their hands are misplaced, they're not taking advantage of specific opportunities, they're getting stuck in their own mental spiral -- a coach can do the same for you and any area of your life.
While most coaching calls seem seem like a conversation, the job of your coach is to listen to what you're saying, what you're not saying, the areas for further insight, discovery, and growth, and to be a mirror for your own personal growth.
Coaches operate from a mindset that everyone is creative, resourceful, and whole which means you are the expert of your domain and already have the answers you need insight of you, but simply need powerful questions, listening, and coaching to help you uncover them.
Where most people in your life (e.g. your boss, partner, friends) have their own agenda, the only agenda of your coach is yours! When you win, your coach wins.