Life Coaching Essentials
Life coaching is a growing industry that transcends typical counseling, therapy, and even mentoring. The goal is to address personal goals, aspirations and relationships. The key is to discover which obstacles the client can overcome and which paths will lead them to their own success.
Many people often mistake a life coach for a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or a therapist. This misconception often leads people to believe they do not need a life coach since they feel as though nothing is wrong with their mental health. However, a life coach is designed to help improve a person’s professional and personal life by working with them to achieve their goals.
Difficulty Making Life Decisions
Life coaching is about encouraging and empowering the client in their personal and professional life. One of the biggest problems many people face is a difficulty to make good decisions. Some may be minor, such as deciding to join a gym or to repaint the house, while other decisions can be major, such as a decision to start a business or change careers. People have different reasons for being afraid to make decisions, whether they are scared the decision will be the wrong one, or that they may let themselves or someone else down with whatever they choose. While life coaches are not intended to make the decisions for the client, they are meant to guide the client through the process of decision making, and inform them about their choices and the pros and cons of those decisions – which will enable the client to work toward making their own choices.
Some people are unable to organize and prioritize the different aspects of their life, including work and personal business. When they cannot get these affairs in order, deadlines and timelines are often missed or projects are forgotten altogether. They can be helped to take a look at everything that is happening in their lives and determine what is most important to accomplish, and what they want to work in, or out, of their schedules. It also helps them to feel less overwhelmed and more empowered to tackle what they need to get done in their own timeframe.
With this course, you will discover the meaning of life coaching and how it can be utilized to achieve your goals.
- Determine the purpose of life coaching
- Define benefits
- Know the tools and techniques
- Outline a life coaching session
- Know the different areas of life coaching