What is Life Coaching?
To know if life coaching is right for you, it is critical to understand the role of a life coach. A life coach is not a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, mentor, or counsellor. In short, these respected healthcare professionals help clients work through past traumas and experiences that prevent the client from moving forward. Or, in the case of a mentor, gives valuable advice based on their own experiences. A certified life coach is not a healthcare professional, but a trained professional who meets clients where they are, helps them to identify goals that will enhance their quality of life, and co-creates an action plan to promote their unique personal and/or professional growth. The client is viewed as the expert on their life and is believed to be competent, capable, creative, and resourceful. Life Coaching is a whole-person, client-centered approach to moving forward and being excited about your life!
As your Life Coach I will:
Demonstrate integrity, trust, and respect
Focus solely on your agenda
Mirror your words and actions
Help you to become more self aware
Ask questions that help move you towards your goals
Suggest resources and tools to help you
Work with you at your pace
Offer a non-judgemental safe space for you
Follow the core competencies of life coaching as outlined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
respect the ICF code of ethics
As your Life Coach I will not:
Assume the role of other professionals (counsellor, psychologist, psychotherapist, mentor, etc...)
Tell you what to do or what you should do
Share my opinions
Make decisions for you
Tell my own stories
These sessions are designed for YOU!
What to Expect:
Together we will determine if we are a good fit for each other during a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Compatibility is crucial to the process.
You will complete an intake form that will lead our discussion during our first session. This will help guide our approach for your current goals.
During our first session we will both sign a confidentiality waiver. Our sessions are strictly confidential. If working online, I can send you a pdf.
Clients and coaches commit to a working relationship in which both parties are equal partners. We will design a coaching agreement together t that will also be signed.
From there, your goals, desires, and level of commitment will set the path for our consequent sessions. You will be expected to follow through on agreed-upon goals between sessions.
The frequency of sessions is unique to individual clients. It will depend on how much time you feel you need to experiment with the goals we set together.
For new clients, a commitment to three sessions is recommended.
Your potential is yours!
Let's get started!
Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.
Let me take you there!