Of all the personal
development and performance improving techniques developed
in the last century, life coaching is one of the newest, the
fastest growing and the most effective. Its popularity stems
from its pure simplicity and great results.
The concept of personal development and self-improvement have
their roots in psycho-therapy and first came to public notice
in the 1930’s with the initial momentum in the USA.
From then until the mid 1980’s there were few breakthrough
developments. Most procedures retained a level of ‘therapist
and patient’ relationship where the source of a trauma
or issue was sought to provide an indication of the ‘cure.’
This left many individuals with a general
feeling that ‘there must be something more to life.’
Life coaching evolved to accommodate this need; once more,
the momentum started in the USA. The new relationship became
a partnership between coach and client with each equally and
totally committed to the client’s desired and stated
outcomes and goals.
Unlike therapy or counselling, life coaching
starts from where you are now and helps you to get where you
want to be. It thus helps you to find a clear purpose for
your life, release the power that is within you already, reach
your goals and fulfil your dreams. Life coaching is the best
way to be the real… you.
Your life coach brings training, experience, care, skills
and absolute confidentiality. You bring any concerns that
you have about relationships, personal values and goals, work
or business, career, financial issues, guilt, fear, anxieties,
coping with retirement, loneliness and areas of unfulfilment
(The list is endless).
Everyone, without exception,
has a vast potential for happiness and success; a potential
that is all too often unexplored and left unaccessed.
Your life coach awakens you to the amazing possibilities that
you possess within you and shows you how to use them for the
benefit of yourself, your family and your employer or staff.
During the early sessions you will work together to understand
what is your purpose in life and define your own life plan.
This has elements of goal setting but is proactive with an
emphasis on goal achievement. Your coach will help you realise
that you truly can be, do or have anything that you want.
Your coach will be with you each step of the way as you turn
that realisation into your new reality, as your change your
defeats into your victories.
When a life coach helps
you to define an action, it is not the action itself that
is important. It is the results that derive from that action
that create your success.
The format of the weekly telephone based
sessions sustains your enthusiasm and determination to ensure
that the results are lasting, beneficial changes – unlike
the temporary ‘high’ that can follow an inspiring
seminar or a motivational talk. Your coach will lead you through
all the areas of your life – mind, body, emotions and
spirit – as you feel led to share and without any judgement
or criticism. The results speak for themselves!
People will soon no
longer ask you, “Do you have a personal life coach?”
but rather “Who is your personal life coach?”
And remember… it does not matter where
you are to benefit from life coaching. Most life coaching
sessions in fact take place over the telephone (though face
to face appointments are also possible). Get in touch today
and find out for yourself what life coaching can do for you.
Just be warned though… your life will never be the same