What is life coaching?
“Andrew had reached an impasse in his life. After years of ambling along, at 27 he decided he needed to find his purpose in life and go for it. Problem was that he didn’t know how. That’s when he came to see me. We sat down and discussed various elements of his life and decided that life coaching would provide him with exactly what he needed. We evaluated what he wanted out of life and his skillset. That was 12 months ago. Andrew has a new job in a field that he loves and is enjoying life to the full”
The case study shown above aptly describes what life coaching is all about. It is a process that enables the individual to determine their goals in life and unlock the potential within themselves, to help them achieve their goals. It literally can transform your life.
As a child, we all have childhood aspirations, unfortunately these often disappear as we become engrossed in the day to day drudgery of daily life and for many, simply earning a living. This can often make us feel trapped in a never end merry go round of work, family and social, which we find inherently unfulfilling. The reality is that it does not have to be this way. Life coaching can provide the solution.
In many ways a life coach is like a mentor, guiding you, asking pertinent questions to get you to reflect inwardly, because the solution always lies within you. It simply needs coaxing out. This form of therapy is a partnership, with the life coach as the instigator, offering advice and knowledge built up over years, to enable the individual to find the solution. It can help you gain a deeper understanding of you, as an individual and also what is possibly holding you back.
A professional life coach can help you get the answers to help you find the joy in life and all that comes with it. The aim is simple, to empower you to become a more fulfilled individual, with the by-product being happiness.