A life coach is a trained professional who can help you identify your goals and develop a plan of actionable steps to achieve those goals. Most people don’t wake up one day thinking they need a life coach. But, imagine having access to an experienced accountability partner who will be your biggest cheerleader providing you with objective insight and passionate support.
Just as elite athletes need coaching to motivate, inspire and push them to compete at the highest possible level to achieve maximum results, so do business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, CEOs and other professionals.
What Does a Life Coach Do?
Similar to an athletic sports coach, a life coach’s role is to help individuals and groups to overcome challenges that get in the way and prevent them from achieving their goals and realizing their dreams. They help people target specific goals and then collaborate with them to establish customized milestones and long-term action steps to accomplish those desired outcomes.
Life coaches have different specialties and areas of expertise, such as relationship coaching, confidence coaching, health & wellness coaching, career coaching, executive leadership coaching, just to name a few. Most importantly life coaches help people to get from point A, which is where they are now, to point B, which is where they want to be in the future, by using a variety of techniques, including asking powerful questions, goal setting, visualization, and identifying limiting beliefs that hold their clients back and keep them feeling stuck. Sometimes people know exactly where they would like to be in life but, they just need a little help getting there. This is where a life coach can add tremendous value.
Why Should I Hire a Life Coach?
People hire life coaches for many different reasons. They recognize that life has so much more to offer than what they have currently and they are ready for more. They want to stretch and expand to get the absolute best out of life. People who choose to hire a life coach know that something is missing for them or preventing them from getting what they really want and where they really want to be. They seek the help of a life coach because they are ready to have an amazing life and they want it now.
Life Coaches help people from all walks of life, including business owners, business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, musicians, actors, spiritual leaders, health care workers, teachers, managers and home-makers. Anyone who wants to succeed in life can benefit from working with a life coach.
What Are Some Examples of How a Life Coach May Help Me?
A few examples of life coaching support to achieve specific goals are as follows:
- Identify goals and clearly define outcomes for success
- Pinpoint limiting beliefs that are holding you back
- Developing deeper connections and meaningful personal and professional relationships
- Relationship fulfillment
- Career advancement
- Effective communication
- Conflict resolution
- Achieving health and fitness goals
- Parenting support
- Managing stress and anxiety
- Achieving leadership goals
What Does a Life Coaching Session Look Like?
Different types of coaches may have different working styles. However, coaching will usually consist of a set number of sessions that will occur weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Each session will usually last anywhere from 45-60 minutes. These are details that will be worked out and agreed upon between the client and the coach.
During the first session, the coach will discuss the client’s goals and what they want to accomplish through the coaching process. The idea is for the client to gain clarity about what they want to focus on and then to collaboratively develop a personalized plan for achieving the established goals.
Coaches rely on asking questions, active listening, assessments and a range of activities and tasks designed to help clients achieve their goals. Life coaches expect clients to be committed and accountable for making progress and showing up to do the work. This is why people who work with coaches achieve greater success than they would on their own.
What is the Difference between a Life Coach and a Therapist?
There are major differences between a life coach and a therapist. The primary differences are that life coaches help clients to advance to the next level of growth, development or change. Therapists are licensed medical professionals who help clients who are seeking medical help for mental wellness.
Coaches do not offer advice. They focus on:
- Goal setting
- Taking action
- Planning for the future
- Personal and professional advancement
Therapists offer advice, opinions and solutions. They focus on:
- Gaining insight
- Resolving past feelings
- Healing pain and emotional trauma
- Medical practices and diagnoses
Why Should I Work With Confident Heart Coach?
At Confident Heart Coach, we believe that women are extraordinary, multi-faceted, powerful beings who are capable of achieving greatness. As a wife, mother, businesswoman and entrepreneur, Tomika Snodgrass understands the complexities and demands of womanhood first-hand.
She has designed her coaching programs to help women achieve healthy, happy lives by focusing on five key areas:
- Self-Love & Care
- Family & Friends
- Love & Intimacy
- Work & Career
Tomika Snodgrass is a Certified Life Coach and has been a mentor and coach for over 20 years. Her results-oriented techniques and coaching practices have helped hundreds of people develop confidence, maintain healthy, long-lasting relationships and transform their lives forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Take this step forward with me. Let’s book your FREE 60-Minute Discovery Session so you can get started on planning the amazing life you deserve. Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,