what is coaching?

I hate vagueness 🤬

I want to know exactly what something is.

I've hear numerous definitions of 'Coaching' and none have hit the spot for me.

I used to hear about 'Life Coaches' and it sounded like confident people preying on the weak.

Once you've had a coaching session yourself, you get it (which is why I offer free discovery sessions).

Perhaps the below definitions are helpful. Perhaps not. The cynic in me still reads it as mumbo jumbo. But it is what I've experienced myself.

SO come at me.👊
And sign up for a free session here.

Booking a coaching session is saying:

+ ‘I want to see some change but I'm not sure where to start’. 

+ 'I need to understand why this obstacle keeps getting in my way and create a plan to remove it'

+ 'I want to set goals and achieve them'.

#lifecoaching #coaching #goals #clarity #decisionmaking #lifecoachingcapitalregion #accreditedlifecoach

why coaching?

Collaboration is key for rapid change.

I think I work faster on my own. 
I think I prefer working alone.

But in the last 4 years I’ve seen the power in having a sounding board. Not just with a friend who will generally share their opinions as well. But with someone who is trained to ask me the right questions that force me to be honest with myself. So I can see my biases, my filters through which I see the world and the other options I hadn’t thought about. 

Why Coaching? Because asking and answering difficult questions isn’t something we’re built to do alone.

#whylifecoaching #collaboration #coachinghelps #professional coaching

what happens in a life coaching session?

1) I'll ask you what your goal is 🥅  

2) we'll explore the current situation and context

3) I'll ask challenging questions and create space for new learning and clarity 👀 

4) create an action and accountability plan for the week ahead

5) let changes begin 🌱

#lifecoaching #whatislifecoaching #typicallifecoachingsession

active listening

Have you ever been properly listened to?

i.e. ALL the attention was on you. 
No back and forths of ‘o that reminds me of when’
No. ALL the attention was on you. 

On WHAT you were saying, what your body language was saying..

it’s what you call ‘Active listening’ 
It’s pretty exhausting to do properly.
It’s not conversational listening.

It’s the kind of listening that helps a Coach gain insights that get right to the core of an issue quickly.

It creates a foundation for real change to happen in just one Coaching session

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