What is Coaching

"We could all use a little coaching. When you're playing the game, it's hard to think of everything." - Jim Rohn

You may have heard the word coach used somewhere. We often associate it with sports. We know what a coach does. They help the sports team achieve their goals. Which is to win. But did you know Life Coaches do the same? Ideally, they are supposed to help us win too. 

Life and business coaching is the secret of many successful people who are making progress with their goals and achieving their potential. Yep, I have a coach as well.

Recently someone asked me what exactly do I do as a Life Coach? Good question.

But first, here are a few things a coach IS NOT and the difference of services provided:

  • Therapist – focuses on the past diagnosing dis-functionalities so as to treat.
  • Counselor -focuses on an individual's psychological well-being, helping the client analyze and get over personal past and existing issues.
  • Consultant – gives expert advice and is hired for specific technical expertise. They can set up systems or train on how something should be done.
  • Buddy to chat with – we have friends for that. Coaching is a skill-set with the element of professionalism.
  • Mentor – gives the advice to help the individual develop the skills and knowledge needed to perform better in the current career or education position. Mentors have professional and personal competencies which they share through example.

Now that we have the “what a Coach is not" out of the way, here's how I describe a  Life Coach in a nutshell.

A coach – is a strategic business partner. The professional relationship is built on trust – that the coach supports the client in their success objectives without judgment.

If that sounds a bit too simple, here's the broader version:

A life coach is someone who aims to help and empower others to make, meet and achieve personal and professional goals. 

These include but are not limited to: 

  • Excelling in your work or business. 
  • Becoming happy and enjoying fulfilling relationships.
  • Exploring your potential and following your dreams.

So back to the question my friend asked me; what exactly I do as a Life Coach? Well, that depends on what it is you want support with. 

Using my signature G.O.A.L.S methodology, I facilitate change, transition, and growth so that you reach your objectives without sacrificing your wellbeing and loved ones on the altar of success!