What is Life Coaching?
A Life Coach gives people confidence and the ability to move forward in a positive manner in the areas of their life where they crave change.
Life Coaching is about breaking down the barriers, which prevent this change from happening and creating the ideal environment for positive action to take place. It is a totally holistic approach which looks at the present and sets goals for a totally successful future.
Life Coaching begins with an awareness that every human is born with the ability to be, do or have, whatever they want in life. By the time we become adults, many of us have lost this ability. But eventually, we experience the feeling that our lives are drifting off course and that there must be something better than this.
Coaching can take place face to face of over the telephone. It can be used with private individuals or within a business environment. Life Coaches can specialise in particular areas or offer a general service. In essence, Life Coaching is a highly practical and portable skill which can be tailored to suit you and your clients.
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The Dynamics of Life Coaching
Life coaching is a special relationship between a professionally trained coach and a client.
Coaches help people from all walks of life and each relationship is unique. In every case, the outcome is that each client is more focused on their objectives and achieves these faster than if they worked alone. As a coach, you assist your clients to gain a fulfilling, successful and stress-free life.
A coach is non-critical and non-judgmental and guides the client to recognition of their own vast
personal potential in a way that is far greater than the support of family or friends, whose views
may be clouded by their own issues and problems. Coaches are totally committed to each client but
maintain an impartiality which allows them to clearly see the way forward and to encourage and
monitor progress by stages.
Therapy and counseling generally deal with a single or specific problem by looking to the past.
Life coaching takes a more holistic approach. It deals with a whole life situation starting from the
present. The coach helps each client to identify what they want in life and suggests strategies and
tactics that will take the client from 'where they are now' to 'where they want to be'. This process
assists the client's personal growth. They are no longer alone but have an ally who will work with
them to establish better goals, sustain momentum, overcome setbacks and to steer towards success.
The Life Coaching Academy's Dedication
The Life Coaching Academy is devoted exclusively to the needs of coaches and their clients.
Coaches gain enormous satisfaction from their role and, as a by-product, expand their own development. Clients gain massive benefits in all areas of their life and relationships. The procedure is non-stressful with typical consultations by telephone at pre-arranged weekly intervals.
Life coaching originated in the USA over a decade ago. It has recently gained public recognition
in Australia and is enjoying phenomenal growth as more and more people discover the advantages for