Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?
A life coach is a professional who helps you reach a goal or make a change in your life. They help you to get out of your head and start taking action in the areas of your life that you wish to change. A life coach guides you through the process by asking questions that help you evaluate and decide which steps to take in order to reach your goal or make an important change. Their goal is to help you reach your goal in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible
WHAT TYPES OF PEOPLE HIRE LIFE COACHES?
People who hire life coaches are people that want more. They are people that desire growth in their personal or professional lives, and they want that growth to come faster or easier.
HOW WILL LIFE COACHING HELP ME?
Initially and throughout the coaching process, coaches will use an exploratory approach to help you uncover what it is that you want, what it is that is blocking you, as well as why and how you’re going about achieving your goals. To help you find your purpose or path in life, as well as your ideal career, coaches may use personality tests or assessments to help you uncover your personality traits, strengths, and alignments.
Offering new perspectives and different ways of looking at a situation — to reinterpret the current situation in a new way — allows you to make dramatic discoveries in where and why you feel stuck. By exploring how you got “stuck” and what’s behind your frustration, coaches help you to first identify the deeper causes beneath your situation. By guiding you with new approaches and powerful exercises, coaches are able to offer new tools and techniques to help you achieve your goals and find solutions.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A LIFE COACHING SESSION?
The first session with a life coach usually lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. It is often used as a discovery session where they learn more about you and your aspirations. This may be an initial consultation to see if life coaching is right for you, or it could be a time to figure out what you want to focus on, or it could be both.
Follow up sessions focus on what you want to focus on and aims to provide tangible solutions, assignments, and accountability by the end of each session.
DO I REALLY NEED A PERSONAL COACH, CAN'T I DO IT MYSELF?
Of course you can, just like you can represent yourself in legal matters. The question then becomes; How long will it take me to win? Can I see my own blind spots? Can I talk to myself about other perspectives? Can I gain additional insight from a professional coach perspective? Do I know the right questions to ask to challenge myself to go deeper?
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
48 hours notice is required or you are responsible for the full cost of the coaching session.
HOW LONG DO PEOPLE GENERALLY WORK WITH A LIFE COACH?
The amount of coaching sessions needed will vary greatly based on your specific goals and current situation.
IS PERSONAL LIFE COACHING CONFIDENTIAL?