The term ‘life coach’ is thrown around a lot, and for anyone interested in enrolling in the services of one, it can be tough to know exactly what to look for. Everyone has a different life, a different personality, and therefore, different needs for a coaching relationship.
If you’re considering working with a life coach, then you want to find someone who’s a good fit for your own personal needs—and someone whose approach to coaching lives is as complex and multifaceted as life itself.
In my years of experience as a life coach, I’ve adopted and embodied a winning approach that has empowered countless clients to transform themselves into the person they’ve always wanted to be and supported them on the way to their goals, whether big or small.
So, what’s the secret? What sets me apart from other, more traditional life coaches?
1. Doing away with the cookie-cutter process
When I started out with my process for life coaching, I knew I had to go deeper than the formulaic, one-size-fits-all approach that so many coaches seem to employ.
My process is not about using the limits of one’s mind to think of realistic goals and then systematically work away at them.
In fact, I prefer to disregard the idea of ‘realistic’ goals altogether.
Goals are simply goals.
The only thing that makes them unrealistic is whether or not you’re willing to work towards them in a holistic, flexible way.
For instance, say your long-term goal is to quit your day job and start a wildly successful business. Some people might say you’re getting ahead of yourself, or that the goal isn’t feasible.
In my opinion, this is a completely feasible goal. It just may take thinking outside the box of more traditionally ‘realistic’ objectives. In fact, I believe everything you want is outside of your box of traditional thinking. If it was inside of your box, you would have it already.
I don’t believe in shutting down anyone’s goals.
In fact, it’s my job as a life coach to take that goal, and identify what needs to change in order to make it happen.
And guess what?
This starts with you.
2. Starting from the inside out
There’s a misconception that life coaching is solely about getting counsel for decision-making and general advice. And while some coaches may consider this a job well done, I prefer to take it deeper than that. In my sessions, life coaching starts with the person, and gradually expands outwards as you get closer to your goals.
The process focuses first and foremost on who you are, and then who you become as you hold your vision.
I help people change their vibration so they are in alignment with what they want, and the rest has a strange yet delightful way of falling into place. The real beauty of this process is that it starts from the inside out.
I always begin a long-term coaching relationship by teaching my clients to live from their heart, helping them to allow their inner instinct, soul, spirit, or whatever else you like to call it, to guide them to what they want.
We have a nasty habit of thinking we are only deserving of so much, or that we have enough, so wanting more is somehow morally wrong.
I help clients shift this perspective, and empower them to want what they want, not just what they think they can have.
As you shift your mindset on yourself, opportunities evolve and situations change, and you may find yourself in an incredible new place in life that you never thought possible.
3. Taking things one step at a time
Rather than setting enormous goals from the get-go and setting clients on their way, I like to take a more grounded, granular approach.
From the very beginning, I work with you to develop a vision that you can experience and sense fully in your mind with all five senses. The more real we can make this goal from the outset, the more you’ll realize how completely within your grasp it truly is.
Once your goal has been made tangible and real, I’ll help you take steps from where you are right now, no matter what that looks like, to become the person in your vision.
This isn’t a quick or easy process, and that’s okay. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and likewise, it will take time for your vision to be fully realized. You may be surprised how quickly things can change if you faithfully and regularly employ these processes.
What’s most important is taking measured, consistent steps in the right direction and holding your vision with all your senses, rather than simply waiting for it to fall in your lap. It’s this discipline and structure that helps to propel my clients to the success they deserve.
4. Reframing your perspective on yourself
The final, and perhaps most important thing that sets me apart from traditional life coaches is the focus I place on understanding and loving yourself.
Most people don’t change their life as much as they could, simply because they think from a place of what they think they can or should have.
This line of thinking comes from the experience of what you already have. If you want to make a dramatic shift and open the book of the rest of your life, you must get out of the box of your current thinking.
I employ a variety of methods to help people unlearn old and unhelpful perspectives on themselves and teach them that they’re not only capable of having something better, they’re deserving of it as well.
Depending on the situation, this can look different for everyone. I sometimes use methods like ancestral clearing to help people overcome blocks in their subconscious and allow the release of ideas and biases that are no longer helping them.
Sometimes all that’s needed is simple support, and reminders that you’re worthy of the success you’re striving for.
Whatever the case, (and it can vary wildly from client to client) I am a firm believer in change stemming from within before anything else can shift.
Would you like to get started?
As you can see, I have a lot to offer as a life coach that you simply won’t find elsewhere. Making real change in your life is never easy—it takes commitment to a vision, support and a plan.
Thankfully, I can offer all three to any client in spades.
If you have more questions about what sets me apart, or if you’re ready to get started today, don’t hesitate to contact me today.