Updated: Sep 30, 2019
What is Life Coaching?
"Coaching is the art and practice of guiding a person or a group from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire". – Gary Collins
The International Coach Federation defines coaching this way: “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Coaching is a DYNAMIC partnership that helps you:
-Discover your purpose
-Put your strengths to use
-Step into new possibilities
-Zero in on next steps to reach life goals
-Make confident decisions
-Realize your dreams and see them become a reality
-Go from just surviving to THRIVING
What Coaching is NOT:
-Counseling: Whereas counseling focuses on examining the past to understand where you are at the present, coaching concentrates on where you are right now as a starting point to where you would like to be and how you might get there.
-Consulting: I am not an expert or an authority. My job is to learn to understand you and help you understand yourself and to guide you into making the best decisions and taking the right steps to achieve your goals. I offer you tools and resources, encouragement and accountability and also to challenge you to explore new and different routes to your destination.
-Mentoring: A mentor is generally an older, more experienced person who supports a younger person in their growth and development. As a coach, I am a peer, a partner and your personal advocate who equips you to achieve your goals.
The beauty of the coaching environment:
As a coach it is my responsibility and privilege to create an atmosphere of authenticity and Christian love in a safe no judgement environment. This is a place where you can really search out and work on growing into your full God-given potential. You are more than a time-slot to me, through the coaching environment you will experience a positive, authentic peer relationship with me. I believe YOU are the expert on your own life. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. In a coaching session you will learn to take responsibility for action steps that will directly impact theoretical goals and push them into reality. I am not here to say what everyone else in your life has said to you. I believe that God knew what he was doing when he created you. This is your time to search out what he has placed on your heart may it be a job change, restoring a broken relationship, getting healthier, seeing a dream come to life or becoming the best possible version of yourself.