What is Life Coaching?

Written by Eileen Hopkins

My road to counselling and psychotherapy has been interesting. Having worked in a caring profession, nursing for over 30 years, I was always at my happiest when interacting with my patients & I have always been a people person.

Life Coaching is a process where the ‘coach’ empowers and supports a client by helping them to set goals, achieve goals, and exceed these goals before setting out on their own unique journey, whether this is in their personal life, or professional life, or both.

What does a Life Coach do?

Life coaches help people to ascertain problems, develop goals, discover their clients motivations for change, strategize effective solutions for goal attainment, implement these strategies to achieve success, evaluate progress, and reach the desired destination.

Who Needs a Life Coach?

  • Athletes have coaches.
  • Actors and singers have coaches.
  • Business executives have coaches.
  • Investors have coaches.
  • Anyone who wants to succeed should have a coach.

I often refer to these words from Josh Groban in my work

“When I am down and, oh, my soul so weary; When troubles come and my heart burdened be. Then I am still and wait here in the silence Until you come and sit awhile with me. There is no life without its hunger; Each restless heart beats so imperfectly, But when you come and I am filled with wonder; Sometimes. I think I glimpse eternity. You raise me up to more than I can be:’ 

As your life coach…

I will empower and support you to develop and learn your knowledge and skills at your own speed, setting your own goals before following your own unique journey.

Life coaching is an investment in your most precious resource, yourself. While many of today’s material goods such as a dream holiday or a new car are great to get, its highly unlikely that these will make you a more contented or fulfilled person.

Remember this, if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got!!

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