Can life coaching hurt someone or guarantee a result?
No. The client is always in charge and responsible for their own life and ultimately makes their own decisions and takes their own actions. The job of a coach is to provide support, clarity, and encouragement. While a personal or professional coach might challenge you to think differently or suggest that you try a different approach than you normally would, the client must decide whether to take the action or not. Life and executive coaches do not in any way control the client’s thoughts, actions or life. You are in charge of your decisions!
How do you help clients?
My coaching is about honoring your own unique path. I help you discover what excites you, what is meaningful to you, and what has been holding you back—which coaches refer to as “Blocks”. Together we design a personalized action plan to help you move forward and stay on the track you chose for yourself. As you grow, your goals grow, and I am happy to continue supporting in your higher endeavors.
I provide clarity skills, support, tools, and feedback. I help you tune in to your own body, mind, and heart’s feedback. Accountability is a key element here. Business and psychological research consistently confirms that people are much more likely to complete a task when they are held accountable for the results.
To me, coaching is an intimate, synergistic partnership that both people are responsible for creating and building. By combining intuitive perception with cutting-edge coaching techniques, I help you shift your awareness and connect with your deeper sense of purpose. This will inspire and motivate you to take actions leading to sustainable change.
Can I hire a life coach for a short-term goal, a special project?
Yes. Some clients hire a life coach to help them achieve a specific objective or project. Many clients choose to continue working with their life coach after their initial goals are accomplished because they have greater accomplishments to reach.
How is life coaching different from therapy?
Coaching and therapies work with different paradigms. Of course, each practitioner works differently but therapy tends to treat past emotional issues while coaching considers that clients are healthy, and focuses on where they are now, where they want to be, and how to get there. In general, coaching is more action-oriented.
Life and executive coaches don’t work on past-based issues or traumas. While I have a doctorate in psychology, I am not nor do I work as a psychologist or psychotherapist. I focus on the present and the client’s goals for the future. I help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life and career they really want. Most coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of a coach to do so.
Is coaching similar to consulting?
Coaching can be considered a form of consulting (at times). Consulting is often information and expertise based. For example, you may hire a consultant for a specific problem with your business. The consultant suggests a solution for the problem. Life coaches may or may not have experience in your field. A coach is an expert on helping you develop specific areas of your business and/or personal life. While consultants offer a solution and leave you to implement it; your personal or leadership coach stays with you to help you apply the changes, new skills and tools, and follows up on accountability for goals you set. This is one of the many reasons coaching is so effective–it is one thing to have information and quite another to actually apply the change to reach your goals!
Will insurance cover my sessions?
No, my coaching service is not covered by insurance.
What is your background and qualifications?
My formal education includes a Psy.D degree (Psychology Doctor) and an M.A (Masters of Art in Psychology) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, US, and a B.S in Business Administration. I have worked in a variety of industries, including corporate environments, private practice, research and education, hospitals, universities, art and business development. I joined mastery for coaches training in 2017 and continue to seek ongoing workshops and training. I received my coaching certificate here in the US and founded The Heart Centered Leadership Institute, LLC dedicated to helping individuals achieve self-empowerment and creating a life they love.
What is the difference between a life, personal, career, executive, leadership, professional, success, confidence coach? (and the list goes on)
These terms often times get used interchangeably. Overall, coaches are there to support you and your personal and/or professional goals within their knowledge/capacity. In the content of our website (company), the specialty you choose helps us better understand your goal and how we can better serve you. Your consultation will shed light on your unique needs and the type of coaching you may benefit from most.
Who do you work with and who do you not work with?
Being a leadership and clarity coach, my people are generally intuitive and aware. They are in the growing process of determining which information and observations are judgments and which are feedback. And through that process they make successful life choices that serve them based on their own values.
My clients generally are seeking balance. Balance between meeting their own needs and the external environment’s needs. They are folks working on self-worth and boundaries.
Why would a successful person hire a coach?
One of the reasons there is a growing demand for coaching is the complexity of modern day life. Things aren’t as simple they once were. Whereas your parents may have been happy to sustain a job that paid the bills, most people today want a job that is personally fulfilling and financially rewarding.
Successful people choose to create work that aligns with and reflects their core values. If you aren’t doing what you love, even if you are financially rewarded, the likelihood of you feeling fulfilled or happy is limited. Are you doing what you most enjoy in life? Are you feeling depleted or fulfilled? Are you on the path to your financial goals? Do you live in accordance with what you value most (Ex. Connection, love, integrity, abundance, family etc.)?
Can you do it alone? Surely you can! However, an expert with tools can notably speedup your path to results!
No athlete would consider going to the Olympics without a coach. The extra edge of having a coach provides you with a competitive advantage and a level of preparation and support to face anticipated challenges with grit and grace. Why shouldn’t you have the same advantage in your own personal and professional life? You’ll be impressed with the results you create!