What is Coaching?

Are you at your optimal weight?

Does your body feel good?

Do you wake up every morning energized and eager to start your day?

Is your work more like play?

Are your relationships satisfying and fulfilling?

Are you thriving—body, mind, and spirit?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions and want to answer “Yes,” then coaching may be right for you!

What does a coach do?

A coach helps you discover what is really important to you. And then helps you shift from all the things you “should” be doing to what you really want to do. A coach partners with you to design effective strategies to help you make the life of your dreams a reality.

You will be encouraged to examine how your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs result in actions that either help you get where you are going, or maintain you where you are. You will be supported to break through or move around personal road blocks that have stymied your progress in the past. And the vision you have for your life and your progress will be celebrated each step along the way.

Your agenda is the coach’s agenda.

What doesn’t a coach do?

A coach doesn’t:

  • Give advice—although a coach may help you determine if you need to seek professional advice to meet your goals.
  • Provide therapy—although a coach may refer you to a therapist to help deal with emotional or psychological situations.

What are the differences between therapy and coaching?

A therapist typically helps you deal with unresolved issues from the past, or an emotional crises where healing is needed to help you move forward. A therapist may also diagnose and treat conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Therapists may also work with couples to deal with serious relationships issues that could lead to a separation or divorce.

A well-trained coach works with you to achieve future goals and dreams. A coach will encourage you to focus on what’s important to you and help you figure out how to accomplish what you truly desire.

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