FAQs About Life Coaching
Wondering what Life Coaching can do for you or how it works? Here are my answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Life Coaching:
What is a Life Coach?
Simply put, a Life Coach is someone who can help you get perspective on your life and your mind. Just like athletes hire a coach when they want to up their game, people hire a life coach when they want to improve their lives.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
Both Life Coaching and Therapy exist to help people feel better about themselves and their lives. But unlike traditional therapy, which can help people struggling with mental health problems or those who have difficulty functioning day-to-day, life coaching tends to focus on helping healthy, high-functioning people who are focused on the future and acheiving their goals.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on the kind of coaching you want and the coach’s level of expertise. Life coaching can start at $100 for a single session, and reach several thousand dollars for a 6-month or year-long mentorship. Most coaches will want to work with you for a minimum of six weeks, and a typical client/coach relationship lasts about three to six months.
What kinds of topics do life coaches cover?
A life coach can help you with just about any goal you have: losing weight, making more money, improving relationships, becoming a more patient mom, getting more organized, increasing productivity at work, managing your time more efficiently, getting through a divorce, or even learning a new language! Different coaches tend to specialize in particular areas, so whether you’re feeling stuck about making a life-changing decision or want to increase your self-confidence, there’s a life coach out there who can help.
What are the sessions like?
Many coaches work one-on-one with clients, and some work with groups of people who share similar goals. Depending on the coach, you may meet in person, on the phone, or via a video-conferencing app, such as Skype or Zoom. Sessions are usually 50 minutes to an hour every one to two weeks.
Can I contact my coach in between sessions?
Different coaches have different policies about this, but many offer text or email coaching between sessions.
Why is one-to-one coaching better than reading highly rated self-help books?
Self-help books are fantastic for teaching you new concepts and changing your perspective. Coaches help you take all that new knowledge and actually apply it to your life. Imagine trying to become an Olympic ice skater just by reading about how to do it. You might learn a lot and be able to skate, but having a coach would accelerate your success by helping you make personalized adjustments as you progress.
Can't I just meet with a friend on a regular basis?
The discussions you have with a Life Coach will not resemble the conversations you may have with a friend. Life Coaches ask a lot of questions, including “why?” to help you understand yourself better. They don’t react, commiserate with you, or tell you what to do. Your coach is there to reveal things to you that you might not be aware of yet. Often, a coach is just what you need to keep you accountable and help you see patterns that might be “too close” and familiar for you or a friend to recognize.
Do coaches need an advanced degree or certification, or can anyone call themselves a coach?
Life Coaching is an unregulated industry. This means that you don’t have to have any education to call yourself a Life Coach. Having said that, there are many schools and programs that teach the art of mind management and life coaching. I ultimately became certified through The Life Coach School and believe it is the best training in the industry. But great coaches aren’t measured by where they went to school or how many hours they’ve coached. Great coaches have natural talent, empathy, wisdom, and the ability to help their clients understand their own minds.
Will i see long-lasting RESULTS?
Yes! Coaching identifies the limiting beliefs and thought patterns holding you back and helps you form new, useful thought patterns that become habitual over time. Your coach can help you through these changes until they become second nature to you.
How do I find out more?
I love working with moms to help them with parenting or any aspect of their lives. A mini session, which is totally free, can help you decide whether you want to work with me as your coach. The call lasts 15-30 minutes and is simply a conversation about where you are now, where you want to go, and how I might be able to help you get the results you want. Currently, I only schedule three free sessions per week, so sign up early! Click here to grab a spot on my calendar!
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