Coaching

You may not know it yet, but already understand Coaching...

Think for a moment about athletes. Just as athletes have innate qualities and abilities that contribute to their overall performance, YOU have natural qualities and abilities that contribute to YOUR overall success and fulfillment.

Tough athletes are born with many qualities and natural abilities, in order to fully their abilities to maximum performance..., they typically turn to an athletic coach. Hiring a Life Coach is a professional relationship designed to enhance you ability to focus, make effective changes, achieve your desired goals and maximize success and fulfillment your in life.

Hiring a life coach is for you if:

  • There is something missing in your life and you're not sure what it is
  • You want to live a life of your design based on your unique values and dreams
  • There is a gap between where you are now, and where you want to be
  • You want to live an inspired life, full of passion
  • You are ready to take your life to the next level
  • You want to live an authentic life, a life that honors your values and most treasured priorities
  • You want to make a major impact in the world
  • You are committed to being successful and doing whatever it takes to get there
  • You are open to new insights, breakthroughs and transformations
  • You Love to Learn and Grow
  • You work hard and play hard and are ready not to work so hard, so you can play more
  • You feel stuck or have difficulty making choices, balancing expectations, prioritizing and moving forward with things that you know are important to you
  • You want to discover what's most important to you in your life
  • You want to eliminate the obstacles and blocks that stand in your way

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Hiring a life coach is not for you if:

  • You want someone to fix you
  • You are not ready to examine your life and discover what is not working for you
  • You want to hang on to excuses
  • You want to blame others
  • You want to always be in reaction to what life throws your way

Still curious? Here is an entire page of information on coaching... Just for you 🙂

A Sneak Peak at What Is Below:
How Athletic and Professional Coaching are Similar & Different
Step Into the Experience of Coaching
Why Coaching?
The One Minute History of Coaching
Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Therapy

Life Coaching and Athletic Coaching are similar in many ways...

Both types of Coaches...

  • Support clients by providing a structure that creates consistency - i.e. weekly coaching calls/workout schedule.
  • Fully embrace and develop client's strengths, and improve the areas that need attention.
  • Empower clients to go beyond what they think they are capable of.
  • Ensure clients have a solid foundation of "the basics". Whether in sports or in life, it all starts with a solid foundation.
  • Work with clients over TIME. Success doesn't happen in a single workout or a single coaching session.
  • Don't actually DO the work for clients, but the presence of a coach provides strength, encouragement, empowerment and additional insight - giving the client an edge they wouldn't have on their own.
  • Assist clients in achieving their goals and dreams (Clients: more money, deeper relationships, productivity, fulfillment, balance, gratifying results - Athletes: The Olympics or The Super Bowl).

Answer these questions for yourself, where would Olympic athletes be without their coaches? Would they have made it to the Olympics? Would they have maximized their performance?

Now that you have a handle on the similarities, here are some places where an athletic coach and a life coach differ...

  • YOU design the goals that are important to you (the end goal isn't necessarily the Super Bowl or the Olympics) . What are your personal Olympics? What would be your Super Bowl?
  • In Life Coaching we'll focus on ALL of you, not just one area of your life.

Step Into the Experience of Coaching

Imagine a relationship with someone...

  • Where YOU are the center of focus
  • Who is totally curious about your dreams and aspirations
  • Who listens to you without judgment and accepts you without analyzing you
  • Who will help you clarify your goals, values and purpose - providing the programs and tools to get you into action and focused on the results you desire
  • Where you are inspired to go beyond the ordinary, raise your standards and live the life you know you're truly capable of living
  • Who is sometimes more committed to what you want in your life than you are
  • Who knows your values, passions and life purpose and holds you true to them
  • Who celebrates your victories and helps you learn from your setbacks
  • Who is listening, not only to your words, but also to what's behind the words, the nuances of your voice, your emotion, your energy - everything you communicate
  • Who will unequivocally tell you the truth - the about where you are strong, about how you show up, and where you are selling yourself short
  • Imagine you get to talk to this person every week, regularly and consistently - to consolidate, to integrate and to push on

Why Coaching?

Think about all the keys to living a successful, fulfilling and enriching life? Were there subjects in high school or college that guided you to build a solid personal foundation in life? Were there subjects designed to give you that additional edge in business? Not at any of the schools I attended. It's sad, but true. While reading, writing, and arithmetic are essential ingredients in life - they aren't ALL we need to create the life of our dreams. Look at the following list. Most of which were not emphasized in school, if at all. Circle the "subjects" you wish you had a stronger knowledge of, or wish were more developed in your life. (You may want to print this out FIRST, it's hard to write on computer screens).

Maximizing Productivity
Living in Fulfillment
Balancing Life
Profitability for Small Businesses
Supreme Communication
Living with Healthy Boundaries
Being Present to the Moment
Embracing Emotions
Advanced Stress Management
Maximizing FUN
Tapping Creativity
Nurturing Relationships
Love 101
Problem Solving Skills
Personal Growth
Creating Intimacy
Attracting Abundance
Life Purpose Development
Mastery Management
Identifying & Living Your Values
Living your Values in Work
Maximizing Personal Integrity
Getting Healthy & Fit
Empowering Others
Getting Organized & Focused
Designing Your Personal Environment
Enjoying the Journey of Life

Wouldn't it be great if these "classes" were available to us all? And what if each program was custom designed just for YOU? While there are books, workshops and programs available on many of these subjects, it takes time and energy to find it, "take it in" and INTEGRATE it into your life in a way that works for YOU. These options are time intensive approaches that may or may not "net" the desired result. I AM a huge believer in both books (I personally enjoy audio books) and seminars.

Coaching is another way to design your own custom "personal life program" or "business success program" and integrate it into reality. Having a coach keeps you focused. Having a coach gives you that objectivity and support you'll need along the way. Having a coach can expedite the process and make that process more enjoyable.

The Quick History of Coaching

Have you ever gone to a seminar or program gotten fired up, focused and committed - only to be pulled back into the frenzy of life within minutes or days? Reality sets in, habits return, and that focused energy has dwindled to a mere spark. Whether you've attended a workshop, or just DECIDED to change or dramatically enhance your life - there is undoubtedly a gap, or "transition period" between "getting information and ideas" from your head and INTEGRATING information and changes into your body - to create lasting changes. You want to move quickly from "where you are now" to "where you want to BE". And, with the tugging forces of life to complicate the process - discipline, will power and a staunch commitment is not enough.

It was out of this DESIRE to create lasting change more rapidly that the Coaching Profession was born. Two individuals, Laura Whitworth and Thomas Leonard, set about to create a system to end the struggle and support people in every area of their lives, empowering them to create the life of their dreams. As a team they developed philosophies, methodologies and skills that became the core of the industry. Professional coaching addresses the WHOLE person - with an emphasis on producing action and uncovering learning that can lead to more fulfillment, more balance, and a more effective process for living. Thomas and Laura have since founded one of the most extraordinary Coaching Training Schools in the world, The Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

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