Why a Life Coach?
With anything we want to master, it’s best to not go it alone! With a coach you have someone to guide you by helping you see and explore new perspectives that you may not have considered on your own. I love the quote from Les Brown, “It’s hard to see the picture when you’re in the frame.” It’s not always easy to see all the possibilities in our own lives or to be completely aware of our thoughts and how they may be contributing to or hindering our happiness. This is what a coach helps with. This is what I can help you with. I can help you see those different perspectives, I can help remove your doubts, fears, and increase your self-awareness to improve your life in all areas. From career to relationships, to health. There’s a lot that goes under the heading of “Life” and I’m here to make sure you don’t miss a piece of it!
How does it work?
- Depending on which option you choose under “Begin Here” will determine what things we work on, but how it works is always the same.
- We will work together over the computer via Zoom (similar to Skype, but better in my opinion). Each session is an hour long.
- Our sessions are a conversation, and I’ll be a constant questioner. Part of it is me being curious to know you and what drives you, or what is bringing you down. The other part is this is how to best solve any problem. Question, question, question. I’m here to help you reflect on certain things, with different questions you might not have considered on your own and ultimately lead you to discover some new perspectives of your own. I will also on occasion bring up an exercise for us to work on together or for you to work on alone in your spare time to help you gain clarity on a specific area.
What can I expect to get out of these sessions?
There are some general, overall things you expect to gain from Life Coaching with myself as well as some general ideas and concepts we may work on depending on what age group you fall into. Let’s start with what you can all expect!
- Increased self-awareness: learn how your thoughts are the backbone for creating your reality and how to better control them.
- Increased confidence
- A better understanding of what you want in life, and how to get it.
- How to be happy in spite of any circumstances you may find yourself in.
MIDDLE SCHOOL – COLLEGE
If you fall into this age category, there is something specific I want to make sure we focus on as an undercurrent to all our sessions. It’s sort of the main goal. When you graduate college, there’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot: “Welcome to the real World.” Man, I hated that saying! I just remember thinking, “where the hell have I been?” If you start working with me and you fall in this age group, I’m going to welcome you to the real world right now. Great! Now, that’s out of the way, we can get down to business and also take advantage of your amazing position having mostly reduced responsibilities. There are exceptions to everything, but generally, you don’t have to worry about buying food, or really any other bills. Even if you’re paying for a few, you still have that roof over your head. This is the time to follow your dreams with reckless abandon as you have really nothing to lose! Really. One of the biggest traps “younger folk” find themselves in is they are more fearful than they should be to take some risks. And there are a lot of good reasons for this, but I will give you certain tools to face these fears head-on. Another big focus is usually finding those things you’re passionate about and figuring out a career path for you. Most work in the opposite direction and look at careers to see what they’d be interested in. Not you and I. Passion first. If we have to create a career, we’ll do it. And you can also rest assured that I won’t send you to take some online quiz to tell you the career for you! Those never worked for me, so I made my own system and I can teach it to you. Ok, are you ready? Welcome to the real World… you’re in it now!
COLLEGE GRADS – 30ish
Ok, grads and 20 somethings. It’s time to get to work, make that money, buy a house, start a family, work for 30 years, retire, travel for a bit, and then… well, you know, the journey ends. What do you mean you aren’t sure what you want to do? Don’t you have it all figured out already? If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the pressure’s of life and also still feeling stuck in terms of what direction you want to walk in life then it’s important to know you are not alone. You were told to follow your dreams, but no one knew how to help you figure out what those dreams are or how to really live them. You were expected to be financially independent upon graduation, but that dream job might not have fallen into place as you hoped it would. Or, perhaps it fell into place only for you to discover that you really don’t like it as you thought you might and the prospect of staying there until retirement sounds like the worst sort of slow torture you can imagine. There’s a lot of self-discovery that is focused on in this group because you’re finally out of school which at times was a freedom killer instead of a creativity booster. School isn’t designed to help you find your passions and callings. It’s designed for when you already have them figured out. So, let’s figure it out now. Let’s figure out how to navigate financial independence while working towards finding and living your dream life. Put aside the plan and let’s start from scratch and make sure you are the one in the driver’s seat going forward. Your dream life starts now!
30 and Up!
There are a lot of possibilities here and a lot of reasons why you may be seeking a Life Coach now. Some of you might feel like the 20 somethings and unsure about direction, and how to balance the making a living, with working at something you feel passionate about. It could be deeper things like bettering your relationships, or health. Forming habits to transform yourself. You may have a family now, or you might have even retired from work and don’t know what to do with your time. There might be something specific bringing you here, or some general feeling of, “I should be happier than this, and I want to be!” As it goes with, “not being able to see the picture when you’re in the frame,” you might not know what is causing you to feel unhappy in your life and that’s where I come in. That specific thing might open the floodgates to other things (as is usually the case) and when you’re unsure, the case usually starts with your heart and with yourself. One of the biggest things to overcome here is getting over the idea that it’s too late to start something, or too late to make any real changes that make it all worth it. But, you’re here right now and thinking that you can make a change, so you’re already halfway there! It may have been nice to figure out what you’re passionate about when you were 20, but it doesn’t matter, the time to figure it out is right now. The time to work on your life is right now. So, are you ready to get started? If you’ve been reading, then the answer should be… yes! yes! yes!