You may have the sense that Life needs to be different in some way and are seeking a trusted professional who can confidentially encourage you to examine and re-focus your world. You’d like to make positive changes in how you experience and enjoy specific areas of your life.
Life Coaching differs from Counselling in that rather than dwell on the past the client is ready to take steps forwards into the present and future. This may entail reflecting on past experiences in the context of “so what now?”
To get you started one useful way of doing so is to consider the Fulfilment wheel. You can complete the sections in the attached file in terms of How Important the sections are or How Fulfilled You Are in each. If you do both on the same sheet it may help to use 2 different colours of pen!
Are there any surprising gaps in what you discover? Is there greater clarity on your priorities now?
The answers to these questions may give you clues to the possible focus for a series of Life Coaching sessions.
Usually an intensive series of 1:1 meetings totally tailored to your aspirations and challenges both in and out of work. You will be guided through an intensive process of self discovery, personal reflection and support in your individual call to action. Bespoke use of personal development tools and techniques is more possible than with a workshop learning format. Any experience you have in personal development so far will form an excellent platform to attain further levels of success in meeting your own specific goals. If you are ready to explore your unique personal best there are typically 5 elements to a life coaching programme:
- Defining the big picture of your life and what is now most important to you
- Installing the commitment for the change you seek
- Tracking how well you are doing
- Smart modifications if required
- Affirming successes
The coach acts as witness, sounding board and guide through this process. Coaching assignments typically involve six 1-1.5 hour sessions spread over 3 to 6 months to establish momentum and translate insights into results.