The main purpose of life coaching is to help clients, who have a desire to improve an aspect of their life, get unstuck and achieve their goals, and it does this by using specific tools, techniques and processes. Life coaching can empower you to formulate your goals and remove the blockages that are preventing you from moving in that direction.
Thus, it aims at improving your life over time by tapping into your maximum potential and working according to an action plan. In other words, life coaching is about analysing and closing the gap between reality and dreams, between the actual and ideal self.
To this purpose, a life coach provides a supportive framework in which to first examine your life as it has been shaped based on your individual fears, beliefs and motivations. You get to re-evaluate your life choices from a fresh, in-depth perspective.
He then helps you take stock of the values and beliefs that you want to keep or integrate to ensure that you focus your energy in the direction that aligns with those and with your deep sense of purpose. Unhappiness comes from neglecting or ignoring one’s values.
Your life coach will be instrumental in unlocking your potential by helping you access your inner motivation and then supporting you to follow through on commitments and be accountable for your actions.
Unlocking mental blocks, solving internal conflicts and overcoming limiting beliefs creates a paradigm shift in your relationships with yourself and those around you. This leads to a sense of fulfilment in work, play, travel, connections and other aspects of life.
A successful coach helps clients stay focused and motivated to progress on their life path more quickly than if they were on their own. Without the assistance of a life coach, you may struggle to effectively understand your problems, mental blocks, goals and dreams and may be ineffective in creating a framework to understand and cope with your particular situation.
You don’t have to be in a crisis to benefit from life coaching. You can actually be more receptive to growth and self-examination when you are balanced and happy.
Life coaching is different to counselling because it offers support for important choices in the moment rather than treatment of problems based in the past. This is an significant distinction to be aware of as life coaching is not an appropriate place to tackle strong addictions or severe mental health disorders. It is not a substitute for counselling, psychiatry, mental health care, substance abuse treatment or other professional health services.
In summary, a life coach can help you:
• Identify and uphold your values
• Identify and replace limiting beliefs
• Set boundaries and raise standards.
• Form a clear and realistic vision of your future
• Create value-based goals and integrate them into your life.
• Formulate an action plan to progress towards your goals
• Make changes and grow at an accelerated rate.
• Create a life aligned with your vision, your values and purpose
• Get an edge in achieving business, relationship and life success.
By working with a life coach, you will:
• Pinpoint what you really want to feel happy and fulfilled.
• Air your complaints, concerns and challenges to a non-judgemental listener
• Receive empowering emotional and motivational support as you make choices and take opportunities
• Be accountable to a caring third party who has your back and your best interests at heart.
• Be consistent in your actions and efficient in how you distribute your time.
• Address and manage mental blocks, fears and insecurities.
• Increase authenticity, confidence and courage.
• Feel more alive, share and connect through meaningful relationships.
• Maximise your potential and live life to its full extent.
I help clients increase meaning and authenticity in their lives by assisting them to uncover their values and purpose and ensure that their behaviours are in alignment with those.
I am a rational, secular, humanist, personal developer. I am a semi-spiritual, men’s work advocating, feminist, musical, meditative man. I am a work in progress. I tenaciously strive towards my authentic, ideal self, seeing it as a compass point rather than a destination. I compassionately accept the perpetual gap between my actual and ideal self as I appreciate how far I have already travelled. I take opportunities, appreciate my virtues and own my flaws and shadows. I am committed to a deep sense of purpose to create a world of safety by helping people improve their relationships with themselves and others