“Life Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
International Coaching Federation
Life Coaching grew out of the need for more…with roots in executive coaching, which drew on techniques developed in management consulting and leadership training, Life Coaching is future-focused and on achieving results and goals.
The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountablity and follow through. Coaching is less concerned with a client’s past (healing old wounds) and more focused on moving a client forward, while taking the past into consideration.
The Coaching relationship is based on viewing the client as creative, whole and resourceful, with a partnership based on equality and mutual respect. The client creates the goals and is responsible for driving the direction of the work each session, while the coach supplies supportive, discovery-based approaches. Practices and solutions are generated by the client who is resposible for all action/inaction.
“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
Transformational learning and coaching is a type of coaching which focuses on achieving results by shifting how we see ourselves and the world. – not just merely doing something different. There is a presupposition that we are often blind to how we show up in our personal lives, relationships at home and at work and in the larger world that often creates obstacles for us. The coaching conversations increase personal awareness in the realms of moods/emotions, body and language. This is the arena for powerful transformational shifts to occur in the client.