Your Life Coach & The Life Coaching Process
Life coaching has grown dramatically over the past ten years. A life coach works with clients to help them achieve specific results and goals, to help them develop productive behaviors, habits and actions, and to help them perform at their best.
A life coach starts by helping you figure out what you most want and need right now in order to have the lifestyle, results and outcomes you desire. Clarifying your goals, values and priorities is the first and often most important step your life coach will help you take.
Once you’ve figured out what you want and are clear about why you want it, your life coach helps you develop a strategy for moving from where you are now to where you want to be. Then you’ll develop an action plan to take this high-level strategy and break it down into doable action steps that you can follow to get started.
Once you have your plan in place, your life coach can help you set up the structure, systems and accountability that will not only help you get started, but that will make it much more likely that you’ll actually get the results that you want and are looking for. This often involves changing behaviors, habits and actions in a sustainable and lasting way.
Your life coach is there to support, motivate and encourage you at every step of the process – while also providing that structure and accountability that leads to real long-term results.
Working With A Life Coach
There are many different ways to work with a life coach to overcome challenges and achieve your goals.
1) Personal Coaching – You may want to work with a life coach “one-on-one” to help clarify your goals, develop strategies and action plans, take action and continue making progress. Most life coaches work in 30-50 minute coaching sessions with 3 or 4 sessions per month. These regular coaching sessions are very helpful to provide the accountability and support that you need to take effective action, perform at your best and continue making progress through setbacks and obstacles.
One-on-one coaching is highly customized and tailored to your unique situation, goals and needs. Your life coach will work closely with you to determine the best coaching format and frequency based on your needs and goals.
2) Group Coaching – Your life coach may also provide “group coaching” programs where you participate in a group coaching sessions with other coaching clients (typically 3-6 clients per group.) This is a more affordable option than one-on-one coaching, but doesn’t provide the same level of individual attention and support. Some clients use a combination of group and personal coaching to achieve the best and most cost-effective results.
3) Coaching programs – Some life coaches also provide larger coaching programs or life coaching related products/courses designed around specific goals or challenges. You can think of them as a “do it yourself” approach to life coaching. While you don’t get the individual attention and support that you get while working with a life coach one-on-one or in a smaller group, this is by far the most affordable option and can still provide great results for specific goals or challenges.
Whether you are looking for personal life coaching, group coaching, or a life coaching program, you’re in the right place to help you get started.