LIFE COACHING: What to Expect

What is Life Coaching?

A Life Coach encourages and counsels clients on a range of professional and personal issues and can help you with specific projects, goals and life transitions. A coach helps you grow by analyzing your current situation, identifying limiting beliefs, potential challenges and obstacles you face. Coaches help by devising a plan of action designed to help you achieve specific outcomes in your life.

The relationship between a client and their coach is a creative partnership that seeks to:

  • Identify, clarify and create a vision for what the client wants

  • Use coach’s expertise to modify goals as needed

  • Encourage client’s self-discovery and GROWTH

  • Nurture and evoke strategies and a plan of action based on what fits best with the client’s goals, personality and vision

  • Foster client accountability to increase productivity

 

 

 

 

 

Who Works With a Life Coach?

Entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, actors, musicians, creative people, managers, small business owners, start-ups, professionals and home-makers all reach their goals with the help of a life coach. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, there is room for life coaching. Not only will your life coach help you close the gap, your life coach will help you break through your limited beliefs and challenge you to think bigger.

What Do You Work On With a Life Coach?

  • Setting and achieving goals and objectives

  • Planning — business, career and life

  • Blasting through blockers (like fear & self-sabotage)

  • Clearing clutter

  • Financial security and independence

  • Balancing all areas of your life

  • Making key decisions and designing strategies for success

  • Communicating powerfully and effectively

  • Becoming a problem-free zone

  • Building powerful relationships

  • Breaking through the glass ceiling

  • Getting promoted

  • Finding the ideal career/work or business

  • Finding the ideal partner/love/relationship

  • Getting "unstuck"

  • Making an important life transition

  • Starting a business

  • Growing a business

  • Living an ideal life

  • Identifying core values and passions

  • Fulfilling personal and emotional needs

  • Pursuing your purpose

  • Getting organized

  • Making more money

  • Time management

  • Learning to enjoy life

  • Playing, having adventures, and a lot more fun!

  • And much, much more…

“Part consultant, part motivational speaker, part therapist and part  rent-a-friend, coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and  just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals... career, personal, or most often, both.” –Newsweek

A Life Coach partners with clients in a thought-provoking

and creative process that inspires the client to

maximize their personal and professional potential.

Why Does Coaching Work?

1) Accountability. Most life coaches have three calls a month with their clients. This regularly scheduled call prompts clients to get more done than they would if left to their own devices. Think about it, if you work out with a personal trainer at the gym, you work much harder than on your own. Clients take bigger actions, set bigger goals and think bigger when they work with a professional coach.

2) Expertise. The trained life coach knows how to help you set the right goals and give you tools & encouragement to reach your goals. You’ll achieve more in less time with the input of a life coach on your side.

3) Delivery. A well-trained coach knows how to use the right words so that you are naturally motivated. It doesn’t take brow-beating or nagging when you are working with a skilled life coach. Coaching typically works best with a weekly session so clients have time to integrate new ways of thinking and take action each week toward their goals. Life coaching is done in person, by phone, and via video communication services. The experience is challenging and uplifting. You’ll look forward to your weekly calls with your life coach. 

4) Speed. Most people find that things start to happen very quickly after hiring a life coach. This happens for a number of reasons: you start taking more effective and focused actions immediately, you create momentum so it’s easier to get results, and you set better goals that are based on what you really want​.

“Coaches have the ability to view things from afar — in what some call ‘helicopter vision’  — and to shed new light on difficult situations. Often they can act as a sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills, and motivate.” – CFO Magazine

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does life coaching differ from consulting, therapy/counseling, sports coaching, a best friend?

Consulting - Life coaching can be considered a form of consulting however, consulting is often information and expertise based. Life coaches, on the other hand, are experts on helping you develop all areas of your life, business and personal. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, the life coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. This is one reason why coaching is so effective–it is one thing to have the information and quite another to actually make the change!

Therapy/Counseling - Life coaching is not therapy or counseling. Coaches don’t work on past-based issues or traumas. Life coaches are not psychologists or psychotherapists. Instead, life coaches focus on the present, the client’s goals for the future, and encourage personal development. 

Sports - Life coaching often includes principles from sports coaching, such as being your best, doing more than you think you can, going for the goal. Your life coach will help you win in your own life!

Best friend - A best friend or two or three is wonderful to have. But is your best friend an objective professional who you can trust to advise you on the most important aspects of your life or business? Sometimes our friends can’t tell us the truth as much as they would like to because they don’t want to risk losing the friendship. A good life coach is never afraid to tell you the truth and is willing to be fired at any time. Why not have a best friend and a life coach?

 

Do life coaches work on personal goals or business/professional goals?

Usually both. The life coach is the only professional trained to work with all aspects of your life. This is handy because very often if something is bothering you at work, it is affecting your personal life as well and vice versa. Some clients prefer to spend more time focusing on their business goals, while others may want to focus on personal/ family life goals. How you use your coaching call is up to you!

Shouldn’t I be able to reach my goals on my own?

We’ve been taught that “hard work and doing it on your own” are the keys to finding life, success, money, or happiness. Most people believe they must sacrifice something to attain what they want. Some people sacrifice their health, their time to enjoy life, or their relationships. None of this is necessary. You can have it all, but maybe not all right this minute! With life coaching, you’ll find you don’t have to sacrifice as much as you may think when you learn to create BALANCE in the 7 key areas of your life.

Athletes, performers, CEOs and presidents know that they can’t do it alone. They know they need a trained professional or even a team of experts to help them determine the best direction and to provide objective support and feedback. Without this, it is almost impossible to achieve excellence. No athlete would consider going to the Olympics without the support of a coach. The extra edge the coach provides makes all the difference. Why shouldn’t you have this same advantage?

If there is a gap between where you are now and where you  want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Why struggle on  your own? You can get what you want out of life in a fraction of  the time with the structure, support, and tools of a skilled coach?

YOU HAVE  DREAMS

Do YOU have a heart for helping people? A passion for personal development? A desire to inspire, encourage and motivate? BECOME A CERTIFIED OOLA LIFE COACH and start changing the world with one word: #Oola.

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 The Epiphany Effect

 Certified Life Coach

 918.440.5062

 julie@epiphany-effect.com

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Julie Michelle Phillips
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