Goodness gracious, I am so excited to finally have completed my life coaching certification through the School of Professional Life Coaching. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a while now, so I decided to buckle down, make the most of quarantine and make one of my goals a reality.
You may not even be sure what exactly a life coach is so hopefully by the end of this blog, I have cleared that up for you.
I was 24-years-old and full of ambition. I had such a deep desire to do great things and really make a difference in the world, but I didn’t know where to start or how to focus my energy. Essentially, I felt lost.
Meeting my life coach was one of the most pivotal moments of my life. I have been working with him or about 3 years now and I have learned so much about who I am, what my passions are, and how to create momentum to move toward my biggest hopes and dreams.
Maybe I would have eventually come to these conclusions on my own, but as I continue to grow, evolve and progress, I am extremely grateful for the guidance of my life coach. I have him to thank for certainly helping me propel forward rather than continuing to spin my wheels in frustration.
The American Society of Training and Development conducted a research project into the probability of individual’s completing a goal based on the actions they take related to it. They found that those who have a specific accountability appointment with another person related to implementing a plan is 95% likely to complete it.
Discovering and using our unique gifts is a crucial way to experience fulfilling purpose in life. Building on our strengths is one of the paths in coaching to build healthier, happier lives.. A life well lived.
Coaches are positioned to effectively help people discover their gifts and strengths and learn to use them more frequently in their lives – in their relationships and to craft a profession that gives opportunity for expression.
Having a life coach is more than just talking about your dreams and goals. It’s about establishing actionable plans to actually achieve them.
Identifying the circumstances and conditions that are slowing you down, holding you back, or are roadblocks to achieving your potential is essential to making progress toward being all you have been put on this earth to be.
Now that you know an overview of what a life coaching looks like, I want to also clarify the difference between life coaching and counseling.
Since I have been in the fitness industry for so long, I understand everything better when I relate it to fitness. I believe you too will find that to be true with this analogy to better understand this comparison.
Think about a personal trainer in relation to a physical therapist. A personal trainer motivates, guides and walks alongside individuals who are (for the most part) ambitious, ready to work hard and propel to new levels. They push clients into new territory reaching places they often don’t even know is possible. Anyone who has every worked with a personal trainer knows the value of having someone hold you accountable and take you beyond what you can achieve alone.
A physical therapist helps individuals who have been injured or hurt in some way. They need time to recover, repair and strengthen areas that are damaged or have been compromised.
Life coaching is more like personal training, whereas counseling is more like physical therapy.
When I was in college (I have a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science), I thought I wanted to be a physical therapist. I shadowed a couple of clinics and that’s all it took for me to know that’s not exactly what I was meant to be doing.
The recovery side of things didn’t excite me nearly as much as personal training. I love helping client propel forward into their full purpose and potential. It lights me up to see moments of “Wow, I never thought that was possible.”
After personally seeing how much my life coach has helped me, I am beyond ecstatic for the opportunity to pay it forward to my own life coaching clients
If you hav any questions or would like to sign up as a client, please email me to be added to the waitlist: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also learn more about my story and services on my website. I am so looking forward to being apart of your journey!