So you’re looking for a life coach, eh? That’s cool. I’m one of those.
What type of client do I work with best? I’m glad you asked. I’ve had great success with clients who:
- Are prone to indecision and overwhelm
- Aren’t quite sure what they want to do with their life, but this isn’t it
- Feel like something is missing, but they aren’t sure what
- Feel like they could be doing better, but they aren’t sure how
- Try to reach goals, but just sort of lose momentum
Really, I am awesome with overwhelm and lack of direction. Also accountability; I’m good with that, too.
What is a life coach, anyway?
Good question. The International Coach Federation explains it pretty well in their Coaching FAQ. Summed up, a life coach is someone who you partner with to help you get yourself where you’d like to be.
Coaching is different than counseling, in that it is less “coping” and more “forward moving.” Where are you now? Where would you like to be? How can you get there? That’s where the life coach comes in.
Personally, I like to listen to what the client is really looking for, as sometimes that’s different than what they think they’re looking for. There are a lot of good questions that can be asked to help someone figure out what they want to do with themselves, and sometimes a person just can’t think of all those questions on their own. That’s where the life coach comes in.
I ask good questions. You think through the answers. We make plans. Cool stuff happens.