Personal Coaching for Abundant Living
Do you have areas in your life that present opportunities or challenges? These areas also affect our marriage and are worth attention.
- Are you going through transition or change?
- Are you happy and fulfilled with your current job?
- Do you feel stuck and are ready to reach the next level of success?
- Does parenting overwhelm you and your spouse?
- Is your health holding your back, or creating challenges at home or at work?
- Is your faith alive and well, or in a season of drought?
Personal life coaching can help you address questions like these and others. Coaching will help you navigate and grow in the areas you desire, staying true to your core values and finding greater fulfillment in what you do.
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Questions About Personal Life Coaching
One on one coaching is fast becoming the preferred helping relationship among individuals seeking to reach personal and professional success and/or a more satisfying life. With overlaps into counseling and consulting, coaching is a series of face-to-face, or telephone sessions that enables clients to find greater clarity, effectiveness and results in their lives. Simply put, coaches help you sort things out, find direction, and meet your goals. They are trained in a highly effective process that includes self-exploration, alignment of strengths with passions and values, and the development of a strategic and realistic plan to overcome blocks and reach the desired aspirations of the client. Many coaches today have focused niches, or areas of specialty, but the process can be applied to almost any area of life.
In a word, the answer is – results. We have all tried making changes and improving areas of our life, but good intentions often end in frustration or half-hearted efforts. Or, we may pour out our best efforts, only to later realize we’re aiming at the wrong target. Coaching helps you make the right decisions, at the right time, for the right reasons. It is not an outside consultant coming in and telling you what to do and how to do it. True coaching is always a client-driven process, seeking to honor your true values, concerns, passions and priorities.
Part of what makes it so effective is that after a direction or solution is chosen, a realistic plan is designed to get you there. Coaching does not pat you on the back and send you off with best wishes. Rather, it holds you accountable through every step of the process, helping you make necessary adjustments when obstacles come in your path, and keeps your focus and mind set where it needs to be. In sports we have recognized this for generations, but it is true in all areas of our life – with a coach, or a mentor, you can attain a higher level of effectiveness and performance than you can on your own.
The majority of clients find that 4-8 coaching sessions is most effective for initiating lasting change, or to reach a goal. Some clients receive coaching for 3-6 months for long-term transitions and goals, while others find just one or two sessions are helpful for short-term needs. Depending on the client’s goals, it is helpful to allow enough time for the implementation of the changes and tasks determined. Accountability and support increases the chances of completion and adherence to your desired changes and new habits. While every client’s situation is unique, Nick highly recommends and often requires a commitment from the client of at least 4 sessions, meeting weekly or every other week.
Coaching sessions by phone are very common, even among local clients who would prefer to save time and gas to drive to an appointment. Coaching sessions by phone have the option of being held in the early morning or evening when you are home. While face-to-face coaching provides an ideal format for communication between the coach and the client, coaching by phone is still a very effective format, and can even allow for greater focus and listening.
If you do coach by phone, it is recommended that you find a place where you will not be distracted for the entire hour (no kids, no TV, no computer on, etc.). Some clients have used Skype effectively, but many times the audio is sub-par and the video can be distracting. If you have questions about which format would be best for you, feel free to discuss this during your free consultation.
Take a moment to complete our short survey which which will identify what areas of coaching you’re interested in. Once I receive it, I will be in touch by phone or email to set up your free 45-minute consultation.
After this, a formal coaching agreement can be entered. You will then be sent via email the initial intake documents, a simple questionnaire that will help us focus the first session and get you started on the path to reaching your goals.
Payments are required up front, and coaching packages of 4 or 8 sessions can be purchased for a small discount. You may be interested in signing up to receive the free monthly newsletter that will help you get more familiar with me and the coaching services I provides.