How Life Coaching Works

It’s all about you. 

We will work together to:

  • discover your passions and your personal vision
  • reduce anxiety
  • improve sleep
  • clarify and set new goals
  • find your passions
  • develop your key strategies
  • remove any blocks
  • review your current life balance
  • establish your personal foundation
  • identify your values
  • asess where are you in your life
  • finding satisfaction in your job or changing career
  • what are you facing in your personal, business and work life
  • review your progress
  • celebrate your achievements
  • use tools from NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) where needed
  • use tools from EFT where needed
  • use tools from Mindfulness, Meditation and Breathing where needed
Life Balance?

A sportsperson uses a coach for improvement in their game.
I coach you in the “game of life”.

You need to be prepared to make changes and be accountable. 

Change is often difficult because it is preceded by years of conditioning. 

Once you understand the reason why you have been conditioned (or conditioned yourself) to do something it is much easier to overcome the conditioning process, identify the obstruction and make changes.

Where, when, how often?

You decide how often and long you want to spend.  I can work with you in my office, your office, in a café or by phone or Skype (30-60 mins).

Life coaching can be on-going or several sessions.  Generally, sessions start off weekly and then by arrangement as you progress. Where relevant, I use tools from:

NLP  Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).

EFT Tapping has deep roots in ancient chinese acupressure and modern psychology that taps on meridian points to release blockages and allow energy flow. It addresses the core of living beliefs and moves towards new beliefs. Works with a wide variety of issues:  physical pain, to weight loss, to money issues, to childhood trauma, phobias, addictions, fears etc.)

"Put away your scepticisms this really works"  Dr Wayne O'Dwyer.

Mindfulness  Advantages: Learning to be more present and self aware.  Reduce stree and feel better, less reactive and greater sense of freedom. Exercising Mindfulness is as effective as medication (without the side effects) for mild to moderate depression.

Breathing Techniques  Deep breathing can release stress and provide other noticeable health benefits. You will likely feel calmer after performing deep breathing exercises, and may trade feelings of anger or fear for a focused, relaxed state of mind. Deep breathing is sometimes used to treat anxiety disorders, sleep problems and even general body aches and pains.

A wise person once said, “declare your mission and then live it!”  In order to ensure you do that I expect from you:

  • dedication to finding out what your particular ‘mission’ is
  • accountability for actions you commit to
  • be honest
  • be prepared to make changes

In return you can expect from me:

  • the truth at all times
  • advice and support for you to achieve results
  • total confidentiality
  • an environment to inspire, encourage growth and progress and propel you to reach much higher levels of discovery and achievement

"Do what you want to do, after you do what you gotta do"

Coaching is About doing and Being

One of the primary distinguishing terms between coaching and counselling is action.  It is said that coaching, in general is action-oriented, and counselling is healing/past-oriented. Action in Coaching can cover;
. contemplating change
. considering a new belief
. acting "as if"
. increasing awareness of what's currently hapening
. agreeing to change an attitude for one week or another period of time
. exploring possibilities
. agreeing to stop doing something or doing less of something
. focus inward
. trying on/experimenting with new thoughts, attitiudes, perceptions, beliefts
. approaching something from a different perspective
. being still or mindful
. letting go
. giving themselves permission
. getting ready to embrace something
. stepping into their power
. opening up ...
(Jennifer Corbin COACHU President)

What happens when you arrive:

There is no couch just a table and chairs with herbal teas and water available. At the office you are in a beautiful garden setting with my intuitive border collie there if you need him.

It is a safe environment allowing you to open up with me offering an objective viewpoint so you can be abreast of your problems and get a new prospecitve on your situation. I will challenge your beliefs in a concerned way and get you to question the choices you are making.

My aim is to listen and understand, helping you with the right knowledge and skills, to help you make your life more how you want it to be (you may not know at the time what that might be but together we will find the right path). We will co-create goals that are aligned with your vaules and your passion.

Sometimes it won't be easy or a quick fix but if we are to change life-long habits and patterns I need your trust that we will address the underlying causes and confront the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that have been keeping you stuck.  The changes will not just help you bannish the "symptoms" of your issues, but change your life to be a happier, healthier and authentic you. 

As Gandhi said, “BE the change you want to see in the world.”