What exactly is Life Coaching?

Empowerment Coach | Christine Barnes
 


By now I bet you've heard the term 'Life Coach' as it's become a buzzword and hot topic even though there's still a bit of ambiguity. You may have some knowledge about this profession and its industry or maybe this is your very first exposure. Either way, I'm happy to have you here and break down what exactly Life Coaching is along with the common misconceptions.
 

The International Coach Federation defines Coaching as:

 
 

“partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

 
 

Coaches are masters of both verbal and nonverbal communication who will help (support and encourage) you to focus on this very moment and your immediate future. The focus will be solely on what you want for yourself and your life from the present day going forward when working with a Life Coach. It will help you to gain clarity and confidence as you build momentum during your time together.

 
 

MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS

 

Reaching out for support is showing weakness.

This notion couldn't be further from the truth and it has created a seriously harmful stereotype within our society. I'd be lying if I said I didn't also believe this at some point in my life but let me remind you that there are people who want to help you. And for the record, allowing people to see you in all your various states is courageous so don't ever let anyone tell you or make you feel otherwise.
 

It kind of seems, well, a bit out there.

The reason things seem different, far-fetched, or uncommon is because they're new-to-us ideas. There are as many different types of Coaches as there are brands and styles of bras! And the search for just the right fit can feel overwhelming, but it's important to find both a bra and a Life Coach that is supportive and comfortable so you can feel your best.
 

Anyone can be a Life Coach.

Nope. People can pass themselves off as ‘Coaches’ but genuine Life Coaches will have training, education, and a specific skillset so we can continue to properly guide you toward your desired goals. Would you willing put yourself in a situation with an untrained hair stylist, chef, or doctor? I didn't think so.
 

I've got my stuff sorted so working with a Coach won't actually benefit me.

Real talk: Life Coaches are helpful for just about everyone. I commend you if you have all your ducks in a row and I've also got your back if you’ve found yourself at a fork in the road of life. The only people who will not experience transformation or personal success while working with a Coach are those people who refuse to change or grow.

 

WHY WORK WITH A life COACH

 

A Coach can help you to focus on and work through specific areas of your life or your business, it's up to you. At the heart of it, here are the themes we can support you with:

↠ FEELING LOST OR CONFUSED

↠ CRAVING MORE AUTHENTICITY & EASE

↠ NAVIGATING TRANSITION OR WEIGHTY DECISIONS

↠ WANTING FUN, ADVENTURE, & JOY

≫ OVERCOMING LIMITING BELIEFS


WHAT YOU CAN GAIN

 

↠ DIRECTION WITHIN YOUR LIFE

↠ CLARITY REGARDING YOUR CAREER AND/OR BUSINESS

↠ MORE CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION, & PEACE

↠ IMPROVED WELLBEING & RELATIONSHIPS (BOTH WITH YOURSELF & OTHERS)

 


Click over to my COACHING page for more about who I am as a coach & what our time together would look like in a coaching series.
 

 
 

WHY I BECaME A COACH

At my core I've known I was meant for more in this life, more than any sales or management position could ever offer me. There’s also been a consistent theme throughout each position I’ve held for the past ten years—I love developing and nurturing relationships with people. I want to get to know where they've come from, what's going on in their lives, and where they want to be.
 

There are few things better than being given/granted/ an all-access pass to/trusted with someone's most honest beliefs and desires.
 

When I realized I could combine the love I had for substantial/deep communication with helping people to pursue/live out their dreams I knew I had to/it was meant to be...

I trained with and received certification from the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy in October 2015 and I haven't looked back.

 

Give me connection & conversation with heart & soul any day and you will see me shine in my brightest light.
 

 

Working with a Life Coach can be empowering and transformative provided you are committed to showing up for yourself first and foremost. You'll begin thinking about the things you want for yourself in this life as actual possibilities from the very first time you speak with a coach. You'll also have someone in your corner who will be there to root for you & lift you up. And I know it can be hard to take that first step, but what do you have to lose?

The more important question is what do you want to achieve?
 


In the most basic terms, I work with ambitious men & women who want to challenge their discontentment to transition into a life they feel both great about & grateful for.

As a Life Coach, I want to support you to get out of your head and encourage you to take intentional action.

 

Think you might want to work with a coach, or at the very least, get more information?

Maybe you're interested in becoming a coach yourself?
 

 

Drop me a line because I promise either of these decisions will have a profound impact on your life.

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