FAQS 818: Unlocking Your Life
What is a life coach?
A life coach helps you get clarity, direction, and confidence about who you are and who you want to be.
A life coach focuses on who you are, what you want to do, and where you want to be.
“Everyone needs a coach. We all need people that give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” ~ Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
A life coach will help you live the life you want, the way you want, how you want.
What is life coaching?
As a personal trainer helps you get the best results faster and easier, so too life coaching helps you achieve success and prosperity faster and easier than doing it alone.
Life coaching uses proven strategies to help you achieve your goals by keeping you focused and on track, and by keeping you accountable and motivated (e.g. career, relationships, education, spirituality, health and wellbeing).
Life coaching helps you by:
- Clarifying your vision and goals
- Realigning with your values and purpose
- Rejuvenating your enthusiasm and inner power
- Eliminating self-limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours
How does life coaching differ from counselling or therapy?
Life coaching and counselling do have similarities, such as providing support systems and strategies to empower you to move forward with your life, but there are some differences.
Life coaching is focused on who you are now and who you want to be. Counselling often focuses on healing past traumas and dealing with emotional wounds.
Life coaching is also primarily active (e.g. goal setting, goal getting, motivational), whereas counselling and therapy are more passive (e.g. coping, healing, recuperating).
Life coaching gives you the tools to overcome your mental blocks so you can become what you are capable of becoming. Counselling and therapy give you the tools to overcome anxiety, depression, and fear so you can heal and cope better with life.
If you feel anxiety, stress, fear, and worry are having a negative impact on your life, you should seek counselling and therapy, or speak to your GP.
If, however, you simply want to release the handbrake and achieve more in life, then coaching is more appropriate for you.
Who would benefit from life coaching?
In a word, everyone.
If Richard Branson has a coach and mentor, who are we to do otherwise? Even our own life coaches have had life coaching in the past.
“A coach just has a different perspective… the coach can see what you can’t see because you’re in the forest, they’re outside of it.” ~ Anthony Robbins
But those who would benefit most from life coaching are those that:
- have a willingness to change
- desire to achieve their goals (and not just wish them to happen)
- recognise that they don’t know everything
- understand the need for direction
Studies have shown that life coaching helps people stay more focused and achieve results quicker than those who have not had coaching.
Can I do life coaching online/remotely?
Yes, of course. Many of our life coaching sessions are done online (e.g. Zoom, Skype, Meetings). We are able to organise online sessions if that’s what you prefer or are unable to meet face-to-face with your coach.
Otherwise, face-to-face sessions are our preferred way of coaching.
How long is each session?
Our first clarity session usually runs for 30-minutes. This is to get to know you better and understand your needs in order for your coach to tailor a coaching program specifically for you.
All other sessions run for 60-75 minutes, either weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on what you prefer.
How much does life coaching cost?
We have a range of programs that vary in cost (click or tap here to download our SMART Programs).
Your first 30-minute clarity session is FREE.
For all other 1-2-1 life coaching sessions, a ballpark figure to keep in mind is A$200 + GST. This figure varies depending on which life coaching package you purchase (e.g. cheaper for the Elite Package).
ABOUT 818: UNLOCKING YOUR LIFE
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