What is Life Coaching? | The Coaching Institute

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching provides the opportunity for clients to explore what’s holding them back, develop strategies for moving forward and to be held accountable as they take action to hit their goals. It’s a conversation-based relationship that can last just a few hours or several years.

Clients can work on areas such as:

  • Confidence to take action
  • Improving relationships
  • Planning an important project
  • Strategies to conquer fears
  • Work/life balance
  • Health and fitness
  • Career development or change
  • How to have difficult conversations

The Coach is trained in how to coach each of these areas and is able, through questions and shared insights, to assist the client to formulate their own strategies for moving forward. A Coach doesn’t “tell” a client what to do. It isn’t advice-giving or training. It is a conversation where the client forms their own decisions about how to proceed. The coach facilitates the decision, and then assists the client to set a game-plan, overcome obstacles, take action and form new, beneficial ways of thinking and acting.

At all times the client drives the agenda of the sessions and chooses where they would like to focus. Through this the client learns to take responsibility for their choices and their results, which gives them more opportunities to succeed.

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