What can Life Coaching do for you?

This life coaching program centres on the idea that when someone experiences a problem, they’re experiencing the thinking that’s created the problem.

What can life coaching do for you? A stack of really valuable stuff, if you're open to it. Here's how:

The “Safe vs Risky Problems” training model used at The Coaching Institute has delivered outstanding results and helped people find their higher purpose. We will work with you to unpack exactly how this works and how to change your way of thinking.

The Coaching Institute’s life coaching methodology empowers you to get better solutions. After learning this toolkit, you will understand how to manage arising problems and as a result, it will allow you to transform your whole life.

So, let me give you a brief overview of what you will learn about the question what can life coaching do for you:


A way to conceptualise a safe way of thinking is avoidance of action, where a safe problem has no progression.
Examples of this include:


One of the easiest things for people to do is procrastinate. This is what we call an anxiety avoidance strategy, and we all do it in many different ways: by taking action on something else; doing nothing; planning; overthinking; and a typical distraction in the Information age has become Facebook or YouTube.


This is another critical “safe” problem. There are 24 hours in the day and many people manage to do so much with their days and their time than others.

If saying you don’t have enough time is the “safe” problem, conversely the “risky” problem is working out how to make the time. When we really care about something, we will create time for it.


Later is not a place where anyone wants their dreams and aspirations to be. It doesn’t really exist, it's just an excuse to justify that we are honestly not sure if we can handle working out how to do something – whatever that may be – in this present moment in time.


A lot of people internally reflect and ask the question “Why?” in a situation where they feel stagnant. “Why is this happening?” is a bad question to ponder. People start to overanalyse their life and dig a mental hole where they don’t take any action.

On the other hand, “How do I move forward from this?” is a great question to ask for creating a positive mind frame for yourself.


Contrastingly, risky thinking always includes action and movement. This way of thinking is healthy and promoted in order to achieve what you desire in life. We want to have risky problems, and we want to ask ourselves risky questions, such as:


There is always a way forward and steps that you can take to get there. Everything is a strategy.


There is a common misconception that you have to take action on your goals all at once in order to achieve success. This thought can be quite overwhelming for people, and a more viable way of tackling this is instead thinking “Where can I start? What’s one step that I can take or one thing I can do today to move somewhere closer to achieving my goals and dreams?”


In seeking out someone else who has already achieved what can sometimes seem inconceivable to you, this can inspire you. A lot of the time we inadvertently jeopardise ourselves by looking for evidence of how we are not prepared to do something. This leads to convincing yourself of this and telling yourself you are going to fail before you even start.


Based on all that you’ve learned and by researching people who are doing what you aspire to do, what is one thing that you feel you can do to start your journey today?


You are never going to feel entirely ready or prepared to start aiming for your goals. Your fears don’t go away – instead you get confidence from taking action. By waiting to feel confident you will never achieve your potential.

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. after enlightenment chop wood, carry water. Buddha

The Coaching Institute’s lead coach mentor and trainer, Matt Lavars’ favourite quote from Buddha is “Before enlightment, chop wood. After enlightenment, chop wood.” What Buddha is saying is: no matter what’s going on we have to take action in life, otherwise nothing is going to change.

The “Safe vs Risky Problems” training model is just one of the life coaching frameworks that we use at The Coaching Institute. Not only do we train our clients with these models, but we train our coaches in this method. One of our ethos’s is that we are our first client: in order to pass on information, you can’t give what you don’t have yourself.

Do you want to live a life in alignment with your inner calling?

Do you want to do what you love, to feel lit up internally, to do something that brings you joy?

Do you want to control when, where and who you work with?

Do you feel like you just can’t get started to do that?

Einstein said that you “can’t solve the problem with the thinking that created it,” so let’s work together to create a whole new way of thinking! Discover more about the life coaching courses we have on offer at The Coaching Institute here!

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