Who should call on a life coach?
If you do feel you struggle with an area in your life that you think can be improved, then a life coach is definitely something you might want to consider. Life coaching is not for everyone though. If you feel that you live a perfect and balanced life, life coaching is probably not for you. Coaching is also not for those who are clinically depressed, or anyone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, any other psychiatric problem or an addiction.
What can I expect from working with a life coach?
Every coach has his or her own personal style. I use the Integral Coaching method to help you with my coaching. This comprehensive method has proven to have long lasting results that are deeply embedded in a client’s life.
How does coaching work?
Our coaching starts with an INTAKE session, where we will set the topic for coaching and discuss the outlines of our three month coaching journey.
During our three month coaching program, the following will take place:
- Six sessions in which we discuss the topic and your progress
- Practices which are designed especially for you in between the sessions
- Follow up emails from me to see how you are doing
After the coaching program, I would like to make sure that you’re good to ‘walk by yourself’. After care is a very important part of your coaching journey.
If I have a pressing question during the coaching program, can I contact you?
Yes of course. You can call or sms me basically 24/7.
How do I get the most from your coaching?
- Come to each coaching session prepared.
Be committed to the chance you would like to happen; make sure to embrace each practice I create for you to the fullest, even though sometimes you feel slightly uncomfortable getting into it.
- Be prepared to learn and be open to changes.
Through coaching many clients make new discoveries about themselves. You will be able to make adjustments to your goals that fit in with what you learn and how you want your life to grow. Don’t be concerned about new discoveries as it’s a natural part of the new life you are trying to create.
- Be willing and committed to the coaching process.
Trust the process and your coach.
Are there any professional coaching standards?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading organization that sets and monitors the international standards for professional coaching ethics, training and practices. I commit to adhere to the ICF Standards of Ethical Conduct.
To read about the ICF Professional Coaching Standards please click here
Where does coaching take place?
Coaching can take place either at your place, office or through Skype. Although I do prefer face to face sessions, Skype is a very useful medium for coaching. They are cheaper than face to face sessions. For Skype sessions, you need a computer with internet connection, a Skype account and speakers. If we decide to do your coaching through Skype, make sure that you are in a quiet area without any distractions around you. Make sure to bring your notes and have a pen and paper next to you.
Are our coaching sessions confidential?
Absolutely. Everything we discuss is confidential and coaches have to adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics. To read more about the Code of Ethics, please click here.
I read a lot of self help books; how can coaching help me any further than that?
There are a lot of great books out there and they certainly can have a great impact on your life. They don’t address your personal circumstances and emotions though and that’s where life coaching comes in. During our INTAKE session we will be able to get to the core of what you want to achieve and based on a thorough client analysis, I will be able to design practices, just for you.
Is coaching tax deductible?
Yes it is, most of the time. Please check with your accountant for details.
Do you feel all your questions regarding coaching are answered on this page? If that’s not the case, please contact me.