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Understanding What Life Coaching Is

Life Coaching is a process by which you are guided and supported while working to achieve specific personal or professional growth objective or goals. On occasion the term coaching might be used to define an informal relationship between two people where one has more experience, training, or expertise and guides the other individual as they go through the process of learning or growth. Coaching differs from mentoring in the sense that it focuses on very specific goals to achieve while mentoring is a relationship that is geared towards more general learning, such as learning a trade.

Life coaching uses a variety of techniques and processes from other professions like sociology, psychology, positive youth/adult development, and counseling with the intention of helping people identify and achieve personal goals. However coaches are not necessarily therapists or counselors and in such cases psychological intervention usually lies outside of our area of expertise.

There are numerous models and methodologies that I can use to guide you to creating new thought patterns or learning new behavior while  coaching for personal or professional growth.  The most effective aspect of coaching comes from the dialogue of questions and answers that give me an opportunity to challenge you to find answers and solutions from within yourself.  This creates the possibility for solutions to arise that are based upon your own unique set of values, beliefs, situations, and perspectives. Solutions that come out of this environment are found to be realistically attainable and more like to be maintained to the point of being habitual.

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My Coaching Process

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Individuals and businesses choose to work with me because they are looking for growth or they feel stuck with their lives. Like me, some have been through an event that has changed their lives forever and left them feeling lost or unsure about where to go, what to do, or how to move forward.  Other clients are just tired of what they are doing and are hoping to find something more meaningful to do with their lives. My coaching service provides a safe space and the tools needed to apply deliberate and mindful  reflection of the process of getting from where you are to where you want to be.

If you are looking for someone who is going to sugar coat things and give you the answers you want, I’m not the coach for you.  I am a task oriented coach who will guide you through the process of looking at the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are holding you back and dissect past successes so you can determine the best direction for your life and access your own internal motivation.

This method of coaching has worked time and time again because it focuses on your positive assets and how you can use them to your advantage. No doubt you can white-knuckle your way through change, and you probably have before, but there is a better, more successful way. Once you understand you are in the driver’s seat and learn how to drive your life forward by action instead of reaction, positive change will come to you at an accelerated pace.

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About My Fees/Hours

Initially, I got into coaching because I thought that this would be a great way to earn a decent living but I’ve found that in coaching I have also learned and grown a great deal about myself. My fees reflect the fact that I derive great value from the honor of coaching my clients and I’ve implemented a sliding scale for my services that begin at $85.00/session.

If you can afford the full $85.00 fee that’s wonderful and I will be grateful for the payment but, if you are having financial problems and need someone to talk to then I don’t want money to get in the way of you finding help. I may or may not be the help that you need but we can work together to see to it that you get on the right path. Sometimes just having someone who will listen is all the help we need.

I schedule clients throughout the day and early evening and will do everything I can to accommodate your schedule. When you are ready to talk give me a call at (815)721-9290 and we can set something up.

The fee for business consulting services is $85.00/hour. Those services are available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. I am available for Saturday appointments upon request.

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