Your Questions, Answered
Your Questions, Answered
What is life coaching?
Unlike traditional psychotherapy, life coaching did not originate from medicine but rather from the world of sports, entertainment, and business. For decades, athletes, actors, and leaders have been working with coaches to improve their performance in their respective industries. The results from quality coaching have often been spectacular. However, you don’t need to be in any of these worlds to experience the benefits of life coaching. We are all leaders, whether it’s of our own lives, a family, or an entire organization, and we can all benefit from improving our ability to show up more skillfully. Coaching can be truly transformational and help create sustainable change. Many clients come into this work convinced that their marriage, job, boss, or some other external circumstance is what’s making them unhappy. It’s not unusual, even after just a few months of coaching, for them to state that they’re experiencing more satisfaction in their lives — even with those circumstances still present.
Who is the ideal candidate for life coaching?
My clients vary across age and gender lines. In one six-month period, I was coaching, amongst others, a graduate school student in Barcelona, a world-renowned entrepreneur in London, a newly divorced single father and businessman in NYC, a high achieving CEO of a global luxury brand, a mother and entrepreneur in Atlanta, a writer/yoga teacher and corporate leader in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a female film industry executive transitioning to a brand-new industry. Working with a diverse group of individuals brings me personal joy and serves my own personal growth in a powerful way. However, my clients do have a few key qualities in common.
- They are ready to move from “thinking and knowing” to “doing.”
- They can’t wait another minute to do whatever it takes to create their best life.
- They understand there is an unacceptable, default future that awaits them if they don’t take action.
- They feel responsible for creating a new future and want to work with someone who can help them figure out the next steps and design a plan of action to take those steps.
- They are inspiring, committed, imaginative, focused, and fun.
How long does this work take?
In my practice, I ask my clients to make a minimum commitment of six months. The success of our work is 100% dependent on your level of commitment to showing up for yourself and doing the work. Your progress will build on itself, sometimes exponentially, and within six months you will be well on your way to handling the challenges of your life with a new, winning mindset that will have you moving steadily forward towards your goals. A commitment of 6-12 months will ensure a total transformation of any and all areas of your life, including your career, intimate relationships, social relationships, parenting, and your physical/emotional health and well being.
How do we start?
With a conversation.