Frequently Asked Questions
What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching helps guide people to uncover the possibilities life has in store for them. Though the past may be touched upon briefly, coaching focuses on the present and the future. Coaching helps people learn and apply life skill sets of mindset, goal setting, & taking effective action aligned with what matters most. Some coaches focus on a specific topic or goal, while others will take a more holistic approach to coaching. Coaching does not include mental health care and is not covered by health insurance.
How is life coaching different from counseling or therapy?
Coaching, counseling, and therapy focus on the mental and emotional well being of clients. Unlike coaching, counseling and therapy provide a mental health care approach, and if needed, can diagnose and treat mental illness. Counselor and therapist are terms often used interchangeably. They usually refer to professions with social work, psychology or psychiatric degrees. Life coaching can be used in addition to counseling and therapy. However, coaching is not to be used in place of psychological or psychiatric care.
How do I know life coaching is for me?
If you want more clarity for your life vision, are seeking help through a current situation, or want to improve the life you already love, life coaching can help you. A life coach is an investment in your life's results, a partner who supports you with no judgments, and a teammate that helps you follow through with your ideas and dreams. Life coaching will help you address how to discern your priorities, decide on your next steps, and incorporate committed action that supports you. We all naturally strive for growth, and life coaching guides you with the skills and accountability that will put you on the trajectory of growth you desire while increasing happiness and fulfillment.
How do I pick a life coach?
You want to find a life coach that fits your unique needs. I highly recommend an initial consult where you get to know the life coach's style and whether or not he or she feels like the right fit. You want to find someone who will hold the space for you in a constant state of nonjudgement, safety, and confidentiality. When you find a life coach that helps you express your authenticity with ease and can address your needs with custom approaches that meet you where you are at, you have a life coach that is going to provide an invaluable service. I also recommend finding a life coach who has completed a professional coach-specific training program that supports professional standards of coaching.
How are you different from other life coaches?
My life coaching specialties are mindset techniques founded in modern neuroscience and goal setting rooted in intrinsic values for creating a fulfilled life. We work on a much-overlooked life skill of using our mind as a tool to co-create a life filled with love, happiness, and meaningful connections. We create a compass for decision making toward clear, doable goals tied to a big-picture vision. You will see results not because we make goals and action steps, but because they are tied to what's most important to you in your current chapter of life. My professional life coach training is from Transform Coaching Academy, an International Coach Federation certified program. My training includes mindset processes founded in modern neuroscience, effective goal setting, and universal spiritual principles.
Schedule Your Free Consult
Let's get to know each other with a complimentary 30-minute consultation. We will discuss what brings you to coaching, and how I can help you. I coach all over the continental US via telephone or video conference. Contact me to book your complimentary consultation.