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Life Coaching Services

by Duncan William Playing with Minds
Life Coaching is not new. Life Coaching as a profession started in the 1980s. Then, it catered more to executives or managers. Now, this profession has developed to cover a lot of areas from helping people choose the right career options to managing difficult personal or professional relationships. But what is coaching all about? As per The International Coach Federation (ICF): ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
 
 Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve 
 Encourage client self-discovery
 Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies 
 Hold the client responsible and accountable This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential. If this was too much to grasp, let’s simplify. 

Coaching involves a professional partnership between a coach and the client. Coaches listen to their client’s problems or concerns, and then provide coaching through which the client determines what steps to take to overcome his or her problems and move ahead. Coaches do not give advice, nor do they offer therapy. They simply act like a catalyst to help people achieve individual goals. Through Life Coaching people live a better life as they get help in making the right moves, which they are not able to make on their own. This does not mean that no one can work out things on their own. It rather means the opposite. 5 Everyone has some limitations, which directly or indirectly affect a number of areas in his or her life or how he or she looks at different situations in life. These limitations or weaknesses, whether mental, emotional or psychological, create barriers and hold up personal development. This is when a Life Coach comes in. The process of coaching helps people break those barriers themselves and pave the way to achieving their goals. 

A number of people correlate the work of a Life Coach to that of a psychologist. At Life Coach Near Me, we have a range of life coaches and NLP practitioners however that’s not the same. While a psychologist focuses on analyzing your past actions and getting to the root of the problem, a Life Coach concentrates on helping you to frame the right steps in future to achieve your individual goal. A psychologist might offer therapy and advice. A Life Coach does not. A very good analogy is that of a Personal Fitness Trainer. Consider you are joining a gym. Your fitness trainer will first ask you what you want to achieve. Whether you want to Lose weight? Lose fat? Build muscles? Build endurance? Increase stamina? The trainer will then see where you stand now in relation to your goal. For example, if you want to trim down body fat, you will be asked to take a body fat composition test to measure the current body fat level. You may have to take a fitness test and may be asked about present eating habits. All this is a part of helping you get nearer to your goal. The fitness trainer will first establish standards for you as to how much fat you intend to lose and over what period of time. It is based on all this that he designs a plan of action for you to reach your goal. Having done this, he also supplies you with the required backing and support in the form of constant encouragement and motivation. There may be many people who look towards reducing their weight. But what they lack is the willpower and motivation to keep trying. 6 The trainer’s job is to guide them through the difficult path towards their goal. He has to help the people achieve their goals more quickly and more effectively than if they tried by themselves. 

This is what a Life Coach Nottingham also does for you. Here’s a real life example. Michelle and Roderick were married and leading a happy life together. Both of them were employed. Roderick was not very content with his job. He was looking for better opportunities, and as it just had to be, he got an offer from an overseas firm. The position was just what he wanted. It was time for him to take a decision. If he took the job he would be happy career-wise but staying separate lives, would their marriage survive? He could not possibly be selfish to ask Michelle to leave her job. And if he let go of the new job offer, he would feel guilty of having given up a great chance. Now this is what we call a fix! What would you do if you were in Roderick’s place? Very difficult to decide, isn’t it? A Life Coach enters a person’s life to help him live it better. Every person has problems. It may be a lack of confidence for someone, weak communication skills for another, or a lost career for someone else or even a problem with relationships. 

The areas of life a coach can work on are: 

 Confidence and Self-esteem - Feel good about yourself - Have no room for self-doubt - Get to know new people and be confident - Speak confidently in front of groups 
 Career - Know which job is right for you - Move on to a better job - Perform better on the job - Earn a promotion - Start your own business 
 Relationships - Be a good listener - Work through problems with your partner - Sail smoothly through tough times - Build stronger bonds 7 
 Communication - How to communicate with anyone? - Talking to strangers - How to get your point across effectively? 
 Health / losing weight - Improve your health - Reduce stress - Follow a healthy eating pattern - Sticking to an exercise plan 
 Dreams and achievement - Set firm goals - Work out what you want from life - Provide direction and purpose - Have more fun - Have more energy and always be ready for more 
 Money/Finance - Earn more money - Save more money - Work out budgets and follow them 
 Getting what you want in life - Becoming more organized - Getting rid of barriers and negative thinking - Manage your time more effectively - Discover your values in life - 
Clear the clutter that you are engulfed in - How to stay focused It covers almost everything that life is about as you might have noticed. Duncan also teaches these skills as a Sales Speaker around the world too!

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