what we do
Are there any areas of your life where you still do or have ever received assistance?
Do you go to classes at the gym or have a personal trainer?
Have you seen a nutritionist?
Do you or have you ever seen a therapist?
Do you have an accountant or financial planner? Or, even Turbo Tax?
Life coaches are almost exactly what they sound like: people to help you make the most of your life. Those of us with certifications, have been through programs and been taught the best questions to ask and ways to guide you through the process of discovering what you want out of life and what plan you want to develop to achieve it.
Just as with any of the professions listed above, it is likely that, independently, you have been able to achieve results similar to those from engaging a specialist; but you probably wouldn't have seen them as fast and it would have taken a lot more effort and strength from yourself. Strength and effort you would have had to find after working or taking care of family all day. As humans, we are really good at procrastinating things that are uncomfortable and that we don't inherently have a knack for.
Coaching is different than therapy in various ways. At a high level, therapists are interested in the past and coaches are interested in the future. Therapy also tends to be more insight-based and coaching is more action-based; we want to do it as much as we want to think/talk about it. Coaches don't give advice and we do give "homework" for lack of a better term. However, we're not grading your homework, you get out of it what you put in it. We will highlight your blind spots, but let you decide what, if anything, you want to do about them and when.
If you have found me, the chances are you recognize you need help. You're likely not completely satisfied with the life you're living and believe it can be better. You have probably been thinking about this for some time, perhaps even trying to do the work yourself, independently, to change your life, but have either made almost no progress or are not satisfied with the progress you've made. Or, you could know someone who has recently created or begun to create a much more satisfying and fulfilling life and....you want in.
You are in the right place!