Don’t Accept it, Change it
Are you feeling stressed, tired, or stuck? Why accept things the way they are?
Life coaching is not counselling. Life coaching is not therapy. Both of these look at the past. Life coaching starts from the present and takes you into the future.
Life coaching looks at the whole of a person’s life, health, wealth, relationships, contribution, family, spirituality, career, fun, and so on. Each life coaching session is tailored to the person who is being coached; you choose what is most important.
For someone who is doing well, it can take them from good to great. For those who are struggling, it can be the preventative measure needed to stop stress, disillusionment and burn out. Goals will then be set so you can take the action needed to get yourself where you want to go.
Life coaching is very powerful and successful; clients report consistently excellent results.
If you want a new direction, want to understand yourself better, or want to increase confidence and know what you are good at, we can find out your top 5 strengths using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. It is far easier to achieve and do well if you are starting from a position of strength.
Are you feeling unsatisfied with life?
This could be because what you care about has not been articulated or linked to what you are doing. Your values underpin who you are, and they are what you unconsciously use to make daily decisions.
If you are not sure whether you know your values or not, then consider these questions. Do you:
- Feel unsatisfied with life?
- Experience conflict between yourself and others over what is important?
- Find it hard to make important choices?
- Find that you’re living or working environment may discourage you from acting consistently with what really matters to you?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above, it would benefit you to find out what your values are as part of the life coaching process. Your values can then act as the foundation upon which other decisions are made. Knowing your values equips you to take the right action in all areas of your life.
For example, if you need to decide between staying in your current job or making a change, by looking at all of your values such as health, wealth, family, job satisfaction, and so on, it will then enable you to make the right decision overall.
One of my clients after doing his values discovered that he was in the right role, just not in the right organisation. So, he changed his job, hours and location, and in his words said, “I feel like a new person, the salary cut was definitely worth it”. Without knowing his values, he did not realise that family time and his overall health, were more important to him than his income.
Agreeing on values is a very powerful way of strengthening relationships and so some clients have formed joint values with their partners, as well as doing the exercise on their own.
“People who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.”
Who is life coaching for?
- New Direction?
- On maternity?
- Need more confidence?
- Better work-life balance?
- Been made redundant?
- Don’t know where to start?
- Planning to retire?
- Develop healthy habits?
- Feeling stuck?
All you need to get the most out of a life coaching session is a time and place where you can focus on yourself, and where you won’t get distracted.
Find out more about sessions and cost.