Life has a habit of wearing all of us down. In between work, school, family, and a million other commitments, it's easy to lose sight of our dreams and aspirations. Over time, we might lose these dreams altogether, and settle for far less than we deserve.
There comes a time when we tend to feel that there is nothing, or very little, to be grateful for in our lives. Dealing with a crumbling relationship, loss of financial security, or poor health can lead a person to have a negative attitude.
Well, here we are at the beginning of the most beautiful season of the year, autumn! Normally those who enjoy this period of the year are the introverts, the romantics, the mystics. But for some reason, no matter our personality, when we are going through a particular change or challenge in our lives, this season becomes either inspiring or depressing.
Over the last 8 years I have enjoyed the pleasure of being a Mentor Coach for coaches seeking their International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials. Some weeks I get the opportunity to listen to as many as six coaches using their skills to expand their client’s awareness, create workable actions plans, develop new skills, connect with their deepest values, gain clarity on their visions, and to become more of the kind of person they want to be.
First you were inspired and trained to become a coach. Then you began doing what it takes to create a sustainable, successful business. Now what? Well my friends, the learning never ends.
I often get asked - "How do you keep from creating a co-dependent relationship with your coaching clients?" The goal of Solution-Focused Coaching is to create independence in the client, and if done properly it leaves very little room for any type of co-dependency.
The Life Wheel (or the Balance Wheel) in coaching is a powerful tool used by many life coaches to help their clients find a better balance in key areas of their life.
"How can I become a life coach to help other people with their goals when I’ve got my own obstacles in life?” This question, or some variation of it, comes to mind for most prospective coaches when they think about pursuing professional coach training.
Learn how coaching skills helped Amanda McGranahan to transform how she approaches challenges in and out of the office.