What is life coaching?

The focus in Life Coaching is your life and how you can act to make it better and more fulfilling. Trained to listen skilfully, observe closely and to question you in ways that will provide insight, I will help you identify what is meaningful to you. With carefully designed positive feedback, I will help you increase your motivation and generate your own strategies to move forward in new ways and improve your satisfaction with yourself and your life.

Life coaches collaborate with the client, and do not usually provide advice, unlike mentors and therapists. This may seem strange, but the coach’s belief in you as an equal in the process creates a sense of ownership in you that boosts your confidence, holds you accountable and makes you more likely to succeed.

As your coach, you can expect me to:

  • Commit to a coaching relationship based on mutual trust, mutual respect and freedom of expression
  • Listen carefully to what you say and ask questions to expand your awareness
  • Honour you as the expert in your life and believe in your ability to change
  • Provide a safe, encouraging and supportive environment in which you can relax, explore and grow
  • Expand your view of what is possible and inspire new insights
  • Respect our confidentiality agreement to the extent permitted by law

As my client, in order to produce the best possible outcome, I expect you to:

  • Respond honestly to my questions and avoid defensiveness
  • Trust me to have your best interests at heart
  • Open yourself up to new ways of looking at things and looking at yourself
  • Commit yourself fully to goals that are truly meaningful to you

As your coach, I’ll be your partner in helping you define your goals and set a new course of action. I’ll be supporting you and encouraging you as you progress. And I’ll be celebrating with you upon your success!