Is your life stuck in a rut? Are you disappointed by your lagging career? Do you feel like you're not living up to your fullest potential? Then maybe what you need is a coach. Just like the coaches who push athletes to achieve greatness in sports, life and wellness coaches push their clients to achieve success in their career, relationships, or lifestyle.
Unlike sports coaches, life and wellness coaches don't focus on changing specific behaviors, like correcting a bad swing in baseball. Instead, they develop their clients' overall strengths and abilities, according to the International Coach Federation. That's the governing organization for the coaching profession.
What Is a Life Coach? Just about everyone has a vision of his or her ideal life. Maybe you've always dreamed of becoming a successful writer, musician, or corporate executive. Yet your vision hasn't quite made the leap from your mind to reality.
That's where a life coach steps in. Life coaches provide the incentive and direction their clients need to improve their careers, relationships, and lives. They help clients to:
Hone in on their skills and ambitions.
Refocus their life's goals.
Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of achieving goals.
What Is a Wellness Coach? Wellness coaches give their clients the motivation and tools they need to achieve their physical and emotional health goals.
Wellness coaches can show you steps to take and give you encouragement to reach goals such as:
Lose a few pounds
Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist, who make specific diet and exercise recommendations, a wellness coach will help you make better general choices that fit within your lifestyle.
Why Would I Need a Personal Life Coach or Wellness Coach? There are a variety of reasons that people turn to life or wellness coaches for help. For instance, you might consider looking for a coach if you:
Need some guidance on moving forward in your career
Want to learn how to best take advantage of strengths and talents
Don't know what to do about a major life decision, such as a move or promotion
Don't have an acceptable work-life balance
Aren't as healthy as you'd like to be
"If you are falling.... dive." Joseph Campbell
"Matthew showed me the best and encouraged me to go for it."
"With his high energy and enthusiasm, Matthew inspires and excites people about life's many possibilities. Combining a strong entrepreneurial spirit with skilled networking abilities, Matt brings people and elements together, using a honed vision and keen eye for life design to produce options others might have never considered."
"Matt's positive approach to problem solving and negotiating creates win-win solutions and quick action. He holds multiple state real estate brokers licenses, has professional relationships with many community leaders and loves developing connections and relationships.
"Matthew’s area of genius pivots around helping to connect elements, people, and resources. His passion circles around arts, nonprofit administration, real estate investing, holistic wellness and medicine, social, spiritual, and environmental philanthropy, writing, and publishing for the creative. As a visionary, Matthew specializes as a writer, photographer, poet, and astute businessman. Matthew also focuses on the big-picture to support those looking to unleash and manage their innate and natural genius. Matthew works with authors to find what is right for their book, life path, business, and projects, to flesh out and take clients through publishing and marketing.
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"Together with fun and grace, we bring together elements, options, and opportunities. These are available for all wanting to live with mindfulness in abundance and with purpose. My passion is to hold the space to free a plan, light the fuse. This is the support for quantum leaping into highest beauty, health, wealth, and fitness as you define it. Together we remove blocks, develop new streams of income, enrich relationships, and awaken deep meaning." MJM 2013
What Happens During Life and Wellness Coaching Sessions?
First, you'll sit down with your life coach or wellness coach over the phone or in person. The sessions will range from 15 minutes to an hour. During that time you'll talk about what you want to accomplish.
Through the questions your coach asks, together you'll define your goals and the challenges that could stand in your way. Then you'll outline the steps you'll need to take to achieve those goals.
You'll have homework assignments -- things to think about or do between coaching sessions to work toward your goals. You might need to write in a journal or create "action plans" of things you want to accomplish.
Your life coach or wellness coach will offer support and guidance along the way. And your coach will hold you accountable for achieving your goals.
You'll work with your coach for a period of a few months or longer. The time frame depends on how often you meet and what you're hoping to accomplish.
The cost of coaching can vary depending on our goal. According to company web sites, a coaching session can cost from about $100 to $300 an hour or $300 to $1,000 a month.
How Do I Find a Life or Wellness Coach?
Like many industries, coaching has a certification process. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is an organization that sets and monitors standards for professional coaches.
Schools that are accredited by the ICF provide coaches training and mentoring. But the industry is still not standardized, so not all coaches are required to be certified. That means just about anyone can call himself or herself a life or wellness coach, without any real training to back up the claim.
Because you're going to be spending a lot of one-on-one time with your coach, not to mention trusting him or her with your goals, make sure the two of you are a good match. You should be comfortable sharing your life's vision with your coach. And you should feel secure that your coach will help you achieve that vision.
Before you sign on for any coaching sessions, interview a few prospective life or wellness coaches. Ask how the coach typically works with clients. Also ask for references so you can get a sense of the coach's personality and style and whether they fit with yours.
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