What is life coaching?Life coaching is a more holistic approach aimed at dealing with matters that cause a person to feel stuck both personally and professionally. Professional coaching is not to be confused with therapy or counseling, life coaching involves the development of the special relationship between the coach and the client which, other than looking to the past, plans for the future.
Coaching provides a confidential, nonjudgmental, impartial and completely personalized support structure that enables the individual to achieve far more than they ever would “going it alone”. Clients come from all walks of life, and are unique in their desires, priorities and needs. The coach guides them towards identifying their own personal potential, clarifying their objectives and seeing their future clearly undistorted by people, emotions or events.
A life coach is not a psychiatrist. He is someone who will help improve a person’s personal and/or professional life by offering support and encouragement while suggesting new ways to achieve their goals. A life coach is more of a partnership than anything else. It is a support system with one goal in mind, improving their quality of life.
Tom utilizes his professional and academic experience spanning over 38 years, to provide both secular and Christian Life Coaching. Christian life coaching encompasses everything offered in the secular environment but endorses and utilizes the tools found in Holy Scripture. It is entirely up to the client to request which path they wish to employ.
How does and coaching work?
Professional coaches, through a partnership with the client, are there to help produce positive results, whether in their professional or personal lives. They help people perform better and ultimately improve the quality of their lives.
In most cases, a life coach is required when the person is in a transition phase and needs support for any of the following reasons:
Reassessing life goals and developing action plans
Lack of balance between work and life
Difficulty dealing with stressful situations
Difficulty making life decisions
Prioritizing projects and timelines
Urgent situations involving high risks or challenges
Identifying core strengths and maximizing their potential
Simplifying life to reduce stress and increase productivity
Help with time management
Lack of control over life
Trained to listen, observe and customize an approach to the client’s needs, the coach will work to find solutions and strategies that will help the individual out of the rut they are in.