About Life Coaching

Individuals who engage in a life coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhance their thinking and decision making skills, improve interpersonal effectiveness and increase confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles. Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.

“Coaching isn’t really for those who need it, but who WANT it. Who are ready to take their lives to the next level.”

Many businesses have increasingly turned to coaching to help meet the variety of challenges that face today’s managers and executives. Coaches assist individuals within an organization, as well as entire organizations, to achieve increased performance, improve retention and morale and develop greater employee commitment through helping individual employees find greater satisfaction in their roles.

The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

Standing on this foundation, I will:
• Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve;
• Encourage your self-discovery;
• Elicit your self-generated solutions and strategies; and
• Hold you responsible and accountable.

Professional life coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives. 

They are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.

How is coaching distinct from other service professions?

Professional coaching is a distinct service focusing on the client, who is regarded as creative, resourceful and whole. A life coach may work with clients to determine goals, create outcomes and manage personal change while keeping the client accountable to his own vision. Consultants, on the other hand, are retained to access specialized expertise. The assumption is that a consultant diagnoses problems, tells the client what to do and how to do it and may implement solutions.

How is coaching different from counseling?

Counseling addresses the past: healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or within relationships. Coaching is present-based, forward-moving, and future-focused, exploring what is possible for an individual, community or business.

Life Coach Checklist
  • Experience Fresh Perspectives
  • Enhance Your Thinking & Decision Making Skills
  • Increase Your Confidence
  • Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Improve Your Productivity in Work and Life

How is coaching delivered? What does the process look like?

Coaching typically begins with assessing your current situation, opportunities, challenges and define the scope of our relationship, identify priorities for action, and establish specific desired outcomes. Subsequent coaching sessions may be conducted in person or over the telephone. Between scheduled coaching sessions, you may be asked to complete specific actions that support the achievement of your personally prioritized goals. I may provide additional resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments, or models, to support your thinking and actions.

How long does a coach work with an individual?

The duration of the coaching relationship varies depending on your personal needs and preferences. For certain types of coaching, 3 to 6 months of working with a coach may work. For other types of coaching, people may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period. Factors that may impact the length of time include, the types of goals, the ways individuals like to work, the frequency of coaching meetings, and financial resources available to support coaching.

Sapere Life Coaching

“Coaching isn’t about fixing someone’s problems, but increasing one’s effectiveness and achieving your goals.”

Coaching can be very challenging at times and also fun and very inspiring. So whatever you are feeling or wherever you are in your journey I will be there to support you. I will be completely honest in our interactions and I request that you do the same.