Saturday, November 6, 2010

Why Does Life Coaching Work?

Cindy Baker

What is a Professional Life Coach?

It is a partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal lives. Through the process of this co creative relationship, clients deepen their understanding of themselves, their desires, improve performance and enhance their quality of life. Coaching accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of their choices which promotes optimum results. Coaching helps bridge the gap of where they are at and where they want to be.

Why does coaching work?

1. Synergy - teamwork helps the client accomplish more than the client would alone.
2. Structure - Due to the coach providing an accountability factor, a client takes more action and thinks bigger.
3. Expertise - The coach knows how to help people make better decisions, set achievable, measurable goals and restructure their personal lives for maximum productivity and personal satisfaction.

Who works with a Wellness Coach?

Individuals, families, teenagers, and entrepreneurs in transition use a coach to create, plan or solve something, personally or professional, to reach their destination.

How is coaching structured?

Regular weekly coaching sessions are scheduled by telephone or in person. Goal setting takes place during the first couple of sessions. Clients are responsible for bringing an agenda of items to discuss for each session. Strategies, with the end goals in mind, are developed to propel clients to move forward. The coach checks in with them weekly to make sure they are on target in reaching their goals. If a client encounters obstacles, they are often worked through more quickly and easily with the assistance of the coach and action steps are then created to resolve the concern.

What kind of goals can I work on with a Wellness Coach?

Health concerns

Begin an exercise program

Reduce stress

Lose weight

Medical challenges

Resolve body image concerns

Achieve more energy

Nutritional changes


Improve communication skills

Get closer with children, family, spouse

Attract better people

Resolve past experiences

Feel more loved

Increase self-esteem

Lifestyle changes

Redesign to get needs met

Find the right balance between work and play

Have more fun

Time management


Start spiritual path

Think more positively

Discover your life purpose

Learn how to manage life challenges better (to be proactive instead of reactive)

As you can see there are many different circumstances in which you could benefit from by using a coach.

I respect the courage that it takes to examine one's self through the counseling process. I provide a calm, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for my clients, so they can safely meet their goals for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being.

Cindy Baker Counseling
110 Evans Mill Drive
Suite 305
Dallas, GA 30157

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