I want to talk about what is a life coach. Well, the term life coach insinuates it’s not purely pigeon-holed into a category of fitness coach or business coach, or entrepreneurial coach, or financial coach. It is a wide open, it’s my life I want some coaching in this. And so, it is more of a wide open arena for the coach and the client to play in but I want to keep in mind, I want you to keep in mind if you are a life coach who have been asked to do life coaching that you be very careful even though it’s kind of a wide open door because they said life, it doesn’t mean they want you to ask questions about everything and go through every door that you can sense.
When the person is speaking with you, you’ll see things, you’ll hear things, you’ll sense that there’s a challenge hidden behind door number 5. But if they haven’t invited you to that level of dialogue, to that depth of dialogue or personal level or category of life, then be mindful. So, just because it’s called life coaching, doesn’t mean they’ve handed you the free pass, right? You don’t have the universal key to every room in their life. They still want you to stay in the playgrounds that you’ve earned, the secure relationship in and to expand only as they have opened the doors.
If you feel something keeps coming up and there’s something over there that’s affecting them, you may ask permission. But do it gently and do it with a great deal of respect that they didn’t first invite you; you’re asking for permission but other than that, life coaching means it’s all on the table. If I were you, if you’re being asked to do life coaching, if they haven’t already, I would’ve very clear on what you, how you define a fully formed life. I personally worked with the 7 category process, right?
So, I talk about relationships and whole life. I talk about finances and spiritual journey. I talk about a career path. I talk about a community outreach center. For me, I believe part of our life is transcendence to get over ourselves, to live for purpose beyond our own consumption, or our own space. But, actually, to be part of the human story, we, as a species are one. We are not us and them, it’s just us. And I believe we should all have some kind of an outlet. Where do we put our access? When we have abundance, we’d want to be able to invest it in some meaningful cause.
So, that’s what I do. I have a very clear methodology of full vision for what a fully formed life looks like. And so into that template, I can pour this person’s dialogue and discussion and put it on the table for consideration. Is that something they can agree upon or do they want to add, subtract, or transformed? But if you’re asked to be a life coach, you want to have a vision of what a great life looks like and be able to bring that to the table, some kind of a template to work with and of course, adjust and customize.
So, that’s what life coaching is. It merely means, for the most part, it’s all on the table but even within that keep in mind you want to earn your right into different categories. Hopefully that helps. Life coaching is an incredibly powerful thing. I believe everyone would benefit from it and I hope that you can serve your clients as a great life coach. Hopefully that helps you. Talk to you very, very soon. Thanks!
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