Life Coach Linda

When Life Gives You Lemons – Call a Life Coach!

Posted on: July 9, 2012

There is still a lot of confusion about what life coaches do.  Even coaches have difficulty putting it into words.  Add to that, all of the different specialties and niches and it can be challenging to know when you would benefit from having a coach of your own.

One of the times when coaching can make a big difference in your life is when you are facing a crisis or challenge.  It might be a divorce, end of a career, or anything that upsets your balance.  During times like these the support of an experienced, well trained coach can have a huge impact on how you feel and move through the situation.

Here are some of the ways a coach can help in troubled times:

  • Providing a safe space for you to talk things out and feel heard
  • Sharing tools and skills that will support you during the process
  • Providing honest, unbiased feedback
  • Reminding you to take care of and nurture yourself
  • Supporting you in identifying your options and choosing a path
  • Helping you explore and shift limiting thoughts and beliefs
  • Supporting you in reconnecting with your true self
  • Reminding you to acknowledge and appreciate yourself along the way
  • Helping you rebuild your confidence and connect with your inner power
  • Providing support as you let go of what no longer serves you
  • Helping you bring forward a vision of what you want to create in your life
  • Guiding you along the path that turns that vision into reality

If you would like coaching support through a life challenge, email: lifecoachlinda@gmail.com for a free consultation.

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10 Responses to "When Life Gives You Lemons – Call a Life Coach!"

Interesting. I only became familiar with the term “life coach” about 5 years ago and haven’t really thought about it that much, but I can see how it might help some people.

How does one become a life coach? Is this just another word for therapist or counselor? Or is there specific type of training for life coaching?

Hi Angie:
There are a number of life coach training schools available that provide certifications. I have done a couple of those and also graduated from the Master’s Program at the University of Santa Monica in Spiritual Psychology. In general, coaches help people with what they are experiencing in the present and planning for the future. Therapists focus on healing the past. Some coaches, like myself, have the training and experience to do both.
Why do you ask? Are you interested in becoming a coach?

Do life coaches work on the phone or by internet or in person?

Different coaches do different things. I work with most of my clients by phone or email. While I love coaching in person it is not as practical with clients around the country. If you were to work with a life coach, which would you prefer?

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain what we do so good post 🙂

I think it’s really good that you kept it simple with bullet points – nice and clear.

Reblogged this on Living Your Best Life On Purpose and commented:
When Life Gives You Lemons – Call a Life Coach!

I really wish I could have you as a life coach but I’m broke right now. How much do life coaches charge? Just curious for future reference.

Life Coaching fees probably vary greatly by coach and can also depend on the number and length of calls agreed on.

If you contact coaching schools they may have students looking for study clients to do for free. That is what I did when I got my first certification at http://fearlessliving.com. You might also find someone looking for study clients on Facebook.

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