“Learning how to learn” specifically having a set of go-to learning strategies give you an overview of how to best assimilate this information and incorporate it into your life skills. As a life coach, health and wellness coach, or professional fitness trainer, it also gives you a template to understand where your clients, employees, customers, colleagues, and others might be blocking themselves from moving forward so that you can better influence them toward their results.
When you, as a Certified Life Coach, are able to guide your client to discover their true self or essence and finding their passion or life mission, you are creating the foundation and centeredness for all other topics of coaching content to be successful.
Coaching is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. With the growing competition, it has become necessary for you as a coach to stand out in your marketing efforts.
Discovering and updating what images the unconscious “thinks” about who we are as an individual either supports our self-esteem or it does not.
As Life Coaches, we want our clients’ internal image of self in both hemispheres to be current and accurate in portraying who they truly are in the present moment.
Then we decide where we want to develop new skills, understanding, update old beliefs, and from here we can develop our mission and passion for being.
As a Certified Life Strategies Coach or in any leadership position, the first step in creating change or making progress is precise and detailed information gathering. Getting the full picture of where your client is now and where they want to create a blueprint system that can be followed to build success.
In building rapport, it’s important for the coach to be in an appropriate state of mind and to have clear filters and strategies to build success. Your enthusiasm and confidence will be an example and inspiration for your client to follow.
The initial meeting with your client, whether by phone or in person, is the time to begin setting a foundation for the relationship, gather information about the needs and wants from your client’s perspective, and begin to create a blueprint for ease in attaining the client’s results.
Rapport is about aligning with another’s reality, listening respectfully, and beginning to create an atmosphere of openness and trust – a sense of safety.
There may be a sudden awareness of a qualitative difference, for instance, water getting hotter and hotter until it becomes steam, or colder and colder until it solidifies into ice. And each molecule has to go through systematic step-by-step changes to make those differences.
The time it takes to change depends on the amount of effort and energy expended over time on the way to a goal and having an effective blueprint and tools for action. [Read more…]
As you develop your skills for being a Certified Life Strategies Coach, it’s important that you come from a grounded perspective with flexibility, persistence, patience, curiosity and creative thinking. In building relationships to create healing and success, the primary relationship has to be with yourself. Learning to be personally congruent is so vitally important to your success as a coach that this concept will be the focus of the first section of this course. By experiencing and incorporating the basic elements you will be using as a coach with yourself first, you then become a model for what you will be sharing with clients, employees, students, customers, and patients. The more solid you are in your beliefs and behaviors, the more you will be perceived as a competent guide and leader.
- A coach is an individual who has the tools, focus, wisdom, intent, and knowledge to elicit a client’s values, goals, and beliefs and then is able to create a plan of action and strategies for success toward a defined outcome or result.
- A coach is someone who is able to remain focused on the client’s outcome without becoming attached to it personally and by maintaining the flexibility required to be an exquisite guide.
- Being an excellent Certified Life Strategies Coach requires knowledge, compassion, personal congruency, awareness of states of being and strategies of thinking and behaving, plus the ability to present multiple perspectives of a situation from a place of calm support.
- A coach is a model for success in his/her own life and how he/she lives it. For a coaching client relationship to be effective, the coach must be consistent and trustworthy. This can only be achieved by creating rapport and by demonstrating respect and honesty.