Examples of ways people can use Life & Work Coaching with Ilene for their benefit:
- Life and/or Career Transition
- Getting Unstuck and Moving Towards What is Important
- Work and Life Balance – Juggling your Life
- Answering the Question: What is the Next Step in My Life
- Living Life with Personal Clarity, Vision, Meaning, and/or Purpose
- Managing Time and Prioritizing
- Navigating and Sticking to Wellness Goals
- Finding and Getting to “Something More for Me”
- Solving Problems
- Managing or Creating Change in Life Direction
- Doing Things Successfully /Focusing on a Specific Goal
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WHAT IS THE LIFE AND WORK COACHING PROCESS?
The Coaching process is based on the premise that YOU are the expert on your life! A professional coach understands that you are the one who knows yourself best. Your coach is the expert on the coaching process and you are the expert on your own life. Together, we co-create a coaching relationship designed to help you crystallize and prioritize your goals, gain clarity about your strengths, and empower you to create fulfillment, balance, and effectiveness in ways that fit for you. The coach provides some tools and uses accountability strategies to help you stay on track
No two people are the same, and everyone’s coaching journey is different. The Awareness, Choices, and Actions are yours. Working with your coach, you can learn to listen to yourself and make better decisions that fit with your goals. You can learn skills to improve your ability to be your own life coach!
Your coach asks powerful questions and helps you look at what might be getting in your way. Your coach helps you explore your strengths, resources, and creativity to discover solutions, and move towards your personal and/or professional best.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Coaching is NOT psychotherapy or counseling. It is an educational and personal/professional development process. Life Coaching is for people who are already functional and want to move forward in some aspect(s) of their lives. Coaches help people take information, strengths and skills they already have, develop their vision, implement an action plan, and get motivated to realize their goals, desires, and life path. A successful coaching relationship is a process in which coach and client co-create an alliance in which the client can discover and build on her/his own strengths.
I LIVE/WORK IN A LOCATION WHERE THERE ARE NOT MANY COACHES. WHERE DOES COACHING TAKE PLACE?
You can be in any location you want to be when you have your coaching meetings! Most coaches work over the telephone, although some coaching is done face to face. Coaching over the telephone is convenient for clients, and because many coaches are trained and skilled in listening deeply and carefully, it works well for most people.
HOW DO I BEGIN OR LEARN MORE ABOUT COACHING?
Ilene welcomes your questions about coaching. We offer a free Discovery Coaching Consultation so we can get to know each other and discuss what matters to you. During this free telephone consultation, we become acquainted, explain what coaching is, and mutually establish if we could be a good fit as a coaching team. We discuss your objectives, your current life circumstances, and what kinds of obstacles you’ve been facing as you strive to reach your most important life goals. If you want to explore whether coaching is a good choice for you, please contact [email protected] or click here.
WHY MAY I WANT TO WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL COACH?
Professional Coaching is a unique process. Partnering with a coach can empower you to identify your personal and/or professional vision, purpose, and goals, and take the actions to reach them. You set the agenda while your coach offers tools and accountability to help you overcome obstacles and stay on track towards achieving your objectives. In coaching, you are the expert on your life; you and your coach work together to create the positive change you are willing to work hard to achieve.
What are your biggest challenges? What have you tried so far? You may have clear goals already set. Or you may feel you want to change something and not yet have clarity about what you want to change. Coaching offers you the opportunity to explore and clarify your strengths, priorities, and resources, and aim these towards achieving the outcomes you are seeking. Life coaching helps you create and hold on to your agenda so it doesn’t get lost in the day to day of life. The ideal client is committed to her/his own success and willing to work hard to create positive, lasting change.