-Professional service -Supportive partnership -Confidentiallity -Encouragement -Motivation -Inspiration -Accountability -Respect -Self Awareness -Confidence -Direction -Progression -Acceptance -Healing -Goal identification and achievement -MOST OF ALL, LEARN TO SMELL THE ROSES
Professional and Supportive partner For some of us, we may be going through a transitions if life where we question what we want, why we want it, where we want to be in the future, and how to go about this. For others, we feel something is missing but we do not know why. How can we feel fulfilled if we firstly, do not know what we need, and secondly, do not know how to strive for it? A life coach/counsellor assists clients in gaining the clarity necessary to answer these questions which in turn, provides the foundation for identifying these goals. We are a professional and confidential service and a supportive partner to encourage, motivate and inspire you to greatness.
Goal Identification and Achievement Identifying and creating your goals is easy once you know what you want and why. When we create goals that we really want to achieve, it becomes much easier to take action and take the steps necessary to reach it. Setting goals is a way to keep us focused on what we want to achieve and how we are going to achieve it. A life coach/counsellor assists clients in identifying goals they want to reach, aids in the progression of the goals, develops strategies to reach your goals, and ultimately helping clients to achieve their goals. You may choose to use the SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time) goal or add that extra adventure in your life with a SERENDIPITOUS (go with life's opportunities presented) type goals.
Direction and Progression Reaching goals generally does not happen overnight. In fact, some goals can take months or even years to achieve! A number of actions (stepping stones if you like) are required before the goal is completed, particularly when it comes to long term goals. It can sometimes be difficult to feel as though progress is being made. Working with a life coach/counsellor helps clients keep motivation at an optimum and effective level, and help support you, keep you accountable, and on trace. A life coach/counsellor also aids in the continual advancement of clients goals, therefore highlighting progression in your chosen direction.
Accountability, Trust and Respect A life coach teaches clients to be accountable for their choices and actions. Being accountable is simply following through with your commitments or holding yourself responsible for your choices. The door to our own success closes when we lay blame on others for not reaching goals that we want to achieve, but if we are accountable for our choices and actions we open the door to achieving our goals and path the way to success. An additional benefit of self-accountability is the increase in trust and respect that can be gained from others.
Acceptance and Confidence When we feel fulfilled and content in life our self acceptance and confidence is increased. When this is increased we are more likely to strive for greater things (set goals). When we strive for greater things we create meaning and purpose in our life. When we create meaning and purpose in our life we create a sense of achievement. When we create a sense of achievement we feel fulfilled. And the cycle continues. It is in this way that a life coach/counsellor is able to hold the space for client to attain the self-confidence the require. Motivation, Inspiration and Encouragement Motivation is defined as a process that initiates and guides a person towards goal-orientated behaviours. Put simply, motivation is an impulse that causes a person to act. Meaning, motivation plays a huge role and in the achievement of goals. For this reason, a life coach works with clients in a way that inspires, motivates, and encourages them to maximise their potential. Individuals who receive encouragement strive to work harder, feel validated and proud of their accomplishments, and tend to feel more confident. All of which are important reasons why a life coach provides encouragement to their clients.
Support When we are taken out of our comfort zone and faced with challenges we can often become fearful making us shy away from change. Naturally, human beings are more able to make decisions when they have a strong support network. Having a qualified life coach/counsellor/healer can provide the necessary support to keep clients on track and help clients feel comfortable taking bigger steps than they ordinarily would. A life coach/counsellor/healer is 100% dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and offers support throughout the entire process.
Self Awareness and Healing Working with a life coach/counsellor/healer can improve your self awareness. There are multiple reasons for this, becoming more conscious and self aware assists us to make the changes in behaviour and attitudes that no longer service, we seek and learn about what motivates and inspires us to form new habits, toward progressive healing and making wiser and more informed choices. In summary, it is hard not to smile and feel good when you believe in yourself! Let the healing begin.
Confidentiality As a qualified life coach and counsellor we are not a psychologist or a doctor; however the same confidentiality and privacy ethics apply. This means that any discussion had between a client and life coach/counsellor/healer is kept strictly confidential, unless subpoenaed by a court of law or you or others around you are in danger. At Equi-Life Coaching we understand and respect that people come from all different walks of life and therefore happily offer every session as free of judgement as is humanly possible.