FAQ

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching can mean a lot of different things depending on whom you’re asking.

That’s why it is important to ask each coach what they offer.

I was trained as a mindset coach and together with your expertise in what’s best for you and my professional guidance, we will have a look at how you’re currently thinking and ultimately how it is affecting your life.

This may sound simple and it is!

It is also extremely powerful.

Not sure what to expect? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain so bring it all to a FREE consult and chat with me today.

Who is Life Coaching for?

Life Coaching is for everyone!

It is for people who have given their full and enthusiastic consent to be coached.

In general life coaching is for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life, achieve their goals, and improve their overall well-being.

Why would someone get a coach?

Generally, people seek life coaching for a variety of reasons, including: overcoming obstacles,
improving relationships, boosting confidence and self-esteem, and managing stress and anxiety.

Overall, life coaching can provide valuable support and guidance to individuals who are seeking to make positive changes in their lives and achieve their full potential.

How is life coaching different from therapy?

Life coaching and therapy are both processes that can help individuals make positive changes in their lives and they differ in some ways listed here:

Life coaching tends to be more action-oriented and solution-focused and focused on getting to the root of the problem rather than treating its symptoms. 

The relationship between a life coach and client is often more collaborative than therapy where there tends to be more of a power dynamic. 

Those with symptoms of mental illness that impact their ability to function in their daily lives may also benefit from coaching, but it is imperative that these individuals be evaluated by a mental health professional first. Coaching may not offer the full spectrum of support that certain individuals require.

One of the best ways to figure out what you’re getting is to take advantage of the FREE 60-minute consultation.

What if I am not happy with the coaching I've receieved?

Because I enthusiastically believe in the effectiveness of my work, I am open to a conversation about this.

If you believe you have put considerable effort into your own transformation and have completed the entirety of my 12-week program,  and have not come close to the desired result we first discussed,  I will work directly with you to come to a solution. 

Is life coaching covered by insurance?

Life coaching is considered a personal development service rather than a medical treatment, so it is not reimbursable by health insurance plans.

However, I do offer a free initial consultation, so you can get a sense of my coaching style and approach before committing to anything.

Believe me, I am so happy to do it!

In the consult, we can discuss your personal situation and I will do all I can to help you in the consultation.

Can I try a coaching session before committing to a longer engagement?

Yes! I offer a free 60-minute consult to new clients I have never coached before.

This is a great opportunity to get a sense of my coaching style, approach, and expertise.

By utilizing your free consultation (this is commonly offered by many coaches) and trying out a few different coaches, you can compare approaches and find the coach that is the best match for your needs and goals.

How confidential are coaching sessions?

Confidentiality is an essential aspect of the coaching relationship in my practice.

What is discussed in my coaching sessions is strictly confidential and no part of any of my coaching sessions would ever be disclosed to others. 

If you’re searching around, it’s a good idea to discuss confidentiality with your coach at the beginning of your coaching engagement and clarify any questions or concerns you may have.

What is the client-coach relationship like?

The relationship is first and foremost built on trust, respect, and open communication.

During coaching sessions, I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

I may ask questions, provide feedback, and offer insights to help the client gain clarity and perspective on their situation.

Overall, the client-coach relationship is a positive, supportive, and empowering partnership that is designed to help the client achieve their full potential and live a fulfilling and meaningful life.

How will progress be measured?

Progress in life coaching sessions is typically measured against the client’s specific goals and objectives.

These are usually defined at the outset of the coaching engagement during the initial consultation.

I work together with my clients to identify clear, measurable, and achievable goals that align with their values and priorities.

What scientific evidence is there to support the legitimacy of coaching?

Several studies have found that coaching can be effective in helping individuals achieve their goals, improve their well-being, and enhance their performance in various areas of life. For example:

A meta-analysis of coaching studies published in The Coaching Psychologist in 2019 found that coaching can lead to significant improvements in various outcomes, including self-awareness, self-efficacy, goal attainment, job satisfaction, and stress reduction.

A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in 2018 found that coaching was associated with increased well-being and positive emotions, as well as reduced negative emotions and stress.

A randomized controlled trial published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring in 2019 found that coaching was effective in enhancing the leadership skills of executives.

In addition to these studies, there is also a growing body of research on the neuroscience of coaching, which suggests that coaching can help to rewire the brain and promote positive changes in behavior and mindset.