Life Coaching Services
LIFE COACHING is a new and innovative aspect of coaching. Separate from traditional psychotherapy, Life Coaching is future focused and goal oriented concentrating on current events in your life to bring about profound and meaningful change. Life Coaches are commonly utilized to guide and mentor those individuals who are seeking to achieve a higher level of personal satisfaction and fulfillment.
No matter what your personal or professional goals are, expert life coaching can provide the empowerment you need to help you succeed.
The role of a life coach is to provide support and guidance to help you achieve the vision you have for yourself while keeping you accountable. Through active advice and motivation, you can achieve greater clarity on your current situation so you can create an appropriate plan to achieve specific goals in your personal or professional life.
At Zen Wellness Academy, we will be with you every step of the way. No matter what kind of dilemma you’re struggling with, they will be available to help you uncover the hidden obstacles that make you feel “stuck” and unable to move forward. Rest assured that you will find a trusted partner in Dr. Carla who will continually empower you through the ups and downs you may experience as you pursue your dream.
Life coaching and personal coaching are not therapy.
- Coaches offer active advice and energetic encouragement
- Coaching sessions focus more on the Here and Now, less on the past and family background
- Coaching sessions involve structured homework and concrete goal setting
- Coaching isn’t trying to “fix a problem” so much as maximize the client’s potential
- Coaching is positive, supportive and upbeat
- Coaching is often short-term, 3-6 sessions over 2-8 weeks
Life coaching clients are often very well-adjusted, psychologically stable, and successful individuals who are typically looking to improve one or two specific areas of their lives. Some of the most common areas of focus for personal coaching are:
- Business — Especially for executives, upper management or clients wanting to start a new business venture.
HOW TO PREPARE
The first Life Coaching session is unique to subsequent sessions. Your coach will ask you a series of questions to help gain an understanding of your history, your current situation, and your future goals. Because the coaching atmosphere is casual, guided by you the client, it is best if you arrive at your sessions with an idea of where you want the coaching session to go. One way to do this is to write down your thoughts as they occur to you so that you and your coach can discuss them in session.
Being open to change and new ways of looking at a situation are important predictors of a successful coaching experience. While it can be difficult to envision a world view different from your own, your coach will work with you to create a more positive and optimistic outlook.
When individuals experience a feeling of control over their lives and take ownership of positive change the results can be life-altering. The more confident and secure you feel in your choices, the easier those choices seem to become thus creating more decisiveness in you. Going through life transitions, making changes, and moving forward are all easier when you have a deep-rooted trust in yourself and a clear plan of how to achieve your goals. By utilizing a Life Coach you are benefiting from having a knowledgeable professional guide and mentor you through how to achieve your dreams. Dr. Carla has worked hard to achieve her own hopes and dreams and has worked with countless others to guide them through that process.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Life Coaching sessions are 50-55 minutes in length and may take place in our office, over the phone, via Skype/Zoom or at a predetermined Walk-and-Talk location.
YOUR COACH ~ Dr. Carla will start the session by asking you to talk about yourself as well as the events and emotions you are currently experiencing. With the help of Dr. Carla, you will identify areas in your life in which you would like to change. Once identified, Dr. Carla will help you devise a strategy to achieve those goals through practical action steps, confronting negative thoughts, encouraging positive self-talk, and motivating you towards action and change.
Dr. Carla may ask you to complete homework assignments in between sessions. This work is meant to help you achieve those goals you set in place, and we strongly recommend you take advantage of the insight into action suggested by your coach. The work you do in between sessions will greatly enhance the effectiveness of your coaching experience.