Life coaching is often described as a process by which a coach helps their clients get from where they are to where they want to be. Having coached many people over the years and witnessed countless transformations as a result, I’ve developed and refined an efficient process to help people recognize and move through what stands in the way of living the highest expression of their life.
The coaching practice I have been trained is not about me or focused on teaching. It is a process by which the client comes to know themselves more deeply by seeing what is in their conscious and unconscious mind which may be limiting them or inviting them to take action. Limiting beliefs, assumptions, trauma and conflict are overcome and sustained shifts in consciousness occur as a result of the coaching process. As a result, the client's lives are transformed.
In life coaching sessions, the coach leads the client through a process of self-inquiry and connection with their own truth and guidance. This is mostly done by the coach listening deeply and asking questions. There is a bit of teaching such as an exploration of and guidance in overcoming limiting beliefs, assumptions, unconscious patterns, conditioning etc. and 7 primary levels of consciousness which people consciously or unconsciously see the world through:
1. Apathy / Victimization
2. Anger / Fight or flight
3. Forgiveness /Cooperation and accountability
4. Compassion / Love
5. Peace / Self-expression
7. Absolute Passion
The life coaching work helps the client see where their thoughts and feelings are most of the time and why, where they go when they feel triggered, and how to chose thoughts and actions which are aligned with their highest truth and well being. As a result of the work, the client becomes increasingly aware of their energetic states, the early childhood experiences that have contributed to their world view, and how that influences the world around them. A feeling of self-empowerment evolves as they learn that they can re-write patterns they have been living based upon the past and choose where their energy is in every moment. Over time through life coaching the clients focus on and identifies with their level of consciousness and awareness more and more. They learn to chose their thoughts and behavior instead of reacting compulsively or unconsciously, and their lives transform remarkably.
Oher aspects of the life coaching work include helping clients create a life plan, routine, and vocation which aligns with their truth and inner calling. Many people have great ideas and hopes which are never realized due to a lack of a plan and follow through on required steps to achieve that plan. Often hopes and dreams are forsaken due to simply giving up and/or living consistently in unconscious patterns and lower states of energy. Clearly defined action steps, shifts in consciousness and commitments of time dedicated to them are necessary for forward momentum in life. The coach helps the client in creating, modifying, and monitoring a life plan which includes tangible action steps and practices to facilitate positive and sustained shifts in thoughts, feelings and consciousness.