What is a Life Coach?

th  How do you feel about having an online life coach?  Meeting this way for coaching is increasing in popularity, with many people loving the fact that they can meet with a great coach no matter where in the world they are.  I have also found with my local clients that a busy life allows us to still have our sessions over the phone, email, skype or facetime. 

So what in the world is a Life Coach? 

I have always wanted to go back to school and get my counseling degree, but with a bachelor, two maters and 19 years of working with kids, I decided to get certified in adolescent and adult life coaching while working with a life coach myself.  My dream is successfully moving forward.

People often ask me what the difference is between life coaching and counseling.  There are many differences, as well as many similarities.  While coaching and counseling both provide you with a helpful relationship with a person, yourself, support your wellness and growth, coaches and counselors can have significant differences in their training, approach, and intention.  As every counselor is different, so is every coach.

The biggest difference between most coaches and counselors is their training and educational requirements.  Both pursue training and education.  However, if you are looking for a life coach make sure you find one that is certified.

My objective as a Life Coaching is to help people achieve their goals.  When you are not living up to your potential, your life isn’t matching your dreams, or when you’re not achieving deeply important goals it’s easy to feel like your failing.  You compare yourself to others.  You beat yourself up.  You feel dissatisfied, and frustrated.  Or worst of all—-like you’re failing yourself.

The basic presumption of coaching is that coaching clients are in a good place mentally and emotionally, and ready to receive guidance and instruction along with life tools on how to make changes that will help achieve goals.  The work we would do as a client and a coach focuses on the present and the future. I absolutely love this type of work because I was there.  I have experienced so much in my life where a life coach would have been beneficial to my outcomes. 

  I can relate to the struggling teen, divorce, sexual identity, heart break, trying to be the best person you can be, a career change and much more.  Helping you create the success you desire and deserve is my life dedication. 

In my practice “Live In Confidence”, (www.BeckyShafferliveinconfidence.com) I work with many adolescents who are dealing with life challenges such as bullying, a first heart break, friends, which path to take for college, peer pressure, sexuality of who you are and being ok, but the idea is that you are ready to improve and you are ready for the tools to improve.  You have to also be ready to put in a little work to want to improve as well.

With adults I have worked with those starting over in a career, figuring out what is healthy and not healthy in a relationship, getting along with family members, issues with their kids and much more as well.  Again, the clients I am working with are ready for a new path, new tools and someone to talk to for good solid life tools. 

I offer a free consultation because choosing the right life coach is a big decision, and it is so important for you to feel good about who you are working with.  www.BeckyShafferliveinconfidence.com

Life Coaching is powerful, and effective.  It’s important to understand yourself, find new solutions to old problems, and break through the limitations holding you back.  I help one take control of YOUR life, and create the success you deserve.  Connecting one to their passion and motivation helps one become unstoppable in their force. 

Together we also work on strengths and talents as well as your abilities that you may not even know you have.  We all have potential to help us grow to the most wonderful part of us.  We create action plans to make your dreams a reality, step by step.  I walk alongside my clients as many life coaches do and we cheer our clients on, but we also hold YOU accountable, and keeping your motivation strong…..all the way to the finish line.

Being a life coach has brought many amazing people into my life.  I work with amazing clients always wanting that next step in life.  If this sounds like something that would help you reach the best you, please contact me at www.BeckyShafferliveinconfidence.com and set up your FREE 30 minute phone session.

“Success Is Within Reach”

 Becky Shafer—–Adolescent/Adult Life Coach

Published by beckyshafferliveinconfidence

I did the crazy and left my career teaching job after 19 years to work on and build my coaching business. I took a year off to follow my dream of being a life coach and using my skills, life lessons and training to help others find meaning in their life. While I do this, I am always growing, learning and finding more purpose and meaning in my life as well. Currently, I am life coaching and fitness coaching part-time , I continue to blog, meet with clients and I am back to teaching full time in Columbus City Schools, working with gifted students, teaching. U.S. History.

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