What you can Expect out of the Experience

life coaching session what you can expect

For many, hiring a life coach is a new experience. Setting expectations in partnering with a professional life coach, will help you to get the most out of the experience. Go into the coaching relationship like most other relationships. You get out of the experience what you put into it. The role of the life coach is to help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results. Even the greatest coaches need the engagement of their client to have a superior outcome.

What You Should Expect from Your Coach

Good coaches will administer an assessment to get an idea of what stage of your life cycle that you are in.

Expect to answer questions like:

  • What exactly do you want?
  • What do you want to improve in your life?
  • Where do you feel the most stuck in getting what you want?
  • What are 5 things that you are great at doing?
  • What are 3 things that you aren’t great at?
  • What motivates or energizes you?

It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. Your professional life coach will help you to uncover your deeper strengths and devise a map to help you to overcome your weaknesses. The key is to be as honest as possible with your coach. You should feel that your coach is your partner in success. Help them- help you with accurate input.

Life Coaching Process

Most coaching sessions are 50- 60 minutes in length. In the session, you will discuss your progress thus far and revisit your goals for upcoming sessions to make sure that you are on track in hitting your goals. As you speak, your coach will listen for the cues to offer ideas of various tools and resources that you can use to move to the next step in your plan. Your coach has advice based on experience and training and will offer techniques that are the most effective in helping you to change old limiting patterns of the past. Your coaching partner will also hold you accountable for agreed upon milestones in your plan. Your coach may also use neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), perception reframing techniques, and strategic intervention methods to get the best out of you.

What Your Coach Expects from You

This is your opportunity to change your life with a coach that has the experience, enthusiastic support, objective perspective and insight. Good and even great coaches, will collaborate with you to design a map to get you where you want to go. Keep in mind that change doesn’t happen overnight, but with small, steady steps, you will have an amazing new life.

Your professional life coach may give you homework and ideas to help you to adopt a winning mindset. They will have fine-tuned methods that you can use to change old limiting behaviors while reframing perceptions that have been holding you back. You will also experience different ways in which your coach gives you motivation to keep you engaged in the coaching process. Being honest and speaking openly with your coach, will keep the relationship optimal for a great outcome. Be on time for our coaching sessions with a good attitude and be ready to work. The key to lasting change is taking massive action!

Session Frequency

The frequency of coaching sessions can vary according to what your coach recommends and what makes sense for your lifestyle and schedule.

Life coach, what do they do?

Your professional life coach will ask you deep and meaningful questions to help you identify what you really want in life and to better understand your world. Together, you will develop an action map of real, attainable steps to move you closer to your bigger vision. You will also check in with your life coach on a regular basis, so they can act as an accountability partner.

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It’s most common to have one session every week, though you may also choose to have 2 or 3 sessions per month. Some coaches offer support between sessions, such as quick texts or emails. Please note: Many coaches charge extra for those engagements.

Virtual – Life Coaching

You might assume that the most life coaching happens in person. With the growth of technology, most life coaches today conduct sessions online or over the phone. Studies have shown that coaching sessions conducted virtually are as effective as in person.

Opening your mind to working with an online life coach has many benefits, for example:
  • You can find the best coach from anywhere in the world.
  • You aren’t limited to a local pool of coaches that may or may not specialize in what type of coaching help that you are looking for.
  • You may be more willing to open up about yourself when you’re not face to face.
  • You’ll save time having the coaching sessions: at home, while traveling, or on your lunch break at work.
  • You won’t have to commute to meet your professional coach.

You may be looking for someone to give you coaching help in several different areas of your life. Getting matched online will give you 100’s of coaches from which to choose, making it much easier to find a great coach who specializes in the areas that you need help.

How can a life coach help me?

Why do we do the things that we do? Because if it was so easy to change we would do it! A professional life coach can help you to uncover what is shaping and controlling your emotions and the choices that you make as a result of those emotions and thoughts.

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