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Life Coaching

Life Coaching is a term that's widely used but for which there's no uniform definition. However, the term in itself does say a few things. You could say:

"Life Coaching is about improving the quality of life"

Life is what every individual understands for themselves. For one, life is about being successful, for another it's about having good relationships, for another it's about health or meaning, being yourself or being happy. All very subjective subjects. But one thing is certain: Life Coaching is about improving your life! Regardless of what you understand by that.

Top 10 Advantages of Life Coaching

  • 1. Increasing self-confidence;
  • 2. Overcoming fear of failure and uncertainty;
  • 3. Learning to deal with work pressure and stress;
  • 4. Exploring career prospects;
  • 5. Gaining more control over and over the work;
  • 6. Finding enthusiasm and energy in work;
  • 7. Developing communication skills;
  • 8. Developing leadership and increase influence;
  • 9. Increasing resilience;
  • 10. Getting more done.

In Career Coaching, the 'why and how' of the next step in your career is important. In Business Coaching the 'how and why' or 'the reason for existence' of an organization is important. In almost all Life Coaching processes, for example, the question of what you want to get out of life and what you want to mean for the world, or 'giving meaning', plays an important role. So it seemed useful to us to discuss this theme on this page.

More about the meaning

A great metaphor for expressing personal meaning is the Japanese Ikigai model. You can find 'your Ikigai' if you combine the following four things.

Life Coaching: Ikigai Japanese Philosophy

  • What you like.
  • What you're good at.
  • What the world needs.
  • What you can get paid for. In addition, 'getting paid' can also be in a reward other than money (alone).

What does the word 'Ikigai' mean?

The Japanese word Ikigai means a lot at a time. It's four things put together into one word. We don't actually have anything like that. The closest term is, "find your reason for being." What does the world need and what's your mission to fulfill it with the utmost joy?

Discover your meaning

If you want to see what your reason for existence looks like in one session with a coach, select a Life coach in your area and ask if you can follow the 'Make a difference' program in the Academy. This's a program that's about 'making a difference' and is almost entirely about finding your 'reason for existence'. For the most part you can follow the program yourself online and at least one session with a Life coach is planned. That may of course also be more. That again depends entirely on your budget that you've available.

The Life Coach

A life coach coaches people to shape their personal, business and social life. The choice for a life coach is a personal one. People are becoming aware and are looking for more content and meaning and it's always about the three core questions who am I, what do I want and what can I do.

Personal life coach

In addition to a business and social approach, life coaching places a strong emphasis on well-being and happiness. The latter two aspects distinguish life coaching from personal coaching. The personal coach, the business coach or the executive coach focus more on professional development and are more result- oriented. Incidentally, personal development isn't left out of these forms of coaching either. The same applies to the career coach, with the difference that the focus of the guidance is on the career and / or finding work.

Incidentally, life coaches use function names such as the personal life coach and the executive life coach, to indicate that they also have some distinction in attention. What increases the acceptance for employers and an employee is reimbursed for the trajectory earlier.

Coaches help achieve those goals by:

  • 1. Make your goal (or the goal of the team) SMART together
  • 2. (SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attractive, Realistic and Time-bound);
  • 3. Listen and summarize what the coach has just observed;
  • 4. To give back what the story you tell does to the coach. This's called "mirroring";
  • 5. To inspire which gives you energy to get started;
  • 6. Motivate so that you'll also take on the less enjoyable chores;
  • 7. Sharpen your mindset by removing obstructive beliefs;
  • 8. Increase your awareness to better understand why things "are the way they are";
  • 9. Ultimately, with all this, you can positively influence your authentic behavior and self-esteem in a sustainable way.

The course of a coaching process

A trajectory with a coach almost always starts with an introductory and / or intake interview. In this conversation an answer is sought for the following questions.

  • A. Is there a click between the coach and coachee (the person being coached)?
    It's very important that you trust the coach you'll be working with.
  • B. What's the purpose of the coaching? In other words: what's the coach question?
  • C. Is coaching the best way to achieve the desired goal?
  • D. What's probably the most effective approach in the process?
  • E. What are the costs for such a process?

When a life coach

If you find it difficult to make choices; if you've lost track of your life or if you feel lonely and empty. The reason can also be if you often compare yourself with others and they do better in your eyes than you do. Life coaching focuses on the quality and design of life. The goal is to strengthen the balance between personal wishes and the relationship to work and the world. It isn't without reason that this form of coaching is on the rise. Young and old are wondering is this all now? People increasingly think about questions about the meaning of life and they experience an inner turmoil. People feel lived as if they didn't make the choices themselves and they've doubts about their choices, they've doubts about their education, they've doubts about their career and choice of partner. Just think of the thirty-something dilemma.

Life coaching training

Training courses are increasingly being offered as life coaches. As with other coach courses, you're primarily the subject of the development. You as a person are your own toolbox, which is why it's imperative that you experience the operation of methods and techniques that have been put forward.

Professional life coach courses vary widely in terms of content, duration and costs. Some courses require certain practical oriented courses. Sometimes positive psychology is the basis of an education, in addition to social life a link is also made with spiritual influences. Other courses are based on NLP, neurolinguistic programming, or integrate theories and systems from various fields of knowledge. Programs often have a duration of one to two years with regular contact hours with lecturers and fellow students and peer review.

Feel free to contact us for helping you to find professional life coach.

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