The self is made, not given.
All these atypical questions may either amuse you or freak you out or may sound like as if life has bestowed some grave cosmic mission upon you, the truth is, if these bring out vague boring answers in you, then maybe it’s a good idea to start thinking deeply and at length, about how you do what you do!
Why I say this?
Because, answers to these and similar questions are missing links between You as in Now and A Better Version of You, you aspire to be.
BTW, who am I to suggest this? Do I have the answers of your life? Honestly, No, neither I have any readymade answers to those apparently frenzied questions above nor I can explore them on your behalf. After all, I am not you.
All I can do is to walk you through them to align your sense of direction with your intrinsic beliefs, passion and strength helping you reflecting inside out and discovering what is important to you.
You experience life in your own unique way. You have the key to access the treasure trove of your sagacity. So it’s for you to stretch your soul, take a leap of faith, muster up the courage to get things done and fulfill your deepest desire. Learning is in the doing. And, Personal Leadership is more ‘being’ than doing. Just dare to follow where your heart takes you.
And, in this life changing journey, I am there to walk the talk, alongside you, as your Life Coach, unleashing your inner drive, to experience joy, purpose and passion in life.
But To Light Your Fire
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Life coaching?
Just about everyone has a vision of his or her ideal life. For some reason or other, in your case, if it hasn’t transformed into reality yet, getting in touch with a life coach could be a significant first step towards realising the vision that you have in your life.
Coaching is a transformational journey that puts you in touch with yourself. It’s a co-creative process where a coach walks hand in hand with his client as their accountable partner, to help them recognizing their skills, beliefs & values and dreams. They work with clients to help them reach their goals and to succeed by supporting them to move past challenges that stand in the way of those goals.
Life coaching often includes principles of sports coaching, such as, the coach may push, pull, and stretch you in ways that may feel uncomfortable to bring out the best in you, challenge you to do more than you think you can, gives constructive feedback pro to your growth and motivates you to stay on track in accomplishing your goal. But unlike sports coaching, in life coaching the coach does not mentor or instruct how to win any game. Your life coach will help you discovering ways to win your own life. You become the owner of your success story in which your coach plays the role of a friendly catalyst.
How does it work?
First, the client discusses with Coach what he wants to accomplish, defining their goals and the suspected challenges which they are currently facing or might come on their way in achieving their outcome. In life coaching, to get the best, it’s best be open, trusting and honest within the coaching relationship.
Through right questioning, powerful conversation, boundless motivation, support, encouragement and constructive feedback, all along, within a confidential and non-judgmental environment the coach helps his client in seeing and thinking through things from a clearer and balanced perspective which empowers them to decide their action plans. Client’s commitment to complete these actions that he sets at the end of each session, moves him closer to his overall goal.
How long are the coaching sessions?
Life coaching sessions take approximately 60 minutes to 90 minutes. These sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever suits to client and the speed at which he is ready for taking actions to achieve his goals.
How many life coaching sessions one goes through?
This depends on what a client wants to achieve with his coaching. It depends on where he is now and where he wants to go and how quickly he wants to get there. Most people come to a coach with a life changing goal in mind. To achieve this multiple smaller goals, to be achieved as weekly goals, are created, accomplishing which he moves closer to his bigger goal. For some people this may take as little as 6 sessions and for others it will be more.
After clients realize their first goals, they often identify other areas they want to work on. The coaching relationship may continue as long as there is benefit to the client, though it is important to remember that many coaching techniques and processes can be learnt and practiced on your own. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, a good coach’s goal is to reduce client’s dependency on them as soon as possible – that shows the client is becoming more resourceful and that he is learning to effectively deal with new situations as they arise.
How much does it cost and how can I pay?
The cost of coaching can vary are based on several factors including the experience of the coach. Usually Rs. 1,500/- and above per hour and there’s no charge for the very first session.
How is Life Coaching different from counselling?
Coaching and counselling are similar in the sense that both counsellors and coaches ask the client questions, sometimes requiring a lot of soul-searching. Neither a counsellor nor a coach will give advice but they will listen to what you say and direct the conversation with further pertinent questions. However, whereas the typical counselling session will be dealing with emotions and issues in the past affecting the present, the coaching relationship is focused on the future and deals with optimising the opportunities in your life for you to ultimately achieve bigger objective and greater happiness.