WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?
By Coach Lorne McAister
I've observed that people who live world-impacting-lives that reach high, bang loud, influence deep, and advance aggressively do so with the help of a well chosen team. They surround themself with people who add value and skill. People build teams because they know that "all-of-us-are-smarter-than-one-of-us."
A life coach is an affirming, challenging, brutally honest, voice in your partnership that I like to think of as your personal boards of directors.
A coach is not a counsellor giving therapy. A coach is not a consultant expanding expertise.
A coach forces the focus towards the goal, encourages the development of steps towards that goal, and then follows up with accountability and affirmation so real the action happens, substantive change occurs, and real forward movement takes place.
As coach on your team my job is to get behind you with my intention, my energy, my affirmation, yes, my belief in your abilities. My job is to push you with questions and pull on your values so that you know where you are going and why you are going there.
As your life coach I bring two big things to your team. I will persist and insist that you forward the action and that you deepen the learning.
You'll move forward. You'll explore more options. You'll know more.
I'm coming on your team with some basic assumptions. The first is that you truly do know what you want. Somewhere within you, underneath the confusion, doubt, uncertainty, and fear, you know what is the "right" thing for you to do in every situation. Second, you possess within you and can resource the personal power to have your life be the way you want it to be. Third, you can truly move your life towards your preferred future.
I will not encourage you to tolerate a situation, to make do with undesirable condition, or to convince yourself to compromise yourself, your principles or your truth. I will challenge you to move from your present reality to what is really possible for you. I will coach you to mine out, to define clearly and to align constantly your life with your values.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in sync.
You are creative and I'm going to pull on that creativity. You are resourceful and I'm going to push you into that poll of resourcefulness.
Let me help you reach high, bang loud, impact far, influence deep, advance aggressively.