What is a Life Coach?

You’ve probably heard something about life coaches and wondered what exactly that is or even why someone would work with a coach.


While there are many opinions (both 👍🏼 & 👎🏼) about life coaching and working with one, it ultimately comes down to YOUR REASON for wanting to work with one. I will break down what a life coach is, is not, why you would work with one, and how you know you are ready to hire a life coach.


I work with women who lack the confidence to stop their people-pleasing habits in order to focus on their own self-care so they can be confident in who they are and live a life they are truly excited about.


Ultimately, to live their life as the person they’ve always hoped they would be. 🌟


What is a life coach?


A life coach helps an individual create change in their life; moving them from where they are, to where they want to be. Life coaching helps people think and behave differently; consciously learning what is best for them and the life they want to live.


A life coach is wholly committed to the client and the goals they wish to achieve; reminding them of their strengths, helping them develop positive feelings about themselves, and gives valuable feedback to their client.


My job is to help you assess where you are today, get clear about your strengths and weaknesses and help you get clarity about where you really want to go in your life.


Then, together, we come up with actions that break your goals down into smaller steps. By creating forward-focused action items, I am able to hold you accountable to make the changes necessary to get from where you are to where you really want to be in your life.


You’ll develop a deep fulfillment, you’ll create a life that you’re proud to live and a life that is just as happy on the INSIDE as it looks on the outside.


A life coach is not:


  1. A counselor. Counselors support people in dealing with potentially unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and life patterns by looking back over someone’s life history to discover why they are in the present situation. A life coach looks only from someone’s present to their future.

  2. A consultant. Consultants are hired to give expert advice, often telling someone exactly WHAT and WHEN to do something. Life coaches believe that each person has the answers they most need within themselves. It just takes powerful questions, forward-focused action, and the willingness to dive deeper withing themselves to achieve this.

  3. A sports coach. While sports coaching and life coaching share similarities such as challenging people, holding them accountable, and rooting for them, life coaching doesn’t focus on winning or losing. Life coaching isn’t competitive but instead a growing process where “winning” happens within the client as they positively move toward their goals.

  4. A best friend. Yes, you want a life coach you feel comfortable opening up and connecting with but you need someone who will be “raw and real” with you. Someone who isn’t afraid to give you direct and honest feedback, to keep you on track during the session and your series.


Why does someone hire a life coach?

  1. living as their most confident self

  2. finding their life’s purpose

  3. leaving their corporate job to do something more fulfilling

  4. getting a promotion at work

  5. improving their health and/or wellbeing

  6. finding more creativity within themself

  7. creating lasting self-care routines

  8. working on their relationships

  9. moving through significant life transitions

  10. building a business

  11. (there are so many more reasons but I’ll stop here) 😁


How do you know when you are ready to work with a coach?

  1. It’s time for a change and you need the support and accountability system a life coach offers.

  2. You are willing to let someone into your life, fully trusting them to guide you to something more.

  3. You are prepared mentally & emotionally to dive deep into your goals, actions, and show up 100% at each coaching session knowing that this is all for YOU.

  4. You are ready and willing financially to invest in a coach in order to live your dream life.


You already know I’m not here to tell you what to do.


I am here to support you in whatever way works best for you, to encourage you, to offer you resources you may not know about, to keep you accountable to yourself & your goals, and to push you further than you would go on your own.


So if, while reading this, you’ve been nodding your head to yourself like a crazy person. (don’t worry, we’ve all been there!) If you have felt that lost feeling, that feeling that there’s something more for you, something that has been just out of reach for so long, then it might just be time to hire a coach.


I’ve invested in coaches and coaching groups throughout my journey. And I will continue to do so because I have witnessed first hand the value they provide to me and my life.


I started my journey with a life coach because I felt lost, I lacked confidence in living as my true self, I was an over-the-top people pleaser, and I let others push me down.


With a gentle nudge from my husband, I found my first life coach and it was LIFE CHANGING. 🙌🏼


Having a life coach (& continuing to have one) has allowed me to live the life I’ve always envisioned for myself. This has pushed me out of my bubble, encouraged me to pursue more, given me the resources to grow, and provided opportunities I know wouldn’t have come to me without the support of a coach.

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t would be an absolute honor to have a chance to work with you and see if we’re a fit to get YOU to your dream life! 🤩


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