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Life Coaching

Life Coaching

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  1. Life Coaching E. L. “Betsy” Smith, PhD, ACC

  2. Life Coaching • What is coaching? Partnership • Thought provoking • Creative process • Inspires maximum potential

  3. Life Coaching • What? Concentrates on NOW and the future Focus • Skills • Effective Actions • Possibilities

  4. Life Coaching • Is it a profession? • 10 Years • International Coach Federation (ICF) www.coachfederation.org • Training • Research • Credentialing

  5. Life Coaching • What are the benefits? • Fresh perspectives • Extraordinary results

  6. Life Coaching • Benefits • Enhanced decision making skills • Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness • Increased confidence • Greater clarity • Balance

  7. Life Coaching • I coaching is right for me or my client? • What do you want to accomplish? • Will it be beneficial to collaborate? • Will I or my client commit the time?

  8. Life Coaching • What are reasons for working with a coach? • Stretch goal or opportunity • Gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, resources • Time is crucial • Accelerating results • Set back in work or life

  9. Life Coaching • Reasons……….. • Ineffective communication style • Lack of clarity • Work and life out of balance • Desire to identify strengths • Simplify life • Better organization

  10. Life Coaching • What caused the growth of coaching? • Rapid change • Outdated management skills • Individual excellent results • People want to continue to grow

  11. Life Coaching • What does it look like? 1. Personal interview – face to face or phone 2. Regularly scheduled session 3. Assignments between sessions

  12. Life Coaching • The process • Assessments • Concepts, models, principles • Appreciative approach • What’s right • What’s working

  13. Life Coaching • The process • Focus - Decisive Actions • Observation - Compassion • Listening - Humor • Self discipline - Personal control • Style - Courage

  14. Therapy Healing pain Dysfunction Rooted in the past Emotional well being Coaching Forward moving Personal and professional growth Future focused Actionable outcomes Life CoachingWhat is the Unique Distinction?

  15. Consulting Specialized expertise Diagnose problems Gives solutions Implements solutions Coaching Individual or organization has the answers Discovery based Powerful questions Life CoachingUnique Distinction

  16. Mentoring Guiding from experience Shared experience Coaching Mentoring may be a tool No shared experience necessary Life CoachingUnique Distinction

  17. Training Objectives set by instructor Linear learning path Established curriculum Coaching Objectives set by individual Non-linear No set curriculum Life CoachingUnique Distinction

  18. Life Coaching • So What? • Belief in capability of individual • Questions – not directions • Change over time • Client owns the change • Long lasting results • It takes time

  19. Life Coaching • Topics • Life Purpose • Values/Vision, Goals • Development Plan • Action Steps • Accountability • Work/Life Balance

  20. Life Coaching Your Thoughts

  21. Life Coaching • E. L. Smith Consulting • PMB 142 • 1939 High House Rd. • Cary, NC 27519 • info@elsmithconsulting.com • www.elsmithconsulting.com • 919.521.4734