What is abundance life coaching?
Abundance life coaching is all about helping people move beyond their current life situation, be it a circumstance, mindset, transgression, obstacle, mistake, rut… to realize their full potential and live a life of abundance. It is about coaching people to live authentically, with purpose, meaning, fulfillment and clarity. Abundance of what you may ask? Abundance of whatever you desire, whether it be meaning, love, relationships, business success, money, peace…. It is the process of creating and living the life YOU desire.
About Life Coaching: The International Coach Federation or ICF defines Professional Coaching as “…partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
• Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
• Encourage client self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
• Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.”
Coaching is a strengths-based, collaborative process, drawing from the behavioral sciences, leadership principles, best management practices, spiritual traditions and sometimes the arts and humanities as well.
Is coaching is right for you? It is usually helpful to first determine what you or your business would expect to accomplish through coaching. If you have a fairly clear idea of the desired outcome, partnering with a coach can be a useful tool to help you achieve your objectives, often more quickly and efficiently.
It is also common for people to know that they want something different in their life, but is uncertain about what they want the outcome to be. Coaching can also be a very useful tool for helping to clarify goals, objectives and ultimately, your desired outcome. Coaching can help you improve your performance, increase productivity, and strengthen your relationships. Other common life issues for which coaching can be a valuable tool include but are not limited to:
- Overcoming self-limiting or negativistic beliefs
- Becoming a more effective leader
- Setting and attaining goals
- Moving beyond a transgression
- Achieving success
- Work/life balance
- Bridging gaps between knowledge, skills, resources, self-confidence, etc.
- Getting unstuck or overcoming a personal or professional block of some sort
- Leveraging your strengths and assets
- Identifying and overcoming “growing edges”
- Learning to live in the world of possibility
Because coaching is a collaborative partnership, ask yourself whether you value other viewpoints and new perspectives. Also, determine whether you or your business is ready to invest the time, effort, resources and the energy required to achieve your objectives. If the answer is yes, then coaching may be a very valuable tool to accomplish the growth and development you desire.
Life Coaching Is NOT:
- Psychotherapy: The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) defines Psychotherapy as “…a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life”. Coaching is also NOT the practice of psychology. Life Coaching is it’s own distinct and unique discipline recognized and respected the world over.
- Training: ICF explains that “Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.”
- Athletic Training: Professional Coaching is different from athletic coaching. While an emphasis on skill development, performance, and ability may be incorporated in both forms of coaching, athletic coaching is focused on sports and athleticism.
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The International Coach Federation provides an excellent list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and additional information about Professional Coaching on their website here