Life coaching? As if your life needs a coach?
I would be the first to admit that the term life coach is a pretty loaded term that might even sound a bit spacious and pretentious to some. Perhaps personal development coaching is a better term for what life coaching or personal coaching is all about. Increasingly people everywhere are starting to re-evaluate their life's direction and purpose. People not only want a deeper sense of fulfillment, they also want to feel significant and regain control over their lives.
Most often people seek to work with a personal life coach because they would like to change, achieve or create something in their personal lives or careers. From the outside looking in they might appear to have it all together, yet they feel something is missing. They feel they can do better or achieve more. They come to life coaching because they feel they deserve to invest in themselves, without feeling that there is something wrong with them.
Some life coaching clients want a more rewarding relationship, develop a healthier lifestyle, a more exciting career, while others want more business success or seek a renewed new sense of fulfillment, balance or purpose in their lives. Others seek the guidance from a professional coach to navigate change during turbulent times or when faced with adversity.
Life coaching creates a relationship to support people in managing themselves more effectively and helps them achieve a higher level of personal and career success. Professional coaching provides the structure, support, feedback, learning and accountability to help people realize their personal potential.
Every coach has his or her own personal style. I use a synthesis of different strategies adopted from current professional coaching models - The Inner Game, G.R.O.W., Co-Active Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Positive Psychology - together with insights from business and philosophy.
My intention and goal as a professional life coach is to
- provide you with the tools and strategies to create the results you want
- challenge and motivate you to take action toward your goals
- improve your critical thinking ability to enhance your decision making skills
- provide feedback, support and accountability
- help your overcome mental barriers and self-limiting beliefs
- improve your self confidence and authentic sense of self
- create a compelling vision for your future with clear action steps
The best way to understand the true value and potential benefits of life coaching is to experience it personally. Until you've had the experience of coaching, it will remain a concept in your mind. You can schedule a free 45 minute coaching introduction at www.dieterpauwels.com All life coaching services are available in person or over the phone.
Working with a lifecoach is the most powerful tool when people are committed to personal development and self improvement. Coaching is a means to an end, helping people lead more satisfying and happier lives.