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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Life Coaching Tips: What Does A Life Coach Do?

by Coach Pete Turner

What is coaching and how can it benefit me?

Coaching is a proven process that quickly brings results, because both you and your coach are highly motivated and are working together on highly focused goals. You benefit by achieving goals faster, creating balance and enjoying the support of a non-judgmental mentor whose only goal is your success!

How long does it take to get results?

Normally coaches work with clients for three to six months. This really depends on you and what areas of your life you want to improve. In some cases you may start seeing results immediately. Again it's up to you. You may need help with a specific issue like making a career change. Or it may be simply better time management. There is no set time period, contract or commitment. You can end the coaching relationship at any time.

What is the cost?

Coaching fees run from $100.00 to a thousand dollars or more based on the coaches experience and his clients needs. The average is around $300.00 a month.

How does the coach work with me? Usually there will be three weekly one hour sessions. These sessions are done on the phone at a prearranged time schedule.

Do coaches offer a free initial session?

Yes, most coaches offer a free half hour discovery session. If at the end of the session you are ready to starting a coaching relationship great. If not that's okay. There is never any sales pressure. It's always a good idea to connect three or more coaches. Make sure you find the one that's right for you.

Do coaches offer any guarantees?

No, the only guarantees most coaches will make is that if you are motivated to make changes, they guarantee to provide you with their best coaching effort. Coaches are committed to your success and will work with you to overcome the challenges that will invariably come along.

Will I have to sign any contract for services?

Most coaches don't use any type of pending contract. If the coaching relationship isn't working, no coach would want to hold you to some type of contract.

What happens during these "coaching sessions"?

During the coaching session your coach and you will decide on areas of your life: career, relationship, etc that you want to concentrate. The coach may assign a task/homework to be perform during the week to help you.

In summary what a life coach does is through a series of phone coaching session the coach and you will form a bond - a relationship focused on one thing YOU! The coach is a cheerleader, motivator and task master, but it is really up to you! A good life coach will encourage you to look deep inside yourself for the answers About the Author

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