Why Life Coaching Isn’t What You Think It Is

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Need some motivation?

Feeling Stuck?

Not sure what to do next?

Then it’s past time to consider investing in yourself and hire a life coach.


First, let’s discuss what life coaching is and what it isn’t. Life coaching is not a replacement for medically supervised counseling. We wholeheartedly believe professional help can save lives and actual mental illness is not something you can slap a Band-Aid on and call it a day. If you are in a downward spiral and need medical attention, please call 911 or seek medical attention from a trained medical professional. If you are currently following a medically supervised treatment plan and feel life coaching is something you should incorporate into your treatment, first consult with your healthcare provider and feel free to contact us. We have no problem working with your doctor to derive a clear strategy for you to be successful.

So What Is Life Coaching?

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By definition, a “life coach” helps an individual face the challenges of life. It’s someone who trains you, guides you, and pushes you to be the best you can be. It is someone who focuses on the future, not past circumstances. Life coaching is not primarily about rehashing failed relationships, childhood memories, or any event you no longer have control over. Instead, it’s objective-driven strategies to help you unlock your potential and create the life you’ve always dreamed of living.

Where To Start?

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Not too long ago, I came across an inspiring story about when Bill Walton (all-star player) met John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach. Here is an excerpt:

“Coach Wooden called all the freshmen together and walked us into the locker room. There, he sat down on a stool and began his lecture to us. We sat there like dutiful sponges ready to soak it all up, knowing that he was about to give us the key to heaven on earth, show us the path, guide us to become the next great team in history. His first words were, Men, this is how you put your shoes and socks on.”  

The truth is sometimes everyone feels stuck or needs a little guidance. Often, we see the goal and think we can dive right in, but in doing so, we miss the most significant step, the first step. A life coach can help you identify what your first step is, often it’s not what you might think. 

Turning Hope into A Plan!

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There is actual science behind the act of planning and following through, but again the research may surprise you. 

“Researchers at Korea Business and the University of Iowa published an interesting article in Psychological Science, showing that people are much likely to accomplish goals when they engage in something called “future retrospection.” What is future retrospection? Simply put, future retrospection is imagining yourself as if you’ve already accomplished your goal, and then planning backward about all the steps that you had to take to get there.”

We are trained to help you turn your hopes and dreams into a plan. We know how daunting it can be when you want to move forward but feel stuck, and by focusing on the future, we can help you move toward it. We have reliable techniques and strategies to simplify your life. These aren’t merely checklists or to-do lists; instead, these are scientific approaches to help you reach your goal.  

Embrace Now!

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What will determine your success is what you do right now. By investing in a life coach, you are investing in yourself, and in our eyes, there is no greater investment. Every goal, challenge, habit, relationship, and dream is fluid and forever changing. Nothing is permanent, but the past. So, leave yesterday alone, live today, and shine tomorrow. The future you will thank you.