When you hope or wish that the new year will be better than the last, You discount all the ups and downs That shaped you into who you are today.
Those events were not random. They were necessary to open some parts of you that would have, otherwise, remained closed.
You have grown, transformed and become a more authentic version of you. Not the fantasy of who you think you should be or how you wish your life would be, but more real, raw and present.
There were no mistakes last year. You were surrounded by love24/7, Sometimes wrapped in disguise, But always loving & working for you.❤️
When you create a nightmare of the past in your perceptions, You automatically create a fantasy of the future. This sets you up for disappointment in the new year and the cycle continues.
The new year may be different, but not better or worse than the last. As it is all love.
May you open to grace and see the gift of life – just as it is –
with all of its peaks and valleys. When you do, You have no need to hope or pray that this new year will be a “better year” But rather, another year filled with love, growth and endless opportunities.💝
Don’t wish for better, wish for more.
Wishing you ever greater levels of love, growth & gratitude
and the wisdom to love it all.
Even when you don’t.
What if your measure of success has nothing to do with your accomplishments, your possessions, your body, or your bank accounts?And more to do with the feeling that you have when you wake up and go to sleep each day?
What if what you are really looking for is a deep inner state of meaning and fulfilment?
“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. Think only about those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny; it is the light that guides the way.”
The key to fulfillment is not what you think
If you are inspired to build self-discipline and live a content, joyful and inspiring life, then listen to the words of Marcus Aurelius. He was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 Ad and is considered as the last of the five good emperors. He lived an inspiring life of true purpose and significance. During his rule, Aurelius found the time to construct a series of autobiographical writings now known as the Meditations. In these writings, the Roman Emperor offered a number of key insights on how to build self-discipline.
Are you chasing dreams or distractions?
Marcus Aurelius understood the importance of vision and clarity in our thoughts and actions. He personally applied this understanding and became the most powerful and influential man of the Roman Empire. Although this concept was explored by the Romans 2100 years ago, it remains an essential concept to the human experience. Aurelius, with all his power, had access to more information than any other person on the planet at the time. However, this can’t even compare to the information the average person consumes today. Marcus Aurelius did not have Google or a Twitter account. He didn’t have any of the modern comforts which we have today.
Our lives have become far more comfortable than the lives of generations before us. We have become accustomed to achieving pleasure instantly and easily. Therefore, most of us have lost our drive to achieve long-term goals. We are confused about our purpose and struggle to feel a sense of achievement. Technology has advanced rapidly since the Roman Empire and with this technology came the birth of social media. We consume countless tweets, posts, and comments that distract and cloud our thoughts. This endless scrolling through the content has caused a global addiction to dopamine. Dopamine is the chemical in your brain responsible for allowing you to feel pleasure, satisfaction, and motivation. When you feel good that you have achieved something, it’s because you have a surge of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is evolutionarily designed to be earned and to be associated with long-term goals. However, in this comfortable modern reality, we can simply turn to our phones or TVs for a dopamine hit.
Information overload is the greatest threat to your destiny
This overload of information is not natural for human beings. Very rarely do people have time to think. We are all distracting ourselves with new information, content, ideas, and biases before we can formulate our own. We satisfy our natural desire to feel pleasure and motivation through the easily accessible platforms on our devices and so our body becomes desensitized to dopamine. This means that we no longer feel motivated to work towards long-term goals. To develop the discipline to work on long-term and inspiring goals we must break this cycle of dopamine-driven distraction and take time to observe ourselves. Meditation is an incredible tool to understand ourselves. In fact, the word meditation directly translates to “becoming familiar with yourself”. If we can form the habit of giving ourselves time to quietly reflect, then we can begin to understand what we value in life. The importance of understanding what inspires us in life cannot be overstated. Because without this understanding we live in a world where we are conditioned to live an unconscious life. We react to the world around us instead of creating the lives that inspire us. We deprive ourselves of creativity and vision.
We live on autopilot – conditioned by algorithms
This behavioural loop was discovered by Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov who termed it “classical conditioning”. Classical conditioning is a type of unconscious or automatic learning. When you learn through classical conditioning, an automatic conditioned response is paired with a specific stimulus. This creates a behaviour. We all have been conditioned by the modern world to seek pleasure through the instant gratification of Netflix, Facebook, and other dopamine-releasing stimulants. Instant (or immediate) gratification is a term that refers to the temptation and tendency to give up on a future benefit in order to obtain a less rewarding but more immediate benefit. Whenever we hit a minor speed bump in the pursuit of our goals, our conditioned response is to seek this feeling of achievement and pleasure through a cheap dopamine hit. And so we scroll through Facebook or check our Instagram feed. Once again, we distract ourselves from what is important to us, we do not live according to our values. Marcus Aurelius says, “I have to apply discipline to reach my full potential as a human being. Why would I feel bitter if I am going to do what I was born for? Or is pleasure what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?”
The key is to live in creation not a reaction
The only way to come out of this mindless dopamine-seeking “zombie-mode” is to become aware of our own desires and set goals in line with these values. Inspiration and creativity are maximized through the pursuit of an honourable goal. It does not matter what the goal is. It does not matter whether it is a big or small goal. We are all biologically wired to work towards a goal that inspires us. This is when the mind and the body function best. Marcus Aurelius believed that we each have a purpose, something that we were created for. It’s our destiny to carry out that purpose. Because it is that same purpose that gets you out of bed each morning. If you have a clear understanding of your goals and how your task fits within them, you’re much more likely to complete those goals.
With clear goals that are aligned with the vision that inspires us, we can now dedicate ourselves to these goals. Challenge is an inevitable part of life. If we do not pursue the things in life that both challenge and inspire us, then our lives will become meaningless and miserable. We will start to minimise ourselves and limit our potential to what we believe we are worthy of. Through the discipline of doing difficult things every day by choice, we earn our self-respect and consequently our self-love. We cannot hide from our subconscious even if we can hide our thoughts and actions from the rest of the world. Our subconscious records every action and decision that we make. Or as Aurelius poetically says: “the soul becomes dyed the colour of its thoughts”. When our thoughts and decisions are not aligned with our values, our souls become dyed a dull and lifeless colour. In contrast to this, when we make decisions and actions that inspire us our souls become dyed a vibrant and joyful colour. We begin to feel a sense of true accomplishment, self-respect, and peace in ourselves.
Inspiring goals bring colour into our lives
It is important that our goals serve others and provide value to the world. Although we tend to focus on larger more prestigious goals it is sometimes more valuable to set mini milestones. These smaller, more attainable goals, will ensure that you’re working towards your desired outcome in small pieces and time blocks. This tactic puts you in the driver’s seat. It gives you a sense of control over the tasks and projects that you’re working on. What you’re ultimately trying to avoid is succumbing to being overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed leads to procrastination, and procrastination creates stagnation, and of course, with stagnation self-discipline cannot exist. Where there is integrity, there will be self-respect. Where there is self-respect, there will be an atmosphere for love and inspiration. The disciplines that we instill in ourselves become our habits and these habits take control of our subconscious thoughts. So if we don’t put in the work to develop integrity in our actions and our habits, our lives will be controlled by our environment and we will merely react to the world in this unconscious state. Our destiny does not manifest itself by mistake. It can only be achieved when our goals are clear and inspiring and when our thoughts and actions match our principles. Your routine is your destiny. Your habits are your personality. So become aware of yourself and fine-tune your lifestyle and routine to match your inspiration in life.
Inspired goals and visions bring intrinsic discipline
Rid your mind of all the thoughts that do not align with your principles. True joy and fulfillment are achieved through commitment, discipline, and dedication. Self-discipline often means putting off your immediate comfort or wishes in favour of long-term success. Let us take a look at an example, if you want to become physically fit, you might endure the short-term discomfort of 5:00 a.m. gym times to attain the long-term benefits of being healthy and feeling great. However, if you do not align your thoughts and actions with what you value, you end up seeking instant gratification. You do not endure the pain required to achieve your desires and you end up quitting. Respect your efforts and respect yourself. This self-discipline will lead to self-respect. When you have both firmly under your belt and you provide value to the world, that is true joy and inspiration.
The criticism and influence from others are some of the other challenges we face when pursuing our goals. Marcus Aurelius says, “Whenever you step out from the norm and declare, even if only to yourself, that you believe you have a special purpose in life, and that you’re going to do whatever it takes to achieve it, you will attract naysayers.” The challenge we face in the pursuit of our goals is an experience necessary for reaching our full potential. Maximum growth occurs on the border of support and challenge. So don’t quit on your goals because of the criticism of others but rather use the criticism to acknowledge that you are doing something of significance.
True fulfillment comes from the pursuit, and not the realisation, of your destiny
Ultimately, what we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. In the world today, if we do not define our character ourselves; we will be defined by what we are conditioned to be. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. When we align our thoughts with our values, when our actions match our goals, and our goals provide value to the world – then we have realised our destiny. It is through the experience and not the achievement of our purpose that we find true fulfillment, self-love, and joy.
Balancing Success and Fulfillment
In summary, we can have both success and fulfillment. Understanding the difference between success and fulfillment is critical if we want to create both in our lives:
1. Success is often measured by tangible results, such as money, fame, or power, while fulfillment is more about feeling satisfied with one’s life.
2. Success is often a short-term goal, while fulfillment is a long-term pursuit.
3. Success is often the result of hard work and dedication, while fulfillment is more about finding joy in the journey.
4. Success is often externally driven, while fulfillment is more internally driven.
5. Success is often focused on the end result, while fulfillment is focused on the process.
6. Success is often about achieving a certain status or level, while fulfillment is more about finding meaning and purpose in life.
7. Success is often about competing with others, while fulfillment is more about competing with oneself.
8. Success is often about making a name for oneself, while fulfillment is more about making a difference in the world.
What is more important to you, success or fulfillment?
In my mind, one is not more important than the other. It is just wise to understand that what most of us are really looking for, is a deep feeling of wholeness, not success. We think e want wealth but what we really want is freedom. We think we want things but what we really want is to feel whole. We think we need to have ambition but what we really need is to feel grateful. When we are satisfied, we feel nurtured, valued, respected and supported. It is these things that make up fulfilment.
In Conclusion – Defining Fulfillment
Understanding the art of fulfillment is key. It is unique to each individual and requires some deep soul searching, but it is worth the effort because, as Tony Robbins likes to say:
“Success without fulfillment, is the ultimate failure.”
So you want to be a life coach? That’s great! Life coaching is a growing industry, and there is a lot of need for good life coaches. But what is it exactly? And why do people need it? In this blog post, we will answer those questions and more. We will discuss what life coaching is, the benefits of hiring a life coach, life coaching certification, life coach requirements and how to become a life coach yourself.
If you are interested in becoming a life coach, read on…
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a type of counselling that helps people achieve their goals. Life coaches help people set and reach their goals, live more positively, and improve their lives. People hire life coaches to help them with a wide variety of issues, including career, relationships, and health.
The benefits of life coaching include increased self-awareness, improved communication skills, and better problem-solving skills. Life coaches can also help people manage stress and anxiety, make positive changes in their lives, and achieve their goals.
Who can become a life coach?
There are no specific requirements to become a life coach, but most life coaches have some training in psychology or counselling. There are many different ways, and there are many good coaching programs available. If you want to become a good life coach, be sure to do your research and find a program that is good enough for you.
I am not sure what is happening with coaching professions. It is hard to regulate them. So you could make a business card that says great Life Coach and then go coach people. This leads to complaints about how ethical codes are not followed because there are no laws about it. More people want to know if the training for coaches is as good as other regulated professions.
How to become a life coach?
If you are interested in helping other people, then you should think about getting your life coach certification. You can start your own business that helps people. You can help others achieve their goals. And you can encourage other people to live more inspired lives every day too. You must do your research about how to be a life coach.
If you are thinking of becoming a professional life coach, you are not alone. The number of professional life coaches around the world increased by 33% between 2015 and 2019 according to research published in the 2020 Global Coaching Study by the International Coaching Federation. Many people are interested in this career because it can be helpful for others to see life. So you must check out different organisations and their offerings to know more about life coach certification programs. Also learn how do you become one of the best certified life coaches.
Do you need a license?
Many people have guessed the answer. You don’t need to be licensed in the coaching profession if you are a certified life coach. But there is more to it, depending on what kind of company you want to work for and how competitive you want to be. Many companies will require certification from a coaching organization if they are contracted through an organization.
Find ways to upgrade your skills
It is not possible to make a change without getting better. Life coaches help people to transform their lives and, in a sense, help people get better. But life coaches also need to keep looking for learning opportunities to grow, serve & improve your life. If you learn more things, you will have more customers and you will be more inspired to serve and make a difference as a transformation life coach.
How long does it take?
The amount of time it takes to get trained varies depending on what type of training you are getting. Usually, if you are doing an accredited coach training program, it will last about 12 months. The training happens for several weekends throughout the year and you have to do some life coaching practice on your own. There are also a lot of different types of training available, and some of them are shorter or longer.
However, what makes a coach a good life coach has much less to do with their qualifications and much more to do with their desire to make a difference, to help their coaching clients to transform their lives, their own journey of growth & personal development, their own intuition and most importantly, their own commitment to do the work on themselves and live an inspired life with an open heart.
Build your online presence & practice
One way to get started as a life coach is to build an online coaching practice. You can do this by creating a website or blog, setting up social media profiles, and building an email list. When you have an online presence, potential life coaching clients will be able to find out more about you and your services.
You need a website to promote your online life coaching business. You will use your website or Facebook page to attract new customers.
Automate & scale your email marketing and sales campaigns
It is wise to measure how much time you spend on things. This is important as you will likely be a solo entrepreneur. Life coach in the beginning. Emails and sales are often very time-consuming. Automating them will give you more time to help others and develop your business.
But first, you need to get some customers and in order to do that, you need to serve, serve, serve.
It is not possible to help other people if you don’t have any clients. You will need to start by marketing your services and getting your name out there. You can do this by creating a website, writing articles, or even giving talks on life coaching. Once people know who you are and what you do, they may be more likely to hire you as their life coach.
Focus on making a difference and being one of the top life coaches you can be. Affirm that you are the best life coach or the perfect life coach for your clients. Believe in yourself, trust your heart and listen with the intention of helping and you will.
Become a coach practitioner
The life coaching industry is booming and for good reasons. People are seeking coaches to help them with a wide range of issues in their lives, from weight loss to achieving career goals. So what exactly is life coaching?
Life coaching is the process of helping someone identify and achieve personal goals. A life coach practitioner helps a client set goals, create a plan to achieve them, and stay on track. Coaching is not therapy; it does not involve treating mental or emotional health issues.
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You can help others achieve their dreams. There are many reasons why people might need or want a life coach. Maybe they’ve hit a roadblock in their lives and don’t know how to get past it, maybe they feel like they’re stuck in a rut and can’t seem to shake things up.
Why become a Certified Life Coach?
The main benefit of becoming a professional certified life coach is that you can help people to live their best lives. Other benefits include:
Honouring your life purpose.
Helping someone else find their life purpose.
Supporting others in difficult decisions.
Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business.
No matter your reason for becoming a life coach, it is a very rewarding career option. Think of life coaching as a change in your lifestyle, not just a job. When you do this, you will get the most out of it.
Being a life coach, you should help others live their best lives.
Steps to becoming a life coach
You may find a good coaching course online or at a coaching academy or training center near you. Coaching Sessions may be in live interactive sessions or online, both as group coaching or personal and private 1 to 1 coaching sessions. It may be hard to become a life coach and you need very good listening skills and more. But it is an important decision to make. You should take some steps to make sure that what you are doing is something you absolutely love. Coaching is much more than a job, it is a calling. If it is not your absolute passion, then consider doing something else.
There are several steps you need to take to become a professional certified life coach. The first step is to identify your niche. Next, you’ll need to get the proper life coach training. After that, you’ll need to develop your business skills. Then, you should continue learning and studying so you can be the best life coach & mentor possible. And finally, you must learn to serve with love.
Discover your specialization
The more people who want to become life coaches, the harder it is to be successful. Make sure that you stand out from other life coaches by choosing a speciality and making it clear what kind of help people can get from you. You can choose a type of coaching like family or relationships, financial, career, mental health, spiritual, or health coaching. Choose something that inspires you, an area that you love and have mastered in your own life.
Get the proper training
You can become a life coach without any certification, but it’s not advisable. The best way to ensure that you’re providing quality services is to get certified.
Find a program that works for you
When you are ready to start your life coaching business, you need to find a certification program that meets your goals and expectations. There are life coach training programs where you can get certified online, which can make work-life balance easier. It is all a matter of personal preference. Mostly they give in person training programs for your personal growth, so find a professional certified coach who can train you in person and make your life coaching career.
Create your life coaching business
After you get your life coach certification, you can start working on your business. You’ll want to find networking opportunities and get your name out there. You can also create your marketing plan and develop your social media presence. These are great ways to connect with potential clients and get your business off the ground.
Prioritize further training
To be a successful life coach, you need to continue learning and expanding your skills. You can do this by attending seminars and workshops, signing up for courses, and connecting with other professionals in the life coaching community. This will help make sure your business meets industry standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do you need to be a life coach?
There is no specific degree you need to become a professional coach. However, if you have a certification from an accredited life coach training program, it can help increase your credibility and make you more marketable.
How Much Do Life Coaches Make?
Life coaching offers many opportunities and reaches new audiences. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has published life coaching salaries in the categories of educational counselling and career counsellors. They have an average pay range from $44,380 to $96,010.
How long does it take to become a life coach?
Most standard great life coach training takes 12 months. During that time, you usually have several hours of training each weekday. But you can also take your time to learn the material between life coach training sessions.
Can you be a life coach without a degree?
There are no degrees needed to be a Life Coach. There are many places you can learn this, like in social work, education, or counselling. You can then go on to be a Career Coach. Psychology is another option. A good life coach aka an experienced, certified & brilliant life coach needs to be an expert in human behaviour, relationship dynamics, universal laws, consciousness, challenge & opportunity, heart & brain science, intuition, attentive listening, communication skills, business skills, authenticity, inspiration, purpose, values, teleology and above all, love.
If you are grappling with some major issues in your life, then the best way to get over them is to meet a professional who will help you understand and resolve the problems. A career in coaching can be chosen by those with different backgrounds and experiences. There is no prerequisite qualification for this profession; however, there are certain skills that need to be developed for one to become an expert Life Coach Johannesburg. Other than being a good listener, personal qualities like resilience, empathy and patience must be developed.
Life coaching is not just about talking to clients; it is more about listening to them with an open mind. One should have the ability to know what questions to ask in order to get the appropriate insights from the client.
This will allow you along with your life coach Johannesburg to explore alternative ways of dealing with issues that are bothering them. The goal of the process is ultimately for one person involved (the client) to live a better life after they resolve their problems through this coaching program.
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The term life coaching is relatively new, even though the concept is very old. It first emerged in America and goes back to the seventeenth century. That was at that time ‘the gentleman’s art’.
This is because your coach can be seen as an impartial third party who helps you become more aware of yourself and your own actions. He or she helps you be more successful in your own way. Life coaches can also help you clarify your values and goals in life.
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More and more people are experiencing the positive effect of life coaching. A life coach helps you in your personal and professional development. It is not only motivating. It also provides important insights that give you a better grip on who you are, what you want and how to get there.
But when do you go to a coach? What exactly does coaching entail, what is the rate of a life coach and what are the main differences with, for example, a psychologist?
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I have been a life coach in Johannesburg for many years and I continually am doing training with the top mentors in the world.
If a person is going through a difficult period or wants to reach a goal, but can’t find the way themselves, then they need life coaching. Situations where it makes sense to contact a coach are:
-When you lack clarity about your personal values and what you want.
-You have too much stress and work overload which you leaves you feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, demotivated or burned out. You do not know how to deal with this situation yourself and want professional support from someone who understands what you’re going through.
-When ypurself &/or others no longer understand you. Your thoughts, feelings and actions are not aligned.
Life coaching is not a substitute for a therapist, a psychologist or a psychiatrist. But it can increase the positive effects of professional help because sometimes you need someone who encourages you to take that next step. If this is just one step too far, you will not get there.
During the coaching session, the coach listens and gives you clarity on what needs to happen next. That is when she helps in the transformation and in setting goals for yourself.
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Life Coaching – when to use a life coach?
Coaching is one of the most effective tools or “processes” that I have personally experienced in helping me become a more purposeful person. I’ve had many life coaches and mentors over the years in my personal development journey.
As compared to other forms of therapy which require elongated sessions over months or years, life coaching can be a shorter term programme of around 6-18 sessions
Professional Life Coaches in Johannesburg offer advice and guidance on various topics such as personal development, interpersonal relationships, career management etc., Coaching helps people find ways of achieving goals that they may have believed were not possible. The coaches do not give advice or tell their clients what they should do; instead they ask quality questions that guide cleints to find their own quality answrs and innate wisdom.
An experienced life coach makes something like a road map: how can we go from point A (where you are now) to point B (where you want to be)? And what are the detours or blocks along the way?
This road map can be more or less specific-for instance, you don’t have to know every single step in advance. It’s enough to say that this is what I want and here are the first few steps that lead me closer to my goal.
A good life coach is someone who asks the right questions, guides you in your own learning process, and helps you find your own answers.
The whole journey lasts as long as necessary-but usually it doesn’t take more than a few months. You can go faster or slower depending on your own needs and desires.
So if something is not clear for you, you can ask any question. In most cases, a life coach will be an external figure who challenges you and encourages you. He does this by asking constructive questions and may also use very different coaching techniques depending on the specific life coach.
Sometimes it may seem that a psychologist is the only option when you’re walking around with a complaint or problem. But that’s not the case. A life coach is a lot more accessible than a psychologist because you don’t have to go to your doctor for a referral and you don’t end up on a waiting list.
A session with a personal life coach has the same depth as a conversation with the psychologist but the approach is more practical. More activating. You do not get ‘stuck’ in a complaint or problem. You do not stay stuck in the past. You will be given tools with which you can move forward. Because we combine coaching and therapy, you can go one step further. You get deeper insights into who you are, what you want and how you can achieve your goals.
Life coaches are professionals who help you to change your life for the better. They have a lot of experience and often also have training in psychology, coaching or leadership. A good idea is that you first ask for references from previous clients or colleagues before you choose a life coach.
It is critical that you find the right life coach for you. The best life coach is the one that you feel comfortable with, one that understands you, one you feel you would be able to open up to and connect with. The best life coaches are NOT the coaches with most qualifications. They are the ones who feel, who are experienced, who have overcome their own challenges, who care more about helping you than getting it wrong or looking good. The best life coach for you is the one that FEELS right to you. Don’t overthink it. “Get in Your head and you are dead.”
Personal coaching is ideal for people who want to make more of their lives and put more energy into what they really want. A life coach does not tell you how to live your life, but asks a lot of questions so that others can develop new insights. A good transformation life coach helps you to transform from the inside out and when you do, you start to see the impact on your external world.
The journey of self-discovery that a life coach will take you on, through insightful questions and listening closely to your answers , s the best method to identify how best to proceed with your particular problem.
Life coaches can help you to
– reduce stress;
– create a life that is inspiring and fulfilling;
– learn new ways to overcome with problems or challenges;
– clarifying goals and implementing them;
– manifesting and creating your dream life;
– discover new perspectives and possibilities where you may not hve seen any
Furthermore, the life coaching session will help you to do something with all your different talents or interests (values). They can help you become more confident and inspire you if necessary.
As an entrepreneur, coach yourself first! Read books, ask for help, invest in short coaching sessions with someone you trust.
A good life coach is efficient, knows what you want and can give you things quickly. If it takes too long before results are visible there may be a problem!
Your life coach should not replace the important people in your life or your family doctor.
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In the coaching relationship, the coach is more of a mentor and/or facilitator. The client has greater responsibility for owning his or her own goal(s) and developing him or herself. The coach supports the process but also challenges it to move it forward.
A life coach can help either as an advisor in terms of business situations, interpersonal relationships and everyday encounters with others, or they can take on a more active role with specific goals that you want to accomplish such as losing weight, finding a job, breaking bad habits.
A coach can provide you with technical knowledge and give suggestions about how to solve problems or make the right choices. The coach may also help you become more aware of your own behaviour by asking you questions about what influences it.
There are two approaches to coaching: directive/behavioural and non-directive/non-behavioural. In a directive relationship, the coach will influence or direct other’s behaviour by asking for specific examples from their experience that demonstrate certain behaviours, thoughts or emotions etc.; providing advice, feedback & suggestions; offering direction on how others should think or act in various situations; the goal being to modify the client’s behaviour so they feel and perform better in their environment.
The big difference between a life coach and a psychologist.
In terms of content, the approach of a professional life coach is better suited to you as a unique individual because no standard treatment or protocol is followed. This creates a very different dynamic. In this safe, accessible setting you can make quick steps because it becomes easier to open up. You experience a sense of presence, space, attention and understanding. And that is a relief at a time when you just can’t work it out yourself.
A personal coach offers structure & helps you to handles the change process and set it in motion in a very accessible and active way.
In sessions with a life coach, you may, again and again, allow yourself to start from scratch if necessary. There is no standard treatment, protocol or prescribed course of action that takes precedence.
A good life coach has a lot of experience, a love for helping people and is very curious. In coaching, there’s room for questions, challenges, complaints, wishes and desires.
You can accomplish your goals if you want them enough. You just need the right plan, the right person and the dedication to carry it out. Life Coaching can help you to reduce stress, achieve a work-life balance, develop better relationships, improve health and wellness, build a better business or career, improve motivation and establish clear, authentic, inspiring & achievable goals.
When and for what do you go to a life coach?
There are many reasons to think about life coaching. Perhaps you suffer from insecurity and want to overcome that insecurity. Maybe you keep running into the same themes in your relationships or at work. Maybe there are problems in your family or it is something in yourself that bothers you. And of which, you do not yet know what to do. Maybe there is not so much going on, but you are just curious what a life coach can do for you.
There does not always have to be a complaint or problem to go to a life coach. In practice, many life coaches work with people in their twenties & thirties, who see it as an investment in their personal development. The coaching is then mainly a means of self-empowerment for young adults & a way of reflecting and growing under expert guidance and mentorship.
What does personal life coaching cost?
The costs for a personal life coach vary. Life Coaches in Johannesburg charge anything from R1000 – R10 000 per hour. Global Online Life Coaches often charge between $250 and $1000 per hour and the average coaching package is about $6000 depending on the actual life coach. The key is to find the right life coach for you. And then to ask yourself: “What am I worth? What investment would I be willing to make in myself in order to live an inspiring and fulfilling life?”
What is your health, wealth, fulfilling relationships, family, success and joy worth to you?
What does personal coaching give you?
In the sessions with a life coach, where you talk but also potentially, carry out practical assignments, you increase your self-awareness: the knowledge about yourself and the insight into yourself. Because you discover what you want and what makes your heart beat faster, you feel the enthusiasm, energy and meaning in your life. You rediscover your most important values and come closer to yourself. You learn to live from your core, from your heart where you can trust your intuition.
Because in most life coaching sessions, there is a lot of attention for both the inner and the outer world, you can really take action. You get a personal plan of action to make steps. This not only increases your self-confidence, it actually creates a change in your life.
Why would you choose a business or personal life coach?
Coaching accelerates your process. Moreover, it gives you the assurance of a profound and future-proof result. There is no unnecessary digging into your past but there is a focus on what you still have to deal with. Past events often settle: these are the blocks and obstacles you feel in your thoughts and in your body. Therefore, it is usually necessary to dig a little deeper.
Addressing old issues creates space within yourself. This allows you to grow as a person, achieve new goals and discover where your fulfillment lies. When you have finally processed old stories and experiences, you clear the way for progress. The effect of coaching and therapy is a sense of freedom and strength. You develop your inner compass and regain control of your life.
Why choose me as your life coach?
My expertise lies in coaching women between the ages of 20 – 40. I help them in the journey of processing, healing and personal growth.
My goal is to empower people who feel stuck in their lives with a variety of issues such as low self-esteem, lack of direction, coping with pain and loss, relationships and intimacy challenges which they want to sort out.
We will work together to help you overcome current challenges or work through something that is holding you back. As your coach, I will provide the necessary tools and practical exercises for you to follow through on, at home.
I am a trained Demartini facilitator.
I am very active in the field of relationships, marriage and divorce. I have seen positive results in troubled marriages to help couples communicate better with each other and to restore their relationship. We will work together to identify what needs to be healed in the relationship.
I also help people who are about to go through a divorce.
Using different techniques I can help you process your emotions so you can move on with your life and have more peace within yourself, instead of feeling stuck or unhappy.
Many people are feeling depressed or struggling with their self-esteem. They have negative thoughts about themselves and feel that nothing they do is good enough. I can help you understand why these beliefs came about.
We will work together to challenge the old beliefs and rebuild your confidence and self-worth so you can achieve great things in life.
I can also help you to live a values-driven life. You will develop mindfulness skills to become more self-aware, gain valuable insight into your past experiences and take action towards living your life with purpose.
Life coaching can empower you to take control of your own destiny so when things are difficult you have the tools to turn things around.
Coaching Fees are as varied as each unique life coach.
is a therapy that helps you understand your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can break the cycle of negative thinking. You will learn how to take control when negative thought patterns seem automatic by using mindfulness tools when this happens.
Once the problem has been resolved, we will identify new goals and work towards creating change in your life.
Life Coaching is all about helping you take control of your own destiny, so we’ll work together and focus on what needs to be done now rather than worrying about events that may never happen.
I use the latest techniques in coaching, mindfulness, meditation & neuroscience. This allows you to quickly get a grip on your feelings, your triggers and your patterns and to achieve step by step improvement. On your way to more self-confidence and a strong self-image.
Clients experience my guidance as down-to-earth and very helpful. Both in creating changes on an inner level and in the outside world. People quickly feel at ease with me. You will notice that after the session you feel ‘lighter’ and have practical tools to continue.
Online coaching & therapy: the benefits
Recent scientific research has shown that online coaching & therapy, where you talk to a coach, counsellor or psychologist from home with your laptop or mobile phone via an online video tool, is just as effective as traditional counselling where you sit together in the same room. The main benefits of personal online counselling from home are: comfirt & safety of your own home, convenience and most of all, access to the best life coaches in the world.
Expert counselling from your familiar surroundings
Talking via the screen feels comfortable
Faster to the point
More flexible in making an appointment
Saving in travel time and costs
Access to The Top Life Coaches in the world
How much do life coaches charge in South Africa?
There is a huge difference in the range of prices. Make sure to do your homework and find a life coach that is right for you. If you are going to invest time and energy into empowering or transforming your life with life coaching, please don’t got for the cheapest one. Rather find a life coach who has overcome similar challenges in their own life, someone who genuinely cares and loves people and is not just trying to sell you coaching, even if you are not the perfect fit. Coaching is intimate & sacred. Choose wisely.
You deserve to live an extraordinary life! Find someone who will work with you to help you get the outcomes that you are looking for.
Is there a demand for life coaches in South Africa?
Louise Diesel, a life coach from Johannesburg, says that there is a huge demand for life coaches in South Africa. “I have been working as a life coach since 2007 and the industry has grown tremendously over the last five years,” she says.
“Coaching is a powerful way to facilitate change and it is particularly useful for South Africans because we live in a very anxious & result-driven society,” says Diesel. “People who feel stuck or overwhelmed by unresolved issues often find that working with a coach helps them get more centered, feel less stressed and more joyful and from a more balanced state, achieve results more quickly.”
Diesel says that she has seen an increase in demand from CEOs, entrepreneurs, lawyers and business leaders over the past few months as they need unbiased support to help them make difficult decisions and lead their teams well. She also works with countless wives and mothers, helping them to manage their emotions, be more present and grateful, create more meaningful and balanced lives so that they can inspire their children to do the same.
“Life coaching is a highly creative process, which means that clients get a lot of exposure to new ideas & perspectives,” she says. “People often arrive at coaching feeling drained and dissatisfied with their lives but when they work with an experienced coach who believes in them, they start seeing results quickly.”
Is paying for a life coach worth it?
Yes! says the International Coach Federation. It’s one of its fastest-growing sub-sectors, with more than 1 000 coaches in South Africa alone. People would not be investing in life coaches if life coaching did not work.
“If you feel that you aren’t living a meaningful & fulfilling life, or you are not reaching your potential, this could be a sign that you might need to get some life coaching or mentorship.”
The question is: “Do you love yourself enough to do the deep, inner work?”
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