What is life coaching and how do you find the best life coach?
A big distinction about coaching an the difference between life coaching and counseling or psychotherapy is that typically life coaches cannot diagnose within the psychological or psychiatric model and the focus of the coaching is meant to be more on future based outcomes instead of therapy focusing upon clients personal history. Now, not every life coach has the sort of training necessary to be effective. One of the problems that I personally have a life coaching is that there could be a life coach for anything and typically tends to be an individual with a lot of opinions. This is not always the case of course and life coaching is more of a catchphrase than the specific profession because there are so many different roles that coaches play.
Counselors and psychologists in most cases have much more training an preparation for working with clients. However, psychology is it’s own field and an individual me feel as though psychotherapy and it basis may not be beneficial himself or herself. There are many people who are A part of a religion nor have religious backgrounds and their belief system is centered around presuppositions of that specific religion. In some ways life coaching may offer more flexibility individual – especially someone who is adverse to diagnosis and the usage prescription pharmaceuticals.
The role of a life coach is not to diagnose your problems and not to create cause and effect statements regarding why you are the way you are today. The role of a life coach is in many ways to be that of a cheerleader or an avatar that keeps you encouraged, motivated and with your primary objectives and goals in mind. There are various ways of providing these resources, For example my educational background is in marketing, advertising, transpersonal psychology, NLP, and Ericksonian hypnosis and this creates plenty of resources for helping my life coaching clients to stay on track.
Should I only work with a certified life coach?
I believe that life coaching certification can be a good process, however isn’t necessary in life coach to be effective. For example, Let’s say that there is an individual who hasn’t really had any professional successes or educational background that is geared to working with clients in a therapeutic setting; he or she might be relatively young and inexperienced. This person could be a candidate for a life coaching certification program because the training and credentials can help them have a guideline of how to work with clients and also demonstrate to their prospective clients that they do have some training and qualifications.
There are many people though who have had professional successes, have graduate degrees, and have excelled within a specific niche… This goes back to my original perspective of choosing to work with a life coach who has demonstrated that he or she has an idea of what they’re doing; essentially a plan in a way of getting you through problem states and to the results that you desire. The role of a life coach isn’t to tell you what to do, but rather to provide the foresight and inductive questions to guide you to the right answers for you within a specific context.
How can I find the best life coach for me?
Finding the best life coach for you really depends upon what it is that you want to achieve. If you want to lose weight, then you probably don’t want to work with a life coach who is overweight, Or a life coach who is naturally thin because it’s obvious that neither of them can guide you to the outcome that you want.
Those who can’t, teach…
I had a really insightful mentor before I started graduate school and that quotation was something he would constantly say. He would also say if you can’t be successful to get into the school system and be a teacher because your students cannot disagree with you, and there is very little that the school system can do once you are tenured. On the other hand, if you’re really damn good at something and you want to make a difference, and you know how to create quantitative results that offer life coaching services and professional coaching.
What kind of life coach is Michael J. Emery?
I have decided to create a mostly product based business model because I can reach than most people at an inexpensive price for tools that they can use to enhance their personal development. I do work as a personal life coach for clients were looking to troubleshoot specific areas in their lives that typically pertaining to habits, beliefs and decision-making processes. Additionally, I have programs for men’s personal development and women’s personal development that are soon to be released. And I also find that I attract mostly business coaching clients who are entrepreneurs or executive level employees.