Here are some very important Life Coaching questions answered

Here are some very important Life Coaching questions answered by to the Professional Coach Directory Noomii:
April 1, 2017

How much do coaches typically charge?
Coaching fees vary considerably from coach to coach, and usually depend on the coach’s experience, background, and training. Generally speaking, coaches with more experience and training charge more than beginning coaches. Most coaches, however, typically charge in the range of $80 to $200 per hour. Senior coaches, particularly in the areas of leadership and executive coaching, may charge substantially more, while new coaches, or coaches who are still in training, may charge less.
What is life coaching?
Coaching is all about you and your goals. People who look for coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have in common a desire to achieve more in their personal or professional lives. Whether you’re a college student looking to improve your grades, or an aspiring artist trying to make your mark in the art world, you’ll benefit from having a coach by your side to help you see turn your vision into reality. Learn more about coaching in our comprehensive learning center.
Is coaching the same as therapy?
No, coaching is definitely not the same thing as therapy. Therapy is intended to help people overcome emotional or psychological disorders. Coaching, on the other hand, is intended to help normal, healthy individuals achieve greater success, happiness, and well-being in their lives. We strongly advise you to seek professional advice from a licensed therapist if you have any concerns or doubts about your psychological health. Learn more about the difference between coaching and therapy.
Do I need to choose a coach who lives close to me?
Not at all! In fact, most coaching is conducted over the phone or the internet. And because getting the right “fit” is so important in finding the right coach, we strongly encourage you to find the coach whose training, experience, and background closely match with your specific goals. This might be someone who lives in your city, but may also be someone in a different town. Remember, it’s finding the right coach, not the closest coach that matters.

Know Your Target Audience: Effective Communication Skills

When delivering a message or gathering information from a specific group, the way in which you deliver your message is just as crucial as the message itself. If I were to ask: What are your immediate goals? How is what you’re doing right now impacting that outcome either positively or negatively? And what could you do, or how could you do it differently? Now let’s say I was asking the same questions to a group of kindergarten children, or to a classroom of high school seniors, or to small business owners? Do you see the difference? Not only would my wording and body language vary from group to group, but their responses would vary as well. The way in which I would expand upon each question would be fitting to my target audience.

For example, the way in which I might ask those same three questions to a kindergarten child it may look and sound more like this: “Hello!” (I am comfortably positioned at their eye level, smiling, and eager to hear their response with genuine interest). “What are you doing over here?” “How is that working out for you?” “How else do you think you could you do that?” This could be in a situation from making an elephant from a blob of playdough, to putting books away on a shelf and so on. Of course the questions could be changed to suit the situation as well, but the point is the language would be appropriate to the audience. A five-year old’s “immediate” goals are very different from that of a high school seniors or an adult business owner. A five year olds perception of time, what “immediate” means to them is different than that of say a middle-aged adult.

It doesn’t matter what your message is if the message is not being heard. The first step to effective communication is making a connection with whom you are speaking to, and knowing your target audience. Deliver your message in a way they are more likely to understand and relate to.

Christine Losciale-Thoemmes BS, MA, CPC

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Finding Balance

imgp3238-2     We live in a busy world where multitasking and juggling several roles at once, such as: parent; spouse; friend; and career, have become the norm. Sometimes in the monotony of the rat race it can be challenging to find balance. And to find purpose. Taking the time for self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Finding balance in the roles that we fulfill, the time that we spend, and in most importantly in ourselves, can be a tall and stressful order to fill.

     With the professional guidance of a Life Coach we can learn how to find out which areas in our lives are lacking right now, and which areas need more of our attention. As we learn to prioritize our needs and wants, releasing what no longer serves us, we can create and follow a plan of action to make the necessary changes in our lives so that we can move forward while finding greater peace. It is here we find a sense of balance. This invites well-being and overall happiness in our path to success.

Christine Losciale-Thoemmes BS, MA, CPC

What Does a Life Coach Do?…

A Life Coach can help clients discover their true-selves, and set them on a direct path for success. A Life Coach also assists clients in creating a clear vision of their goals; empowers clients with the proper exercises, techniques and tools that will enable them to follow the appropriate steps to achieve their individualized goals;and helps clients to identify and overcome obstacles to ensure their success.
The relationship between the Life Coach and their client is finite. It is not meant to last for years on end, as it might with a therapist. A Life Coach teaches skills, is motivating, and holds their clients accountable. The goal of the coach is to assist their client in achieving success on the most direct and focused path possible.
A Life Coach and client will generally meet once a week, either in person, by phone, or using Skype/video chat. The duration of the relationship will generally last anywhere from 2-3 months to a year, depending on the goals the client has in mind.
Many studies have been done supporting the positive outcome of using a Life Coach in all areas of life from business, to spirituality, to relationships, and much more. How can a Life Coach help you to be more successful?