How Does Life Coaching Work?
How does the coaching process work?
Coaching typically consists of a series of one-on-one sessions between you and your life coach, usually lasting 45 to 60 minutes each. Most clients meet with their life coach once a week, although some clients meet every two weeks or even just once a month.
In the first one or two sessions, your coach will usually go over your goals, establishing what you hope to achieve through life coaching. Often times, coaches will ask you to fill out the Wheel of Life, a great assessment for prioritizing what areas of your life need work. You may be asked to fill out other assessments to identify your strengths, values, and the things that give you meaning and purpose. The primary goal of these initial sessions is to give you absolute clarity about what you want to achieve, and then help you develop a personalized plan to achieve it.
At the end of each session, your coach will ask you to commit to taking various tasks to complete before the next session. These will generally consist of specific actions which you and your coach have identified as being the most important things you can possibly do to move closer to your big goals. By making a commitment to your coach, you’re not only focused on the most important tasks to achieve to your goals, but you’ll also have someone holding you accountable to make sure you’re constantly following through. Commitment, accountability, and follow-through are some of the most valuable components of the coaching process, and they are a big reason why people who work with a life coach make so much more progress than they do when working alone.
This article was written by Stephan Wiedner, co-founder and "Head Coach" at Noomii.com.