"Helping women get from where they are to where they want to be, one B.I.G.G. step at a time."
What Is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is a two-way conversation between a trained, qualified coach and a client, that focuses on actions and creating solutions. Coaching is the art and practice of enabling individuals to move from where they are to where they want to be. The basic premise of Coaching is that individuals can empower themselves when they take responsibility for their experience. The success of coaching depends on the willingness and commitment of the client to take on the changes they want.
Coaching is not for those who need therapy to overcome disruptive painful influences from the past; it is for relatively well-adjusted people to build vision and move forward toward the future. Coaching is not reactive looking back; it is proactive looking ahead. It is not about healing; it’s about growing." (Gary R. Collins Ph.D., author of Christian Counseling).
What is a Certified Professional Life Coach?
A Certified Professional Life Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. You can find a Life Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
What is a Christian Life Coach?
Life Coaching is the art and practice of enabling individuals to move from where they are to where they want to be. A Christian Life Coach takes that concept and moves it into the light of Scripture and frames it in a Christian worldview. Based on the concept that God has a plan for your life and is eager to enable you to live it. Christian coaching facilitates your discovery of that plan and encourages to walk it out as you work it out on a biblical foundation.
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
A Christian Life Coach helps you to rekindle hope and shines the light of God's grace on the dreams He put in your heart. A Christian Life Coach will pray for you, encourage you, hold you accountable, help you plan and cheer you on to become who God created you to be.
How is Coaching Different From Therapy?
While life coaching can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.
What Types of People Have Life Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with Certified Professional Life Coaches to help attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a Certified Professional Life Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
How Will Life Coaching Help?
The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Life Coach. If you get a Life Coach to help you out professionally, life coaching can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market yourself more effectively. If your reasons are personal, you can find a life coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality. With life coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true one B.I.G.G., step at a time.
What Happens in a Life Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, you will discuss with your Life Coach what you are committed to accomplishing through your work together and begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, you will be given assignments to help direct your progress. Your life coach will work with you to acknowledge obstacles that stand in the way of achieving goals, explore alternate perspectives with moving forward and celebrate successes along the way. With the conclusion of each session, your goals will be revisited and evaluated for the next steps needed to achieve desired results.
Do I Really Need a Certified Professional Life Coach? Can I Simply Do It By Myself?
Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize patterns and habits that get in the way of achieving goals. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Certified Professional Life Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.
How Long Do People Generally Work With a Life Coach?
To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, it is recommended clients make an initial commitment of six weeks. At the end of six weeks, your progress will be evaluated and options provided for continued coaching.
Is Life Coaching Confidential?
The discussion between the Life Coach and Client will be held in confidence and not shared with others. Discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. Life Coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
Lisa McPhail requires a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. Please be sure to contact your Life Coach if you're unable to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.