Life Coaching

Understanding Life Coaching

Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal goals, business development, and changes specific to a client.  We look at what is going on right now, prioritize specific goals and help you develop a plan of action for achievement. We also have specific exercises to help with challenges, blocks, obstacles and procrastination. At Patrosso & Associates we help you reach your full potential and life’s purpose. 

Here's what Life Coaching offers you:
  • As your Life Coach, we help you discover what's really most important to you in your life.
  • Then we help you design a plan to achieve those things.
  • Then we'll celebrate with you!
  • We'll work with you to eliminate any obstacles or blocks that stand in your way.
  • We'll partner with you all the way to success.
  • Then we'll celebrate with you!

Our basic philosophy of life coaching:

If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Why struggle on your own when you can get what you want out of life in a fraction of the time with the structure, support, and tools of a skilled life coach?

Who hires a life coach and why?
  • The ICF puts it nicely:
  • “People hire a life coach because...
  • They want more.
  • They want to grow.
  • They want it easier.
  • It’s as simple as that. Life coaches help a client get all three. Quickly.”
What are the benefits of hiring a life coach?
  • You start taking more effective and focused actions immediately
  • You stop putting up with petty annoyances
  • You create momentum so it’s easier to get results
  • You set better goals that are based on what you really want
  • You have more time and energy

What’s all the other Stuff?

Consulting:

Life coaching can be considered a form of consulting. However, consulting is often information and expertise based. For example, you might hire a consultant to help your business with a specific problem. In which case, you’d expect your consultant to have knowledge and experience in that particular area. Life coaches, on the other hand, may or may not have a background or experience in your field. A coach is a life specialist, an expert on helping you develop all areas of your business and personal life. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, the life coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. This is one reason why coaching is so effective–it is one thing to have the information and quite another to actually make the change!

Therapy:

Life coaching is not therapy. Coaches don’t work on past-based issues or traumas. Life coaches are not psychologists or psychotherapists. If you start the process of life coaching, and have not resolved a past issue, then it is very likely you will be referred to work with a therapist to resolve the issue. It is very common for unresolved traumas to stop us from getting what we want in our lives. Life coaches focus on the present and the client’s goals for the future. We help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want. Most life coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of their own personal coach to do so.

Sports:

Life coaching often includes principles from sports coaching, such as being your best, doing more than you think you can, working with a team, going for the goal. But unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not a competition. Your life coach will help you win in your own life!

Best Friend:

A best friend or two or three is wonderful to have. But is your best friend an objective professional who you can trust to advise you on the most important aspects of your life or business? Sometimes our friends can’t tell us the truth as much as they would like to because they don’t want to risk losing the friendship. A good life coach is never afraid to tell you the truth and is willing to be fired at any time. Why not have a best friend and a life coach?

WHAT LIFE COACHING OFFERS

Life Coaching for General Goals

We help you to start taking action in the areas of your life that you wish to change.

Wellness & Addiction Management

We truly understands how overwhelming and frustrating getting over an addiction can be. We use proven methods to help you be a healthier human being.

Career Planning

We explore your unique attributes through a variety of self-assessment inventories on strengths,interests, values, working environments, and life styles.

Health & Fitness

We work closely together on your health and fitness concerns and create action steps to obtain your goals.

Financial Planning

In an economy that shifts constantly, a good financial plan that puts it all together will achieve your goals.

Stress Reduction

We introduce you to meditation, yoga and other stress relieving techniques.