Life coaching is a solution-focused, collaborative process, in which a coach assist you to define, speak out loud, and strategically move toward what you want in life. Coaching is different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling.
While that definition is accurate, its a bit cold and uninspiring.
BLCNY describes Life Coaching as the process of growth and often relief and release, through partnership.
Think of coaching as a cross-country road trip. You're in the drivers seat of your life, gripping the steering wheel, in control; cruising down life's road. Suddenly you hit a dead end, with what seems to have no way out. You're feeling stuck, even lost. Now, what? Hello, frustration, fear, and panic. You stop and take a breath, and courageously admit that you can no longer do it alone, and are in need of help. You then remember the GPS navigation system you have in the car. The GPS IS NOT there to take the wheel of your life. It is there to contribute to your personal development and well-being; with professionalism, integrity, and empathy, without judgment, and minimal advice, or opinion; to guide you away from the impasse, onto productive paths of your choosing, with direction methods that you may not have been aware existed; or need reminding of.
That is BLCNY Life Coaching.
No, Life Coaching IS NOT therapy. But coaching does have some behavioral and psychological components to it. Therapy often involves extensively examining your past to define how you got here in the first place. Sure, the past may play a role in understanding your current 'blockage,' but coaching is about the present, taking you from where you are now and moving you forward, with an action plan.
Additionally, some clients benefit from working with both professionals concurrently. Finally, and what is most important for you to know, is that coaches DO NOT diagnose, prescribe or treat any psychiatric disorders.
What you want, and what you need. In the coaching world, it's defined as having less and having more.
Fear / Frustration / Boredom /Pain/ Resentment / Disappointment / Doubt / Confusion / Overwhelm / Indecision / Exhaustion / Emotional and Financial Bankruptcy
Joy / Self-love/ Self-Esteem/Hope / Confidence /Control/ Balance / Abundance / Peace / Energy / Motivation / Clarity / Action / Time / Fun / Productivity / Freedom / Courage / Money
A quick Google search can tell you, coaching fees and packages, vary, depending on the coach and their practice. I recommend doing your due diligence and inquiring not only about the coaches pricing; but their training, certification, and style, before you commit. Your coach should be able to provide their package rates and detailed logistics about their practice, upfront, in their welcome packet, before a commitment from you is contracted.
BLCNY includes a FREE 30-minute intake conversation with all new client purchased coaching conversations and packages.
Students, referral, and Vibe Tribe mailing list discounts, promotional offers and payment plans, are available.
Life Coaching is a convenient form of self-help. A coaching conversation is commonly conducted virtually and via E-coaching, which are fancy ways of saying over the phone, Skype and through email. BLCNY also offers live - in person coaching at additional cost.
Life Coaching is for everyone. Individuals, couples, friends, families, small companies, large corporations and....you! Coaching is obtained in every industry and situation you can imagine. Life provides an abundance of circumstances, coaching offers a wealth of support, guidance and action, for anyone who is open to the process.
No! The Life Coaching component of BLCNY is open to everyone who wants to make a Better Life Choice, and that includes boys and men.
Yes! A coaching conversation can be purchased as a gift for someone; if and only if, the recipient consents to being coached. Parents and caretakers are allowed to buy coaching packages for their child/teen, as a proxy. As stated above, our 'Party With a Purpose' option is the best way to purchase a coaching conversation for someone other than yourself, in settings such as; birthday parties, vision board and bridal events, dinner parties, and get-together's.
Yes! The client/coach relationship is both personal and highly professional. Is it imperative that clients always feel safe in what they share. You will be encouraged to share your truth with your coach. They are trained, and ready hear it, and it remains safely in their care. Your coach should be able to provide their strict NO DISCLOSURE policy and all of the logistics about their practice, upfront, in their welcome packet, before a commitment from you is contracted.
No! You are not alone in that feeling. Most clients are uncomfortable in the first session, and often in between sessions. Why? Because you are exploring the edges of your comfort zone and together, we will bring you to those edges, again and again, which will help you to grow. It is thrilling, inspiring, evolutionary, and often uncomfortable or scary. It's Okay. You're safe with an experienced coach, and you can always take a little step backward to ease the discomfort if it's too much. Remember, coaching is about you and your needs.
No, not at all. Since coaching is about the comfort of the client, BLCNY understands and respects the security aspect, of not being alone during new experiences. For those who aren't too sure about making a one on one commitment just yet; we suggest trying out a coaching conversation in fun, less 'intimidating' way, like a dinner party, vision board night, or any get-together theme, in a comfortable, safe, relaxed environment. Your own!
We here at BLCNY call it 'Party With Purpose.'
If you are considering building, rebuilding, customizing, and designing, your life in any way, congratulations on investing in yourself!