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Definition of

Life Coaching & A Life Coach

Definition of Life Coaching 

Life coaching is rooted in the methods of executive coaching which was derived from techniques that were develop in leadership training and management consulting. It also forged its principles from different disciplines like psychology, sociology, mentoring, career development, and positive adult development. Because of these disciplines, it has been a misconception that life coaching is therapy, but it is not.

Definition of a Life Coach

A life coach is someone who practices life coaching. He or she is someone who helps other people determine and achieve their goals to move them forward from where they currently stand. The uniqueness to life coaching is we are guiding, not telling the client to create a life they desire and want to live. We use intervention methods such as behavior modification, mentoring, behavior modeling, values assessment, and goal setting to name a few. More recently positive psychology (which I LOVE) has been added in as a behavioral modification. Again, life coaches should not be considered as psychologists or therapists. We do not clinically diagnose any conditions.

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“Thanks to the exceptional life coaching with Marla, I was able to focus my goals into very succinct steps and work towards what I really wanted- a new career!”

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Questions about our coaching services offered:

Are you certified?

Yes, I am a certified Life, Career, and Executive coach. I received my training at World Coach Institute. I have also taken and continue to take multiple coaching classes and I stay abreast of industry news.

Do coaches have coaches?
Yes. I have had many coaches since I became certified
Do you need to be certified?

No. Coaching is a non-regulated industry. However I chose to become certified because I did not want to guide people on experience alone. I wanted to understand the science and psychology behind coaching and how to coach.

When were you certified?
Why would I need coaching?

Great question. People seek coaching for various reasons: life concerns, financial, weight loss, career, confidence etc. A 30-minute consultation is normally the starting point so the coach can see what the needs are and see if they are a good fit. If you are ready for a life change, let’s chat.

Coaching is not therapy, but can it be therapeutic?
Yes, it can be very therapeutic, because I am trained to ask questions you are afraid to ask yourself.
What is the Ah-Ha moment?
The Ah-Ha moment is when the client realizes they can achieve something, or it may be when they realize they are fully equipped to conquer the world. The Ah-Ha moment is unique to everyone. In all my coaching sessions, I have never seen two Ah-Ha moments that are the same.
Do you meet your client in person?
99% of my session are via the phone or web conferencing, due to time constraints and schedules.
What is your style of coaching?
SEUQ-Strategic, means I am listening with the intent to engage deeply. Strategic listening allows me to ask the hard questions I need to dig the gold from you.

Empathetic– means I am walking in your shoes. I have been where 90% of my clients have been in life so I understand their needs and frustrations

Unscripted– While it is not unheard of to use scripts during coaching, I don’t use them. I like for the conversation to flow organically.