What is Coaching?

Coaching is a term that sports fans know well. Life Coaching does share similarities with sports coaching, as in baseball, football or hockey.

-A football team coach encourages the players. The Life Coach naturally inspires his or her client, creating an atmosphere of realistic optimism.

-A Life Coach will challenge you to overcome obstacles, imagined or otherwise, just like in sports coaching.

 

“I have missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I have lost almost three hundred games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot—and I missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is precisely why I succeed.”—Michael Jordan

 

In Life Coaching, there can be plans, strategies and tactics, but the client is always the « driver » behind the wheel.

Life Coaching is a collaboration and very much like a partnership.

Our common goal is to identify and apply your strenghts, cultivate new talents, and design approaches to problems which will maximize your confidence.

Sometimes, only a little piece is missing, which once supplied, allows you to move forward with new clarity and vigor in life. My approach grounds you in the possible, replacing stagnation with a mood of “finding solutions”.

Action is a magic word. When it is paired with deep knowledge of who you are and of your sense of purpose, it can be life changing. Changing the way we think, perceive, behave… Ah yes! Coaching is challenging! But you are not alone! :)

 

“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.”—Charles F. Kettering

 

Like a football coach, I will provide support and I come equiped with a « toolbox » for you.

It takes courage to go where « no man has gone before » or rather, where YOU have not gone before, but the rewards are worth the work to get there.

Overcoming your fears, perceived limitations and blind spots, those are some « side effects » of such endeavours, and I see this as the real work, the real learning, which you can then apply in other areas of your life and continuously in the future.

 

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”—George Eliot

 

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