What is and is not coaching

When I first heard the term ‘life coach’ I had a vivid cartoon image of a sports coach, whistle hanging out of his mouth, screaming at a man in a business suit as he ran along to the office, pages spilling out of his briefcase. I know now that there is no screaming in life coaching, and not much running either, but there is still the relationship of someone supporting another to be the best they can be in their chosen field.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you felt so overwhelmed you didn’t know what direction to go, or maybe some clarity on the situation would have helped? If yes, you’re like 90% of the world’s population. Let me invite you to consider another situation, where you might have a goal, but no idea how to get there? Again, you are not alone. Many people in the world feel this way. Now consider times in your life when you knew what you needed to do to reach your goals, but for some reason, you didn’t follow through. In all of these situations, you could have something that most of the world does not, a coach. Coaching is a great way to instill long-term positive change.

There are so many things to talk about when being a solution-focused client; for instance we can explore anything from your daily routine, to what it might take to create success in any field you may choose, or even finding out your true embedded value system and some steps that you can personally find to optimize it. Some people would like to make a change but don’t know how; while others might want to be more committed to the change they are making. Solution-focused coaching is about partnering together to support you in getting your desired future outcomes and getting a new perspective. This is different than other fields of work where the focus is on the past in order to determine reasons for present dissatisfaction.

Many of us have tried on someone else’s glasses and know they didn’t work for us. But if you have ever needed glasses, wow, what a difference it makes to look through a lens that was designed for you. Coaching is like that: finding the lens that you may never have looked through and seeing what you can see. Sometimes it is fuzzy because you have never used it before and other times there is a true clarity that only you could have created.

If you would like to see if coaching is for you, I would recommend a free consultation with any of our professional coaches. If you know coaching is for you but still aren’t sure what to talk about, we have many ways to get you started.

 A typical session will last from 45 minutes to an hour. During your session, we recommend putting any notifications you may have on silent, so you can fully engage in your session to get the fullest potential from it.

ImagineFocus is an advice free and judgment-free group; what works for one might not work for others. For example, I have personally been in situations where I have managed two business working 90+ hour weeks; this schedule is not for everyone. Personally, I maintained an effective work-life balance during this time. It was not simple but doable, my goals and personal vision where being met in the timely manner I allotted. In this being achieved as well as time for family and friends created a sufficient work-life balance. Therefore, coaching is great because it’s designed around you and what will work for you in your given time frame. Everything discussed in a session is highly confidential; we understand no one wants his or her personal information to be shared with the public.


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