What Is Life Coaching?
Coaching is the practice of supporting, challenging and empowering an individual or group/team through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result via cutting edge strategies and change techniques.
It is distinct from training and mentoring, in that the coach/client relationship is one of trust, accountability and responsiveness.
Training is teaching an individual or group how to achieve a result by imparting practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies, while mentoring is the process of an expert providing their expertise to less experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, education, and build their networks.
How does coaching differ from counselling and therapy?
How long does it take?
I recommend coaching programs be undertaken at a minimum of three months, while six to twelve month programs are highly recommended for the very best results and to provide the best value and to create lasting change.
What is a Success Coach?
A Success Coach will provide tools, strategies and learnings to ensure success in whatever aspect of life and experience the client requires. For example, to be successful one person may feel they need to have a successful career, while another may feel they need to be financially successful to consider themselves a success. Still another may feel that having a successful marriage or relationship, or successful family relations may be more important, or to be successful with their weight, body image or health in general. The Success Coach is trained to deal with each and every field of success possible. They have a focus on understanding and steering the client towards successful outcomes that the client has been unable to achieve by other means. By coaching clients towards success, the client will typically find that other areas of life benefit enormously from the changes and strategies implemented in the area being sought.
Can coaching save my marriage?
How much does it cost?
Considering the results that coaching can deliver, it is a very affordable investment in an individual or team. Most people are reluctant to commit to an investment in themselves and their own success, and yet this success can provide the basis of ongoing financial, emotional, family and individual stability and peace of mind. Most of us think nothing of spending money on cars, mobile phones, clothes, watches, shoes, computers and computer games, and so on, so it may come as a surprise how little most people seem prepared to actually invest in themselves and their success or even their happiness. Why not check out our coaching packages here.
Can I have a chat with a coach to decide if it will benefit me and before committing to a program?
This is a great idea, both for the client and the coach. It gives the client a taste of what a coaching session is likely to involve, how they feel about it and their coach, and also gives the coach a sense of how likely the client will be to benefit from a coaching program, since not everyone is suited to coaching.
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“When we first met, I have to admit I had no idea what the difference between a “life coach” and a “counsellor” was. All I did know was that I didn’t need a counsellor…..your explanation of what you did started me thinking maybe I could use your services.
Typical of who I am, I jumped in with both feet and took up the six session package.
It is hard to put into words the impact these sessions have had on my life. I can say that what I have gained both personally and professionally can only be described as liberating. From discussing my thoughts and becoming aware of how I was coping wth my teenagers, business, husband and friends, to learning tools to handle life’s little (and big) stresses was priceless. Your guidance was invaluable.
The tools I am walking away with from our sessions will help me to continue to grow and have a fulfilling and rewarding life without the self doubt.
To anyone thinking….should I…..then yes….you should “GET A LIFE”.
To Estelle – Thank You!”
“Estelle really made me feel comfortable to express myself openly and honestly. I really enjoyed her direction, and that’s how I work effectively and it came at a time in my life when I needed to change my mindset. My expectations for this coaching program were to get more concrete about my purpose in life and I got to see the areas I need to improve that will help me achieve my goals. I was coming out of a separation and so it helped me to heal wounds quickly.
The top benefits I received from working with Estelle are being able to comfortably share my life in an environment that I felt completely safe in, trust in Estelle and she didn’t feed my victim side. Estelle is very caring, understanding and just a great person to work with.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Estelle and discovering more about myself and how I react to situations in my life. I loved the practicality of the workbook and got a lot out of it. Following up my discoveries with Estelle made it all a very fun ride. I highly recommend Estelle to anyone who would like to improve their life and work out a plan to achieve your dreams. Thank you Estelle and look forward to keep working with you.”
“When I decided to book a package of 3 coaching sessions, my expectations were that they would help me lessen my anxiety and help me define a path to move forward.
As a result of the coaching, my anxiety is gone, I know everything I want to do now and I have more confidence in myself.
I loved that Estelle was flexible, she provided a lovely relaxed atmosphere and that she stood up to me when I needed it.
After very few sessions, I know what I want to do now.
Estelle never strayed once from what I was there for.
Every minute was spent on getting the best result for me, we kept going until we got it.
If you are willing to give it everything to get the result you want, Estelle is the one to help you achieve that.
She’s not afraid to do things a little out of the ordinary, and take it from me, sometimes that’s what it takes.