What is Health/Life Coaching?
"Health/life coaching is an on-going partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of health/life coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. Beginning with the clients' desires, health/life coaching uses reporting, exploring, and a consistent commitment to move the client forward. Health/life coaching accelerates the clients' progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Health/life coaching concentrates on where clients are today and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow." - International Coach Federation, ICF
Who can benefit from having a life coach?
Health/Life Coaching is not only for someone who is unhealthy, it is also for someone who is essentially healthy. We are not counselors to help diagnosis and treat your illnesses. A health coach focuses on the future rather than the past. We are concerned with addressing the root cause of your issues, focusing on results. We focus on getting you what you want out of your life and health. Here, now and moving forward.
The Art of SimplifyingBy Cat Li Stevenson
We live in a society where our worth seems to be validated by how large our network is; how often our Blackberry goes off; how worldly we are from our travels; or how many awesome Facebook pictures there are of us, proving to our friends we live the good life. Not to mention, as we grow older and wiser, there is a constant learning curve on how to gracefully handle evolving responsibility
So, we resort to multi-tasking. A term I’m all too familiar with:
For the past three years, I’ve adopted wearing several outfits: the Corporate Banker, the weekend Real Estate Agent, the closet writer, the Board Member, the six days a week fitness guru, the overly helpful sister/mentor, the “wherever there was time” Nutrition Coach, the social planner… The exhausting list can be rattled on, but these were my staple outfits.