Sunday, March 14, 2010

Propel Yourself!

Life coaching is coming to the forefront again.

Most people are familiar with counseling. It's a reflective process. It focuses on sorting through the past and its impact on the client's current situation. It's a life saver for those folks struggling with anxiety or depression. And for those who need freedom from the old, distorted tapes that play in their minds. It's the venue for those who need to recover from trauma or abuse. For those who need to grieve ... or do some serious forgiveness work.

Life coaching is a different animal.
It's forward-looking, proactive, and edgy. Coaching is designed for people who are ready to stop looking over their shoulders at the past. It can be fairly fast-paced and usually requires heavy-duty homework.

Whether individual or family coaching, the most successful clients have the ability to partner with their coaches to take responsibility for honest self-evaluation. They can't wait to roll up their sleeves and get going on the work they need to do ... be it improved communication skills, wise decision making, saying 'goodbye' to the lifestyle ruts that have left them going nowhere, or fresh goal setting for the next season of life.

Check out one family's communication breakthrough. And keep an eye on HGTV's new coaching show, HOME RULES. It'll be interesting to see if it offers something substantial ... or if it's just a mid-season filler.

If you're ready to look for a life coach, search for someone with some level of training and certification. Most coaches have carved out a niche for themselves (family coach, business coach, health coach, ministry coach, ADD coach, etc.

Christian Coaches Network is the place to find faith-based, Christ-centered resources. And the good news is that most coaching is done via phone and the internet which allows you to choose the perfect coach for you.

What a great time of year to propel yourself forward!

"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus"
- Philippians 3:13-14.

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