Become a better version of yourself…
- Discover your personal goals (and make a clear plan for attaining them)
- Enhance your motivation, creativity, and personal effectiveness
- Become more charismatic and enjoy life more
- Cultivate better organization and time management
- Enjoy better, deeper, richer relationships
- Finally get the respect that you deserve
- Develop your spirituality and sense of connectedness
- Love what you see when you look in the mirror
How it works
The world is too big for any of us to ever really understand. So a lot of what we learn growing up, is just where to look — which parts are important. And over time, everything else just fades into the background.
That means that all through your life, when you take stock of the options available to you and make choices about how you want to live… there are other options, that you can’t see.
When a new client comes to me for coaching, the first thing I to do is to start figuring out where their habitual blind spots are. Then, I use a variety of advanced psychological techniques to help them begin to see those possibilities that never even existed for them before.
The problem with life coaches
You might already realize that life coaches are not required to hold any kind of mental health qualifications. And that may sound fine to you if you have no major mental health issues. But the problem is that each and every one of us has invisible barriers holding us back from being our best. We are all giants raised by midgets, all walking around with a perpetual mental crouch.
When you train to be a psychologist, you spend an entire year as a psychodiagnostic resident, which means that your whole job is to figure people out. You gain an immense set of tools and practical knowledge about the invisible barriers that stand between otherwise highly capable individuals and their dreams. Then, you spend your next three years of on-the-job psychological training learning how to help real people to overcome those very barriers.
Most “certified” life coaches have never had these types of invaluable training experiences. That means they just don’t have the skills that it takes to help you push beyond your limitations in a safe, ecological way.
The difference between psychotherapy and life coaching
Many people consider seeing a psychotherapist just to explore themselves and to cultivate personal growth and development. What they often find is that mental health services are not a good fit for them. Those services are designed to help people who have mental illness reduce their symptoms and learn skills for healthy living. If you have a mental illness, these services can be great!
But if you’re a highly functional person simply wanting to gain insight into your own inner workings and find a better sense of meaning in your life, you might end up disappointed. That’s where life coaching is really beneficial.
My coaching practice is a form of applied positive psychology. I work with clients to identify and amplify their personal strengths, examine and enrich their relationships, and cultivate a more satisfying sense of spirituality.