As a personal coach – or life coach as some prefer to call it – my role is to help you design a more exciting and meaningful future.
Personal coaching involves making sense of who you are, where you are, what you want and – importantly – why you want it. My job is to keep you on the straight and narrow when implementing that vision.
Think of me as the helpful stranger you bump into when feeling a little lost. Not the one who'll pickpocket you in a dark alley, but a cheerful soul with excellent orientation skills – and who usually happens to know a great ice cream parlour along the way.
Together, we'll explore any existential and practical questions in an open and non-judgmental way. I'll also help you formulate some of those dreams and goals you've not yet been ready to share with anyone else.
Part of that process will require freeing yourself from others' expectations – family, peers, society, etc. It may also involve learning to trust yourself more by following through on your commitments and stopping procrastination.
There are four major elements in my work as a personal coach. Sometimes, I take clients through all these four elements chronologically, but you're also free to pick and choose.
Identity and future self
A lot of talent is wasted not for lack of effort, but lack of direction.
You might feel that life is okay, but something is missing – perhaps a sense of security, meaning, belonging, or fun. Or maybe you’re transitioning into a different stage of your life – voluntarily or forced by external events – and you’re not quite sure what to make of it.
Through a process I call wayfinding, I help my clients create a stronger sense of who they currently are, along with a clearer sense of who they'd like to become in the next decade.
As your personal life coach, I'll help you identify some of the goals or outcomes you want to see over the next one to two years.
We'll then break down those goals into smaller, manageable milestones while guiding you towards choosing the right priorities for you.
I always make sure you'll commit to specific actions after each session. After all, deeds, not words, will guarantee you build momentum and progress.
Systems and processes
No matter how clear your vision is or how 'SMART' your goals are, you won't make much progress without adopting the right mindset. Indeed, many of my clients struggle with procrastination and prioritisation issues, and that throws up signficant barriers to their success.
Adopting the proper habits, rituals, and environment is vital for success. Doing so will help you create an identity of being a disciplined and consistent person.
As a personal coach, I'll help you introduce new behaviours to increase your productivity and help resist the temptations currently keeping you stuck.
If you're looking for a self-proclaimed 'alpha bro' to shame you into action, I will not be the right accountability coach for you.
Indeed, when it comes to accountability, I prefer to treat my clients like the adults they are – clever individuals who are self-motivated enough to pay a life coach to guide them do what's needed, without the need for emotional manipulation.
Pearson's Law says that when performance is measured, performance improves. That's why, as an accountability coach, I'm big on putting systems in place that allow you to keep track of your progress while targeting any areas for improvement.