Frequently Asked Questions
A life coach provides strategic support and accountability as you clarify, pursue, and achieve your goals.
Clients typically hire me as their personal coach for one of two reasons:
- They aren’t happy where they are and want to make a change or
- They know where they want to be but haven’t been able to get there on their own. As I like to say…
You have the answers and I have the questions. During our time together we are going to explore and flush through your idea, establish a plan, and then guide and refine your implementation phase. Finally, we will get to celebrate your success. There will be homework and pre-meeting prep. The bulk of the coaching work happens outside the office and I will be by your side, as you do that work. I’m here to ensure that you are motivated & feel supported; I’ll hold you accountable without being overbearing or demanding.
None. Isn’t that crazy!? You don’t need any qualifications to be a life coach. All you need to do is to say that you’re a life coach, print out a business card and voila!
In the United States, life coaching is not a regulated industry like therapy or psychiatry. Life coaches do not need to pass tests, they’re not covered by insurance.
That said, there are lots of life coach training programs. But you don’t *have* to take any of them to be a life coach.
I hold myself to a different standard. I work really hard to acquire as much knowledge as possible. First, through my faith, then through other resources.
Here are my qualifications for various areas of life:
- Financial Peace University Coordinator
- Licensed attorney
- Business Owner
- Military Spouse
Are you ready to get to work? My clients experience change because they work for it.
I can’t do it for you, but I can (and will) support you as you do it.
As a coach, I ask you the right questions so that you can come to their own solutions. I’m not a consultant, I’m not going to analyze you and tell you what you need to do (despite clients asking me to do this!). I’m going to help you figure it out for yourself.
And when you figure it out for yourself, when you own the thought process, you are more likely to take action.