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Why I'm a Life Coach and 8 Reasons Why Coaching Can Help You

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

I'm a life coach. When I tell people I'm a Life Coach I get a lot of different responses. Some people think it's cool. Some say, "I've always wanted to do that." Some people have no idea what that means. Some people want to know why I'm not a "real" counselor, and others just smile blankly not wanting to ask questions. Today I want to share with you WHY I am a Life coach and why I believe coaching is so beneficial to you.

While studying for my BS in Psychology and Biblical Counseling at Liberty University, I was able to take some courses on Life Coaching. A few hours into the training I was hooked. Coaching had everything I loved about counseling and psychology with a little more freedom and lot less regulation than traditional counseling. Coaching gave me the opportunity to minister to women and couples the way I wanted too; and, to share my own story and experiences with them...something I couldn't do with traditional therapy.

It was really a light bulb moment for me. I was able to take all that I loved from traditional therapy, leave out some of the negative, and combine it into a unique and specific approach to helping others. I believe coaching is an effective way to help others create a life they long to have and I want to give you 8 reasons why.

Top #8 Reasons Why I Believe in Coaching & how it Can Help You.

#1- Coaching is for everyone Coaching is for everyone! Not every person, or every couple, needs a counselor or therapist. But, almost everyone can benefit from a well-trained and experienced Life Coach. Coaching is for everyone!

#2- Coaching is a Partnership A Coach partners with you to help you discover your potential, your purpose in life, achieve goals, and get results you could not accomplish on your own. Together, we look at three things: Where you are now, where you want to be in the future, and what we need to do to get you there.

#3- Coaching is Future Focused Coaching focuses on the person's, or the couples, present and future not on their past. Everything we do focuses on what they want to do or accomplish next. We don't let our clients get bogged down by things that have happened in their past, rather we help them deal with them and move forward into the future. We see your potential and not your problems.

#4- Coaching is NOT Long Term Don't expect to sit in your coach's office for hours at a time, or months on end. Coaching sessions constantly move you forward so you can accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. You might need one or two sessions to bounce ideas off your coach or you can come in for more scheduled visits over a longing period of time.

#5- Coaching is EffectiveCoaching is an investment, but it is very effective and more than pays for itself. Studies show that your ROI (return on investment) on coaching is around 500%. That means you receive 5 times more out of being coached that you invest into coaching!

#6- Coaching is about Life-Changing Results When it comes to coaching people must be able to see results. However, when it comes to changing a behavior you cannot do it alone. In fact, you have a greater chance of failing than you do succeeding when you try to change by yourself! Research shows your probability increases to 50% when you design a plan to implement the change and to 95% if you have a specific accountability appointment with another person (like a coach, counselor, or mentor) for the sole purpose of changing that behavior.

#7 Coaching has many Benefits Coaching has great benefits for you, your marriage, and your family. The things you can work on during a session are really limitless. But, some of the benefits include:

Brainstorm, bring clarity, and focus Healthy conflict resolution and create a haven of safety Set realistic and achievable goals Ignite your passions and creativity Build your leadership and ministry skills Renew your spiritual life Learn how to relax and better manage stress Make healthy changes in your life Build a strong and happy marriage Restore the intimacy in your marriage and put the fun back in your relationship. Overcome obstacles that are keeping you stuck

#8 Coaches are Different Coaches are: Objective Listeners, Hope Givers, Question Askers, Challengers, Discerners, Advisors, Truth Tellers, Perspective Givers, Collaborators, Victory Celebrators, Boundary Creators, Vision Casters, Accountability Partners, Identifiers, Intercessors, and Story Tellers.

They are not: Your Therapist, Your Parent, Your Best Friend, Your Pastor, Your Guru, or Your God. They are not: the Holy Spirit, Miracle Workers, Counselors, Fixers, or Rescuers...Coaches, and coaching, are DIFFERENT!

Because I LOVE it The greatest reason I am a Life Coach, and I believe in coaching, is because I love it! I have seen the results and I know my clients are experiencing break through because of this method of "therapy." Coaching is like nothing you have ever experienced and it is an honor to call myself a coach. There is nothing like watching my clients move forward and create a beautiful life for themselves...that is why I'm a coach.

Raychel Chumley, an AACC trained Life Coach, aka "The Wife Coach", is a wife and mother, a writer, an inspirational speaker, and the creator of This Beautiful Life Coaching Services. She is a woman of incredible faith who has overcome many obstacles in her own life and marriage. Her story, her transparency, and her motivation, inspire many to pursue their dreams in spite of their circumstances. Raychel encourages women, men, and couples to live their lives more physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and spiritually healthy. Stop by our website today to see how our resources and coaching services can help you and your relationships! You can find us here: You can find Raychel here

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