Life Coaching FAQs
Is a life coach like a therapist?
In some ways, it can seem so. However, a therapist is licensed to a different degree than a life coach and goes about helping their patients in a different manner. A therapist often focuses on issues in your past that may be causing you difficulties in overcoming a challenge. A life coach is not worried about your history or past actions. Instead they focus on the you that you are now and how to develop that person into the “future you” you wish to be.
How long do I have to commit to life coaching?
I always offer all clients a free consultation in order to get to know each other a bit and to determine what your goals are. From there you can choose to have me as your life coach for as long as you want – just long enough to run that marathon, get that promotion, or longer still until you’ve started your own business. There is no minimum number of sessions you have to sign up for; however, I do ask for you to try to complete a single month before calling it quits – it does take at least 3 weeks to form a habit and subsequently see true results. Change doesn’t happen overnight but the commitment to change can.
Most clients, however, end up requesting life coaching for longer than they initially expected because the results are there.
How many life coaching sessions will I need?
This can depend on your goal and reason for seeking out life coaching in the first place. Long-term and complex goals will require more sessions. Life coaching is about empowering individuals to take back control over their own lives—not to form a dependency. I am here to help show you the tools you’ll need to take on your goal and encourage you while you complete it. Once that’s done, we can work on achieving another goal or you can choose to end your sessions.
How long is a life coaching session?
Life sessions can typically take 1 to 1.5 hours. Sessions aren’t ended just because the hour is up. We discuss all that we need to, even if that means running over our initial schedule.
Life coaching sessions are usually be spread out with a few weeks in between, lengthening as time passes. This is so that clients take what they have learned in each session and have a chance to apply it in their life regularly – taking control and making that reaction their own. Each situation can be different, but on average you can expect a pattern similar to:
• Sessions one and two to be about 2 weeks apart,
• Sessions two and three about 3 weeks apart,
• Sessions three and four to be about 4 weeks apart,
• And so forth.
However, depending on your individual need and comfort, the schedule can be designed around you. We can meet weekly or every other week; whatever it takes for you to achieve your goals.
What if I don’t live near Brandon, Florida?
The amazing thing about life coaching is that it can happen anywhere! Although one-on-one life coaching sessions are ideal, they can’t always happen – and thankfully, we live in a world full of technology. We can schedule our sessions and complete them through video chats, phone calls, text, and/or email.