Soul Coaching is an aspect of life coaching. I focus on the Soul Coaching aspect of life coaching because supporting others on their paths of personal and spiritual growth is my passion!
Coaching in general is the act of empowerment – – expanding people’s understanding and awareness through powerful questioning tools and techniques that leverage their gifts and talents MUCH faster than they could do by themselves. Coaching is not about telling you what to do. Coaching is about connecting with another on the journey of life who can see your authentic self and employ empowering methods to help you access that inner wisdom to create the life of your dreams.
The soul life coaching process addresses specific personal issues and projects, general conditions and transitions in your mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what obstacles or challenges there might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
HOW DOES SOUL COACHING DIFFER FROM CONSULTING AND COUNSELING?
Consultants – show you how to do something
Therapists/Counselors – Help Answer the “Why do I” questions
Coaches – Focus the Present
The late Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach University, has made the following distinctions between Coaching and traditional therapy/counseling:
Coaching is about achievement; therapy is about healing.
Coaching is about action; therapy is about understanding.
Coaching is about transformation; therapy is about change.
Coaching is about momentum; therapy is about safety.
Coaching is about intuition; therapy is about feelings.
Coaching is about joy; therapy is about happiness.
Coaching is about performance; therapy is about progress.
Coaching is about synchronicity; therapy is about timing.
Coaching is about attraction; therapy is about protecting.
Coaching is about creating; therapy is about resolving.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A SOUL COACH
Clients who work with an experienced, professional Life or Business Coach report many benefits. A study conducted by the International Coach Federation reported the following on why people work with coaches and what some of the benefits were:
Role of Coach
By far, most coaching clients pay their coach to be a sounding board – to really listen to them and give honest feedback. Clients, who could select as many choices as were applicable, characterized the role of their coach as the following:
* Sounding board: 84.8%
* Motivator: 78.1%
* Friend: 56.7%
* Mentor: 50.5%
* Business consultant: 46.7%
* Teacher: 41.0%
* Taskmaster: 30.5%
* Spiritual guide: 29.5%
* Other: 13.3%
Most clients turn to their coach for help on time management as well as career guidance and business advice. To a lesser but still significant extent, they seek coaching on relationships, family, wellness and spirituality. Clients, who could select as many choices as were applicable, said they work with their coach on the following issues:
* Time management: 80.5%
* Career: 74.3%
* Business: 73.8%
* Relationships/Family: 58.6%
* Physical/Wellness: 51.9%
* Spiritual: 51.0%
* Personal: 45.2%
* Goal-setting: 39.5%
* Financial: 38.1%
* Creativity: 11.0%
* Other: 01.4%
Results of Working With a Coach
The outcomes that clients most often attribute to their coaching are a higher level of self-awareness and self-confidence, a more balanced life, smarter goal-setting and lower stress levels. Clients reported experiencing the following outcomes as a result of working with a coach:
* Self-awareness: 67.6%
* Setting better goals: 62.4%
* More balanced life: 60.5%
* Lower stress levels: 57.1%
* Self-discovery: 52.9%
* Self-confidence: 52.4%
* Improvement in quality of life: 43.3%
* Enhanced communication skills: 39.5%
* Project completion: 35.7%
* Health or fitness improvement: 33.8%
* Better relationship w/ boss, co-workers: 33.3%
* Better family relationship(s): 33.3%
* Increased energy: 31.9%
* More fun: 31.9%
* More income: 25.7%
* Stopped a bad habit: 25.7%
* Change in career: 24.3%
* More free time: 22.9%
* Increased profitability of business: 17.1%
* Other: 15.3%
* Started new business: 12.9%
* Empowered employees: 11.0%
* Business turn around: 09.0%
* Change in residential location: 05.7%
Value of The Coaching Investment
A landslide of 98.5% of coaching clients said their investment in a coach was well worth the money. * 70% of clients said their investment in a coach was very valuable
* 28.5% said their investment was valuable.
* 1.5% said their investment in a coach had not been valuable.
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