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This is PURPLE Life Coaching !!
|William (Bill) Murray has launched murrayTALK, which features both PURPLE Life Coaching and PURPLE Media. He is well over 35 years into his own recovery.
A Life Coach is a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. A PURPLE Life Coach is not locked in to any one approach.
.What's Life Coaching?
Is life coaching effective?
Yes .. very. Studies conducted by the International Coaching Federation on the effectiveness of life coaching showed 99% of the people they interviewed saw their experience working with a life coach as rewarding, while 96% stated they would do it again.
One of the best-known coaches of all time is Tony Robbins. Here's what it says on his web site:
|"A life coach definition can vary depending on what your specific goals are. A life coach encourages and counsels clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Life coaching is distinct from giving advice, consulting, counseling, mentoring and administering therapy. You would hire a coach to help you with specific professional projects, personal goals and transitions. A coach helps you grow by analyzing your current situation, identifying limiting beliefs and other potential challenges and obstacles you face and devising a custom plan of action designed to help you achieve specific outcomes in your life.
The relationship between a client and their lifestyle coach is a creative partnership that seeks to:
These aspects of the process all work together to allow the client to maximize his or her potential, and research shows that coaching and training is a far more effective combination than training alone. In fact, training alone can increase productivity by 22.4%, but when combined with weekly life coaching, productivity is boosted by 88%."
- Identify, clarify and create a vision for what the client wants
- Use coach's expertise to modify goals as needed
- Encourage client's self-discovery and growth
- Nurture and evoke strategies and a plan of action based on what fits best with the client's goals, personality and vision
- Foster client accountability to increase productivity
The Purpose of Life Coaching
As we go through life, we typically face many challenges, fears, and setbacks along the way. These difficulties can often lead us astray and result in uncompleted goals and unfulfilled desires.
Getting caught up in these problems can certainly put us on the back foot, which can lead to indecision and riddle us with self-doubt.
When the decisions we make are ineffective, then the results we acquire are sub-par, and life becomes somewhat of a struggle — lived through a state of desperation.
Life coaching is a self-improvement service designed to help us get out of a state of desperation and into a state of inspiration.
When we live in a state of inspiration, every decision we make and action we take supports our greater good and helps us reach our full potential in any field of endeavor.
Life coaching will, for instance, help you to:
- Develop new skills
- Capitalize on your strengths
- Overcome weaknesses
- Expand your comfort zone
- Improve your thinking
- Eliminate limiting beliefs
- Clarify your goals and priorities
- Develop empowering habits and rituals
- Strengthen your core values
- Improve your ability to learn from mistakes and failure
- Upgrade your social skills and strengthen your relationships
- Unlock your life's purpose
Essential Skills for Life Coaches
Bill has spent many thousands of hours helping people .. not so much by telling them what to do, but by revealing the techniques, tools and skills he's developed over a lifetime of his own healing journey.
He leads by suggestion .. not command.
In doing this work, the client is mentored, led through along a path that often results in unexpected results, the most important of which is an interior comfort he / she may not have previously known.
Depending on the person, Bill will help them create a Spiritual connection, sometimes through their own faith and sometimes from a different source.
Bill believes that ultimately each of us is 'in charge of' our own growth and healing, but that with the guidance of a coach can achieve relatively quick and meaningful results.
As the list below suggests, effective communication cannot be underestimated in the coaching relationship. An honest open exchange of information and ideas is also crucial.
- Effective Communication.
- Listening Skills.
- Non-Verbal Listening Techniques.
- Characteristics of Good Questions.
- Descriptive Questions.
- Multiple Choice Questions.
What is the difference between a life coach and a therapist?
Therapists are trained to look deeply into a client's past to understanding the present situation. A life coaches will identify and describe current behaviors with the client, and work to modify their current challenges and problems. But therapy and life coaching do share certain traits and aims.
Again from the Internationally recognized Tony Robbins:
|Life Coach vs. Therapist
"One of the most common misconceptions about life coaching is that it is therapy in disguise — or, worse yet, therapy from an unlicensed practitioner. In reality, life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment, in any and all areas of life. Here are some of the differences between life coaching and therapy, and a basic guide for when each service is appropriate."
Defining Terms: Life Coach vs. Therapist
"What is therapy? Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis, with the hope of resolving past issues and creating a happier, more stable future.
What does a life coach do? The difference between a life coach and therapist is that a life coach sets clients up with a process that may be long or short-term, instead of regular sessions. In life coaching, a client works with a coach, who is not a healthcare professional, in order to clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results. The process of life coaching takes the client's current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward. A life coach enables the person receiving treatment to take control of their life and take action to steer it toward their goals."
Similarities and Differences Between Life Coaches and Therapists
"The fundamentals of life coaching are what distinguishes it from therapy. Life coaches do not diagnose the people they work with, while therapists determine illnesses and pathologies so their patients can be clinically treated. Therapists analyze their client's past as a tool for understanding present behaviors, whereas life coaches simply identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. In other words, therapists focus on “why” certain behavioral patterns occur, and coaches work on “how” to work toward a goal.
When you look at a life coach vs. a therapist's practice, it's important to recognize that therapists help clients explore and understand their subconscious and unconscious mind. Their goal in this exploration is a deep understanding of behaviors and patterns. Life coaches focus on an individual's actions and results. Life coaches measure their client's success with key performance indicators and specific behavioral outcomes and goals."
Tony goes on the explain, "Whether you choose to work with a life coach or therapist, both work to enable clients to make positive changes in their lives and become more productive. While therapists diagnose and treat from a healthcare perspective, not all therapy clients are ill; many healthy people seek the services of both therapists and life coaches. Therapists may at times work with specific results in mind, such as the cessation of a particular problematic behavior.
Despite occasional areas of overlap, the work and processes of therapists and life coaches are distinct."
What are the duties of a life coach?
Life Coaches are responsible for guiding people that are confused on what to do into their lives. They support goal-setting, personal growth, and behavior modification of their clients. These professionals help people to achieve their goals by improving different actions necessary to take control of future plans.
What do personal coaches do?
Life coaches work with their clients to help them achieve goals, overcome obstacles and make changes or shifts in their lives. The coach works with the client, as a partner, knowing that the client has the answers to create the changes they seek.
Coaches do not counsel or analyze the past.