What is Life Coaching? Life Coaching is an energizing process that takes place in relationship between you and a trained professional. Your coach supports you in your efforts to tap into your potential, to awaken your inner strength and talents, to reinforce your values; to create a vision by deepening your understanding of where you are now and where you want to be; to define, clarify and achieve your professional and/or personal goals, and to live a more fulfilling and productive life. Life Coaching is a positive experience, creating positive solutions and positive outcomes!
Who is a Life Coach? Rowan Wolverton, LMT is a Certified Life Coach credentialed through the Erickson College and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her mission is to empower you to enhance energy, enthusiasm, confidence and to sustain motivation as you create and live the satisfying, purposeful life and meaningful life you choose to live. Rowan is trained to use assessments and core coaching skills to support you as you unlock your potential; discover and define your life purpose and passions; awaken your inner strengths and resources; enhance your energy and enthusiasm; align your actions with your values, strengths and talents; balance the many facets of your life; identify and develop goals and a strategic plan to achieve your goals to enable you to embrace your life!
What is the Life Coaching Process? The Life Coaching process is based on the premise that YOU are the expert in your life and throughout the Life Coaching Process. The Life Coach engages in a process of non-judgmental listening, inquiry, feedback, and support which allows you to grow, learn, and achieve results quickly. The Life Coaching process is inquiry-oriented rather than advice-oriented or psychotherapeutic. A Life Coach elicits your greatness through careful listening and skillful questioning that triggers answers from you and helps you move forward toward the goals YOU have identified. Throughout the Life Coaching Process, the Life Coach supports you, as you tap into your potential, by focusing on the present and future and drawing from you what’s working and what’s possible. The Life Coaching Process is dynamic, goal oriented, and very exciting!
Why Consider Life Coaching? You may consider Life Coaching if you want to make changes in your life; to enhance the quality of your life or relationships; to be happier; to move more smoothly through transitions in your life; to reduce stress; to effectively address challenges related to your work or career; to possibly change jobs or change your career path; to balance the many facets of your life; to manage your time better; to lose weight; to enhance self esteem, ect. A Life Coach supports you as you identify and address the components of your life that are not working for you, and that you want to change!
What is the benefit from Life Coaching? Life Coaching offers you one to one attention from a Life Coach who is committed to you and to your success. Your Life Coach empowers you and provides you support and encouragement as you successfully bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. The benefit of Life Coaching is the result: You are happier because you learn and implement a process that enables you to identify what really matters to you. The result is that you are making the changes you want to make in your life.
How is coaching different from counseling or
therapy? Where consulting follows the expert model, counseling and therapy follow the medical model. When you see a counselor or a therapist, you are considered a patient. The model is one of examining what is wrong with you and prescribing ways to fix it. Coaching works on the opposite principle. Since a core premise is that you are a whole person and have all the resources you need to succeed, you don’t need any fixing. You just need guidance in getting to the next level of success. Coaching is based on a wellness model. Just as someone with a sprained ankle is not going to go to a sports coach, they’ll go to a doctor or physiotherapist, someone with a mental illness will go to a therapist. But someone who wants to jump higher and run faster will go to a sports coach, just as someone who wants to excel more in their personal or business lives will go to a coach. Usually a coaching session is 45 to 60 minutes in length, but can also be shorter or longer. How many times a month is up to you and your coach. A weekly arrangement is common, as is weekly with one week off per month.