What life coaching can do for you

You might be asking yourself, why would I make a significant financial investment in life coaching when I have lots of people around me I could ask for advice?

That’s just it.  Life coaching isn’t about giving advice.  It’s about helping you work out the right answer for you.  It’s about giving you the space to explore options and find which one fits best and feels most comfortable.  With the best will in the world, those closest to you can sometimes influence your choices in a way that may not always feel quite right.  Life coaching removes that bias and allows you to explore life’s challenges in an open and ‘no holds barred’ way.

Here is a quick summary of how I can help.

I am there to:

  • Provide an impartial voice and a listening ear to help you figure out how to tackle the issue in front of you.
  • Give you the opportunity to explore the issue from different perspectives you may not have considered before.
  • Identify potential obstacles or blockers that are holding you back and help you to put in place strategies to overcome these.
  • Increase your self-awareness about how you respond in certain situations.
  • Provide a healthy level of challenge to ensure you don’t dismiss a vital piece of the puzzle that could be important.
  • Allow you the space to think of the different options open to you and weigh up their feasibility.
  • Use different tools and techniques to help you learn more about yourself.
  • Focus your mind on the actions you need to take and help you to create a plan to implement them.
  • Build your self-belief and self-confidence.
  • Create a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment for you to discuss the issue in detail.

However, just as understanding what I can provide is essential to know, it’s also worth remembering what life coaching isn’t about so you know what to expect.

I am not there to:

  • Provide advice or offer an opinion.
  • Judge you, the situation or any actions you decide to take as a result of our conversation.
  • Provide counselling – I am not a qualified counsellor and if I think at any point we are moving into territory that would be best discussed with a therapist I will flag this.

“It’s rare to find someone so perceptive, motivational and brilliant at what they do: Ali created the perfect space for me to ask essential questions. More than that, our coaching sessions gave me the confidence and tools to find the answers. Equipping me with techniques to resolve issues, to provide clarity, and to focus on what I want to achieve; coaching with Ali has been an empowering experience that I would highly recommend.”

Sara, London