Originally posted by nursemicke
What is a life coach? Must just be in Australia. Maybe we use a different name.
Life Coaching is where the "Life Coach" works with their client to help them to live extraordinary lives. The way it works is through weekly coaching sessions where clients identify what is most important to them and align their thoughts, words,and actions accordingly.
As a coach, I work with my clients to identify what they wan't personaly and professionally, and support them in achieveing a life that they really wan't and love.
As a coach I :
Encourage the client to set goals that they truly want
Ask them to do more than they may have done on their own
Help them to focus better in order to produce results more quickly
Provide them with the tools, and structure to accomplish more
No it wasn't dreamt up in Australia this is something people have been doing for years. However Thomas Leonard (US) is thought to be the Master Mind behind the so called Life Coaching Movement. There is also an Aussie fellow by the name of David Rock who was also working on a model for Life Coaching at the same time here in Australia so we can take some credit, however I am a big fan of Thomas and his approach.
Having a background in nursing I find to be ideal in moving towards a professional coaching role.
I am sure there are plenty of Nurses in the US that are looking at coaching as another skill they have to offer. I would love to have some discussion with them here. It is very exciting stuff.