Without a doubt coaching is one of those things that has many different definitions and ways of applying it.
First things first, coaching is not therapy. It can integrate therapeutic elements from different schools of thought but once again coaching is not therapy.
Coaching can help you focus on the things that you want. It can help you design and create the life that you want. As part of this process of change your character will be revealed. In the sense of how you show up. Not on who you really are as a person.
What gets revealed and changed is the behaviours, the limiting beliefs and the irrational thoughts that make us behave in way we don’t want to.
As with everything, coaching is not for everyone and it is not for everything. The best way to understand what coaching is, is to have a coaching session. All the words in the world will not make you understand what coaching is. That is why I usually offer the first session for free. Even if coaching is not for you you will still benefit from a coaching session.
What I love about coaching is that it focuses on the present and near future. We can look into the long term future, the past will keep showing up. The work that we will do together though focuses on the now, it focuses on the things that you can do (solution oriented) to change yourself and the life that you live.
There is something very powerful that happens when you will challenge your past with new behaviours, mindset and beliefs. Once that world of opportunity opens up for you, you understand that the world is your oyster.
The beauty of coaching is that you discover the answers for yourself. All a coach does is ask questions, good questions at the right time that lead you to your own conclusions.
As you see it is not a mentoring relationship and it is not a talk therapy that the person on the other side tells you what you need to do. You decide what it is that you need to do.
Through coaching you will discover come more in contact with yourself, your values and you truth. As part of finding your purpose you will also shape your identity. You will uncover and shed many limiting behaviours and beliefs that have been dictating your life.
As a result you end up living a more fulfilled life, a more abundant life. A life that aligns more with you.
Are you ready to embark on this journey of self discovery, growth and change?
I look forward to meeting youPhoebus Apostolidis