Are you looking for life coaching?
You’re in the right place friend.
At Bloomsoup, we offer access to coaches who can help you make the most of this juicy little existence.
First, let’s look at what life coaching actually is so you understand the process and can make an informed decision.
- 1 What is life coaching?
- 2 How can it help?
- 3 What will the sessions involve?
- 4 Do I really need it?
- 5 Can’t I just speak to my friends?
- 6 Who makes for the best coach?
- 7 How many sessions will I need?
- 8 How frequent are the consultations?
- 9 How long do sessions last?
- 10 Where are appointments usually held?
- 11 Contact us
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is the process of consulting another person for personal and professional guidance to help you navigate the choppy waters of life.
They will listen, analyse and interpret your situation before providing bespoke recommendations which help you work towards common aims.
The relationship is one of mutual trust and cooperation where a coach sets specific tasks and keeps you accountable on your journey.
For a detailed description, check out the video below:
How can it help?
If you’re a normal human, it’s an unfortunate fact that you can expect to encounter a significant degree of suffering through life.
No-one, regardless of their outward appearances of success, is immune.
You might be unhappy in your relationships, discontent at work or demotivated with aspects of your personal life.
Some days we can feel completely lost and not know what we’re doing or why.
Even if we’ve felt purposeful for much of our existence it’s possible to wake up one day and question everything.
At such times it’s vital to have someone to share our feelings with and work through such psychological blocks.
Likely there is work to be done, to facilitate the mindset shifts which then yield objective, external results.
Here are some common reasons for consulting a life coach:
- Feeling directionless with no plan or purpose
- Low mood and motivation
- Problems with procrastination and productivity
- Inability to stick to resolutions, habits and routines
- Disliking your job or career
- Striving for promotions
- Struggling to create relationships
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Poor self-image
- Decision-making problems
- Poor physical health and fitness
- Low financial health and problematic spending habits
- Spiritual dilemmas
Note that if you can more serious mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, you should consult your doctor and/or registered counsellor.
What will the sessions involve?
The initial life coaching sessions will primarily be about understanding your problem, which involves you opening up to the coach and discussing your feelings.
A good coach will be attentive and an active listener.
Once the problems have been defined you can begin to collaborate on a solution.
Ideally, a coach will help you to get objective on the problem, gaining sufficient emotional distance to put a plan in place.
That could involve working on aspects such your productivity, or developing a meditation practice for better mental hygiene.
Subsequent sessions will include an analysis of your progress along with any problems encountered or iterations in mindset and approach required.
Do I really need it?
If you’re happy as you are, then absolutely not.
Life coaching is for those who are interested in self-improvement and working on a particular area of their lives.
Many of the most successful people in the world have coaches, from CEO’s to professional athletes.
The natural question is why would these top performers need help?
Because coaching is clarity and can facilitate much quicker progress than trying to go it alone.
Can’t I just speak to my friends?
Of course! Having a strong friendship group is actively encouraged and contributes significantly to mental health and wellbeing.
However, the problem is that we often feel uncomfortable talking to close friends and family about personal issues, especially if they’re involved in how we feel.
Coaches work well because of their emotional objectivity on a situation.
Who makes for the best coach?
Life coaches come in all types and as with anything, there’s no one size fits all.
Perhaps the most important factor is that you share a connection and resonate with their message.
With a strong bond, you’ll be more willing to digest and implement their advice, even if it’s hard.
Obviously, if you have specific goals you want to achieve, it helps to select a coach who has experience in that domain and practices what they preach.
If you want to lose weight, for example, it helps to work with a coach who’s invested in their own health and fitness and advises from a position of knowledge.
In addition to experience, coaches are often voracious learners, consuming the best books and resources that they can then apply to their work in service of improved client results.
How many sessions will I need?
Life coaching varies immensely from one person to another. Perhaps you just need a quick tune-up and intermittent check-ins to accelerate your progress.
Alternatively, you might require more intensive intervention if there are deep-rooted issues to be addressed.
Many coach-client relationships can continue for years, especially if that person is experiencing good results. However, it’s common to commit to at least 2-3 months of sessions.
On the minimum end, allow for at least 4-6 sessions before re-evaluating and deciding whether to continue.
How frequent are the consultations?
Again, this varies from one person to another. Some clients start with a session per week, whereby regular check-ins are needed to establish issues and identify solutions.
For those that are working through their roadmap, sessions may be spaced further apart to allow sufficient time to work on particular goals and report back with more data.
They can take their experience and help you see a problem more clearly, along with the steps needed to make progress.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions generally last around an hour. For maximum impact, it’s best to commit fully for that time.
Try to remove all distractions, like phones and emails, to invest your complete attention in the consultation.
Where are appointments usually held?
If you’re based in the same location as your coach then sometimes sessions are face to face.
However, as is frequently the case, you connect with a coach in another part of the world.
Luckily, with the wonders of modern technology, you can now enjoy remote sessions using Skype.
Life coaching in London and Exeter
Sometimes face to face sessions may be arranged in London or Exeter.
To see if there’s a possibility for in-person consultation, please reach out.
If you’re based elsewhere in the UK, see below.
Elsewhere in the UK or international clients
If you’re located elsewhere in the world, then online coaching is a perfect fit.
Sessions can be arranged via Skype, which allows for great flexibility and efficiency in coordinating schedules.
If you like what you hear and want to reach out for more information, feel free to get in touch.
We’ll likely ask a series of initial questions to discover what you need and if we can help.
Please note that our spaces are limited as we strive to ensure the quality of services and providing each client the time and attention required to make significant process.