Life Coaching Academy

Many of us spend our twenties getting a degree, finding jobs, and settling down with a spouse to build a life. All our choices are the product of beliefs. Some of these beliefs are conscious. Some are unconscious. Either way, these beliefs, opinions and notions form a compass for us that points in a certain direction consistently over time. But as time progresses, some of our beliefs don’t serve us very well anymore. Despite this, we hold on to them, sometimes counter-productively. Sandhya, a life coach in Bangalore who runs a life coaching academy, can help individuals with a desire for change to examine their beliefs – or their ‘stories’ – and change them for the better, so they can achieve their goals.

Here are some benefits that people have experienced as a result of enlisting a life coach:
  • Coaching rewires your brain by helping you ask the right questions. You’ll stop asking questions like ‘Will it work?’ and instead ask ‘What if it works?’ You’ll imagine possibilities, not catastrophes.
  • Coaching is first and foremost, a journey of self-discovery. So don’t get fixated on having it all figured out before you start. By doing that you become your own biggest hindrance to the coaching process. Take a chance. Let the journey unfold. Let the questions get asked. You will be pleasantly surprised.
  • Nothing helps us neutralize irrational fears like coaching. Coaching pulls the rug out from under irrational fears and enables us to replace them with more enabling stories, ones that help us be more productive and confident, as opposed to ineffective and rattled.
  • A good coach will push you to get crystal clear on what you want from life. Next comes translating those wants into goals and plans. Clarity is one of the biggest benefits of coaching.
  • Coaching trains your mind to always think about what’s next. Dwelling on the past is fine as long as you’re learning from a mistake. Otherwise, your focus has to be on the future. What do you need to DO NEXT to achieve your goal? Like meditation and yoga, coaching forces your mind into a zone of POSITIVE ACTION and unleashes your most practical and powerful life force.
  • Coaching doesn’t help you ‘strengthen your strengths and improve your weaknesses.’ That’s hollow corporate speak. If anything, coaching helps you hone your strengths correctly and be mindful of your weaknesses. No one can turn into superman and that’s not the objective of coaching.
  • Last but not the least, coaching helps you develop the mind of a problem solver. You will create new, positive neural pathways in your brain that sniff out opportunities, reserve judgment, find confidence and replace ‘I want this but’ with ‘I want this and so…’

In short, coaching can change the way you think and that in turn can change your whole life.

You can benefit from life coaching by developing the following qualities in you:
  • Positive mindset – Developing positive thoughts and trying to be optimistic in every situation of life. Controlling negative ideas and instead converting it to a positive one.
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence – Building a “go-getter” and “I can do it” attitude and trusting on self to overcome challenges of life.
  • Control over procrastination – To be enthusiastic and proactive in all phases of life. Encouraging others as well as self to take on the task and completing it today instead of leaving it for tomorrow.
  • Goal oriented thoughts – To strive hard to reach the defined goal in the predefined time. Endeavor towards achieving the goals by developing goal-oriented plans.
  • Freedom from conflicting thoughts – Setting yourself free from all types of doubts, confusion regarding career, life, and work. Performing group discussions and listening to others to get clarity on an issue.
  • Stay calm in an adverse situation – Instead of overreacting and getting depressed in adverse conditioning, take charge on you and deal the problems in best possible manner. Stay calm and think how to solve the problem instead of blown by it.

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A life coach is a qualified professional that works with individuals anybody for that matter a working professional or a stay at home parent or an entrepreneur to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board.

Sandhya Reddy is a certified Life coach in Bangalore and she has coached over 100 individuals achieve their potential through coaching.

Life coaching is aimed at helping people meet goals in their personal or business lives by guiding them in the right direction much like a sports coach might do for a sportsperson — although the methods used by individual life coaches will vary greatly.

Most of us turn to a friend who we consider to be ‘wise’ when it comes to certain circumstances such as making key decisions or overcoming problems. But our friends may not always have the answers or may not be sufficiently objective about a situation to give decent advice. This is where life coaching has role to play, by helping people see their life from a different perspective and giving them the confidence to move forward.

Sandhya Reddy offers life coaching in Bangalore. She offers coaching to people all over India over Skype.

Counselling and Coaching are different.

A counsellor is a person who is a psychologist and has training in human behaviour and psychology. On hearing your problem, they typically advice you on how to deal with the situation. They have in their repertoire a set of situations and hence a set of advice or solutions.

Counsellors are past-focused, problem-focused and work towards emotions. They give advice and recommendations and ask questions like “Why should we change?”. Counsellors have answers, give diagnosis and treatment.

Coaching is different because, coaches believe that their clients are smart, they are resourceful and are capable of finding the solutions to their situation. It is the coaches responsibility is to ask powerful questions that can make the client think, challenge themselves and come out with the solutions of their situation. Coaches make their clients accountable for their plans and progress be it professional life or personal life.

Coaches are future-focused, solution focused, work towards outcomes, don’t give advice, ask questions like “How can we change?”

They believe that the client has all the answers and hence are only assisted to find their best suited solutions.

Yes, one can definitely benefit from an executive coach.

  • Go on a journey of self-discovery so that you can understand yourself and identify your strengths,
  • Create a goal for yourself for the next 1 year, 3 years or may be 5 years if you want to
  • This can be for personal goals, professional goals, health and finance goals
  •  Create a plan to achieve your goal along with milestones
  • Identify all enabling patters and dis-enabling patterns. Install powerful habits that can help you achieve your goal – whatever those may be.
  • Or if one is thinking of resolving a issue that they have been grappling with, life coach can help in putting that matter to rest by changing your perspective around it

Life coaching or any coaching for that matter is transformational for the individual getting coached.

You may be wondering, ‘what if I sign up with a coach and after a few sessions i realize that it does not work for me’.

Think about it this way – What if you signed up, and it worked for you. Think about the possibilities.

The boundaries are blurred.

In life coaching, the coachee is trying to prioritise the issues in personal life and is trying to get the personal life in order be it finances, health, career growth, time management, relationships etc.

But in executive coaching, the coachee is trying to prioritise work and career specifically. The issues being discussed are relationships with colleagues, being assertive at the work place, being an influencer, taking action and changes to move to the next level, becoming a risk taker, being a better negotiator, being productive and time management etc. However, during the executive coaching engagement, a lot of personal issues creep in which makes in life coaching.

All individuals are human being first. Hence, a life coach can help working professionals as well to achieve their potential.

A life coach can help an individual get clarity and help them achieve their potential.

For all situations in life, I believe the starting point is to identify the right problem statement. Most people assume the symptom Is the problem and try to solve the symptom. But, the problem is never going to go away that way. Getting to the root of the problem and identifying the right problem statement is the starting point to solving the problem.

A lot of individuals also have problem focus in life. They never get to solving the problem. A coach can help the individual develop a solution focus.

A life coach can help the coachee in the following aspects:

  • Go on a journey of self-discovery so that they can understand themselves and identify their strengths,
    Create goals for themselves for the next 1 year, or 3 years or may be 5 years, whatever the client wants
  • This can be for personal goals, professional goals, health and finance goals
  • Create a plan to achieve the goal along with milestones
  • Identify all enabling patters and dis-enabling patterns. Install powerful habits that can help client achieve their goal whatever those may be.

In short coaching is about personal transformation to achieve greater success at the workplace, and feel more fulfilled.

Yes, a life coach can help the coachee resolve relationship issues.

The coach does not have access to the other person involved in the relationship, hence the coach coaches only the coaching.

Coaches can change the situation, but can work with the coachee to change their perspective on the situation, which can lead to resolution.

There are other professionals or counsellors who are better trained for resolving marital situations.

No. A life coach is not trained to resolve marital issues between married couples.

No. The ICF code of ethics does not allow coaches to work with individuals who are diagnosed with depression or any mental disorder.

When a coach recognizes through conversations that the coachee is probably depressed, then they are to sign off the engagement and advice the coachee to see a counsellor or seek the help of a psychiatrist who is trained to deal with the issue.

Yes. A life coach can help a coachee come to terms with their situation or with any event in the past. The past cannot be changed, but the coach can work with the client to change the perception of the past.
To get over traumatic events, the best bet is a counsellor.

Each life coach may have their own coaching fee. In India, a certified life coach can charge anywhere between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 25000 per hour and that depends on their experience. Your coach may recommend anywhere between 15 to 20 coaching sessions and the engagement can last between 4 months to 6 months depending on the number of sessions you sign up for.

Depending on your situation and your objectives from the coaching engagement, your coach will give you an estimation on the number of coaching hours you will need. Most coaches recommend anywhere between 12 to 15 coaching sessions or may be 20 also. The coaching engagement may last between 4 months to 6 months depending on the number of sessions you sign up for for each month.

Personal transformation is possible with a life coach.

Personal transformation can happen due to two reasons:

  • You go on a journey of self-discovery with your coach, so that you can understand yourself and identify your strengths.
  • Through coaching, you identify all the enabling patters and dis-enabling patterns. Install powerful habits that can help you achieve your goal – whatever those may be.
  • If all is well, you are probably carrying the wrong story in your head. Our stories are our beliefs and thought processes. It may be a worthy exercise to spend time with a coach and let go of all disenabling stories, and develop a new positive mindset with enabling stories.

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Life Coaching is a one on one engagement with a life coach that can help you realize your professional and personal potential. It can help you move towards your life’s goal. It sets you free from the thought of failure and boosts your power of resilience. A certified life coach who can help you replace your disempowering beliefs with empowering beliefs that can enable you to achieve your goal.