The International Coach Federation defines coaching as "a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential".
Life Coaching is indeed a partnership and a healing art. It listens, questions, exhorts and motivates. It moves you forward by encouraging your very own strengths, ideas and capabilities. It fosters your creativity and nurtures lifelong dreams. It then invites you to transform these dreams into tangible and fulfilling realities. There's no trick. There's no sorcery. The magic is within you and has always been and will always be there.
Life Coaching creates a safe space for you, the client, to begin a journey of inquiry and self-discovery that will ultimately take you to the highest peaks of your potential and onto achieving your most cherished personal and professional goals by increasing your awareness on your thoughts, body sensations and feelings; your emotional and physical reactions to internal and external factors, catalytic events and triggers, and the behaviors and patterns of conduct that conform and define your identity and how you perceive and interact with yourself and your reality.
A Life Coach will always be present, respectful and authentic and above all, will know that you are the designer and conductor of your own destiny and are, invariably, responsible for every action, reaction and course of action you take (or not) in your life.
A Life Coach has the tools, techniques, compassion and intuition that will enable you to go beyond and leave behind negative thoughts, limiting beliefs and crippling fears and help you discover, instead, the limitless potential and the very practical and advantageous applications of tapping into your body-mind connection, your body compass, the daily exercise of self-inquiry in the presence of bothersome and painful thoughts or clusters of thoughts, and the proper interpretation of dreams, everyday symbols, synchronicities and life's patterns, forces, energies and agents of change.
There is an upside and a downside to every decision we make and every event that touches our lives, including adversity. Your Life Coach will hold the space for you to discover, examine up-close and explore the latitudes and depths of the challenges and the possibilities with which you are being confronted and presented on a daily basis.
It's up to you, however, to make the choice that will best serve you and to take the decisive first step that will set you in motion onto the path of fulfillment, self-realization, oneness with the Universe and personal growth. It will be only then that we can aspire to reshape reality as we envision it and promote positive change, harmonious coexistence with the planet and peace, a productive dialog, fraternal love and solidarity among all human beings in the world and beyond.