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What is a Life Coach?

Posted on: May 1st, 2019 by Dr. Susan Pazak

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time”
Anna Freud

A life coach is a trained professional who works closely with you to help you achieve your full potential.  Life has many distractions.  We are inundated with more outside influences than ever before. Life coaching clears the clutter and focuses on bringing balance to both your personal and professional life. Let’s take a look at how a life coach can help you achieve your highest potential.

Set and Achieve Personal Goals

Where do you want to be in five years? 10 years? 15+ years? What type of relationships are important to you?  What are your emotional needs? When/how can you achieve financial independence?  These are all examples of the types of personal goals a qualified life coach can help you identify and achieve.  While you may have an idea of where you want to be, your desired objectives can seem overwhelming to achieve when you don’t have specific goals or a plan in place.  Once your goals are identified, your life coach works with you to develop a strategy and realistic timeline to achieve your personal aspirations.

Set and Achieve Professional Goals

Finding a balance between your personal goals and career aspirations can be challenging at best.  Life coaching takes you through the process of identifying fulfilling vocations and helping you construct a path to attain professional satisfaction. Your life coach helps set professional goals with personal aspirations in mind to help you achieve an ideal work/life balance.

As you can see, a life coach should be much more than just a cheerleader.  Good life coaching examines the person as a whole to help them identify and achieve their personal and professional aspirations.  Susan Pazak, PhD is a renowned psychology expert who draws on her individual and couples counseling experience with each of her life coaching clients.  If you feel like you are in a “rut” and want to start enjoying life again, give Dr. Susan a call to learn more about how her experience as a psychologist and life coach can help.

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