Courage is an essential ingredient of a life coaching relationship.
Courage is necessary for raising self awareness and emotional intelligence.
Life coaching is not therapy or counseling, but a unique modality for raising self awareness and emotional intelligence that is based in Positive Psychology.

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Traditional counseling and therapy tend to get people from a state of misery to a state of stability. Life coaching tends to get people from a state of stability to a state of flourishing. Neither discipline is better or worse than the other; they are simply different.

For more information on the difference between life coaching and counseling and therapy, watch this short video: 4 Ways a Life Coach Can Help You.

Life coaching helps people identify what they really want, and design actions steps to achieve it.

A coach doesn't tell a client what to do, but observes, requests, challenges, and suggests. A coach asks powerful questions that evoke self-awareness and openings for action.

At Human By Human, we employ tools that are educational, psychological, and ontological.

Action is the only thing that produces a result in life. A coach helps the client design bite-sized, positive actions, ones that are totally within his/her control. The client follows through and achieves outcomes.

What does a typical coaching session look like?
  • a phone conversation, video conference, or in-person meeting, usually for 60 minutes.
  • for each session, the client chooses a topic to work on
  • coach and client clarify a concrete outcome for this topic
  • the coach employs a tool that is educational, ontological, and/or psychological
  • the coach asks powerful, open-ended questions that evoke self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • client applies these insights to the creation of well-designed actions.
  • the coach and client confirm that these actions are aligned with the concrete outcome
  • the coach and client establish guidelines for communication and accountability in between sessions
  • coach and client discuss logistics for the next session

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4 Myths about Life Coaching, Commonly Held by Students

Myth #1: Having a coach means something's wrong with me. 

Truth: There is nothing wrong with you. Many super successful people have coaches, and it makes all the difference. We tend to have only one view of life - ours. Our view can be empowered, but even so, it's ONE view, and it has its limits.

A coach sees your life with a fresh set of eyes, from various points of view. A coach can see what you can't see, and this is invaluable. If you get a coach, there's nothing wrong with you; if anything, there's entirely more "right" with you.

Myth #2: A coach is my parents' way of getting me to do something. 

Truth: Not exactly. Your parents tell you to get high grades. They tell you to do your chores. They tell you to be successful in every sport, hobby, or activity that you take on. However, their words are expressing a value that they aim to instill in you - get where you want to go in life, learn a lot, and experience happiness and fulfillment along the way.

A coach is the same kind of partner - another adult who stands for you, and what you really want in life. Your parents and your coach work together. They talk about you. They suggest to each other ways to best support you. If your parents and your coach are trying to get you to do anything at all, it's to realize your own greatness in the world, and be happy in the process.

Myth #3: A coaching relationship means I'll have extra work to do. 

Truth: Kind of. You do have to spend time with your coach during your coaching sessions, which are about one hour/week. While this is one hour a week that you won't be doing anything else, it's unique time spent. Everything you discover in your coaching sessions is directly applicable to your current interests and commitments.

The breakthroughs you have, and the actions you design, are for YOUR areas of life: friendships, school, parents, fun, etc. Your work with a coach has the potential to make everything easier.

Myth #4: People may find out I have a coach, and I don't want that. 

Truth: Your parents and your coach are the only people who will know, unless you tell someone else. You may also give your coach permission to contact your teachers. Your coach ends each session with a conversation about the email update to send to your parents. You are cc'd in the email, you agree to the content, and your coach suggests ways that your parents can support you.

A coach ensures confidentiality, but if you demonstrate at-risk behaviors, your coach is obligated to report it to your parents and Child Protective Services. This is the law in every state in the U.S.

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