According to Wikipedia “Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.”

HOW DOES LIFE COACHING DIFFER FROM EMPOWERMENT COACHING?

In my opinion, life and empowerment coaching titles are very similar. I like to think of empowerment coaching as a form of life coaching that keeps a few fundamental principles in place:

  • Support
  • Accountability
  • Desire to thrive and grow
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SUPPORT

Have you ever had a time in your life where you wished there was someone there to guide or hold your hand as you walked through some difficult times? Perhaps it’s the need to have a bit of a push in the direction you wanted to go?

For me, there have been many times in my journey where it’s been a bit lonely or I’ve felt unsure where I’ve wanted to go or what to do. I’ve had plans and lists for grand plans (and sometimes little ones), but afraid to start as I wasn’t sure how to navigate and chart the path of changes.

I was looking for someone to support me in my journey of changes, re-assure my choices and also provide a second, sound opinion. The real scoop based on my path, not their own agenda.

My definition of a life and empowerment coach helps you to discover, chart and traverse your path providing you the support in the tough times and celebrates the wins!

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ACCOUNTABILITY

I think we’ve all had those moments where we start something, and maybe it starts to ‘get real’ or a bit tough and we end up giving up. A life and empowerment coach helps you through those times.

Sometimes all we need it a check-in or knowing we will be chatting with someone about the progress. Other times, it may be that you need a different perspective to get you through the changes you want in your life.

Let’s face it, life can be tough! Especially when you’re trying to make changes that may seem foreign to you at the time, having an accountability buddy helps to keep you on track to make the changes you are desiring in your life.

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DESIRE TO THRIVE AND GROW

For me, a large portion of life and empowerment coaching is the desire to see others thrive and grow! I personally believe, that on this earth, we are all meant to help each other in some shape or form.

We all have a choice to stay stagnant in our lives or we can make the choice to make changes and grow into the person we are meant to be. What path are you going to choose?

Part of my life involves volunteering and community service. If you’ve ever had the chance to give back in your community, directly with persons in need or youth, I suspect you’ve been rewarded with observing their light shining a bit brighter for that moment in time.

Imagine what our communities may be like if we all enabled and empowered each other to take the next step, cherish the moment and push forward with support, strength and accountability to each other? I think that would be an amazing world to live in!

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What is an Empowerment Coach?
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What is an Empowerment Coach?
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Life & empowerment titles are similar. I like to think of empowerment coaching as a form of life coaching that keeps a few fundamental principles in place.
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The Passion Within
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