Life Coaching services are intended to help clients reach their potential in terms of who they want to be or what they want to accomplish. Often, someone will seek a Life coach when they are feeling at a crossroads in their lives, or facing a period of stagnation. This goes to show that most people who look for Life coaches are usually those that believe that change is possible and that they have agency over their lives. Life coaches support clients by keeping the momentum for them to make the changes they wish to make.
Apart from supporting clients to create and take accountability for their goals, another core purpose of Life coaches is to guide their clients to become more self-aware: strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, habits, and most importantly, core values. Core values are the foundation on which people should build their lives and make any future decisions. Life coaches ask questions to increase their clients’ self-awareness and constantly encourage them to revisit their core values to ensure alignment in decision making.
Additionally, Life coaches offer support from a more objective, outside perspective, always with positive focus and the clients’ best interest in mind. In fact, Life coaches do not offer suggestions or advice. They are skilled at asking questions that compel their clients to delve deeper and look wider.
You may be wondering what it takes to become a Life coach. Although life coaching draws from the disciplines of psychology, counselling and sociology, you do not need a degree in any of these disciplines. What you do need is a genuine interest in people, and in particular, supporting your clients in their pursuit of wellbeing and growth.
To become a Life Coach, you need to complete a Life Coach Certification programme, such as the one offered by Little Light. Most programmes are around 60 hours of training, though you can begin coaching as soon as you have completed the first 40 hours. Most coaches narrow in on a niche in which they have some experience or expertise; for example, someone who comes from a recruiting background may offer life coaching to people who are at a point of career shifts in their lives. The Life Coaching Certification at Little Light is geared towards adults who work with children, so they can develop a niche for coaching children of different age groups.
You may take up a Life Coaching Certification with the ultimate purpose of supporting other people, but I have a secret to share. Learning how to become a Life Coach is a transformative experience for you too. It’s like an awakening or homecoming to who you truly are. I know that when I’m making most of my decisions now, I go back to my core values, and ask myself, “Is this decision in line with what I believe/want?” I also feel like I’ve just become a better, more mindful person. Our current cohort have had similar experiences.
One member of our recent cohort said, “The entire program revolves about feeling good about yourself and being content about what we have as an individual. Learning to appreciate who you are and what you are.” (Ramanjit Nagar, Principal, The Shriram Millennium School, Noida)
Another offered, “I learnt to appreciate myself more. I have realised that it’s easy to be happy in life if we learn to appreciate ourselves more and not compare ourselves with others. Acknowledging myself for who I am makes me more confident. Not in a cycle of chasing ambitions or being in the rat race. I let people complete what they say and not interrupt them or preempt solutions/ advice.” (Neha Saw, Teacher at TSMS, Noida)
If you want to explore a Life Coaching Certification, or are wondering how Life Coaching can benefit children, then check out the Little Light programmes on offer on our website
Children have now started looking forward to the sessions; and have become more mindful while listening to the stories.Rohini Majithia, TSMS, Faridabad
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