At Proliance, we believe in approaching our patients with the most comprehensive form of wellness care. We have seen the approaches to wellness evolve over time and have a great respect for new ways of helping our patients find happiness and fulfillment. Life coaching is a process of teaching or training individuals to achieve specific personal or professional goals with the aim of increasing personal growth or professional advancement. It is based heavily on the young field of Positive Psychology, which was first introduced in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Trained and experienced life coaches help individuals to identify and achieve their goals through a variety of tools, techniques, and accountability.
How is life coaching different from psychotherapy?
It is important to recognize that life coaching and psychotherapy are two separate fields. Often, principles of life coaching can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, however, principles of psychotherapy cannot be used in the realm of life coaching. Life coaching does not focus on examining nor diagnosing the past and does not examine emotional difficulties or mental illness.
It is goal-focused rather than problem-focused. It helps us to actualize our potential and attain a sense of balance in order to achieve greatness.
How do I choose the right life coach for me?
Choosing a life coach can be a difficult decision. Because this field is fairly new in nature, there are few requirements for an individual to become a life coach. It is important to not only choose a coach with whom you connect, but one with experience and training in the field. At Proliance Center, life coaching is not only provided by a clinician highly educated and licensed in the field of mental health, but one who is also a Board Certified Coach (BCC). At Proliance, our life coach completed training at a program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the organization that sets and monitors the international standards for professional coaching ethics, training and practices. We feel that in order to provide our clients with the best care, we must be the best at what we do and education and training is a significant component of that expertise.
What does Life Coaching entail?
At Proliance Center, we approach life coaching as a designed alliance between the coach and client. We believe that you, the client, are the only expert in your life that knows who you are and what you need. We will help you discover what your own personal “best” might be. Some common goals of life coaching include:
Life Organization and Balance
- Increase Productivity
- Improved Health and Wellness
- Career Transitions
- Academic Achievement
- Life Transitions
- Goal Setting and Achievement
Your Proliance life coach will fully embrace and develop your strengths to improve the areas that need attention. We are fully committed to your personal success and will help you develop a plan of action by consistently listening to your needs. You will also learn to go beyond what you think you are capable of to set high goals and standards for yourself. We will help you to find empowerment and insight through our support, encouragement, and accountability to help you do the work needed to achieve your goals and do so with a solid foundation.