What is a life coach?
A life coach is an insightful partner who focuses time and energy to apply professional wisdom to your unique life situations and goals. As a life coach my focus is on you, helping you along your individual life path. Each of us has a personal journey that has unique challenges and ventures. Therefore, everyone’s action plans should be uniquely designed and applied for them.
In recent years, we are realizing and for some returning back to knowing how globally connected we all are. Our connection to the right people can help us to boost our success in life- whether relationship, spiritual, mental and/ or professionally based. As your life coach, my focus will be partnering with you to realize your fullest potential in all areas, starting with area(s) that are most important to you.
There are many benefits of life coaching. The top consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers have conducted research to identify the top 10 benefits of a life coach to include:
Increased self-confidence and self esteem – A study by Grant of the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia found that life coaching also enhances a person’s mental health. Combined, these three aspects create a strongly positive mindset – an important key to success.
Better relationships – Life coaches help people gain clarity about their relationship “wants and needs” so they can build healthier relationships.
Improved communication skills – Effective communication reduces misunderstandings and shortens the time it takes to make others understand what you need or want.
Stronger interpersonal skills – From buying fruit to interviewing for a business loan, people skilled at interpersonal relations have the world as their resource.
Enhanced work performance – Life coaching can contribute to a better and more satisfying work experience.
Correct work/life balance – Very much an individual issue, it is often tricky arriving at the equilibrium that’s right for you.
Greater wellness – Being well is more than taking medicine. Life coaches work with their clients to create “do-able”, comprehensive plans.
Wider career opportunities – These include options that were too frightening, those “out of one’s reach”, and areas that were not even considered but now seem so obvious.
Effective organization and time management – People feel they control their lives rather than their lives controlling them.
Heightened team effectiveness - Life coaching is also about groups and teams. The same benefits that individuals can enjoy also apply to teams and groups.
Coaching Method & Philosophy
The ultimate goal of my life coaching approach is to ensure that the client’s goals are understood, a deliberate personal plan is developed for desired outcomes, and that we focus on reaching the client’s goals while measuring progress toward success. While the life coaching style is straightforward, the client’s desires always take precedence. There is an assumption that the client’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual state are all connected to each other. Therefore, all elements are addressed, to some extent, during life coaching.
My focus is to assist you, the client to stretch to your best self. We complete an initial assessment, which mainly consists of a gap analysis to identify the gap between where you are and where you would like to be. We focus on the strengths, resources and capabilities that exist in addition to areas of needed improvements and other obstacles. The ultimate goal is to develop a personal plan and thrive through it. Other tools include meditation, self- observational exercises and behavioral steps.
The Coaching Relationship
As your life coach, Dr. Lepora serves as your partner in goal setting, self exploration, action planning and results- oriented personal growth. She is a challenging coach and partner who will hold you accountable to achieve your best self. The coaching relationship is a partnership focused on empathy, exploration, and motivation that is action- oriented toward client goals. Dr. Lepora will be honest and straightforward and invites as well as expects the same from you, the client.
As a virtual coach for those remote clients, Dr. Lepora provides flexibility, convenience and added privacy. Virtual coaching, also known as remote coaching allows you to receive life coaching around your schedule. Virtual coaching is available for extended hours including early morning and late evenings.
The client is expected to provide constructive feedback about the quality and usefulness of the life coaching, and be forthright about a desire to restructure in any way. The success of the coaching engagement greatly depends upon the Client’s commitment and openness to the process. The client is held to a high standard of responsibility and accountability. Accordingly, the client is expected to take responsibility for doing work to achieve the desired results.
Delivery of Services
The main advantage of individual life coaching is that it is very uniquely customized to you, the individual client. Only you are considered for focus, based on your needs, wants, fears, desires, and goals that you wish to explore. Individual programs offer the greatest flexibility as they can be adjusted to explore the current issues in your life. Since it is personalized, we are able to delve more deeply into a particular issue or personal goal that you wish to work on. It is also private.
Family and/ or Group Coaching
The purpose of family and/or group life coaching varies. Such purposes and benefits include:
Coaching multiple individuals who share similar goals : These individuals are able to learn from each other’s questions, empathy and support. Coaching individuals who are seeking relationship building. Life Coaching can help to mend and improve family relations, group relations and other group related dynamics. Group Coaching creates a dynamic that is very powerful among multiple individuals and lowers costs for each individual.
- Life Coaching is delivered during sessions by telephone and internet link such as Skype, or, if desired, in person within the United States, traveling from Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia.
- Dr. Lepora has a specialized approach to virtual coaching so that remote clients receive parallel quality accompanying the flexibility and convenience desired by the client.
- Scheduled Life Coaching sessions may be augmented with occasional “emergency” or unplanned calls based upon coach availability.
- Life Coaching Sessions aim to be flexible, including Saturdays and evenings. Sundays are available only on an emergency, non- routine basis.
- The life coach will generally initiate the call/ internet session in order to incur any related calls.
- Typical life coaching sessions last approximately 50-60 minutes.
- 30 minute sessions are also available
- Unlimited E-mails are included with Life Coaching Packages
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Change is an inevitable part of life. We cannot grow without changing. I can partner with you to be the
Master of the Change in your life.