What is the purpose of a life coach?

What is the purpose of a life coach?

A life coach – what for?

You may think that you can solve your problems alone and that the only coach you need is yourself. Yet in a delicate moment in your life, such as a move, separation, dismissal or change of work, you may want to receive outside advice, or support from someone who is not directly involved with your situation.
This is where the life coach comes in: he intervenes on concrete problems, helps you identify the changes and gives you the means to achieve your goals.
If you feel stuck in a situation that does not suit you, your coach will help you negotiate a life change and how to move on. In summary, using a life coach allows you to draw the future that suits you.

How does coaching work?

The first session aims above all to get to know your coach and tell him about your needs. Together, you identify the coaching goals and the means you are ready to implement to achieve them.
During the following sessions, your coach will help you answer your own questions, thanks to different techniques: NLP, Gestalt therapy, hypnosis, relaxation, etc. Be careful, your coach is not here to “heal” you: in the manner of a sports coach, he is there to help you find the resources and creativity that will allow you to solve your own difficulties.
Coaching, unlike therapy, can be very short: a few months, one session per week, one session every two weeks, even one session per month. Sometimes it takes very little to remove blockages! 

How to choose your life coach

Life coaching is open to everyone, and is not reserved for people with any disorder. Your coach is not a therapist. He is future-oriented, while the therapist is there to help you heal the wounds of the past.
If your goal is to regain your positive energy to move forward, choose a life coach. Do not hesitate to contact several life coaches.
You should also know that in France, the title of life coach is not subject to obtaining specific diplomas: think well to learn about the experience and techniques of a coach, before asking for life coach services.
And as in all areas, rely first and foremost on the coaches you are recommended to by friends!

Why use a professional life coach?

Companies that hire coaches to boost the performance of their employees, improve their behavioral skills or their “leadership skills”. In France, 90% of CAC 40 companies would call coaches. In Belgium, a survey of 943 HR managers revealed that 85% of Flemish companies, large or small, organize coaching sessions for their executives. Switzerland is also one of the countries which hires life coaches. “Many associations, NGOs and Swiss companies regularly call on coaches,” says Nathalie Ducrot, President of the International Federation of ICF Professional Coaches. At Nestlé, for example, the implementation of a coaching culture concerns all of its 340,000 employees around the world. ”

A coach to improve productivity

If the price of a coaching session is not negligible (between 300 and 700 francs according to coaches), the return on investment would be up to the financial efforts made by employers: 70% of coaches believe they can improve people’s effectiveness and productivity at work and 86% of companies say they have obtained a return on investment at least equivalent to the amounts paid to carry out the coaching process, according to a study by ICF. Séverine Jourdain, Head of Coaching at Nestlé, confirms: “Coaching impacts all employees in their way of interacting, communicating, engaging and meeting challenges. In addition to enabling greater job satisfaction, this culture of individual commitment and empowerment serves the business performance of the company.”
Originally, the word “coach” is derived from the old French “tick”. Like the coachman who once drove his passengers safely to their destinations, the career coach guides his clients towards their professional goals. Could they do it without him? “The individual does not use his full potential” say Odile Bernhardt-Cluzel, Francis Colnot and Florence Vitry, authors of the book “Understanding and practicing personal coaching”. The course of a career is also strongly influenced by the way a person looks at herself.

Realize your true personality

“The formatting of childhood – that little voice that tells us that you are not good enough to succeed or that you will not succeed – generates convictions that deprive the individual of his objectivity and constrain its potential”explains Nathalie Ducrot. Thus, those who believe that they are not good enough will suffer from perfectionism or find it difficult to promote their work and seek promotion. Conversely, the one whose beliefs are promising (“I always fall back on my feet” or “my work is appreciated”) will take initiatives to evolve and climb the ladder of his company with ease.

Choosing the right coach

It is necessary to choose the right coach. In this respect, the profession is not legislated. “Everybody calls himself a coach these days”, says Nathalie Ducrot. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is best to find a coach in the network of professional associations or coaching schools. They have reference lists established according to specific criterias. Their coaches have also signed a code of ethics. “ICF describes eleven key coaching skills, including the requirement to set concrete and measurable goals so that coaching becomes a process that can be evaluated.

Life Coach – Move Towards Solutions

A life coach is defined as a successful partner. It allows you to face a situation that seems difficult during a period of change or crisis, guiding and accompanying you. It is a helping relationship through personalised individual support based on listening and questioning. Life coaching is moving towards solutions rather than focusing on the problems. The goal of coaching is to achieve a defined goal. It is not necessary to have big plans to call a coach, the goal can simply be to achieve a certain well-being, to feel aligned with oneself. Through coaching, the person deepens their self-awareness and improves performances. They then become able to find solutions to their problems and can regain control of her life.

Who are the sessions for?

As a personal development tool, the coaching sessions are aimed at adults as well as adolescents who want to regain their self-confidence, change their lives and achieve their goals. It is for anyone who feels the need to to be supported and accompanied at a pivotal moment in his life. Through active listening and powerful questioning, coaching allows you to become aware of your potential and redefine your priorities. It is a question of offering a personal lighting of one’s needs by regaining self-confidence and learning to know oneself. The person coached will thus be able to determine their own priorities, objectives and potentialities and to face their future more serenely.
You have to go beyond and solve your difficulties alone with a common goal: YOUR fulfilment and YOUR personal success. Happiness is a treasure we ALL have the right to!

Personal Coaching and Personal Development

Do you need support to move forward in your life? 
Do you wish to see positive changes, to take a new step personally or professionally?
Do you want to get out of an uncomfortable situation ?
Have you ever considered Personal coaching?

In which situation should I call a coach?

The coach can accompany you with:
Your objective or your problem, related to your personal and / or professional life, new project of life/change of life, decision making, new career orientation (reflection and career assessment, CV, cover letter, interview), position taking, self-confidence/self-esteem, managing emotions, letting go, optimised communication, conflict management, or any other situation for which you need guidance.

What is coaching ?

Coaching is a customised individualised accompaniment which, to achieve your goal, can enable you to:
Understand your operation and clarify your situation
Clearly define the direction in which you want to go
Lift blocking points that prevent you from reaching your goal
Make your resources and talents emerge
The coach is not:
A trainer: he does not dispense technical knowledge in order to develop the skills of the coach.
A consultant: the coach does not advise, does not give his opinion and does not provide an answer to the problem to his client; he helps him find the answers that are good for him.
A psychologist: the coach analyses the present to take the client to the future; the coach does not work as the psychologist and analyse the past. A psychologist answers the question “Why” and the coach to the question “How”.
A mentor/model: there is a tie between the coach and the coached; no notion of superiority.
A judge: the coach will not make any judgment whatsoever.
A “reporter”: the coach preserves the confidentiality of the information exchanged during a coaching session.

Where does coaching take place? 

It can be individual meetings, in offices, at home or outdoors (to be defined according to your wishes and possibilities). The duration, the frequency and the number of sessions will be defined together at the beginning of coaching, according to your needs. It can be a one-off session on a particular theme/a situation to unlock or get in-depth support on several sessions. In the latter case, the start of coaching will be formalised by the signing of a contract.
We offer you the opportunity to begin the sessions with a moment of meditation and have access to a massage chair and relaxing, promoting relaxation, to optimise the work done in session.

What are the benefits of coaching?

Coaching can bring you:
A new vision on your situation
Practical and accessible tools
Better management of your emotions
An ability to mobilize your resources and manage certain situations
Serenity and meaning

What is image and communication consulting?

It’s not a question of “Re-looking” but rather of “Good-looking”.
It’s not about imposing fashion trends, but about learning to showcase your potential, your personality and your purpose.
It’s not about feeling uncomfortable, it’s about making you feel good!
The image consulting is articulated around three benefits :
Colorimetry: discover the colors that sublimate you.
The morpho-visagisme: study how to enhance your face with hairstyle, makeup, glasses and other accessories.
The morpho-silhouette: learn to feel good through clothing (shape, fabric, color) and accessories.

What are the benefits of image consulting?

Image consulting can bring you:
A new vision of your potential
Practical tips to learn how to showcase you
Better confidence

Why life coaching?

Why life coaching?

First of all, life coaching requires a personal commitment on the part of the coached, he must agree to make changes in his life. If this commitment is not respected, the results of coaching can be compromised.
In general, an individual may decide to call on a life coach for the following reasons:
He wants to go forward
He wants to welcome a change with serenity
Change your beliefs
Change your behavior
During a period of confusion
Undertake a complex situation
Solve difficulties
Find motivation to achieve a specific goal
Prepare an interview or meeting
Set life goals
Realise his dreams
When feeling dissatisfied with your life/feeling of well being

The reasons for life coaching requests

Life Coaching is for anyone who wants to be accompanied for a change in their life, be it an adult, parents, teenager, child, couple, student, retiree, employee or a business leader.
Here are some reasons for life coaching requests. They may be professional or focus on one’s personal life:
Mourning, divorce, separation
Have self-confidence and self-esteem
Higher or lower motivation
Addressing a difficult childhood or adolescence, a family conflict
Achieving personal goals
Bad relationships at work
Decisions to take
Social phobia, shyness, conflict,
Performance to be achieved
Reach a state of happiness
Face his fear of success, overcome failures
Bad management of stress
Management of novelties, changes to integrate
Evolution or career change
Retirement, dismissal

Listening: a key relational skill!

Has it ever happened to you that you did not feel listened to?
This situation is, after all, rather frustrating!
How did you feel then?
Anger? Frustration? Sadness? 
Could it be that when you do not listen to others, the person can feel the same thing, and that has a negative impact on your relationship?


Listening may be the most beautiful gift
That we can do to someone.
It’s telling him, not with words
But with his eyes, his face, his smile
And all his body: you are important to me!
Listening is to start by keeping quiet
Listening is welcoming the other
With gratitude as he defines himself
Listening is not judging someone to be like this or that,
It’s learning to discover its qualities
Which are specific to him.
It’s open positively
To all ideas, to all subjects,
To all experiences,
To all solutions, without interpreting,
Without judging, leaving to the other his space
And the time to find the path that is his.
Be attentive to someone who suffers,
This is not giving a solution
Or an explanation for his suffering,
It allows him to say it and find
Himself his own way to free himself.
Listening is giving to the other
What we may never have been given:
Attention, time, an affectionate presence.
André Gromolard,
Author of “Mutual Listening” Editions Chronique Sociale 1998

What if you listen differently?

Your mission, if you accept it, will be to find a situation in your daily life where you will take the time to listen to the other, for real, without interrupting him and not paying him attention.
Note what happens; what do I feel?
And what does this change in the relationship?
In addition, if you want to learn how to create and maintain quality relationships with others, you can go to a life coach.

What is a Life Coach?

What is a life coach?

Life coaching is about a personalised session where you guide the one being coached during the process of change, at a key moment in his or her life, to the complete achievement of his or her precise objectives.

What can a life coach help you with?

– manage your stress
– prepare for retirement
– to give a New chance to couples
– learn to better communicate with the others
overcome the loss of a loved one
– to choose the right orientation, professionally (for students too))
– learn to manage your emotions: anger, anxiety
In the professional world, coaching becomes an indispensable aid to advance individuals in key positions. It allows to unlock conflict situations. It can be practiced as a team or individually depending on the needs of the company. Managers can also find important support in the communication with their employees. Coaching allows you to advance and to more easily grasp your difficulties and to make your projects realisable. Positivism is an important part of a goal’s success as well as questioning.

How to revive a relationship in 3 months?

Where are you in your relationship?

You do not know if you still love them, you quarrel regularly, you do not share anything with each other, you feel like you live next to each other, you wonder whether to leave, take a break or stay?
Yes, it can happen. Relationships is not always a barrier-free path. Everything depends on how to consider the obstacle:
“One can also build something beautiful with the stones that hinder the way.”- Goethe
And now imagine yourself as a fulfilled couple:
You succeed in dialog, you finally share privileged moments together, you rediscover those strong feelings you have towards each other and your family becomes a haven of peace where everyone is valued.

Does this make sense to you?

If your goal is to boost your relationship, then you must act now and get things back on track.
Your action depends on your success.
Are you ready to give up your relationship? To let him go without doing anything?
You are not alone anymore! A life coach can help you:
1- Identify blockages
2- Prioritise objectives
3- Implement solutions
The main mistake many couples do is to think that the other must change. To blame the other person prevents you from taking responsibility. This is why so many couples are out of breath after a few years.
The second belief of couples in crisis is they think they will be able to get by alone, that they will settle this between them. The solo method can work, or it will take much more time than a personalised coaching.
In reality, the main obstacle is to think that wanting help from the outside is a sign of weakness. Really?
Do you find that Barack Obama, who has been coached to become President of the United States, is a weak man?
And the other high-level athletes, influential men, business men, and other artists? Do you consider them weak people too?

What can you expect from a life coach?

– A dialogue
– A positive projection towards the future
– A tool kit coach for optimal communication
– Common life goals
– More regular shares
– Rediscovered desires
– A peaceful home
– And much more

3 months to boost your relationship, this is our promise

Our exclusive method will give you all the assets to save your relationship.

Life Coaching

When to call a life coach?

In a complex and changing world where stress and uncertainty dominate, life coaching aims to empower you to regain control over your life and make your life more meaningful.
The life coach allows you to find solutions that are unique to you to help you achieve goals or solve various difficulties. It offers you different levels of intervention according to your needs and wishes:

Personal development

Develop your talents (your qualities and your abilities)
Know how to manage your emotions better
Learn to know yourself better (needs, values, qualities, self-confidence)
Improve your self-esteem and confidence
Work on assertiveness (eg knowing how to say “yes” or “no” according to your feelings)

Help with the solving a specific or daily problem:

Relationship and communication difficulties
Difficulties in managing certain emotional states (stress, anger, frustration)
Lack of energy (fatigue, sleep problems)
Lack of organisation (procrastination, time management problem)
Low self-esteem (complex, shyness, feeling of rejection, difficulty in imposing oneself, integration problem within a group)
Everyone may encounter difficulties related to a change, expected or not, and coaching allows you to apprehend this new situation and restore a balance that was momentarily broken.

Help in driving change and decision making

Personal (lose weight, create or participate in an event, new disciplines, find a healthy lifestyle)
Family (engage or move forward in a relationship, start a family project)
Management of a particular event (marriage, retirement, pregnancy, break-up, mourning, moving, accident, change of life, appearance)

Help with the realisation of a project

You will be accompanied in the realisation of your project after having identified with your objective(s). With a life coach, you will then define a plan together of actions necessary to reach your goal. To meet this challenge together,  you will overcome the blockages that are yours (it can be unconscious blockages).

Development and realisation of a life project

Your goal may be precise, but it may also be more general, so you might want to be “good”, “feel okay with yourself”, or “no longer suffer”.
The first basic step will be to discover and write your life plan. Through the definition of your project, you will be guided in the discovery of your needs, your passions and the values ​​which constitute the foundations of your being and your existence.
Building a full, harmonious life in line with your values ​​is a real challenge. To meet this challenge, you will be guided to overcome blockages or difficulties throughout the coaching process. Through questioning and unconditional support, you will define the concrete and realistic objectives that, once achieved, will contribute to the realisation of your life project.
According to your wishes, you may work with the following themes:
Live an authentic and meaningful life, in accordance with your needs and values
Listen to your deep needs
Harmonise the various areas of your life (for example, find a balance between work and private life)
Re-motivate, search for sources of weariness and restore meaning to your life
Identify your talents and your strengths and optimize them
Develop confidence in yourself and life in general
Define realistic projects and action plans
Create quality relationships (intimate, social or professional relationships)
Put joy in your daily life and dare to do according to your heart

Learn more

Coaching is inspired by the reflections of the philosopher Frederick Hudson. According to him, life is a journey, without a point of arrival or lasting end, and we are constantly in motion. It is precisely adaptability to change that sometimes proves difficult. Historically, coaching is born from the request of people wishing to be helped at a specific moment of their evolution. A need that could not be answered by the usual psychotherapies.

What is coaching ? How to become a coach?

Coaching: definition

“Coaching is the art of helping a person to find their own solutions” according to Socrates. Coaching has no therapeutic aims, even if it is part of the disciplines of personal development. However, it may be relevant to accompany a therapeutic approach, to help better support a treatment or to generate behavioral changes beneficial to health. So far, the majority of publications have focused on the usefulness of additional training in coaching. Many health professionals (nurses, pharmacists, dentists and others) use coaching to help patients adopt new lifestyle habits, cope with changes, or cope with different treatments.
It’s easier to define what coaching is than what it is. Indeed, today, the term coach is very usurped and sometimes overused. A coach is neither a psychotherapist, nor a counselor, nor a mentor, nor a trainer. We could compare the coach to a private “motivator”. A bit like having your own sports coach, but for your professional or personal success. In short, the goal of the coach is to help his client to clearly define his objectives, to establish concrete strategies to achieve them and to persevere in his approach.
The preferred tool of coaching is questioning. Some coaches only communicate with their clients by phone or skype, others prefer face-to-face contact. By asking the right question at the right time, and through questionnaires, various communication exercises and scenarios, the coach tries to thwart the other person’s defense mechanisms. “And if you happen to fail in this project, what would be the impacts in your personal life?”, it helps him discover his strengths and weaknesses, redefine his values ​​and draw on the full range of his resources.
Between the coaching sessions, the client has exercises to do, whether theoretical (specify goals, find new strategies) or practices (adopt a new attitude with his employees or his boss, no longer nibble between meals). Another essential element, a coach does not give advice to his client, does not offer solutions and does not influence but rather helps him discover his own resources and make the most of it. As a sports coach, a coach can suggest strategies, motivate his players, demand the best of each; but he will never count goals. Only customers can reach their goals. They must therefore be solidly determined and willing to change

The benefits of coaching

Better manage your stress and your emotions
Restore self-esteem and self-confidence
Identifying your strengths and knowing how to value them
Becoming a player in your life: Act rather than suffer
Better live the phases of personal and professional transition: separation, mourning, dismissal, reconversion, retirement
Building a personal and professional life project, consistent with one’s personality and deep values

Coaching – In practice

The specialist

The term coaching is not protected, whoever can claim to coach. You will have to make sure yourself of the competence of the speaker. Certification by a professional association is a good starting point. But check the credibility of the association in question: number of members, code of ethics, possible recourse, etc. Most associations offer a referral service to their members. Some reputed coaches do not belong to any association. The relationship of trust and “complicity” with the coach are essential. Do not hesitate to consult people around you and ask for references. There are several coaching currents, some more humanistic, others more pragmatic. For example, members affiliated with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) are happy to use telephone or email coaching, while members of the French Coaching Society (SF Coach) prefer face-to-face meetings. Similarly, some coaches focus more on the development of the person (nutrition, fitness, family, career path, etc.) while others are more focused on resolving conflicts within companies or the development of professional skills (time management, creativity, communication skills, etc.). Although the duration and frequency of the meetings may vary according to the needs of the person and the model developed by the coach, the coaching programs are most often staggered over about three months, for a one-hour session.

One session

Coaching takes place over a period of 3 to 6 months, with sessions between 1 hour and 2 hours depending on the objectives, and in 2 stages: Step 1: Analysis and definition of the client’s objectives. The 1st session is dedicated to the establishment of a climate of trust and a benevolent framework between the coach and his client. It also allows the client to express his goal, which will be clarified in subsequent sessions. Step 2: Follow-up of actions. This step makes it possible to evaluate the actions carried out, analyse the results, what worked and what did not work, identify the obstacles encountered, the brakes and put in place new solutions. The number of interviews varies depending on the objective. Count between 6 to 10 sessions. Each session starts with the definition of the objective of the session and ends with a new action plan.

The different types of coach

The life coach

The life coach accompanies men and women to develop their resources and talents to achieve their professional or personal goals.

The company coach

He or she intervenes either for individual or team coaching on problems experienced in the company: How to be a good leader? How to communicate better together? How to prepare to better live his retirement?

The sports coach

He or she takes stock of his client’s sporting and physical goals by setting up a sports and/or food program.

The nutrition coach

He or she accompanies, advises and motivates his client (sedentary or athletic) towards a better diet while meeting his specific needs. There are still other fields of application of coaching. However, it is appropriate for everyone to be discerning to verify the seriousness of coaching professionals.

Specialist’s opinion

Coaching is always a voluntary and motivated approach of the client. Indeed, its commitment is essential and will facilitate the achievement of its objective in a sustainable way. Coaching is a process that can “shake up” and challenge beliefs and values ​​that have often existed since childhood. In this, we can consider that the coach is a developer of talents and resources for his client. And the latter will come out more confident and strengthened in his personal abilities. Be careful, however, to check the professional references of the coach (schools, diplomas validated with RNCP certification, code of ethics, referencing in professional directories) before you decide on one.