1. You offer many interesting services, is your content and expertise really that good?
Several hundred success stories are our best endorsement.
2. Why Success and Relationships?
Let’s get the definition of Success established first. It is simply, achieving what you want in life. As a group, we have both the experience and the management training to help get (almost anyone) from the point where they are (the existing scene) to the point that they want to get to (their ideal scene); be it a personal endeavor (like being a Black Belt in Karate), a successful business career and/or even having the relationship that they’ve always wanted with another (this has actually become a specialty of ours).
3. What’s your basic philosophy of life coaching?
If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Why struggle on your own when you can get what you want out of life in a fraction of the time with the structure, support, and tools of a skilled life coach?
4. Who hires a life coach and why?
“People hire a life coach because:
- They want more.
- They want to grow.
- They want it easier.
It’s as simple as that. Life coaches help a client get all three. Quickly.”
An article in Public Management revealed a study where training alone was compared to life coaching combined with training. The study showed that training alone increased productivity by 22.4% while training combined with weekly life coaching increased productivity by 88%.
5. What are the benefits of hiring a life coach?
- You start taking more effective and focused actions immediately
- You stop putting up with petty annoyances
- You create momentum so it’s easier to get results
- You set better goals that are based on what you really want
- You have more time and energy
6. Do life coaches work on personal goals or business/professional goals?
Usually both. The life coach is the only professional trained to work with all aspects of your life. This is handy because very often, if something is bothering you at work, it is affecting your personal life as well and vice versa. Some clients prefer to spend more time focusing on their business goals, while others may want to focus on personal goals. How you use your coaching call is up to you!
7. Where does the life coach focus with an average client?
We focus where the client wants us to focus. Your goals are our goals, although we might have some radical suggestions for how to reach your goals more quickly. Sometimes, in order to be more successful in business, you need to do some personal work. So don’t be surprised if you get some personal assessments and quizzes!
8. Why is life coaching so popular?
a) People are tired of doing what they “should” do and are ready to do something special and meaningful for the rest of their lives. Problem is, many can’t see it, or if they can, they can’t see a way to reorient their life around it. A life coach can help them do both.
b) People are realizing how simple it can be to accomplish something that might have felt out of reach or like a pipe dream. A coach is not a miracle worker (well, they are, sometimes) but a coach does have a large tool kit to help the Big Idea become a Reality.
9. Shouldn’t I be able to reach my goals on my own?
We’ve been taught that “hard work and doing it on your own” are the keys to finding life, success, money, or happiness. Most people believe they must sacrifice something to attain what they want. Some people sacrifice their health, their time to enjoy life, or their relationships. None of this is necessary. You can have it all, but maybe not all right this minute! And, with life coaching, you’ll find you don’t have to sacrifice anything to get what you want. You may need to change a few things, true, but clients find they have more time with their families and friends, more money, more opportunity, and are more successful at work when they work with an accredited life coach.
Athletes, performers, CEOs and presidents know that they can’t do it alone. They know they need a trained professional or even a team of experts to help them determine the best direction and to provide objective support and feedback. Without this, it is almost impossible to achieve excellence. No athlete would consider going to the Olympics without the support of a coach. The extra edge the coach provides makes all the difference. Why shouldn’t you have this same advantage?
10. Why would people who are already successful hire a life coach?
Nobody really needs a life coach, but many people want one! Are you doing what you most enjoy? Are you tolerating or putting up with anything? Is life easy or are you struggling? Are you on the path to financial independence? Do you have what you really want? Most people can expect a lot more out of their lives. I thought I’d start writing when I retired at sixty-five. I wrote my first book at 30! Life coaching really speeds things up so hold on to your hat!
11. Can a dependency be created between a life coach and coaching client?
No. The client may need the life coach in order to maximize an opportunity or accelerate their personal growth, yet not be dependent on the life coach. Anyone who has big goals can benefit from the structure, advice, and support of a life coach, so in that sense, a coach is needed. As far as creating an emotional or psychological dependency, not to worry. Life coaches work with people who are healthy and successful on their own. Life coaches do not resolve therapy issues. If you start to feel dependent on your life coach, get a therapist.
12. Can life coaching hurt someone?
No. The client is always responsible for their own life. Clients make their own decisions and takes their own actions. Life coaches provide positive support and encouragement. While a life coach might challenge you to think differently or suggest that you try a different or even radical approach than you would normally take, the client must decide whether to take the advice or not. Life coaches do not in any way control the client’s thoughts, actions or life. If you feel bad after a coaching call, for any reason, let your life coach know about it. It is probably a miscommunication or it could be that this coach’s style is not working for you. If this happens consistently, try a different life coach. You should feel uplifted and motivated to take action at the end of each personal coaching call. You should certainly feel good about yourself and your accomplishments.
13. Can I hire a life coach for a short-term, special project?
Yes. Some clients hire a life coach to help them achieve a specific objective or project. Many clients choose to continue working with their life coach after their initial goals are accomplished because there are even more interesting things to do!
1. What is your success ratio at helping people create, fix and/or enhance their relationships?
75% to 85% for workshops & webinars and 95% when the seminars are combined with consulting.
2. How many people have you actually helped with your technology of relationships?
Between myself and two partners from The Family Advisory we have literally helped thousands of individuals and couples to have happy and stable relationships.
3. Can existing relationships be salvaged if there is lack of alignment on the important issues?
Usually yes, but not always.
4. Can an existing relationship be salvaged if there is a lack of alignment on the extreme important/deal killer issues?
Usually no, but occasionally yes.
5. Are you going to attempt to convert me to some religion?
No, this is not our purpose. If that becomes your purpose that is different story. Our intent is to make you more successful in your relationship with the person that you love and admire and thus create a better environment for the children of that union.
6. What if my spouse/significant other doesn’t want to participate in your seminar or coaching, is it worth it for just one of us to do this?
Yes! As long as there is a willingness on the part of one of the two there is always a chance through the data learned that the other person will see the power of how this material can help their relationship.