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Frequently Asked

Coaching Questions

Why do I need a life coach? Why do you need a fitness trainer? The fact is most of us are quite capable of accomplishing anything we set our mind to, but discipline and direction are the challenges. It is not enough to buy a gym membership; you must also go to the gym regularly and have a plan for success. To benefit from a gym you must use the equipment appropriately, set reasonable goals, use gym time efficiently, and focus on the proper area? When I started at the gym, I had issues with my knees. I worked on equipment that I thought would strengthen my knees, but to no avail. When I hired a trainer, he explained that to strengthen my knees, I needed to work on my hips. My knees quickly gained strength when I focused appropriately. Without a trainer, a coach, I never would have been successful. The same is true for any dream you have. If your current method was working, you probably would not be reading these FAQs. What does a life coach do? Whatever it takes to help you reach your goal. Like any coach, they kick your butt, act as a personal cheerleader, analyze your skills, and sharpen your abilities. Penny will help you clarify your goal and how to create a reasonable plan. She will challenge you and hold you accountable. She will keep you focused and provide honest and direct feedback around your goals and the obstacles you may face. Is a life coach just another name for a therapist? Not at all. A therapist typically focuses on your past and the emotional experiences you have faced. It is retrospective in nature. A life coach is focused on the future and a plan of action for you to achieve your goals. Individuals may benefit from having both a therapists and a life coach in their life. Who is a typical life coach client? There are no typical life coach clients. They are everyday people who you work with or pass on the street. They are individuals who could achieve more if they had a plan, were more confident, could talk about the obstacles they face. They realize they need someone to ask them the right questions to clarify goals and create a plan for success. You will find many organizations now recommend life coaching for their executives and management teams. Articles that you may find interesting: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269936 https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2002-08-04-lifecoach_x.htm https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2015/09/23/should-you-hire-a-life- coach/#e77bb602ef92 Do you have payment plans? Payment plans are available for packages that are 3 months or longer. All major credit cards are accepted. What if I have additional questions? Click on the voice mail button to the right to leave your name, number, and best time to call. Penny will call you back.