Life coaching is in vogue. It’s very popular and coaches are plentiful. If you’re curious and wondering what it can do for you, here’s a snapshot:
Coaching honors your headspace and helps set you into action. The engagement begins with what’s on your mind (and maybe in your heart). A coach helps assimilate this info, reflect it back to you, and help you set tangible goals.
A coach holds you accountable. Let’s face it; sometimes we all need a partner to keep us on track. A coach reminds you what you promised yourself you’d do, and helps you move toward those goals. A coach will challenge you if she feels you need a loving nudge to take that next step. It’s not therapy. You don’t look back, but you examine what’s now so you can move forward. Sometimes this is achieved through quantitative and qualitative exercises that help a client create a little objectivity around a question or decision.
A coach offers reflections based on what you’re sharing. Your coach believes that you have the answers and will often reflect back to you or reframe what you’ve said so you can examine an issue from a different direction.
Here’s how some people use Coach Lori:
An executive is moving from peer to boss. Lori helps her step up into her power in the position, offers suggestions as she mentors her employees, and holds a teamwork training session for the employees.
A college professor is looking for balance between academia and self -growth/down time. Lori guides her as she decides which obligations to drop and which activities will help her create balance. Ultimately, she has more time and balance.
A very busy mom of two small children is also a full-time executive who sometimes travels for work. This mom, also moving from peer to boss, is learning to delegate and enjoy more time with her kids. Now if only she had 48 hours in a day!
Lori Love, licensed Life Coach, likes to keep life interesting. She has taken many paths, some of which showed her a part of what she wanted to do, and others that showed her the opposite. Ultimately, she returned to what her college roommate told her: “Your talent is finding the talents in other people.”
As a life coach, Lori holds the space for others as they embrace inevitable change and learn to recognize the growth that comes from it. She uses tangible tools from her coach training with Soul Salt, Inc., tools she has developed, and cues from the client to craft a plan that incorporates flexibility and accountability. A graduate of Prana Flow® 200-hour training with Maria Garre and a certified Power Pilates mat instructor, Lori incorporates these practices as well as meditation when guiding a client to wholeness. Additionally, she is pursuing certification as a nutrition counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
She believes that the best coaching plan is not cookie cutter, and she works to form a partnership through which the client knows that he or she created lasting change.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Communication School, Lori still finds time to write for work and play. Her most rewarding work/play scenario comes from spending time with her 18, 16 and 12 year olds who teach her “life is too important to be taken seriously.”