Frequently asked questions about Life Coaching

Many people ask about where they can find out more about life coaching and how successful the life coaching industry is.   Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or go to the COMENSA (Coaches and mentors of SA) or ICF (International Coach Federation) website links below.   https://www.comensa.org.za https://www.coachfederation.org

Q: What is NLP?

A: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is considered to be an effective and handy self-help technique.  Some life coaches use NLP techniques to help reprogram clients’ configurations of thinking and behaving.

Q: Are all types of coaching the same?

A: No. There are many different coaching styles and techniques used by coaches to adopt to different situations.

Q: What’s the difference between a life coach and a corporate coach?

A: Life coaching focusses on a client’s personal life goals.  It could be losing weight, saving for a holiday, planning to study or improving their relationship.  Corporate coaches have knowledge in the business world and coach people looking to develop further in their career and possibly an advancement. This could include entrepreneurs, company owners, executives, managers and even employees.

Q: How is life coaching different from counselling?

A: One difference between counselling with a phycologist and life coaching is that counselling can scrutinize the past for fundamental causes of mental health problems. Life coaching focuses on the future to encourage personal development and self improvement. Life coaches are not qualified to establish or treat any mental health related problems, unless a life coach is a qualified and practicing phycologist or psychiatrist.  If mental health problems are suspected by a life coach, they will suggest you contact a qualified phycologist.  It is also recommended by many life coaches, that their clients inform their phycologist that they are seeing a life coach.

Q: How many life coaching sessions will I need?

A: You can have as many or as few life coaching sessions as you like. Sessions are generally held once a week.  Some people only engage with a life coach once every few months to recollect and recondition. It is entirely up to you to decide depending on your needs. Thanks to technology, many life coaches manage sessions over the phone or video calling.

Q: Do life coaches need to have qualifications?

A: Life coaching is currently an unregulated profession in the South Africa and some other countries, therefore anyone can call themselves a life coach. You have the right to ask your life coach to provide proof of their qualifications.  Remember though, that qualification is not useful if you don’t get on with your life coach. Rapport is one of the most important fragments of life coaching and if you feel awkward with your with your life couch, you are unlikely to gain anything from the session. It is therefore advisable to seek references before you book a session. Never feel obliged to continue if you don’t want to.

Q: Can life coaching hurt someone?

A: No. A life coach never tells a client what to do, but they may give suggestions when asked.  Clients make their own decisions and choose whether they want to use the advice, but ultimately the client decides what their action plan will be.  Life coaches then provide positive encouragement and reinforcement to help the client make the change or achieve the desired outcome.  You should feel positive motivated to take action at the end of each coaching session.  If not, you should tell your life coach to clarify and clear out any uncertainty or miscommunication.

My sole purpose is to make a difference in people’s life. To equip them with the right tools (mindset and thinking) to enable them to improve and enhance their life quality through positive neuro-plasticity.  The services I offer to achieve this are as follows can be conducted in any combination Individual, group or corporate sessions


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