What Is Life Coaching?
Coaching is a broad and expansive term that encompasses a wide range of applications, theories, approaches, disciplines, and client groups. The very notion of a coach will mean something different to each of us: to some, a coach conjures an immediate association with sports, while for others, a mental image of a mentor or supporter comes to mind, such as a family member or best friend.
As the name suggests, life coaches help their clients to live more successful, happy, and fulfilled lives, coaching on general well-being and/or specific issues that affect people’s ability to grow, prosper and flourish. From weight and body image concerns, to bullying, addictions, financial problems, confidence issues, managing life transitions such as divorce or retirement, or exploring stress management techniques, the life coaching relationship and tools can help people to identify a way forward and move towards a new life vision.
Life Coaching is NOT Therapy
Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.
Life Coaching is NOT Consulting
Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
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"The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being." by: Tully C. Knoles
The objectives are to:
1) provide a framework that promotes safety and encourages youth to increase their knowledge and awareness,
2) explore personal and societal values,
3) identify and build skills and acquire mastery of skills.
The YES Curriculum encourage discussion of topic areas that are important to young people (e.g., safety, identity, family relationships, etc.) and which play a role in their life stories and experiences. The curriculum is flexible and can be used in a series of individual coaching sessions, group topics or self directed study. Ideally, the youth will have the opportunity to complete each module as outlined in the curriculum, however, the assessed needs of the youth and the program requirements must be taken into consideration in developing the plans for each youth.
YES, Life Coaching for Youth is an approach and resource to support young people, ages 7-18 years old.
YES, Life Coaching for Youth integrates the theory and grounding of a supportive, mentoring relationship, with the practical, solution-focused tools of life coaching, specifically for children and young people.
YES, Life Coaching for Youth gives one-on-one or group support and is equally just as useful in the home delivered by parents, in the classroom during a Personal Social Education lesson, or crucially, offering a method for young people to become their own best coach by using the tools that YES provide them in our programs independently.
For some young people the very nature of the counseling relationship is foreign and unnatural. A one-on-one meeting with an adult can illicit fear, a presumption of wrong-doing, or an immediate self-assigned label of ‘there’s something wrong with me’. Many excellent counselors working with youth address these barriers every day, striving to develop a relationship of trust with their clients and borrowing tools and ideas from a range of therapeutic approaches, including play and art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, life coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and more.
JW is Your Life Coach, Life Coaching for Youth is an approach and resource to support young people, ages 14-24 years old.
JW is Your Life Coach, Life Coaching for Youth integrates the theory and grounding of a supportive, mentoring relationship, with the practical, solution-focused tools of life coaching, specifically for children and young people.
JW is Your Life Coach, Life Coaching for Youth gives one-on-one or group support and is equally just as useful in the home delivered by parents, in the classroom during a Personal Social Education lesson, or crucially, offering a method for young people to become their own best coach by using the tools independently. Although a fairly new form of support, life coaching is a well-recognized and practical model to support people to make concrete changes in their lives. The positive, solution-focused approach of coaching is suitable for children and young people of all ages, building life-long tools and awareness to help youth maintain good mental health and to stay in charge of their well-being.
LIFE COACHING CAN HELP CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO:
• Understand themselves better, including their triggers to negative emotion
• Identify positive and negative influences
• Build relationships with others
• Manage difficult situation and emotions
• Develop a positive, healthy self-image and identity
• Manage anxiety and stress
• Set and obtain goals
• Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
• Build resiliency and coping mechanisms
• Set realistic goals;
• Create steps towards those goals;
• Create a space or an environment in which change can occur;
• Look for feedback and measure progress;
• Build self-awareness, self-belief, internal resources and resilience;
• Focus on their potential and the future;
• Create their own toolkit of resources and strategies to use at any time;
• Be empowered to plan and take steps on a path towards change; supporting people to move forward on their journey through life.