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What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a powerful methodology designed to take you from where you are today to
where you want to be. The speed and ease with which you can reach your goals and grow in life
are accelerated when you work with a coach. When considering a particular area of life, be it a
career, family, relationships, health, and so on, individuals fall into one of five camps:

  • I don’t know what I want
  • I know what I want, but don’t know how to get it
  • I know what I want and how to get it, but something keeps holding me back
  • I know what I want, how to get it and I’m motivated and on track
  • I know what I want and I’ve already got it!

The life coaching process is most relevant and beneficial for those people falling into the first
three camps above. A fundamental principle behind coaching is that each person knows best
what they want. Friends, regardless of how well they may know you or whether they have your
best interests at heart, still see your life from their perspective. Parents, mentors, counselors
bring their experiences to the table and advise you on what you should do.

Once you’ve established what you want, life coaching aims to increase your resourcefulness to
figure out how you can get it. Again, you know best what your capabilities are and where you
might need help. An effective life coach at this stage challenges and supports you to define the
concrete, realistic steps you need to take going forward. Helping you clarify what your internal
resources are and what you still need, as well as what things are within or outside your control
is one of the most useful functions of a coach.

Why hire a Life Coach?

People hire a life coach because they want positive results in their lives. We all desire certain
things out of life and it is not always easy to accomplish these goals on our own. Sometimes it is
just downright impossible! Having a coach who is rigorously trained to uncover your stumbling
blocks, as well as encourage and guide the best within you, is a powerful resource. Your coach
will not buy your excuses and will hold you accountable for what you say and accomplish.

Coaching works in the following important areas.

  1. Happiness
  2. Relationship
  3. Career
  4. Weight loss
  5. Health
  6. Wealth
  7. Work-life balance

What does research say?

Research conducted by the international coach federation has revealed a number of ways
coaching clients have found coaching to be of value to their lives.

  • Improvements in self-confidence
  • More harmonious relationships, better communication, and heightened interpersonal
  • Increased work performance and smarter business management
  • Greater career opportunities
  • Improved goal setting and higher rates of project completion
  • Increased personal organization and better time management
  • Better work-life balance, more fun, and free time
  • Improvement in health, fitness, and wellness
  • Success in stopping bad habits
  • Improvement in quality of life
  • More income

The coaching process

If you are excited to start the journey and would like to know the process of coaching, here are
simple steps for you.

  1. Clarifying what you want
  2. Assessing where you are right now
  3. Reviewing your resources and options
  4. Creating an action plan
  5. Instilling motivation and commitment
  6. Calibrating and keeping you on track
  7. Celebrating success along the way


I offer you a free introductory coaching session. This is so that you can find out more about life
coaching, your coach, and how well we might work together. Generally, this call will last about
half an hour or one hour.

I will demonstrate, by initiating a coaching conversation with you, what coaching is and how it
works. I will do this by asking a series of questions to find out how coaching can be of benefit to
you where you are at in your life today.

People who are attracted to coaching are often already successful in some areas of their life.
They want to take their success to a new level and breathe life into those areas that are not
working as well as they could be.

If you can see such a gap in your own life, and particularly if it’s an uncomfortably large one
that’s been lingering around for a while, perhaps now is the time to take the first step toward
closing it.



  1. Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life is a way to take a good, hard look at each facet of your life, and rate its
relative quality level, so you can uncover which areas need more attention than others.
Consider each area like a spoke of a wheel: When one of the spokes is shorter than the others,
it can throw the whole thing off balance. By getting this “helicopter” view of your life, you can
identify where you are excelling and where there is room for improvement – to discover where
the gaps are between where you are today and where you want to be.

This Wheel of Life exercise is not to be confused with the Buddhist Wheel of Life. The Wheel of
Life used in Buddhism focuses more on an awareness of your mental state. In our Wheel of Life
that is commonly used in coaching and goal-setting, its purpose is to identify how you’re
currently spending your time and how satisfied you are in the different categories of your life.

Wheel Of Life – CodeScale


Step 1 – Setup
Print off one of the above wheels to use as a template, or simply draw your own on a piece of

Step 2 – Complete the Wheel
Score your satisfaction levels out of 10 against each of the different categories you have on your
Wheel. Take your time doing this, I would recommend 15 minutes or so. Put yourself in a place
with no distractions and reflect on your life as a whole.

Step 3 – Reflect
You should now have completed Wheel of Life. It may look something like the below. Take a
moment to appreciate your Wheel of Life. What does it look like? Are there any surprises for

Wheel of Life - A Self-Assessment Tool - The Start of Happiness


Always remember, the first step of excellence is to find ourselves where do we stand. Following are the
questions that will help you to go deeper and will reflect where you stand.