We make choices every day – to get up, to dress, to eat, to work, etc.
Sometimes choices become overwhelming. There could be so many choices, it appears we have no choice at all.
The International Coach Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a manner that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential; in other word – working ‘from the inside out’ rather than ‘from the outside in’.
A conversation with my daughter when she was a teenager I think may explain it.
She would come to me and say, “mom, I don’t want you to tell me what to do, I don’t want you to fix it, I want you to listen, to hear what I have thought through, and let me know if you see anything I may have missed or need to consider”
As a life coach, that is what I do. I listen. And I ask questions. I help you see through a different lens.