Monthly Archives: October 2012

Life coaching fundamentals

Newsletter issue, October 2012; The theme for this issue is Life Coaching, with articles about: what a Life Coach is, the GROW-SMART life coaching model, and Life Coaching vs. Counselling.

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What is a Life Coach?

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The role of a Life Coach is to provide you with the tools and support that you need, in order to live the life that you want to live. A Life Coach helps you identify what you want out of life, helps you become aware of the obstacles that are getting in the way and stopping you from living the life that you want to live, and helps you overcome those obstacles.

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The GROW-SMART Life Coaching model

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The GROW-SMART model is a process for goal setting and problem solving, which is commonly used in Life Coaching. It provides an effective, structured methodology that is easy to understand and straightforward to apply. It can be used to successfully deal with many kinds of problems in everyday life.

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Life Coaching and Counselling

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In many respects Life Coaching and Counselling are similar; they are both aiming at making your life more rewarding and fulfilling. Often the two processes are overlapping and complementary to one another, but they tend to start from different positions.

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