I have never really been one to acknowledge the merits of life coaching or life coaches. It all seemed a bit too touchy feely for me. I have been to therapy and when I heard about what life coaches do I never really gave it creedance. Then one of my good friend’s Paul Strobl decided to start his own life coaching business, dedicating his life to helping others in this very specific and special way.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for a person who takes a rigorous account of their surroundings and decides to *DO* something about it. This is what life coaching is all about.
Take therapy and add an action item list and you have life coaching. It is some part about getting to the emotional blockage you have regarding an issue, identifying patterns and tendencies and the “why” behind them, and some part asking the even tougher question, “ok now what are you going to do about it?” and actually identifying step 1!
Coming from a place of business experience (he is an MBA and did financial planning for a long while) Paul’s style adeptly gauges how to knife into an issue, dissect it and reorganize it. There may be some pain involved but those of us who know progress and know what real learning is also know that pain is part of that!
Confide Coaching is not only for the executive or entrepreneur it is for anybody who has something (or some-several-things) that they want to do with their life. Want to train for a marathon? Confide Coaching. Want help with a relationship? Confide. Want to get that promotion? Confide.