Frequently asked questions

What is a Life Coach?

  • Motivator
  • Strategist
  • Accountability Partner
A Life Coach is someone who is qualified to support, encourage, challenge and motivate you to achieve your goals. A coach is a good active listener that can pick up from your voice what you are really thinking and will facilitate you to take actions to move yourself towards your goals. They will celebrate your success, help you discover how to overcome obstacles, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and enable you to move forward at a far greater pace than you could achieve on your own. A Life Coach aim is to ultimate help you achieve your goals and discover a much happier life.

What are some of the things coaching can help me with?

  • A safe environment to express emotions.
  • Source of structure, support and encouragement.
  • Identify and set goals.
  • Developing new strategies for organization and time management.
  • Guidance through changes and obstacles.
  • Development of strategies to maintain focus and concentration.
  • Get out of the "stuck place" in life.

Who Hires Life Coaches?

  • Survivors
  • Stay at home parent
  • Students
  • Successful business owners
  • CEOs
  • Professionals
  • Anyone who feels they need help
Generally, people who want to restructure their lives for personal and professional productivity. This would also include people who are in transition.

What Areas of My Life Can a Life Coach Help Me?

Life coaches can help you in any area of your life including, but not limited to:

  • Loss and Grief
  • Work-life balance
  • Health and fitness
  • Spirituality
  • Work performance
  • Career goals
  • Procrastination & productivity
  • Getting motivated
  • Finding your purpose
  • Prioritization
  • Hobbies
  • Educational goals
  • Dating and sex
  • Divorce
The list of things life coaches can help you with is pretty much endless. Since there are so many aspects of life, any area can be worked on. It’s up to you to decide what you most need help with, or you can find out exactly what it is that has been bothering you, together with the help of a good coach.

When should I hire a Life Coach?

  • You Feel Stuck or Blocked
  • You’re Unsure of Your Next Step
  • You Want to Make Some Changes
Want to make a big change in your life? Want to reach a goal? Feeling stuck? Going through a life transition? There are an infinite amount of reasons why people hire a life coach to get them on the right track toward success. You simply have to ask yourself a few questions to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and how you feel about it. This will ultimately help you reveal those burning desires that are truly worth going after and finally doing something about. Life coaching is NOT right for you… If you’re in need of therapy or serious counseling for a mental illness or issue in your life, you may want to consider resolving this or at least starting the resolution process with a counselor or therapist before seeking out a life coach.

How is Coaching different from Counseling?

  • Future vs. Past
  • Solution Focused vs. Problem Focused

Counseling generally aims to solve problems by understanding what happened in the past. Counselors tend to be more focused on a certain problem that clients are dealing with and what got them there in the first place. Coaching is future-focused. They work with clients present situations and focus on solutions that get them from point A to point B.

How is The Grief Recovery Method® different from therapy?

The Grief Recovery Method® is a series of steps specifically designed to help you recover from major loss within a set time frame. Unlike traditional therapy, The Grief Recovery Method® comes with a specific framework, a distinct focus on grief, and a limited number of meetings. You will receive tools that you can use for the rest of your life.

Is Grief Recovery religious?

No. Grief Recovery is not religiously based nor is it contrary to any spiritual/religious traditions.

How Many Coaching Sessions Will I Need?

The amount of coaching sessions needed varies based on your specific goals and current situation. It will be up to you and your coach to determine the length of the engagement. You may want to begin with a short-term session to determine if coaching is right for you. If it is a fit, you can extend your session at any time.

What is your session cancellation policy?

PLT requires 24-hour notice to cancel a session. Contact your life coach by phone, if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment. Persons who fail to provide a 24-hour cancellation notice will be required to pay the full cost of the session.