Imagine for a moment, the life that is calling you. What does that life look like? What does it feel like? Where would you live? What work would you do? How do you get there from where you are right now?
Let these questions roll around for awhile. What comes up for you? You may have a strong sense of what you want and know exactly how to get there. More likely, however, you have a sense of what you want, but a blurry sense of how to get there. Or possible still, your sense of what you want isn’t so crystal.
Transformational life coaching works with the knowledge that you already have the answers. Even if, to the conscious mind, the answers appear blurry, with the right tools and techniques, you can be empowered to find clarity, direction and motivation to move towards the life you want. In a word, life coaching is about transformation.
What exactly is life coaching? According to Vicky McCoy, of Exponential Growth Coaching, the answer to that question becomes clear when you experience the power of coaching, “But the best way to describe it is that it is a way to become the person that you already are, to live the life that you have always wanted. One of the greatest benefits of coaching is that it helps you to gain clarity about who you are, what you want and how to achieve it.”
A graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program at the Open Center in New York City, Vicky has experienced great shifts in her own life through the work, including a new willingness to take risks and to think bigger. All too often, people hold themselves small and in a state of limitation. Vicky uses the analogy of cleaning house to explain how coaching can help to identify and change self-limiting habits of thought and action. Just as when we sort through long stored items in our basement, for example, and examine each one for its relevance and usefulness, we then decide to take an item to the curb or we bring it into our lives where it will do us some good. There are thoughts, emotions and habits within us that might be stopping us from changing careers, acknowledging dreams, passions or taking new directions in our lives. There are also, deep within us, and often obscured, long held dreams and wisdom. The coaching process helps to get rid of what isn’t needed and uncover our own power.
Life coaches do not give advice or provide therapy. Instead, they help you to uncover your own inner knowing and tap into your own potential, a potential that is likely far greater than you realize. Life coaching is a non-judgmental, life affirming process that honors where you are right now while moving you forward with clarity, purpose and passion toward the life that is calling you. With a coach, this transformation happens with much greater impact and momentum than could be achieved on your own.
Contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.353.4900 for more information and to begin your exponential journey of self expansion.
Wishing you balance and transformation,
Vicky McCoy is a Certified Professional Coach as well as a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She instructs at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and has a passion for transformation through teaching, bodywork and coaching.