Sometimes we focus so much on our careers or moving up the corporate ladder that there's no time left for romance or finding a partner. Or maybe we have a satisfying relationship, but we can't get our dream of opening a restaurant off the ground. Some of us get stalled on the way to the life we once envisioned.
Even healthy, competent adults can find it tough to make their dreams come true. They get stuck or find the demands of juggling home and work are just too complicated to overcome. Their once clear vision gets foggy. Too many detours derail our journey.
That's where a life coach comes in.
Life coaching is not about unpacking your emotional baggage or delving into past. It's about where you're going and how you'll get there. With the help of a life coach, you can uncover your own brilliance — which has been masked or buried in your unconscious mind — and shine.
In the end, a life coach can help you learn how to live more fully and on purpose so the dreams you envisioned become a reality. In short, a life coach can help you become the artist of your own life so you are able to get the most out of it.
What is Life Coaching?
Working with a coach can help you create the life you want. A life coach can help you define exactly where you want to go and how to get there.
More specifically, a Life Coach can help you:
- Get a vision of your life, career and relationships.
- Focus on solutions and personal growth.
- Stretch beyond the barriers that now limit you.
- Get unstuck and motivated to achieve your goals.
- Discover your own truths.
- Recognize your strengths and limitations.
- Learn what motivates you and what scares you.
- See your talents more clearly.
- Stay energized and focused.
How Life Coaching Differs from Therapy
- Coaching focuses on the future — not the past.
- Goals and dreams drive the action — not childhood trauma and painful issues.
- It focuses on wellness — not pathology.
- It's about creating a future — not getting over the past.
- A coach works as your partner and co—creator — not your therapist.
Who Benefits from Life Coaching?
Healthy adults who want guidance and support with:
- Career planning and business building
- Dating and personal relationships
- Motivation and time management
- Creativity and relaxation
Who Should not Consider Coaching?
Coaching is not appropriate for adults who are psychotic and have severe mental health issues. It should not be considered if you have thoughts of suicide or hurting others.
Why Choose a Coach who is also a Therapist
- You get the benefits of a professional partner with an extensive background, knowledge and experience helping people work through their fears and obstacles.
- Therapists are skillful listeners.
- They are trained to seek solutions to personal problems.
- They know how to suspend judgment.
- They are committed to confidentiality and ethics.
- They know how to offer encouragement and provide support without inserting their own opinions.
- They are strategic thinkers who encourage self discovery and empowerment.
What to expect from Life Coaching
The role of the life coach is to help you improve your life. To help you accomplish your goal, the Life Coach will meet with you on a regular basis either in the office or over the phone. This option makes coaching convenient for those who travel or simply cannot drive to the office regularly.
During these regular meetings you will work together to set goals, make a plan to achieve them and then monitor your progress. Your Life Coach will help you through the ups and downs of achieving your goals but he is not there to address serious mental health issues.
About Mark Felber
Mark Felber is certified as a Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation. He is also a licensed professional counselor, a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a board certified practitioner of psychodrama. He is trained in 18 therapeutic models and specializes in couples therapy, addictions and trauma.
How it works
The first step is to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation by completing the form below. The form asks for basic information about yourself and your preferences for appointment times. Mark's hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Central Time.
You will be given the option of contacting Mark directly through Skype (a free world-wide phone service) or having him call you as soon as he is available for a free 15-minute consultation. During the consultation, Mark will answer your questions and together you will decide if life coaching is a good fit for you.
After you have decided to start coaching and have agreed upon a time and day for your sessions, the next step is to download the more detailed Client Forms required before therapy can begin. The completed forms can then be mailed or faxed to Mark's office. Coaching can begin only after Mark receives the forms.
You will find detailed instructions on the Make a Payment page to pay for your sessions with PayPal.
You also have the option of paying for your sessions with a credit card. Mark accepts major credit cards. The fee is $150 for a 50-minute session. If you cancel an appointment without giving 24-hour notice, you must pay for it in full.
I believe life coaching should be accessible and I am sensitive to the effect the downturn in the economy has had on many people. I reserve a certain number of time slots for clients who cannot afford my full fee. In these cases, fees are set on a sliding scale. Feel free to contact me to see if I have sliding-scale sessions available.
Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation
Please complete the details below and submit the form. Mark will respond as quickly as possible.
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