Common Questions

Definition of a Professional Coach?

The International Coach Federation

(ICF) the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

What is a Professional Life Coach? 

A Professional Life Coach is a trusted partner who facilitates you to identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create success in your goals. You can find a Life Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!

What types of people have Professional Coaches?
Any person wishing to make positive changes, willing to take initiative in their own life can work with Professional Coaches. Coaches work with their clients addressing every aspect that touches their life- relationships, career, finance, health, overcoming blockages and more. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

What types of coaching is provided by Success 1 Coaching LLC?

Success 1 Coaching LLC, coaches work with executives and professionals wanting to catapult their careers plus enhance their management and leadership skills. Individuals committed to self-improvement who are struggling to achieve work-life balance. We facilitate a “Co-Active” partnership to help our clients achieve a fuller more successful life by ‘working smarter not harder.”

At Success 1 Coaching LLC, we specializes in working with women on leadership development. Women who are looking to be leaders in both their personal and professional lives. Individuals motivated to achieve fulfillment & balance as upright citizens in society and the world. Our coaching model is based on the Co-Active Model taught by CTI. We formulate a partnership with our clients to co-create and work towards specific goals for success in their work environment be it in their own business or as professionals. Trained as Life Coaches, we offer coaching to individuals in their entirety as professional, executives encompassing their entire personal self.
How will Life Coaching help? The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Life Coach. If you get a Life Coach to help you out professionally, life coaching can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market yourself more effectively. If your reasons are personal, you can find a life coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality. With life coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!

What happens in a Life Coaching Session? 

Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. A clear contract and its financials will be outlined. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives, address your fears and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.

Do I really need a personal Coach, can’t I just do it by myself? 

Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is Coaching different from Therapy?

As explained by the International Coaching Federation “Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change.” In comparison, “Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability and follow through.”