What is a Life Coach?

What is a Coach?

Counseling: “Professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems.” (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/counseling?s=t). A counselor will help you understand your mind and emotions, create a plan for psychological health, and help you move forward.

Consulting: “Employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession” (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/consulting?s=t). A consultant usually is an expert in a particular field, and is hired to help create a plan for the company to execute. There are many Professional Coaches who also offer consulting services.

Coaching: A Life Coach is a trained, caring professional who helps clients achieve their goals and objectives and live a happier, successful and more joy-filled life. Life Coaches possess the knowledge, techniques, tools and exercises to coach their clients to improve in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. A great coach is a great listener and learner. They are able to listen and learn from you, and ask the right questions.

Specialized Coaches: Just as counselors and consultants, there are a wide range of Professional Coaches who are certified and equipped to coach in specific or specialized areas. There are Health & Wellness Coaches, Business & Vocational Coaches, Leadership Coaches, and many more! There are even a wide range of Life Coaches who operate from a particular worldview or background. This is why making a connection with your coach is crucial!

A Life Coach Is…

A Life Coach is a trained, caring professional who helps clients achieve their goals and objectives and live a happier, successful and more joy-filled life. Life Coaches possess the knowledge, techniques, tools and exercises to coach their clients to improve in all aspects of their personal and professional lives including:

  • ​Relationships
  • Career
  • Financial
  • Health and Wellness
  • Spiritual
  • Overall Well-Being

There are many Life Coaches who specialize and focus on specific areas, but most certified coaches have basic training in these areas. Life Coaches ask appropriate questions to assist their clients in creating well thought out and detailed plans to move forward in achieving their objectives. Life Coaches employ the proven techniques of professional coaching in helping clients to remain focused, motivated and accountable in taking the necessary action steps to achieve their goals.

Why Should I Hire a Coach?

Hiring a coach can be confusing. Hiring a Professional Coach will help clarify your vision, develop a plan or strategy, and execute your goals faster than before! There are so many types of coaches and great companies. RPC believes picking the right coach for you really depends on two things:

  • When we ask why you want to hire a coach, your answer is__________? Whatever comes to mind is a good start. If you said career, you might want a career coach. If you need or want a more holistic approach then you might start with a Life Coach.
  •  Personal Connection Matters. Personality plays a major effect. Most coaches are competent in their areas of practice, but if you do not seem compatible with your coach you might want to look elsewhere.

We offer a FREE Discovery session to all potential clients to help assess and answer your questions!

Pricing

Research indicates some coaches may charge as little as $35 per session (30 to 60 minutes), while other coaches receive $300 and more. Pricing per session is based on geography, expertise, experience, demand, and education. 

According to a recent Global Coaching Study conducted by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the average annual income for Life Coaches in North America is $61,900.

Hiring a coach is an investment. Coaching generally provides a return on investment (R.O.I.) typically between 500%-700%!!!

RPC offers a variety of coaching packages to maximize your return on investment. Our coaches also have the freedom to craft custom coaching plans based around your needs. Every client is different, and we are here to equip, empower, and encourage you to live, lead, and succeed to your fullest potential!