What is a life coach?
INSITE MIND believes that having goals, strategies and actions are the key to a proactive mental health plan. With 1 in 5 people diagnosed with Mental Illness (1) and the World Health Organisation predicting it to be the #1 Health Concern by 2030(2), INSITE MIND works with individuals to create a positive life perspective through life coaching.
What is a Life Coach?
A life coach assists a person to make positive changes in one or more areas of their life over a period of time. These life areas fall within the categories of Business/Career, Health, Finance, Relationships, Emotions and Spirituality.
Does it help mental health?
Yes. Life coaching is a proactive approach to mental health. It helps clients actively look at all areas of their lives, identifying areas which they would like to make a change in, helping them move forward in a positive direction.
Who would I see a life coach?
People use life coaches for a wide variety of reasons. If you or your client needs help to:
- Manage stress better
- Become healthier (lose weight, stop smoking)
- Balance their work and personal lives better
- Kick start or rejuvenate a career
- Redesign or find a direction in life
- Enhance workplace effectiveness
- Increased motivation & focus
- Become more organised and manage life better
- Increase their confidence in particular area
- Achieve the best of their ability and potential
- Set and obtain wanted goals
- Communicate better with people
What is the difference between a life coach and a psychologist?
Both life coaches and psychologists occupy a professional helper role and both have structured, regular sessions, assign homework and work through an agenda. Whilst there are some similarities, there are also many important differences including:
- Life coaching focuses on the future, not the past
- People seek coaching because they want to change, not because they need to
- Life coaching is based on facilitating rather than advising a client
- A life coaching client is accountable for their actions and thus responsible for their success
- Life coaching focuses on the paradigm of possibility not pathology
- Life coaching use a ‘whole-person’ approach, focusing on the person rather than the condition
- Life coaching can be delivered face-face, phone or via Skype
What is the difference in the cost a life coach and a psychologist?
The recommended Psychologist charges are $235 an hour with potential Medicare and Private Health Rebates.
Life Coaching ranges from $100-$125 an hour with affordable 6 week action plans around $249.
What is the process a life coach uses?
- Use diagnostic tools to identify areas of concern;
- Align client with their purpose;
- Consciously setting goals that are desired;
- Setting strategies to achieve those goals;
- Setting milestones to ensure client is on track;
- Setting action steps;
- Uncovering what’s in the way of achieving a goal and what has to be done differently in the future to achieve that goal; and
- Helping the client motivated o their journey of success.
INSITE MIND helps people get excited about life. If you are looking for a change in your life, you have lost direction, you may be stuck making a decision, you are unhappy in your life or are looking for stress management, contact Alisa at INSITE MIND on 0408 220 944 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007. ABS: Canberra.
(2) World Health Organisation (2008). The global burden of disease: 2004 update.