Coaching With a Little TLC
(We serve Individuals, Professionals, Groups and Organizations)
Honor the space between no longer and not yet. ~ Nancy Levin
What is a Transformation Life Coach (TLC)?
TLC Coach is someone who helps you make lasting changes and improvements in your life, or obtain results towards a specific goal. The transition(s) being made in your life may be transitions you are making by choice or they may be forced on you through unexpected events.
For suffering and enduring there is no remedy but striving and doing. ~ Thomas Carlyle
What is involved with and how could I benefit from TLC?
Coaching is future-focused and solution-oriented (for some, this may mean moving from surviving to thriving). Coaching helps the client to not only educate themselves, but find answers from within themselves, and supports the client in creating lasting change through their own actions.
Benefits include improving cognitive performance, neuroplasticity, organization ability, mindset, willpower, motivation, focus, memory, mindfulness, emotions, imagination, ability to make informed choices, self-advocacy, and gain insight about reaching full potential.
These benefits help promote healing, acceptance, and general self-improvement; improved self-management skills/enhanced communication; finding the right balance for your life (discovering life purpose, mission and vision); getting the clarity you need for moving forward and into the future (discovering and setting goals); working more effectively (with intention and awareness), learning to appreciate and acknowledge your skills, strengths, achievements, and abilities.
Ultimately, the client’s personal goal(s) drive the agenda.
Who can benefit from TLC?
An individual looking to improve their cognitive function and develop themselves personally or professionally.
An organization (business, practice, corporation, club, etc) looking to invest in helping their volunteers/employees improve their cognitive function, learn more about their brain, and develop themselves personally and professionally to achieve specific results.
Honestly, coaching can help just about anyone willing to put in the work involved in unlocking their potential and interested in discovering the best version of themselves.
How long will it take to benefit from TLC?
A client really sees the impact of their efforts within the first few sessions. However, on average it may take 3–6 months for a new behavior to become a habit, though this estimate varies by person (some may take less time, some may take more time).
Coaching is an ongoing relationship between the Coach and the client that takes trust and time. The opportunity for success for you will unfold and dramatically increase when you decide to make a genuine commitment to yourself and the coaching experience; and as you rebuild those neuropathways, because changing habits, creating possibilities, and identifying growth opportunities is a process.
According to a 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 18 to 254 days for someone to form a new habit and rewire their brain. As for averages, creating a new habit takes an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.
While an exact number of sessions you particularly will need is not stated (since every brain is different}; science does support that creating new neuropathways is possible. This is undeniably meaningful when it comes to coaching.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~Henry Bergson
Individual Coaching Session Structure May Include
- Offer of goal setting, support, accountability, problem solving, and resources
- Defining individual strengths and challenges and developing forward thinking planning
- Examining limiting beliefs, weaknesses, and barriers
- Values Exercises – discussing values, ranking them, and identifying conflicts
- Each coaching session may often conclude with 2-3 action steps or short term goals, to be completed, by the client, before the next session. This is an imperative piece of the coaching model, creating an action based program that keeps you moving forward toward your goals.
- Discovery of tips, tools, and resources
- Encouragement for self-empowerment and self-advocacy
- Ability to utilize Neuro Linguistic Programming, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), imagery applications, or other relaxation techniques
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Counseling often focuses on working on things from the past as clients seek to help a client relive, talk through, and seek healing for previous traumas or other mental health issues. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.