There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more. ~ Robert M Hensel
What Is A Disability Life Coach?
A Disability Life Coach is an important partner assisting an individual to face and move beyond specific life challenges and critical moments. Any person who has experienced a disability whether visible or hidden, or has had an experience resulting in temporary or permanent disabilities; anyone who is a Caregiver, relative, or spouse to a survivor, can reach their own personal potential and best self, while collaborating with a Coach that fits their specific needs.
A person who does any kind of Coaching will not tell you what is right for you, but instead, use all of their experience, training, and skills to help you find your own choices and solutions. Disability Coaching is for adults whose lives have changed due to illness or injury from an accident, disease process, trauma, war/conflict, or aging.
Consider this as well – An authentic Disability Life Coach, able to fully understand and relate to the struggles, barriers, and the journey of recovery, has not only survived their own personal trauma, but they have thrived in spite of their challenges. In other words, the coach has gone from survivor to thriver. With that genuine experience, there is no doubt that your coach understands difficulty and knows what it takes to overcome complex obstacles. This can allow you to trust the process and get the most from the coaching experience.
Key Areas of the Coaching Process:
- Disability Coaching is designed to improve medical communication between patients and medical professionals, promote patient empowerment and change the way we define wellness, sickness and healing. Explore your ability to make clear, direct requests for support and accommodations
- Disability coaching is a mental and emotional process of supporting a client to unlock their potential, maximise their performance and grow beyond the current circumstances of their condition
- Disability Coaching is about creating a structure for change, empowerment and fulfillment, for the sake of enhancing well-being and recognizing limitations
- Greater clarity about if, when, and how to self-disclose about your disability
- Disability Coaching helps to identify and discover your strengths, and confidently face difficult situations while expanding problem solving skills
- Disability Coaching helps expand your ability to make clear, direct requests for support and accommodations
- Disability Coaching explores time management skills with the Client
- Disability Coaching is about helping a patient / client to find their own answers and solutions, become more creative, resilient, and adaptive
- Disability Coaching is offering space and attentiveness for the client to experience and see themselves authentically and developing their communication skills
Disability does not mean inability. ~ Anonymous