Myths & Frequently Asked Questions

“Anyone can do what you do because you do not require training.” This just isn’t the case. Great Facilitators (coaches) must possess the right blend of expertise and skilled delivery to ensure that they can properly motivate and encourage clients while determining and resolving the core issues that merit attention in each case. 

DISPELLING THE MYTHS
There are many misconceptions and myths out there about soul coaching. Here are some of the most common. 

“Your service is like unlicensed therapy.” The service I provide is focused on your present and your future. I accept your current reality and look to improve your outcomes moving forward. I am NOT health professionals, and do not diagnose. In contrast, therapy focuses on your past and looks to delve into past actions and motivations. It is analytical, but not action-oriented. 

“Your service is only for people who have problems or who can’t succeed on their own.” Going back to the athlete analogy, my service is for anyone who wants to improve their performance. Even the most skilled, successful people can benefit from coaching.

 “You'll just let me vent, then offer advice.” I do need to have great listening skills, but delivering high-quality, compassionate service is far more than giving advice. It demands that I must be able to draw on a deep base of knowledge, experience and training to craft unique solutions for each scenario and work with the client to implement them. 

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I use this service?

All kinds of people use professional self-improvement services, including actors, business leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, executives, home-makers, managers, professionals, small business owners, and start-up owners. These people all identify a gap between where they are and where they want to be and want help in reaching their goals. 


People hire me because they want to do even more tomorrow than they can do today. They want to improve their output and see more growth, and they want to do those things quickly and to the best of their ability. What is the No. 1 reason contract my services? To develop better relationships with loved ones! That may sound like an odd reason but let’s examine it in more detail. Many of us blame any number of circumstances and people for the quality of our lives. Though many different life situations and people do have an influence on us, choosing to work with me means you are taking full responsibility for your life going forward. This frees up the energy caught up in past disappointments, resentments, and bitterness. 


Furthermore, as you learn how to create the life you desire and see actual results, you will develop a greater appreciation for life and those around you. Your positive energy will influence how you relate to your loved ones. Your real-life results may inspire those around you to pursue their own goals. Your newfound energy, appreciation, and sense of responsibility will elevate the quality of your relationships. It will also mean that you remove the pressure you may have put on others to offer you advice, support, and accountability for your goals, so the time you spend with your loved ones can be focused on enjoying and truly appreciating each person exactly as they are. You start seeing them as unique individuals instead of people who owe you something or have denied you something. In the process, you become stronger and more skilled at living a better quality of life. 

What's the difference between what you do and a therapist?

Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis. 


What I offer is a process which may be long- or short-term. When we work together, we collaborate to clarify goals and identify obstacles to success as well as problematic behaviors, then we create action plans to achieve your desired results. From your current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground, we take action-based steps to move you forward from this point onward. 

What can this type of service do for me?

As your Conscious Life Facilitator and Transformation Specialist, I can only do as much as YOU are willing to do. This is a partner relationship. We must work together to reach the goals you establish. Some of the most common steps clients take while working with me include:

  • Identifying goals and defining a vision for success

  • Articulating core values

  • Creating personal and professional action plans

  • Identifying limiting beliefs

  • Achieving work/life balance

  • Learning to communicate more succinctly and effectively

  • Fostering more powerful connections professionally and personally

  • Working toward financial independence Achieving weight loss and/or fitness goals Starting a new business or growing an existing one

  • Managing an important life or business transition 

Should I hire you or a therapist?

Naturally, the decision to seek out a therapist or a life improvement service is a very personal one. It might help to imagine yourself getting ready to climb a mountain. You could either hire an expert sherpa and guide for your expedition or a doctor. Which should you choose? 


If you are physically unwell or would be in medical danger if you even attempted the climb, a sherpa and guide wouldn’t do you any good. You need to be at a baseline level of good health before you can make the climb at all, so if you’re not, you might need to see the doctor before trying something that challenging. However, if you’re healthy and just need someone to help you with climbing strategy, carrying the load of supplies and finding the best path, the sherpa and guide is the best bet. 


The therapist is like the doctor in this example. He or she gets you well enough to take on major challenges in your life by exploring your mental and emotional well-being. I am like the sherpa and guide. I have the expert knowledge of your climb and can help you reach the summit! 


My service would be able to offer guidance by:

  • Clarifying and achieving personal and professional goals

  • Developing a health and wellness plan  

  • Sorting through emotions that keep in negative patterns and behaviors

  • Creating personal development and business plans

  • Working to improve communication skills

  • Achieving financial independence and security

  • Achieving a work/life balance

  • Starting a new business or growing a current business 

A therapist, on the other hand, focuses their conversation on ways to:

  • Recover from past traumas

  • Explore why past relationships (business or personal) have been destructive

  • Work through depression or anxiety that affect your ability to function at home or work

  • Survive a divorce or loss of a loved one

 

Although the service I provide and that of a therapist occasionally overlap to help clients with similar problems, our work is not the same. In order to get the right kind of professional expertise, it is crucial to know which kind of guidance will serve you best. And to clear up any questions, what I do isn’t simply a watered-down version of therapy. It is a dynamic discipline designed to help motivate and inspire you to achieve more than you believe is possible.