Life Coach Hobart – Craig W.Hedge Life Coaching

Life coaches, and indeed life coaching, covers a lot of very different areas and understandings. These days, many professionals, and those aspiring to become, or appear to be professional, like to use or attach the label of 'coach' to their services and what they do, to promote themselves and their businesses.

It is this generic and universal approach, that can distort (let alone dilute and undermine) what coaching really is. And to be direct, many with these self appointed labels, do not understand, or practice, what coaching actually is.

Hobart Life Coach - Craig W. Hedge

Inadvertently and indirectly, some of these people can damage the reputation and the perception of coaching, as their lack of knowledge, let alone the true application of it, may have provided negative experiences for clients who then assume it does not work.

So how would a person, like yourself perhaps, know the difference? Often people do not know. My blog article here discusses it further.

This is why it is so important to know why you are seeking any kind of professional help. Helping professions abound. If you ask for, or seek help, you will be inundated with any number of approaches.

To simply seek assistance from just anyone is not a good move - to get the best out of any service you are seeking, you need to ask yourself (and the associated professional/services) what they do, and how they go about doing it.

Are you looking for advice? Looking for personal growth perhaps? Change of lifestyle? Career challenges? Maybe you are tired of the usual expert/client approach and how you always seem to be on the receiving end of someone else telling you how to live?

Barking out instructions and setting goals for people rarely stick or last long? Why? They are given from someone else; their values, their motivations, their beliefs - not yours! And often that someone else is thinking and operating from a position of wanting to help someone. They are operating on a completely different wave length, and often, the advice is mostly about them, and their level of expertise or knowledge.

Many experts are a little too attached to their own knowledge, and how clients should listen to them....because they are the expert, and you are the client. There are degrees of this of course, and expressions and evidence of how a professional might like to superimpose themselves in a client relationship.

Chances are if you feel a power imbalance as a client, or somehow feel like you are in the presence of greatness, it may be a pretty good indicator that you are working with an expert.

I might add that I am a big fan of skills, expertise and knowledge across any number of professions. All professions offer value in the context of what they do - to state the obvious. Unnecessary barriers and elitist approaches are another thing entirely however... I am all for client empowerment.

There is no room for ego here - this is all about the client.

To be clear though, it is not something I give - it is something the client steps up to, in an environment where they are encouraged to do just that.

Competent coaches understand that telling people what to do, and giving advice to them, is often counterproductive. It has a place, but coaching is not that.

The good news is that life coaching (with me at least) is not about an expert giving you advice. I see you as the expert in your own life. We meet, and coach, as equals in a process of co-creation. I am focused on helping you move forward in your life in alignment to who you are, and where you want to go.

In short speak, that means that I guide you to get clear on where you stand, and how you can create a life, and behaviors, that are personally transformational in nature - you create change that is meaningful and congruent for you. Makes sense doesn't it?

It is a powerful way of initiating change, and enabling people to become more aware of themselves, and the lives they want to live.

Are you looking for a life coach in Hobart, and would you like to learn more about what I do?

Simply take the time to read my blogs, listen to my podcasts, and get a feel for what it is I do, and how I choose to do it. If you would like to book a session, simply contact me via the website, or connect with me via my facebook page.

 

*Craig W.Hedge is an accredited and credentialed life coach based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He is author of the Instinctive Living self development book series available on Amazon. Author.to/craigwhedge

 

 

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