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Life Coaching

An article by Lucy Seifert Life Coach London

In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia
(Author Unknown)

Do you want to set & succeed with your goals in 2017?

January & February are crucial months to SET & START on your goals if you want to SUCCEED

Having a vague idea that you want more of a work-life balance, get a different job or feel more organised are broad topics not goals.

Goals are specific, measurable and timed, for example “aiming to be leaving work by 6.30 pm by the end of February”. Coaching will help you clarify and define each goal as well as the actions that will turn them into reality.

Where would you like to be - in life and at work?                                            
Would you like some help in getting there?


Life coaching will enable to you to bridge that gap & take bite-sized steps to reach great goals. Make resolutions and make them work for you to bring about positive changes personally & professionally.

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"Lucy Seifert is simply brilliant at coaching you through life’s inevitable challenges. Through Lucy’s motivation and help with actionable planning I have now fulfilled many personal and professional goals. Lucy's approach is warm, practical and inspiring,
I can't thank you enough for getting me back on track!"
 (Global Recruitment Consultant)
 

What is coaching?

Many people have good ideas, but only some make them happen and coaching offers a dynamic to enable clients to translate their goals and dreams into action and reality.  After all, "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind" (Anon)

Coaching is also the art of improving performance and, as a communication trainer with 20 years experience, I also offer clients 1-2-1 personalised training & the opportunity to develop skills that relate to their goals, such as assertiveness trainingconfidence coachingCV & interview skillspublic speaking and presenting, and time and stress management. The coach and the client work in partnership in a climate of confidentiality, honesty, trust and support. A client may bring one pressing issue, such as a relationship difficulty at home or at work, or may want to look more broadly and longer term at their personal and professional goals and well-being. 

I believe the client is the expert in their life & work, and is creative and resourceful. Thus as a coach I enable each client to identify & define their goals, embark on a journey of self-discovery, generate ideas and solutions and take responsibility for their decisions and actions.

Life Coaching using the GROW Model

A life coach may work intuitively or with a structured approach or combine the two. I like to combine the two and my preferred model of Coaching is GROW or TGROW and I think it helpful for the client to understand the process of the model which in turn gives them greater ownership in the coaching session.
 

What does TGROW stand for?

  • T is for topic, the broad issue the client brings, 
  • G is for goal, the specific matter the client wants to work on today; 
  • R is for Reality Check such as where is the client now, what have they done so far, what are their resources, what is stopping them?; 
  • O is for Options, an explosion of ideas & at this stage quantity rather than quality is important; finally 
  • W is for Ways Forward, and the creation of an Action Plan that feels both encouraging and manageable for the client.

Life Coaching Tools

Life Coaches use many coaching tools to enable the client to talk, discuss, see their situations from different perspectives, learn & develop, problem solve, make decisions and attain their goals and dreams. I like to use a mix of popular tools such as the Wheel of Life, the GAP Analysis and SMART goals with my own practical & creative exercises to encourage self-discovery, reflection and creativity, using discussion, questioning, feedback and continual encouragement to move the client forward towards their goals.


Do you want to be a Life Coach

Many people ask me about becoming a Life Coach. I've written several books which offer guidelines and activities for coaches and trainers. Subjects include assertiveness, confidence and communication.

I offer single coaching sessions face to face or on the phone dedicated to helping people decide whether coaching could be for them. As a client, you receive bespoke preparation and coaching with full confidentiality. To arrange this, please contact me to arrange your appointment.

North London Location

I offer Life Coaching and 1-2-1 Training to clients at my comfortable London office overlooking a tropical garden. The office is near Golders Green & Finchley in North London and is local to North West London including Barnet, Camden, Edgware, Finchley, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Harrow, Hendon, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Pinner, Southgate, Stanmore, St John's Wood and Swiss Cottage. I can also be easily reached from north, south, east and west London via the A406 North Circular Road, Finchley Road and A1000, which runs from Hertfordshire to Oxford Street. Accessible from Borehamwood, Elstree, Hadley, Hertford, Radlett, St. Albans (Hertfordshire).  I also offer Life Coaching and Executive Coaching on the telephone.
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Tel: 020 8922 3140
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Email: info@lucyseifertcoaching-training.co.uk