Greetings Folks! I do hope this finds you either already, or at least on your way to, experiencing the “Now Life” that you want!
Thank you sooo much for your responses and messages of encouragement after the last and first Newsletter! Again, I find myself challenged to write to you all…, many thoughts of what and why to share…, and awareness that you all are connected to me, but are very diverse, so not sure how to make this relevant and interesting without considerably customizing it to each and every one of you.
Some of you know that I have been a certified Life Coach for the past few years. Well, last month I decided to return to the coaching class for a bit of a refresher and a jump start to spark some new directions and energy, and I am very glad that I chose to do so. It was an experience of re-learning and reminders, as well as affirmations of some things that I already knew and was already doing. Because my therapeutic approach as a therapist has often been cognitive behavioral, a concrete coaching approach to helping people makes sense to me. But, like many folks, you may be wondering just what is coaching, and the difference between it and therapy or consulting? So, I am sharing some elements below of each of these that may assist in answering these questions.
- Consultation/consulting - a meeting with an expert or professional, in order to seek advice; providing professional or expert advice to a client on a specific topic or issue.
- Counseling - the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or emotional problems and difficulties, especially by a professional, utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes.
- Therapy - also called psychotherapy, is treatment by a trained and licensed professional intended to relieve or heal a psychological disorder or mental health issue, resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, address past trauma issues, and improve your relationships.
- Coaching - a proven approach of working with a trained professional who will jointly assist the coachee in setting expectations, and developing skills and abilities to achieve goals, explore personal purpose, and to boost effectiveness, performance, and potential; it can also help deal with issues and challenges before they become major problems, and focuses on helping the coachee discover answers for themselves.
“Coaches are not counselors, psychotherapists, gurus, teachers, trainers, or consultants – although they may use some of the same skills and tools.”
As a licensed therapist (LPC), a certified hypnotherapist (ChT), and a certified life coach (CLC), prior to obtaining all of these trainings I used to wonder about the overlaps and grey areas myself, and with this recent coaching training review became even more clear and energized to both use all of my trainings and skills to help others in a comprehensive and holistic approach, as well as to creatively put energy behind clearly and distinctively providing specific and separate service delivery in each of these areas.
Additionally, as I am so clearly aware of a few things: 1.) It is part of my life’s purpose and calling to encourage and support folks to create and live a life of healing and that matters most NOW to them, 2.) Some of you may benefit from, or know someone who may benefit from, Coaching, and 3.) Some of you have been hesitant to embark upon your own Coaching Certification journey, I am offering the following…
First, starting in August I will be offering Monthly Coaching Service Deals & Discounts for you, your clients, and any referrals that come from you, so please do make sure that folks you send my way mention you as the source of referral.
This month’s Coaching Package Special: August 2015-“Back to School Special.” Wish tax-free could be extended? Well, with this special you can take an additional 8% off my already discounted coaching package rates. Package must be purchased by August 31st 2015, and used within 3 months of purchase date. Contact me for more information, and use PROMO CODE: “BTSS2015.”
Second, as encouragement and incentive, if you choose to get your Coaching training and certification through the ONE day Fast Life Coach Training program, (they offer General and Christian Life Coaching, have been the leaders in Life Coach Training and Certification since 1996, and are certified by the International Coaching Science Research Foundation), I will pay 5% of your tuition/investment fee. In order to do this, just take a look at their website ( www.FastCoachTraining.com ) for dates and times, and contact me to let me know that you are moving forward with taking this next important and impactful step in your life.
Third, and lastly, for you or someone you know who would benefit from awakening and realizing more prosperity and flow around the subject of money, or transforming your life into power and success, I am now selling Dr. Duckett’s books “Breaking the Money Barriers” and “The Mental Codes” at a discounted price as well. I only have a limited supply of these, so please contact me today via email ( [email protected] / [email protected] ) or phone (678.826.9525/404.849.9100) if you are interested in purchasing one or both of these books.
Both for ONLY $22.00
As I read and re-read this I am struck with a desire to be explicitly transparent…, by no means am I suggesting that I have figured it all out or have “arrived.” Like many of you I am simply just trying to figure out the best way to take it “one day at a time,” and working on eating my elephants “one bite at a time”!
Incredibly grateful to be on this journey…and with you, Angelique