Executive and Life Coaching Program
This program is designed to help you in tapping into your full potential in life and as a public speaker. Just as Olympic athletes wouldn’t think of training without the added insight, objective perspective and enthusiastic support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level.
Why does Executive Coaching work?
**Executive coaching is an efficient, high-impact process that helps high-performing people in leadership roles improve results in ways that are sustained over time. It is efficient because, unlike traditional consulting assignments, it does not require invasive processes, large outside teams, and lengthy reports and analyses to get results.
**It is a high-impact process because we as Executive Coaches typically work with you in short meetings (i.e. 30 minutes per session). During this time, we can generate important insights, gain clarity, focus, and make decisions to improve performance. Executive coaching works with high-performing people in leadership roles. It is not therapy, meant to “fix” a person. As an Executive Coach, our clients are already highly functioning, successful people. Like any of us, you may need support from time to time in order to perform better. Finally, our goal as an Executive Coach is to improve results in ways that are sustainable over time. Our clients want some sort of outcome, usually related to improved profits, career success, organizational effectiveness, or career and personal satisfaction.
**At the same time, coaching is about helping people improve your capabilities and effectiveness, so that the results and performance improvements last. To use the time-worn and famous quote, we are teaching people to fish, not feeding you for a day.
Why does Life Coaching work?
An article in Public Management revealed a study where training alone was compared to life coaching combined with training. The study showed that training alone increased productivity by 22.4% while training combined with weekly life coaching increased productivity by 88%. Here is why:
**We usually have three to four calls a month with you, our client. This regularly scheduled call prompts you to get more done than you would if you are left to your own devices. Think about it, if you work out with a personal trainer at the gym, you work much harder than on your own. Clients take bigger actions, set bigger goals and think bigger when they work with a professional coach.
**The life coach knows how to help you set the right goals, make more money, and structure your personal and professional life to achieve greater productivity with less effort. You’ll achieve more in less time with the input of a life coach on your side.
**We know how to use the right words so that you are naturally motivated. It doesn’t take brow-beating or nagging when you are working with a skilled life coach. Coaching typically works best with a weekly call to integrate new ways of thinking and take action each week toward your goals. Life coaching is done by phone, Skype or other chatting apps, and delivered in half hour to one hour coaching calls. The experience is challenging and uplifting. You’ll look forward to your weekly calls with your life coach.
**Most people find that things start to happen very quickly after hiring a life coach.
Who works with a Life Coach?
Entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, actors, musicians, creative people, managers, small business owners, start-ups, professionals, plain folks and home-makers all reach their goals with the help of a life coach. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, there is room for life coaching. Not only will we help you close the gap, we will help you break through your barriers and challenge you to think bigger.
What would you work on with a life coach?
- Setting and achieving goals and objectives
- Planning — business, career and life
- Blasting through blocks and fears
- Clearing clutter
- Financial security and independence
- Balancing business and personal life
- Making key decisions and designing strategies for success
- Communicating powerfully
- Becoming a problem-free zone
- Building powerful relationships
- Breaking through the glass ceiling
- Getting promoted
- Finding the ideal career/work or business
- Finding the ideal partner/love/relationship
- Getting out of a rut
- Making an important life transition
- Starting a business
- Growing a business
- Living an ideal life
- Identifying core values and passions
- Fulfilling personal and emotional needs
- Getting organized
- Making more money
- Having more time to enjoy life
- Playing, having adventures, and a lot more fun!
- And much, much more…
Frequently Asked Questions
How does life coaching differ from consulting, therapy, sports coaching, a best friend?
Consulting. Life coaching can be considered a form of consulting. However, consulting is often information and expertise based. For example, you might hire a consultant to help your business with a specific problem. In which case, you’d expect your consultant to have knowledge and experience in that particular area. Life coaches, on the other hand, may or may not have a background or experience in your field. A coach is a life specialist, an expert on helping you develop all areas of your business and personal life. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, the life coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. This is one reason why coaching is so effective–it is one thing to have the information and quite another to actually make the change!
Therapy. Life coaching is not therapy. Coaches don’t work on past-based issues or traumas. Life coaches are not psychologists or psychotherapists. If you start the process of life coaching, and have not resolved a past issue, then it is very likely you will be referred to work with a therapist to resolve the issue. It is very common for unresolved traumas to stop us from getting what we want in our lives. Life coaches focus on the present and the client’s goals for the future. We help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want. Most life coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of their own personal coach to do so.
Sports. Life coaching often includes principles from sports coaching, such as being your best, doing more than you think you can, working with a team, going for the goal. But unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not a competition. Your life coach will help you win in your own life!
Best friend. A best friend or two or three is wonderful to have. But is your best friend an objective professional who you can trust to advise you on the most important aspects of your life or business? Sometimes our friends can’t tell us the truth as much as they would like to because they don’t want to risk losing the friendship. A good life coach is never afraid to tell you the truth. Why not have a best friend and a life coach?
Life Coaching Benefits
If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Why struggle on your own when you can get what you want out of life in a fraction of the time with the structure, support, and tools of a skilled life coach?
Why hire a life coach?
- You want more.
- You want to grow.
- You want it easier.
It’s as simple as that. Life coaches help a client get all three. Quickly.
What are the benefits of hiring a life coach?
- You start taking more effective and focused actions immediately
- You stop putting up with petty annoyances
- You create momentum so it’s easier to get results
- You set better goals that are based on what you really want
- You have more time and energy
Do life coaches work on personal goals or business/professional goals?
Usually both. The life coach is the only professional trained to work with all aspects of your life. This is handy because very often, if something is bothering you at work, it is affecting your personal life as well and vice versa. Some clients prefer to spend more time focusing on their business goals, while others may want to focus on personal goals. How you use your coaching call is up to you!
Where do we focus with most clients?
We focus where the client wants us to focus. Your goals are our goals. We might have some radical suggestions for how to reach your goals more quickly.
Why does life coaching work?
Life coaching works for several reasons:
- Synergy between the life coach and you creates momentum and enthusiasm.
- Better goals are set— ones that naturally motivate you.
- You develops new skills, which lead to greater success.
- Life coaching provides a structure of support. Left to our own devices, we start out with the best intentions and then, we hit a snag and it can derail us completely or cause a long delay. A life coach can help you quickly break through blocks so that more is accomplished with less struggle and less effort.
- We are objective, positive supporters. Not everyone is lucky enough to have such a friend or colleague to provide this. If you have been doing it by yourself, find out how much more you can accomplish with a life coach!
Why is life coaching so popular?
You may be tired of doing what you “should” do and are ready to do something special and meaningful for the rest of your life. Problem is that you many not see it, or if you do see it, you may not see a way to reorient your life around it. A life coach can help you do both.
You may realize how simple it can be to accomplish something that might have felt out of reach or like a pipe dream. A coach is not a miracle worker (well, they are, sometimes) but a coach does have a large tool kit to help the Big Idea become a Reality.
Shouldn’t I be able to reach my goals on my own?
We’ve been taught that “hard work and doing it on your own” are the keys to finding life, success, money, or happiness. Most people believe they must sacrifice something to attain what they want. Some people sacrifice their health, time, or their relationships to enjoy life. None of this is necessary. You can have it all. Maybe not all right this minute! And, with life coaching, you’ll find you don’t have to sacrifice anything to get what you want. You may need to change a few things, true, but clients find they have more time with their families and friends, more money, more opportunity, and are more successful at work when they work with a life coach.
Athletes, performers, CEOs and presidents know that they can’t do it alone. They know they need a trained professional or even a team of experts to help them determine the best direction and to provide objective support and feedback. Without this, it is almost impossible to achieve excellence. No athlete would consider going to the Olympics without the support of a coach. The extra edge the coach provides makes all the difference. Why shouldn’t you have this same advantage?
Why would people who are already successful hire a life coach?
Nobody really needs a life coach, but many people want one! Are you doing what you most enjoy? Are you tolerating or putting up with anything? Is life easy or are you struggling? Are you on the path to financial independence? Do you have what you really want? Most people can expect a lot more out of their lives. Life coaching can really speeds things up.
Can a dependency be created between a life coach and coaching client?
No! The client may need the life coach in order to maximize an opportunity or accelerate her/his personal growth, yet not be dependent on the life coach. Anyone who has big goals can benefit from the structure, advice, and support of a life coach. So in that sense, a coach is needed. As far as creating an emotional or psychological dependency, not to worry. Life coaches work with people who are healthy and successful on their own. Life coaches do not resolve therapy issues. If you start to feel dependent on your life coach, we will refer you to a therapist.
Can life coaching hurt someone?
No! The client is always responsible for his/her own life. Clients make their own decisions and takes their own actions. Life coaches provide positive support and encouragement. While a life coach might challenge you to think differently or suggest that you try a different approach, you must decide whether to take the advice or not. Life coaches do not in any way control the client’s thoughts, actions or life. If you feel bad after a coaching call, for any reason, let your life coach know about it. It is probably a miscommunication or it could be that this coach’s style is not working for you. If this happens consistently, try a different life coach. You should feel uplifted and motivated to take action at the end of each personal coaching call. You should certainly feel good about yourself and your accomplishments.
Can I hire a life coach for a short-term, special project?
Yes. Some clients hire a life coach to help them achieve a specific objective or project. Many clients choose to continue working with their life coach after their initial goals are accomplished because there are even more interesting things to do!
How long must I commit to working with a life coach?
One month at the very least. Although on average, most people find life coaching more beneficial than they realized and stay on longer than they initially anticipated. We may ask for a three to six month commitment but usually let you stop immediately if the coaching is not working for you. We never lock you into a fixed term for life coaching.
This does not apply to corporate contracts which may be for a specific term or project and are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
What is the cost of the program?
We will work out a fee on a case by case basis after speaking with you on the phone, Skype or any other popular chatting app.
Is the program available internationally?
Yes! We use Skype, Tango, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to work with our clients all over the globe.
Michael Djavahery is a Life Coach, an Advanced Instructor of Hypnosis, Speaker, Master Hypnotist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles. He is an in-demand instructor of workshops and seminars for corporations, government agencies, universities and special interest groups.