Spiritual Life Coaching FAQs
1What is a Spiritual Life Coach?
Spiritual life coaching is anchored in the fundamental belief that everything each of us needs is already within, that we are filled with promise and infinite possibility. To tap into it, we simply need to clear the gunk that is hampering our ability to access our innate wisdom and knowledge. The process of working with a spiritual life coach is like getting a tune-up for your soul. You can
- Turn your apparent obstacles into opportunities for spiritual growth and development;
- Understand your personal definition of what it means to live authentically, and develop a plan to create your own authentic lifestyle;
- Uncover and release the hidden belief systems that are keeping you from living your fullest potential;
- Learn how to live more intentionally;
- Recapture your innate joy.
2What topics are addressed in a spiritual life coaching session?
The agenda for each session is determined by the client based on whatever they wish to work on at that time. Topics can include work, relationships, prosperity, and health, among others. People often seek the support of a spiritual life coach when they have the outward trappings of success but still feel an inner emptiness. Key questions that we may delve into during your coaching sessions include:
- What are you seeking and why?
- What brings joy into your life?
- What brings you a feeling of deep inner peace?
- What do you consider sacred and why?
- How best can you share your gifts with the world?
3Can you help me find my life’s purpose?
There is much talk these days about finding and living your life’s purpose. I often find that phrase, life’s purpose, to feel a bit daunting – like there is only one thing we’re each here to do. And then the task can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, and a feeling that if we don’t find “it” we’ll be left searching for the rest of our lives. I find that it’s often easier to think about the numerous gifts and talents that each one of us has, and how we can leverage and share those gifts and talents with the world in a way that brings joy to ourselves and to others. A spiritual life coach can absolutely help you navigate this process.
4Where are your coaching sessions conducted?
All one-on-one coaching sessions are conducted over the phone, Skype or FaceTime. Geography is not an obstacle! You simply need a phone or computer and a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. I strongly recommend that you have a journal or notebook handy so that you can capture any insights that come up or any action items you commit to.
5How does “spiritual life coaching” differ from traditional “life coaching”?
Traditional life coaching tends to be more focused on the achievement of goals and has a propensity towards action and a task orientation (i.e., here are the steps I need to take to accomplish “X”). A life coach helps clients ensure that their goals are aligned with their values, and holds the client accountable for completing the necessary tasks so that he/she can achieve the “outer game” results they are seeking. Spiritual life coaching, on the other hand, is focused more on one’s “inner game” – the beliefs and emotions, both expansive and limiting, which shape one’s experience of life. Typically, one’s limiting beliefs – e.g., “I’m not smart enough to do ‘X’” or, perhaps, “no one from my family has ever done ‘X’, so there’s no way I could do it either,” or even “life isn’t working out for me” – create unconscious blocks that prevent people from accomplishing their goals and realizing their desires. Identifying, working through and clearing those limiting beliefs and stories is a significant component of the spiritual life coaching process as the coach helps the client recognize and return to their inherent wholeness. As the “inner game” is cleaned up, the “outer game” of conditions and experiences in one’s life begins to shift as well. Things that had seemed impossible in the past start to work themselves out and inspiration strikes for better ways to get things done. Instead of feeling like you’re pushing a boulder uphill it feels like creation is conspiring for your good. A spiritual life coach will also work with the client to tap into their “inner wisdom,” that part of us that is connected to all of creation and knows everything about everything. Clients learn tools and techniques to quiet the mind and create space for that inner wisdom to emerge clearly. In connecting with that inner wisdom, clients find that their intuition improves – they just know what to do more and more frequently. And it is through this improved connection with their inner wisdom, combined with a greater sense of peace, balance and harmony, that clients experience real and significant changes in their life experience. Throughout the process, the spiritual life coach will hold you accountable for the commitments that you make to yourself, and help you navigate situations where upholding those commitments is challenging for some reason so that you can continue to move forward in the direction you desire. If you’re interested in exploring whether working with a spiritual life coach is right for you, why not schedule a complimentary Unleash Your Awesome coaching session to find out?