Life Coaching

Bridging the Gap from Where You Are, To Where You Want to Be

A coach is someone trained and devoted to guiding others into increased competence, commitment, and confidence.

Frederic Hudson

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The Origin of Coaching

In the 1500’s, the word coach described a horse-drawn vehicle that would get people from where they were to where they wanted to be. Many years later, big buses with rows of seats were also called coaches, and their purpose was the same: to get the people to where they wanted to go.

The goal was similar in the ancient athletic world, where coaches helped gifted athletes and teams boost their performance and get to the goal of winning in the Olympic Games. Whatever its origins, the word stuck and coaches became known as people who help athletes move from one place to another. Over time, the word also became associated with musicians, public speakers, and actors who rely on coaches to improve their skills, overcome obstacles, remain focused, and get to where they want to be.

How Coaching Has Evolved

Today, coaching is simply the process of moving someone from where they are to where they want to be. Coaching helps people expand their visions, build their confidence, unlock their potential, increase their skills, and take practical steps towards their goals. Coaching encourages, challenges, and motivates you to clarify your own life direction and commitment to move forward to the place you desire to be.

Why Life Coaching is the Solution & What Life Coaching is Not

People come for life coaching because they want something to be different. The issue may be as simple as reworking an article or as complex as remolding a life, but all coaching is about making changes. Coaches and the people they coach know that for the future to be different, we need to change the way we do things in the present. More often, changes involve shifts in attitudes, thinking, perceptions, and behavior.

What Life Coaching is Not
  • Counseling or Therapy – deals mostly with a person’s past and trauma to seek healing.
  • Consulting – deals with problems and seeks to provide information, expertise, advice, strategies, and methodologies to solve them.
  • Mentoring – deals mostly with succession training and seeks to help someone do what the mentor does.

Benefits of Life Coaching

  • Discover Values & Passions
  • Unlock Your Potential
  • Find Your Life Purpose
  • Clarify Vision
  • Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs
  • Get Unstuck
  • Accountability to Achieve Goals
  • Navigate Through Life Transitions
  • Build Better Relationships
  • Build Self-Confidence
  • Develop Skills
  • Take Your Dreams Off the Shelf

What Happens in Life Coaching

Coaching is a relationship that is client centered and goal directed. Every coaching situation is unique, but I will usually begin by exploring the issues you want to change. In what areas do you wish to grow? You may want to be a better leader, better self-manager, or have a clearer perspective about how you want your future to look.

There is also the need for better awareness of where you presently are. What are your strengths, weaknesses, abilities, interests, passions, innate gifts, values, worldviews, and hopes? I will use assessment tools to enable you to learn more about yourself.

At other times, I will help you set goals and plan ways to reach those goals. When obstacles get in the way, I challenge, encourage, and give accountability so you can get past the obstacles and experience success. I help you remove the blinders, allowing you to see what you may not recognize and give support as you move forward. I am here for you; to listen to your concerns and ask questions that will give you clarity on your situation, help you get past personal roadblocks, realize your innate potential, and challenge you to be the best version of YOU that you can.

How Are Sessions Conducted?

All coaching session are conducted via phone (or virtual calls).


There are several reasons why this is the preferred method:

  1. Clients who are coached over the phone find that sessions are more relaxing & enjoyable because of minimal distractions and more control over your environment.
  2. Phone coaching increases your privacy, heightens comfort level, and allows you to open up more freely.
  3. Convenience & Flexibility – You can be coached anytime, anywhere, from any country, state, or city you live in.

My Specialty

I specialize in helping you reclaim your self-worth, identify your purpose-filled genius, and find the courage to operate in it by moving past personal barriers.

My Ideal Client

  • High integrity
  • Committed to do what it takes to achieve their coaching goals
  • Take ownership for the coaching process
  • Enjoy the process of growth and development
  • Know that true success is an inside-out job, and recognize that they will need to change to get better results

Value (Prices)

Individual Coaching

  • 30-minute consultation – No Cost
  • 1-hour session – $85
  • 4-week coaching sessions (1hr session once/week) – $330
  • 8-week coaching sessions (1hr session once/week) – $620
  • 12-week coaching session (1hr session once/week) – $840

If you would like to receive your complimentary 30-minute consultation, please  to complete your Coaching Session Pre-Work.

If you have further questions regarding life coaching, or you’re interested in group coaching, please contact me.

Coach's Creed

1. I will hold myself accountable to the highest level of integrity in all my associations with clients and colleagues.

2. I will maintain complete confidentiality with my clients, within the confines of the law.

3. I will be clear with my clients about the nature of the coaching relationship, including structure, fees, refunds, expectations and guarantees.

4. I will never give a client’s name to anyone, for any purpose, without expressed permission.

5. I will give credit where credit is due for materials supplied by other sources, respecting copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property.

6. I will judiciously avoid conflicts of interest. If any should arise, I shall, without delay, inform concerned parties of my position.

7. I will represent myself honestly and clearly to my clients, and coach only within my areas of expertise.

8. I will actively pursue well-being, wholeness, and continual learning in my own life.

9. I will refer a client to another coach if I am not within my area of expertise or comfort, so the client gets the best possible coaching.

10. I will honor my values in my professional conduct, placing neither blame or blemish on the client, the coaching profession, or myself.

– Achie

A great coach tells you what you may not be prepared to hear, helps you see what you could not see, and can help you improve beyond what you ever thought you could be.

Michael Nichols