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Online Life Coaching

life coaching Jun 27, 2023

Online Life Coaching

Online life coaching has become increasingly popular in recent years. So much so that some life coaches work solely online. Covid accelerated this demand as many individuals who previously would not have chosen to work with a life coach online prior to the pandemic, chose to do so.

I’ve been ahead of this popularity trend, not through design but through logistics. In 2006 I moved from Edinburgh to Sydney. Many of my clients wanted to continue to work with me, so I started phone consultations. I still do consultations over the phone. But as digital platforms emerged, I use zoom, skype and facetime (audio and video)too.

Today, most of my work is online.

And- there’s great benefits of working with a life coach online!

Benefits of Online Life Coaching

The main one is you can choose to work with a life coach anywhere in the world if you both have internet and/or phone and both your time zones permit.

If you are considering working with a life coach online, here are some things I think you should consider:

If you're considering working with an online life coach, here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  1. Spend time researching. Are they certified? Reputable? Do they specialise? How long have they worked as a life coach? This is important as you want to feel comfortable with the life coach you choose.  
  2. Not all coaches are listed in coaching directory websites. SO many companies try and make money from coaches. Some of us really don't enjoy this. So you don't find us there.
  3. Define your goals: Before beginning your coaching journey, clarify what you want to achieve, which areas of your life you want to focus on, or what you wish to explore. This will help you find a great life coach online.
  4. Conduct consultations: Many life coaches offer initial consultations to determine if there's a good fit between the coach and the client. Take advantage of any opportunity to ask questions, discuss your goals, and gauge whether you feel comfortable and connected with the coach. I offer a free 15-minute Discovery call so we can both assess if we are right for each other.
  5. Consider a coaching schedule: Online coaching typically involves regular sessions that can be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on your needs and availability. Discuss this with any coach and agree upon a schedule that works for both of you. Coaches like me, tailor appointments and ‘homework’ to which ever schedule we agree to. Often appointments are more frequent initially.
  6. Utilise online communication tools: Online coaching relies on digital communication, so make sure you have access to the necessary tools such as video conferencing platforms, messaging apps, or email. Ensure that you have a reliable internet connection or phone signal for uninterrupted sessions. Make sure you discuss which platforms you will use prior to beginning. If you like video, ask for video. If you hate video, ask to use the telephone, or have cameras off.
  7. Find Your Safe Place: Online life coaching means you can be anywhere with phone or internet connection. I speak to people at home, in a meeting room at work, in their car or out in a park. Where you speak to your online life coach is not important. Ensuring you feel safe and speak undisturbed, is. (Pets and small children aside...).
  8. Maintain confidentiality: Trust and confidentiality are crucial in the coaching relationship. Your coach should always keep all information confidential. However, if you have concerns, discuss this with your coach.
  9. Be committed and open to the process: Online life coaching requires your active participation and willingness to explore and work on personal growth. So be open. Be willing and able to set and follow through on action steps and committed to making positive changes in your life.

Remember, while online life coaching can be beneficial and convenient, it's important to find the right coach who aligns with your needs and objectives.

Consider the points above and good luck with finding the right life coach for you! 

Should you want a little more help, I’ve written a free e-book How to Find the Right Life Coach for You. You can download this here.

We also offer Spiritual Life Coaching. Read more here.

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