What is an Integrative Life Coach?
A Life Coach is typically known to help their client reach a goal or make a change in their life. An Integrative Life Coach does that and also assists their client to heal core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with specific action plans and effective techniques and tools. An Integrative Life Coach is trained in life coaching fundamentals combined with a diverse range of healing modalities in the area of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness to make positive changes in all areas of life. Integrative Life Coaching is coaching towards balance and wholeness or Holistic Wellness.
Holistic Life Coaching Model
Mental — thought life, mental models, self-perception, and mental patterns
Emotional — emotions and relationships with self and others
Physical — health or tangible things like career or finances
Spiritual — awareness, self-discovery, connection, and spirituality
More about Coaching...
From the Integrative Wellness Academy:
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence.
Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to overcome core issues and maximize their personal and professional potential.
Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
• Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
• Encourage client self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
• Help the client take responsibility for their outcomes and hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.