Online Life Coaching is the process of helping individuals look at where they are at present and where they would like to be in the future and assisting them to fill the gap in between. This is performed by making use of the internet as a means of communication.
The best online life coaching works by raising awareness and encouraging individuals to take full responsibility for their lives. It enables an individual to rise to a certain level of his/her own challenges and go beyond his/her own expectations. It involves commitment and a lot of hard work on the part of both the coach and the individual.
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The coach and the individual will meet online at a pre-arranged time every week for a session that can last for up to 60 minutes or more. Common methods used in online life coaching include video calling using Skype, Instant messaging using Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger and making use of e-mail conversations where both parties send and receive an e-mail to each other.
During this time, the coach will then establish an issue with the individual and encourage him/her using a series of questions in order to set goals.
By making use of the guidance received from the coach, the individual is able to explore numerous options that will help the individual take a step closer to achieving his/her goals. If talking to a coach does not appeal to a particular individual, the coach makes use of e-mail coaching which is highly effective and gives both parties time to think before typing thoughts, questions and answers.
Whatever method the individual chooses, life coaching remains a challenging experience that requires a high level of enthusiasm and commitment. However, it is well worth the effort.