I have been working as a Life Coach for over 35 years, and throughout my experience I’ve heard a lot of incorrect assumptions about people’s expectations of what they think a Life Coach does or is supposed to do. Allow me to set the record straight about Life Coaching and clarify what we do here at Gluck Solutions.
1. The Myth: A Life Coach with a specialty is only an expert in that area and lacks the ability to provide adequate counsel beyond their primary area of focus.
The Truth: I specialize in Executive and Corporate Life Coaching; however, this does not mean my ability is limited to these realms of focus. Any Life Coach worth his salt has the ability to enrich all areas of life, not just a couple of specialties. Whether you want to increase profit margins at work or improve on improving personal relationships between friends and family members, I can and will help you. My purpose as a Life Coach is to help improve your overall quality of life and reach your goals, regardless if those goals are qualified as personal or professional.
2. The Myth: A Life Coach is only useful if you are having a problem or are in the midst of a crisis.
The Truth: Though yes, when you find yourself lost and in times of strife, a Life Coach can provide you with the kind of direction and support you may need. That being said, Life Coaching is still beneficial to those who are also satisfied with the state of their personal and professional lives, and are comfortable with themselves. You may be asking yourself, “How that is possible?” Proper Life Coaching can provide you with the ability improve upon skills which led you to your happiness, build upon and increase successes and achievements, and ultimately help you go from being strong to the strongest. Also, life is never consistent. Everyone has moments of weakness and the higher the climb, the harder the fall. With skills learned in Life Coaching already under your belt, the potential for that fall will be decreased exponentially, and if and when an unexpected tragedy does arrived you will be prepared to handle it and cope in a positive, constructive way that won’t completely derail all other positive elements in your life..
3. The Myth: A Life Coach is your BFF (best friend forever).
The Truth: Of course I want you to feel comfortable. Of course we can laugh and you can always bounce any ideas off me, and know I will never pass judgment. We can even crack some jokes and causally shoot the sh** from time to time. It’s crucial that as your Life Coach that you trust me, but that’s just it- you have to trust that I want what is best for you. Life Coaching is more then just me giving you advice or you having a place to vent; it’s about helping you make definitive choices based on what you want for your future. I’ll be your best advocate and biggest supporter, but I’m not going to coddle you or sugar coat the truth. That would be a major disadvantage to you if I did do so. It’s my job to hold you accountable and challenge you when you need it. When you need to be pushed, I’m going to do it. These sentiments will always be communicated in a positive and constructive manner, as my goal is to motivate you, but just know that I’m going to tell you the truth when you need to hear it, which may require the bursting of some idealistic bubbles, but it will always be in your best interest. Know that I also expect the same in return from you as well, and you never hesitate or hold back anything when in session with me. Point is, I want you to achieve your goals and I’ll do all that I have to in order to help you do so, but telling you what you want to hear as opposed to what you need to hear is futile in that regard.
4. The Myth: In order to get optimum results, Life Coaching requires a major time commitment.
The Truth: It does require commitment, but doesn’t require that much time. I can help you set and reach your goals, but it is up to you to determine how quickly you wish to achieve them. Progress occurs based on the amount of work you are willing to put in on your end, but I will always be at your back motivating and supporting you, so it will seem effortless. The average session at Gluck Solutions is only 50 minutes and for accelerated results, you only need to come in about once a week. Booking and scheduling is completely at your discretion, and we will always do the best we can to accommodate your busy schedule. We also offer Skyping and telephone sessions as an option as well.
5. The Myth: Clinical Hypnosis and Life Coaching have zero correlation and work best when addressed as isolated entities.
The Truth: Clinical Hypnosis and Life Coaching actually complement each other quite perfectly. In order for Clinical Hypnosis to be completely effective, rational cognitive coaching is required. In other words, before I can hypnotize you, we need to have a conscious discussion about the elements of your life you wish to change, why you want to change them, and together we can figure you the best plan to go about doing so. Sound familiar? The prep required for Clinical Hypnosis is just a small dose of Life Coaching. Then, using the science of Neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to rearrange it’s neurological structure and alter how the brain interprets and responds to thoughts and feelings, Clinical Hypnosis ultimately provides empowerment of the rational mind over one’s emotional spectrum. Hypnosis allows for the rational cognitive thought process to dominate over the emotional thought process within the brain, thus improving overall impulse control. So effective Clinical Hypnosis and Life Coaching are actually copasetic.
If you are interested in alternative forms of therapy, I’m an expert. I have the solutions and most importantly, it is my wish to share them with you. I have made helping others my life mission, and I genuinely care about improving your overall quality of life.
If you are interested in getting a Life Coach or trying Clinical Hypnosis, book an appointment today at (212) 599-3195.