WHOLE LIFE COACHING

The Path Between Where You Are And Where You Want To Be

How do “Folks of a Certain Age” handle life’s changes? All of the emotional, social, and life changes that seem to find us in our 50’s and 60’s? Well, through Whole Life Coaching, of course!

“Everyone needs a coach, whether we are a CEO, leader, teacher, basketball player or bridge player, we all need people who will help us reach our goals and give us feedback”   ~ Bill Gates

Life Coaching is all about goals. Determining where you are now and where you want to be. Coming up with options that can get you from one point to the other. And the actions to make those options a reality.

We all have goals, and they are unique to us. Maybe it’s wanting to be a more assertive and less shy speaker. Maybe it’s about being a more intimate partner. The list is endless, and is whatever you want to be. Goals change. Where we are changes daily, if not more often. The pathways between those two endpoints can often feel elusive, and they too change with time. This is what Whole Life Coaching is. Helping you to move in the direction that brings you to the person you want to be.

CONTACT INFO

Please email me at  rick@rickhiggins.com and we can schedule a time to discuss your needs. This hour (or more) is completely free and without obligation.

LIFE COACHING EXAMPLES

RELATIONSHIPS

Marriage, love, friendships, family. How do we become and stay successful with our connections?

The one constant in every relationship, be it marriage, friendship, or family, is that it’s currently in one well-defined place. You can describe it. All of the positives and negatives. All of the history. You know exactly where it currently is.

And with virtually every relationship, you can also vividly describe what you want it to look like. Where you want it to be. Or not, perhaps. But there is a goal of sorts in your head. Perhaps several goals. Places that may seem far off and unobtainable.

This is what Life Coaching does. To help you find the options to get you from where you are, to where you want to be. Not with magic. Not even with advice. Because your options are inside you already, just waiting for you to see them.

It’s human nature to get tunnel vision at times. Our perceptions of reality become so hyper-focused that we lose sight of the larger pictures. Of real reality. Life Coaches are facilitators. Third parties. We’re not clouded, fixated, or limited. We ask the right questions to open your vision. We help you to define options and possibilities, and to examine them. Will they get you to where you want to be? Are they worth trying?

And as those options are attempted, Life Coaches also provide feedback and help you adapt your path to changing currents.

For relationship building or change, I can offer a non-judging ear. To help you see where you currently are with your spouse, partner, friend, or family member. To help you understand the different types of coping – emotional and physical – that will be required as determine what you want that relationship to be. To understand the underlying issues and problems. And to determine what steps must be taken to help you find a resolution.

Perhaps you are dealing with a failing marriage. Or even a satisfying one that needs a slight change of direction. Maybe it’s reconciling with someone in your family. All relationships come with difficulty, because it’s not just you in the picture. There’s always at least one other. And helping you to see the dynamics of those connections is paramount to moving the relationship in the right direction.

Again, your goals are your own. They are unique. Your options to travel from “Point Here” to “Point There” are already somewhere inside you, waiting to be released and observed. I will not tell you what to do. I won’t even offer up advice on what I would do. Life Coaching doesn’t remove responsibility for choices, but it does help making finding the right choices easier.

BEING PERFECT

Are you perfect? Does that even exist? How do we become better? How do we learn to love ourselves?

So … who are you? What’s deep inside that shell of yours? What’s great and what needs a change? Don’t worry, every one of us needs change. Without it, we can’t grow. And if we can’t grow … well, non-growth is really not an option. That involves stagnation, and you wouldn’t be reading this if that was your goal.

We all have thoughts, dreams, and ideas. We all see a vision of ourselves that may not quite match up with what the mirror shows, but we know is possible. We can vividly describe what we want ourselves to look like. Where we want to be. Or not, perhaps. But there are goals in our heads. Perhaps several goals. Places that may seem far off and unobtainable.

This is what Life Coaching does. To help you find the options to get you from where you are, to where you want to be. Not with magic. Not even with advice. Because your options are inside you already, just waiting for you to see them.

It’s human nature to get tunnel vision at times. Our perceptions of reality become so hyper-focused that we lose sight of the larger pictures. Of real reality. Life Coaches are facilitators. Third parties. We’re not clouded, fixated, or limited. We ask the right questions to open your vision. We help you to define options and possibilities, and to examine them. Will they get you to where you want to be? Are they worth trying?

And as those options are attempted, Life Coaches also provide feedback and help you adapt your path to changing currents.

For self-change, I can offer a non-judging ear. To help you see where you currently are with yourself. And to help you decide what steps must be taken to allow you to find him.

Your goals are your own. They are unique. Your options to travel from “Point Here” to “Point There” are already somewhere inside you, waiting to be released and observed. I will not tell you what to do. I won’t even offer up advice on what I would do. Life Coaching doesn’t remove responsibility for choices, but it does help making finding the right choices easier.

LIFE CHANGES

Career? Retirement? Something large on the horizon? What are the best ways of getting where we want to be from where we currently find ourselves?

The one constant in every life is it’s going to change. Sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not. But it will change. Same as death and taxes.

Perhaps it’s a job, or even a wholesale career switch. Perhaps it’s health issues or increased needs from family and friends. Eventually you (I and everyone else) is going to find ourselves at a crossroads and wonder which way to go. Which path to take.

This is what Life Coaching does. To help you find the options to get you from where you are, to where you want and need to be. Not with magic. Not even with advice. Because your options are inside you already, just waiting for you to see them.

It’s human nature to get tunnel vision at times. Our perceptions of reality become so hyper-focused that we lose sight of the larger pictures. Of real reality. Life Coaches are facilitators. Third parties. We’re not clouded, fixated, or limited. We ask the right questions to open your vision. We help you to define options and possibilities, and to examine them. Will they get you to where you want to be? Are they worth trying?

And as those options are attempted, Life Coaches also provide feedback and help you adapt your path to changing currents.

For life change, I can offer a non-judging ear. To help you see where you currently are. To help to understand underlying issues and problems. And to determine what steps must be taken to help you find a resolution.

Your goals are your own. They are unique. Your options to travel from “Point Here” to “Point There” are already somewhere inside you, waiting to be released and observed. I will not tell you what to do. I won’t even offer up advice on what I would do. Life Coaching doesn’t remove responsibility for choices, but it does help making finding the right choices easier.

LIFE COACH – CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

EXPECTATIONS

Just to set expectations, I am not a therapist or a counselor. Nothing in our relationship is medical. Nor legal. I am a facilitator and a mentor. A coach. I help you to understand where you are now and where your goals are in the future. Together we discover the options that may get you from A to B. But all of this is already in you. It’s just that sometimes the perception of reality and actual reality get separated and tunnel vision sets in. Which is where life coaching plays its strongest role. To expand your vision and to allow you to see all possibilities.

THE MECHANICS

We will be speaking via Zoom (or Skype if needed). I can also do local interactions in Miami in a convenient setting. If you wish, I can also record our sessions for your playback. (They will be stored on a private Dropbox folder).

PRIVACY

Even though Life Coaching is not regulated the same as the medical world, your privacy is paramount. What we discuss remains between us, period. The only exception would be if something was said or done that that could cause harm to you or others. Otherwise, I will never divulge what we discuss without your permission.

“CONTRACT”

While there are no contracts between us, per se, there must be an agreement between us in order to maximize our ability of helping you reach your goals.

– I will be unbiased and non-judging during our sessions and interactions.
– I will always be on-time and fully immersed in our sessions, without distractions.
– I will give as much notice as possible if I need to re-schedule.
– I will always respect your privacy.
– I will always be friendly and welcoming.
– I will never “give you advice”, but I will help you find and validate your own.

– You will always be on-time and fully immersed in our sessions, without distractions.
– You will give as much notice as possible if you need to re-schedule.
– You will never “seek advice”, but strive to find and validate your own.
– You will provide feedback quickly if you feel our sessions are not to your expectations.

– We will work together to find the best options for reaching your goals.
– We will be professional, friendly, and courteous to each other.
– You will drive the direction of our sessions, I will help guide.

CONTACT INFO

I can be contacted at rick@rickhiggins.com

There is an entire playlist of videos on MASTERING THE SECOND HALF dealing with Whole Life Coaching! Come give it a watch!

More Questions Answered

Why Would I Need A “LIFE COACH”?

Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you’re already on the path to where you want to be. Perhaps self-help and watching YouTube videos is all you need. (And if my videos are part of that, thanks for watching!). But sometimes we find ourselves stuck between perception and reality. Meaning, we are so focused on a problem and the history of how we got there, that it’s hard to look outside the box we find ourselves in. 

That’s where a Life Coach comes in. Not because you’re broken or need a fix. A coach will never be able to be your guru and offer a simple three-step program for your success. The answers already lie within you. A coach helps you to find those options. Helps you determine your current location in life and realize the steps to reach your goals.

What’s Your Experience And How Can You Help?

I have been working as a business coach, in one capacity or another, for decades now. But I find it much more satisfying to help individuals. Especially individuals “of a certain age”. Our lives are changing at incredible speeds compared to that which we’ve previously become accustomed. 

As far as my own story, I have actually come to this through a life of lessons learned the hard way. Some of my own doing, some just the universe playing with me. I have had decades of personal growth and of helping others. And my own growth continues, as must it do with all of us. Because I have a passion for assisting others, I feel I can be of assistance to you too. Either in a broad way (through my videos and books) or directly, one-on-one.

What Does It Cost And How Does It Work?

The short answer is $55/hour … and Venmo, Paypal, and Cash App are your options for payments.

The longer version is … we’ll have an initial Zoom/Skype call to meet and discuss your needs. This call is free and usually takes an hour (although we’ll take as long as we need to take). Together we’ll determine if we’re a good fit for what you want to accomplish, and if so, establish a schedule for online visits. And then the real work begins.

How long will it take? There is absolutely no way to answer that. It’s completely up to you, your needs, and the pace of your actions. Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions? Again, it’s based on your needs, and may very well change over time.

Please contact me at rick@rickhiggins.com and let’s discuss.

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