What to expect from a life coaching session
London life coach

What to expect from a life coaching session

The coaching I offer is fundamentally about enabling clarity and change. Clarity that creates the conditions for a path forward to emerge. So, the short answer to the question of “what to expect from a life coaching session” is a process of finding deeper understanding and finding the courage to go beyond your comfort zone. But, what that means for how the session pans out is unique to you and your situation. 

Every session is different

I draw upon a range of different ideas and tools when I coach, but I never have a pre-ordained idea of what a session should look like. Rather, my aim is to use everything at my disposal to support you to find real clarity and move forwards. So, every coaching session takes on a life of its own driven by your needs. And, this is to be expected because every person and every situation is different.

What I can say about what to expect from a life coaching session is that it may not involve purely talking. Language has limits when it comes to problem solving and I may suggest other approaches. For example, using visuals, objects and physical movement can allow seeing a problem from a different angle. These non-verbal explorations can surface deeper insights about yourself and the situation that only talking will never allow.

Each life coaching session is led by you

All life coaching sessions will be led by you, with each session centred around a topic that you bring. I always encourage the formulation of a question at the beginning of each session. For example, “how can I improve my working relationship with co-workers?” Or, “What is behind my lack of confidence?” The question may change or evolve as the session progresses , but it is very useful to begin with a clear focus. For, the question serves as a starting point to orient ourselves around, one to which we can always return if necessary.

Still worried about what to expect from a life coaching session?

Remember that there is a limit to what I can say about what to expect from a life coaching session. Because, the more complex the activity, the more difficult it is to describe what it actually is. Some things have to be experienced to be fully understood.

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Harsha PereraHarsha is a 1:1 life coach and independent thinker based in London. He empowers people to find more clarity, confidence and focus in their lives — to cut through the noise, in a world so full of it. Harsha’s new book, Machine Ego: Tragedy of the Modern Mind, is now available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon.