What can life coaching help with?

Every day events happen in your life

…and I want to share with you a story that changed by life in a big way because of life coaching.

The story directly relates to a formula we use as Jack Canfield Trainers in the Success Principles and it’s called E + R = O. This stands for Event + Your Response = Outcome you get.

We respond to the events in our lives in different ways.

Right now, those events could be:

  • overcoming the Monday morning blues.
  • feeling you’ve lost your way a bit
  • building confidence.
  • finding a job or career that you love.
  • getting clear on your goals.
  • staying accountable to your goals.
  • doing more of the activities that engage you.
  • forming better relationships.
  • having more meaning in your life.

At the age of 38 several events happened:

  • I got divorced
  • I had to go back to work full-time to keep my son and I in a house and fed.
  • I had to move house and downsize, get a mortgage and set up home again.
  • My 4 year old was diagnosed with Autism and was expelled from school
  • My Dad died all in the same year and I wasn’t there for him or my mother.
  • I got made redundant 4 times

I responded (R) to all those events by remaining bewildered, sad, and confused and I remember crying a lot at the top of the stairs and in people’s offices and thinking “Why is this happening to me?”

The outcome (O) was an inability to move forward with my life for over two years.

So, having studied the Success Principles™ for some years it dawned on me that I wasn’t taking 100% responsibility for my life and I was responding to the events in my life in a negative way. I was blaming and complaining to people who didn’t care.

My responses to the events in my life just facilitated sadness, and pain.

Then it dawned upon me that I was the one who was responsible for my future success so I made a plan, set myself some goals and created a vision board.

I decided to go back to owning my own business again.

I am now feel confident, grateful and thankful that I have found my way back and am back in control of my life fulfilling my passion to help other people find their way in life. I became a Jack Canfield Certified Trainer in the Success Principles™ and am a dedicated trainer in this amazing method of coaching.

If you’ve got stuff going on in your life you’d like to deal with I’m going to start a 6-week course in May to help you move forward. If you’re interested drop me a message to go on the waiting list.

What do you want in your life?

Early this year I ran an event for the Junior Chamber International which of course needed to be on-line via Zoom because of Covid.  The workshop was called “Putting your world back together using The Success Principles™”.

All my workshops are interactive and engaging and this one was no different and it was a huge pleasure to be working with JCI members again.

We did some practical, and inspiring exercises using two of The Success Principles I use as a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer.

The first Success Principle is called Take 100% responsibility for your life. The principle is about seeing how we are creating what we are experiencing through our thoughts, images. and behaviours. You’ll find the exercise really thought provoking both for yourself and others around you.

The second Success Principle we used is called “Decide what you want”. One of the easiest ways to start clarifying what you really want is to make a list of things you want to do, things you want to have and things you want to be before you die. This is a great way to get the ball rolling.

The lessons we all learnt from these exercises to is that to make progress in our lives we have to visualize clearly on our future wants and desires.

Here’s what Michael Rothon – JCI Southampton Local President said after the event:

“Lesley is a fantastic trainer, with endless enthusiasm for the effect that success principles can have in our lives. Her skill as a senior lecturer clearly shows with her storytelling techniques to deliver insightful and engaging training. I would 100% invite Lesley back to train for us again and recommend her to others! “

So, I’m asking you now “What you want to do, what you want to be, and what you want to have?”

If you don’t know why not come along to my free workshop starting soon. Take 45 minutes out of your day for you! Sign up on the contact form below quoting “I’m in” in the message tab.

It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

With all of the problems and uncertainty in the world, effective communication is more critical now than ever.

So many disagreements and arguments stem from an inability to communicate properly.

If we could just learn to express ourselves more clearly and transparently and really listen to each other with open hearts and minds, just imagine what we could accomplish!

That’s why, this week I encourage you to be more mindful of the way you communicate with others, both online and in the real world. Here’s a video by Jack Canfield who explains five communications skills you could practice.

Remember to practice the five communication skills Jack taught you in the video above.

When you communicate with others, be sure to ask yourself:

… Are you being impeccable with your word?

… Are you taking their words or actions personally?

… Are you making assumptions?

… Are you being a good listener?

… Are they really saying what you think they’re saying? (If you’re not sure, ask them!)

By improving your communication skills, you will make it so much easier for yourself to cultivate the connections, respect, support and affection you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.

To your success.

It’s time to look forward

Join me for the time of your life!

It’s time to look forward.

If you’re like most people, you may feel like you’ve been in a “holding pattern” for the past few months, with no clear vision for the future. After all, it’s hard to focus on the future when you’re not even sure what the world is going to look like a week from now!

But here’s a little secret for you – You create your future. It’s not something that “just happens” to you… It’s a reality you design with your own thoughts and actions.

So now that 2020 is over, I encourage you pull your focus away from the endless news cycle and turn your attention toward the thing that matters most: your own life and future.

Now is the time to get clear on what you want your life to look like in the months to come.

It’s time to create a fresh vision for your life and start taking the steps you need to take to make that vision a reality.

Because when you spend all your time obsessing about the news and worrying about things you can’t change, you distract yourself from the things you CAN change – and the positive outcomes you can create in your own life and the world around you.

So, this week I encourage you to take some time to focus on yourself and what YOU really want to experience in your life.

It’s the first (and most important) step to making your dreams come true! Join me for my live training sessions starting soon. I want to see you there and work alongside you.

Find out more here

 

Hiring A Life Coach

Why You Should Hire A Life Coach In 2017

When you think of a life coach, what do you think of? For many people their initial reaction may not be positive, you may wonder if they are another unnecessary consultant that is going to charge significant fees without delivering any real results.

What is a life coach?

If you consider what coaching is, you may well change your opinion of a life coach. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as an activity where a life coach partners ‘with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential’. From this, we can conclude that a life coach is a person who plays a significant role in the personal and professional development of individuals.

Now we have clarified what a life coach is, it is important to consider why you should hire a life coach. In this article, we will outline our top five reasons:

  1. Prepare for a new challenge or opportunity

During the course of your personal and professional life, you will undoubtedly be presented with new challenges and opportunities. You may not know how to best approach a challenge or opportunity, this is where life coaching can help, a life coach can help you overcome challenges and approach an opportunity in a way that will maximise your chance of success.

  1. Take your life in a new direction and regain a sense of purpose

Taking your life in a new direction, perhaps by re-launching your career in a new sector or starting a business is a significant step for any individual to make. Naturally, as there is so much at stake you will probably want some professional guidance to steer your efforts. A life coach will be able to help you devise a life plan; this will empower you to align your goals with your passions to create a fulfilling and balanced life.

  1. Gain New Skills And Knowledge

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can be problematic without clear guidance. By hiring a life coach you will be able to benefit from their decades of experience and all the lessons that they have learned throughout their career. This should help you avoid the common pitfalls of skill and knowledge acquisition and accelerate the rate at which you can grow personally and professionally.

  1. Accelerate your progress

Achieving your goals and objectives within a shorter timeframe is a common priority within a personal and business context. Life coaching can help you to increase your productivity by creating purpose and balance in your life. You can also benefit from a life coach’s help in creating a step-by-step plan as well as their feedback and guidance throughout the execution of the plan. By accelerating your progress, you will be able to see a clear return on your life coaching investment.

  1. Re-establish a work/life balance

Losing your work/life balance is a very common problem for busy professionals; they often find that their work encroaches on their personal life. Coaching can be a significant help when you are trying to restore this balance once it has been lost. By aligning your goals with your life passions, it is possible to restore a workable balance. This will allow you to make professional progress while maintaining an active and healthy personal life. 

Are you ready to achieve real results?

Book your FREE 30-minute coaching session with Lesley Strachan today.

About Lesley Strachan – The Jack Canfield Certified Global Life Coach

Lesley Strachan - Jack Canfield Certified Life Coach

Lesley Strachan is a Jack Canfield certified global life coach. She has coached and trained individuals and businesses across Europe, The USA and Australia. She holds an MBA, a postgraduate certificate in research methods and a Diploma in Management. Lesley is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.