Life Coaching in Houston, TX
Become Inspired about Your Life again.
Are you dissatisfied with the current life situation? Do you want more, better or different from what you have now: relationships, self-realization, health, career, business and other life adventures – then it is time for Life Coaching.
Dissatisfaction is a good sign. Discomfort tells us that something needs to shift so the life continues to progress.
Have you experienced an unexpected change and seek support to handle new circumstances? Change is hard, it is not easy. Our conscious brain is guarding our “already known” sense of reality; it wants stability. Life Coaching will help you get unstuck, adapt and see new perspectives for yourself.
- Are you feeling stuck and not sure where and how to move forward?
- Do you want better relationships with yourself, friends, family, colleagues, partners and life as a whole?
- Do you feel that this is the time for change but something is holding you back?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” as your life coach I can help you gain insight into what exactly what you want and how to obtain it.
What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching is a process that helps you to move from where you are now to where you want to be. Once you become clear on what you want out of your life and career you will be able to identify the resources (internally and externally) that will make your vision happen. I as your life coach will also help you stay committed to yourself and your vision so you get results you want.
Because Life Coaching is a fairly new area in the field of personal development, it is very important to distinguish coaching from other services. Life Coaching is not about giving an advice, training or ready solutions. It is not about telling you what you should or should not do. It is an equal partnership, where you are responsible for the decisions/actions you make and where your coach is a professional thinking partner that helps you to re-connect with yourself on a deep level, overcome inner obstacles, develop an action plan and stay in the flow.
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Where is the value in Life Coaching?
In coaching process you go deep exploring your goals and what you truly desire. You will discover your biggest barriers to getting what you want – limiting beliefs and old thinking patterns that do not serve you any more as well as promises you might have made to yourself in the past that are not relevant to your life now. You will learn how to replace them with new empowering statements that will serve your success. Once the limiting belief is identified – a great amount of energy will be released that was used to hold that belief in place. You will feel relieved, resourceful and inspired.
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You will also discover and shift unconscious patterns that have led to either your failure or your success, so that you can create more of what you want in your life. Once you “cleaned the house” like this and set a strong foundation within yourself, the goals you create will be much more easily attainable. Your coach will also challenge you to look at your goals from the very heart of your being to see if they are truly yours or they belong to your parents, partners, friends or someone else. You might be (some clients become) amazed by how you were fooling yourself all these years chasing someone else’s dream. You and your coach will create a practical plan for your life with easy to take steps along a path that is now clearer, brighter, and belongs to you.
When a sudden change happens we tend to protest and not agree with reality. When the first wave of emotions is over it is essential to start thinking in a productive way on how to move forward, see the broader picture and maybe get to know yourself better.
Do I need a Life Coach?
At some point in life we need mentoring to be inspired and guided by someone who is more experienced and successful in the area we want to succeed; or consultant to be given a professional advice in the area where we are missing out information and expertise; or teacher/trainer to be taught new skills; or psychological therapy to get over the past traumatic experience. And at some point in life we need life coaching to gain clarity on the situation we are in and understand where to move next, to get to know ourselves better and live a meaningful life.
Call me today at 713-569-0860 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Houston time, or write me email to schedule initial conversation around your situation.
Your Coach Anastasia
FAQ about coaching
Anastasia Gorianina, ICF Certified Coach
What is your coaching approach and philosophy? My philosophy is that if we want to facilitate changes externally we must see what’s going on internally. I do deep self-awareness coaching whether it is life coaching or executive leadership coaching.
What are your credentials? I hold Professional Coaching Certificate from Erickson Coaching International in Canada, and I am certified by International Coach Federation (ICF).
How long is the coaching engagement? The initial engagement runs anywhere from 3 to 6 months. After an initial package, our work together can be ongoing or taken whenever desired. My style of coaching often brings powerful change and creates results very quickly. At the same time, many clients love the support and continued growth that ongoing coaching brings.
How long is each session? Normally the session runs between 40 to 60 minutes. The first session is usually longer that allows the client and the coach to establish trust and connection. Later, sessions may become shorter because the results can be achieved faster. I usually ask my clients if they have done enough work for today and would like to reflect on the insights on their own or they want to use the left minutes to explore the subject more.
How often do I need to take coaching sessions? Most clients choose 2 sessions per month, though some prefer to meet more often. It is up to you. For most packages there is an initial commitment to at least 3 months, unless otherwise indicated. This commitment means that the change our work brings has a chance to evolve and set in.
Is coaching one-size-fits-all? No, absolutely not. The work we do together is custom-designed to fit your needs and goals. I work with you as a unique individual with unique needs and a unique experience of life.
Does a coach need have a similar experience – professionally or personally – that I do? No, absolutely not. Moreover, the similar experience may interfere the coaching process and the coach will need to make an extra effort to detach from it completely in order not to bring a personal perspective into the client’s agenda and work from a coach position, when a coach is absolutely neutral and has the only goal to support the client in self-discovery and his/her own solution-finding process.
How coaching is different from counseling? Coaching is always about facilitating changes in real life. While it may provide emotional relief and better clarity around an issue, it also and most importantly empowers people to make practical steps and therefore transform the life.
Are there assignments given after each session? Yes, but you personally determine what it will be – what will keep you going in the right direction and will maximize the effectiveness of the work we’ve done together. Some clients prefer action-based assignments and some prefer more internal-oriented assignments that create a deeper personal awareness.
What about confidentiality? Private coaching is completely confidential. Confidentiality is a fundamental part of the agreement when working with any professional and certified coach. Nothing you say in coaching will be shared with anyone. The rare exceptions to this if your coach is ordered by a court of law to disclose information or if the client is intended to harm him/herself physically or someone else. In such cases the coach is obligated to inform the appropriate authority about this. In all other cases, the coach follows the International Coach Federation Confidentiality Form.
How much does the coaching cost? Price for coaching varies and depends on the length of the coaching agreement. The price is discussed individually.
How do we meet: in person or online? I do both: one-on-one coaching in person and via Skype. I can travel to your office if it is within the inner loop of Houston. All other travels are covered additionally.
Will we have a contract together? Yes, I will send you a written agreement about the services I provide, the policies, procedures, and each of our roles and responsibilities. You will have a chance to look this over and ask me any questions prior to signing it and making a financial commitment.
How do I pay? The payment for the individual session or the package shall be provided in full before the coaching starts and upon signing the contract.
How do I start? Before we start the formal coaching process, I offer a free 30 minute consultation to get clear about your needs and desires as well as to see if there is a good fit. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consultation. I look forward to supporting your success.
Anastasia Gorianina, certified professional coach in Houston, TX. I work locally and worldwide.
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