What is life coaching? How can coaching support you to reach your goals and live the life you want?
If you want to find out whether life coaching is right for you, you will find answers to many common questions on this page. Learn more about the following topics:
What is coaching about?
The term life coaching is currently widely used. Often there is also talk of life counseling or personal coaching or – translated from English – life coaching means something like life training or life counseling.
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In the first interview, I am often asked: “Do I need therapy or will a coach help me?” or “Can I solve my problems through coaching?
Basically, we can work on challenges in every area of your life as part of a coaching. What is the basis of successful coaching is first and foremost a very good relationship of trust between coach and coachee.
For this reason, I offer a free initial consultation so that you can get a first impression of me as a person and my work as a coach. It is used so that we can get to know each other. You can easily choose your appointment under this link: free preliminary talk
Due to current events, I of course offer the opportunity for online coaching. 💻
For whom is life coaching helpful?
Life Coaching is a form of personality development and is basically aimed at all people who want to change and move something in their life. These can be goals, problems and challenges in every imaginable area of life – such as job, family, friendship, health and many more. In every area of life there can be questions that we cannot answer on our own and that the advice of our family and friends does not help. Then it is the right step to consult an experienced coach.
In coaching the focus is on goals, resources and personal responsibility of the coachee. As a coach, I provide “help for self-help” so to speak and promote your knowledge and development process. I am convinced that every person has everything they need for their development. This means that you are the best able to examine your individual situation and find solutions to your problems – and this is best achieved with the help of valuable impulses!
Why life coaching?
Life coaching brings clarity to problems and shows you new possibilities. As a life coach, I help you master challenges and improve your self-reflection through specific questions, which gives you a clear view of your strengths, goals and needs. Life coaching is future-oriented, solution and goal-oriented work, through which blockages can be resolved and problems can be overcome.
Especially in a crisis, thoughts can revolve around the problem again and again without us arriving at a solution
As a life coach I will help you break up rigid patterns and bring unconscious topics, beliefs, values and needs and beliefs to light. The resulting clarity leads to a better reorientation for you.
What isn’t life coaching?
Life Coaching vs. therapy
I am often asked what the difference to therapy is. Life Coaching is not therapy, because coaching is aimed at mentally healthy people who may just be at a turning point to solve a specific problem want or have a concern for which you would like a neutral view from the outside. Friends or family cannot always help solve a problem.
In contrast to this, therapy aims to heal a pathological disorder. It is used to diagnose, alleviate or heal disorders and diseases. A catalog of these mental disorders is listed in ICD-10. Classical therapy typically deals with problems, the past and limitations. Some names are also protected by law, such as that of the psychotherapist, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
Life coaching vs. consulting
Even if I have been in marketing for a long time and the approach to consulting is not far from me, I act in a different way as a life coach. The typical consultants are experts in a particular field and they are responsible for the accuracy of their advice and statements. In contrast to a counselor, a life coach will not give you any recommendations for action or advice, but rather ask you questions and thus help you self-help
If I can help you in terms of content within the company or marketing framework, I will of course be happy to do so. Then maybe my business or marketing mentoring will be supportive for you.
Which topics can be adressed?
Any life topic in which you would like a change is really suitable for life coaching. In life coaching, both professional and private topics can be addressed. For example, the focus can be on your career or improving your relationship with a loved one.
Examples of topics that can be dealt with in life coaching:
- Strengthen self-confidence & self-worth
- Learn to love yourself
- Solve relationship problems
- Live happily 🍀 & fulfilled
- Achieve professional goals
- A change in lifestyle
- Increase motivation 💪
- Establishing a work-life balance
- Find meaning & life vision
- Resolve value conflicts
- Increase resilience
Many coachees also come to my coaching practice with unspecific concerns. So it may well be that you don’t feel really happy, but you can’t tell why it is. In this case in particular, life coaching is of great value. In coaching we find out together what moves you in your life and what you need to get to where you want to go. Let’s find out together what is really important to you and what you can do to live (again) more fully.
Over the years I have acquired a wide range of methods. As a coach I am constantly developing myself further, e.g. B. in systemic coaching or working with inner parts. I have therefore completed several coaching courses. It has been shown that the most important thing is a good trusting and empathic relationship between coachee and coach. Therefore, please arrange a personal meeting with me – by phone, zoom or directly in Berlin.
In life counseling, I work with very multifaceted methods. I use methods from neurolinguistic programming, as well as from solution-focused short-term therapy or positive psychology. If you want to find out more about it, what NLP is visit this page.
How many coaching sessions are required?
Because life coaching is a short-term intervention, between 1 and 10 sessions are usually necessary. The number of sessions depends on the complexity of the topic and the desired result. You decide how long you want to work on your topic.
There are issues that can be resolved in 1-2 sessions and there are coaching processes that take more time. After the first coaching session, we will agree on what type of advice or coaching is appropriate and what extent is useful.
What does life coaching cost?
The prices for a coaching session vary from coach to coach. A coaching hour with me currently costs €70 plus VAT, in the coaching package you pay €300 plus VAT for 5 hours if you want to work longer on your topic. How many hours are necessary depends on the topic, and we are happy to discuss this in the first coaching session.
What characterizes my work?
It’s about your goals 🎯
As a life coach, I am your neutral, professional conversation partner. I don’t judge, I don’t judge (neither about you, nor about your topic, of course).
As a life coach, I don’t have a specific goal, but rather I support people in getting where they want 🌼. In contrast to the consultant, I will also give you recommendations, but rather “lure” the solution out of you with specific questions.
This is exactly what characterizes a respectful treatment of clients – and respect for your self-determination. Your well-being as a coachee is our top priority at all times.
I work strengths-oriented
Those who work with their strengths become stronger.INGO KRAWIEC
In my work as a coach, it is important to me that we focus on your strengths. What do you find easy? What are you already good at? It is often that that we should do more of and bring into our lives. It is often the case that after the first coaching, clients feel more ease with regard to their topic and deal with it more relaxed.
You may have heard of the fact that it makes sense to get better at things that are easy for us to do anyway. Let’s find out what things are for you as part of a coaching session.
Life coaching online or offline?
Life coaching in Berlin
Where you can find me 📍
Would you like to take advantage of life coaching in Berlin? All coaching sessions can take place in Berlin , online or by phone. In Berlin, you can choose whether you want to use coaching in Berlin Mitte or Charlottenburg.
You can also make appointments with me for a walk or during the lunch break.
Arrange a free preliminary talk so that we can get to know each other and find out which approach is best suited for you.
I look forward to hearing from you,