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Everyone has a vision of his or her ideal life. Perhaps you've always dreamed of being a successful musician, author, or business owner. For one reason or another, you haven’t made it a reality yet.  What you may need is a coach. Similar to sports coaches who push athletes to greatness, life & wellness coaches inspire their clients to success and satisfaction in relationships, careers, fitness and finance. Our coaches will help you develop your strengths and abilities to achieve your goals.

 

Life & Wellness Coaching

Personal Growth Consultations

Conflict Resolution

Career Transitions

Who needs coaching? (Do You?)
How do you define success?  Have you climbed to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize it was leaning up against wrong wall?  I’ve been there and found that it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns.  Ultimately, our actions will determine our outcome.  Cornerstone Life Coaches have the training and experience to listen beyond the words, assess the observations, and customize a personalized approach tailored to meet the needs of the client.  We find solutions and strategies that when applied by our clients, empower them to reach their intended target.  
Most of our clients have an idea of where they 

 

Unlike counseling, self-help, or therapy, which requires time and attention to heal past hurts or destructive patterns, coaching takes a person where they are, as they are, and helps make them, and their quality of life, better than they could have imagined.  Utilizing building blocks of success, Cornerstone Life Coaches take an overwhelmingly positive and bold approach to offer a powerful combination of reflective questioning and practical steps to enable clients to see, believe, and achieve their target.  

 

In fact, there may be several goals we’ve reached/achieved only for our temporary happiness to be replaced with feelings of disillusionment, dissatisfaction, or discouragement.  Whatever your personal and/or professional goals, we have found that taking a brutally honest inventory of where you are and what it’s going to take to get you where you want to be, is the start.   
 
When adults were asked about the most influential person in their life (not including family members) and what profession they were in, a recent study revealed that it was not a teacher (although that was high on the list), it was not their pastor, or their neighbor, it was a coach they had growing up.  
Today, adults who find themselves wanting more out of life, hire coaches.  Like a trainer in the gym or a tutor providing lessons, Cornerstone Life Coaches partner with you to define  your purpose, refine and optimize your potential and guide your life trajectory toward achievable fulfillment. 

 

 

What Is a Life Coach?

Trained professionals who provide the guidance and inspiration to improve clients' careers, relationships, and lives. They help clients to:

  • Recognize their skills and dreams

  • Refocus their life's goals

  • Move past challenges that stand in the way of those goals

 

What Is a Wellness Coach?

Experienced professionals who help clients access the tools and motivation to reach their physical and emotional health goals.

Those goals might include:

  • Lose a few pounds

  • Eat better

  • Quit smoking

  • Lower stress

Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist, who makes specific diet and exercise suggestions, a wellness coach will help you make better general choices that fit your lifestyle.

 

Why Would I Need Help?

There are many reasons. For instance, you might consider looking for one if you:

  • Need some guidance on moving forward in your career

  • Want to learn how to take advantage of your own strengths and talents

  • Don't know what to do about a major life decision, such as a move or promotion

  • Don't have an acceptable work-life balance

  • Have a lot of stress

  • Aren't as healthy as you'd like to be

 

How Do I Work With a Coach?

First, you'll sit down with your life coach or wellness coach over the phone or in person. The sessions will range from 15 minutes to an hour. During that time you'll talk about what you want to accomplish.

Through the questions your coach asks, together you'll define your goals and the challenges that could stand in your way. Then you'll outline the steps you'll need to take to achieve those goals.

ACHIEVING BALANCE

We are to use good judgment and common sense in our areas of commitment--even worthy causes. There will always be more good to do than one man or woman can accomplish. It is critical that we maintain a healthy balance between Christian duty, work responsibilities, social obligations and meaningful family life. 

 

Two scriptures will help clarify the balance we are to achieve. First, in Matthew 14:13-14: "When Jesus heard what had happened [to John the Baptist], he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick."

No doubt, Jesus was grieving over the beheading of friend and cousin, John the Baptist. He needed to "withdraw privately to a solitary place." Regardless, the people learned of His location and sought his time and attention. Even in that painful time of grief and mourning, Jesus showed compassion and reached out to those in need. This passage illustrates that we, too, must give of ourselves even when it is difficult or inconvenient to do so.

 

On another occasion, thousands of people sought Jesus' healing touch. After devoting some time to their needs, He climbed into a boat with His disciples and rowed away. Mark 4:36 says, "Leaving the crowd behind, they took [Jesus] along, just as he was, in the boat." Undoubtedly, the large following that day included individuals with cancer, blindness, physical deformities, and every other kind of human misery. Jesus could have stayed there through the night and healed them all, yet He had apparently reached the end of His strength and knew He needed to rest. He and His disciples rowed away, apparently leaving some of the needy people standing on the bank.

 

A similar event is described in Matthew 14:23, "And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone" (KJV).  Just as there is a time to give, there is also a time to be alone, to pray and to escape from the pressures of the day--even though there are worthy things yet to be accomplished. Those who fail to reserve some downtime for rest and renewal--as Jesus did--are risking even the good things they want to accomplish. That is like installing a new sprinkler system in a yard and putting too many outlets on the line. When that occurs, nothing is watered properly.

 

Grapes provide another illustration.  Yes, grapes. Would it surprise you that grape growers not only trim dead branches from their vines but they also eliminate a certain number of the fruit-producing branches? They sacrifice a portion of the crop so that the fruit that survives will be better. Likewise, we need to eliminate some of our breathless activities to improve the overall quality of the other things we do.

 

Finding balance is a slippery slope.  The need to maintain balance can become an excuse for failing to carry our share of responsibility in the church.  Resist the urge to go from one extreme to the other in our search for balance.

​© 2019 The Cornerstone Group,

Wade and Ramona Lisa Wicht

 

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