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Life Coach & Personal
“I never lose. Either I win or learn.” Nelson Mandela.
WHAT IS A LIFE COACH
What is a life Coach?
Life coaching is often a widely misconstrued and undervalued approach to self-help that
falls somewhere between a therapist and an agony aunt in people’s estimations. The
Oxford dictionary defines it simply as “a person who is employed to help others attain their
goals in life” and, in essence, that is exactly what life coaches do.
I should point out that ‘life coach’ is in fact a very broad term in as much as there
are life coaches for all sorts of different life situations. There are executive coaches,
personal development coaches, mindfulness coaches, business coaches and forgiveness
coaches to name but a few.
That said, there are several common threads running through all niches of life coaching and
a key aspect of all life coaching is confidence. Regardless of what it is
that people aim to achieve, they are often held back by a lack of self-confidence. Their
self-esteem and self-worth may be running low which makes them feel like they are stuck in a
rut, bored with their life and simply unable to make the necessary changes.
What is an Executive Coach?
Is an executive coach the same as a leadership coach, or business coach? How is an
executive coach different from an ‘anything else’ coach? So many questions relating to so
Coaching is defined as “A partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative
process that inspires them to maximise
their personal and professional potential.”
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
An executive coach is a qualified and experienced individual that works, generally, with
corporate executives or entrepreneurs, to help them increase their self-awareness,
their goals, achieve their developmental goals, unleash their potential. An executive
will act as an advisor, a sounding board, a manager, a strategist and, most importantly,
Employing an executive coach can be a short cut to the most efficient way of achieving
something but the idea that people have that life coaches will simply provide you with
answer is not strictly speaking the case. It is my job to help you find your own
through an increased knowledge and self-awareness. I will assist you to remain
to yourself and I will advise you on the different options that are open to you, all the
while supporting you in the choices that you make.
As your life coach I will give you the tools that you need to make the choices that are
for you. I will show you that success is what comes after you stop making excuses.
Tiffany Barnard is an accredited Life Coach, she is trained and has certifications in
Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Personal Development Coaching, REBT Mindset Coaching. She
is also is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the
Association for Coaching.